Masayoshi Son

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Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank

Japan’s SoftBank surged 6.5 per cent to a nine-month high on Tuesday after it reported a 49 per cent jump in quarterly profit, boosted by the sale of (...)

Employees of SoftBank Corp work outside its branch in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters/File Photo

Irish start-ups may be in line for a boost from Japanese firm SoftBank as the company comes to Dublin to participate in the smart cities test bed. T(...)

UCD Smurfit Executive Development partnered with the Boston University Questrom School of Business because faculty member Prof Venkat Venkatraman (above) is an expert on the convergence of strategy and technology

Every business is now digital. Digital technologies and the data and insights they generate are changing why businesses exist and how they operate at (...)

The combination of Sprint and T-Mobile will create a company with about $74 billion in annual revenue and 70 million wireless subscribers. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

T-Mobile and Sprint have clinched a $146 billionn (€120 billion) deal - including debt - that will combine America’s third and fourth largest wireless(...)

French telecom and Media group Altice founder Patrick Drahi. The firm is exploring a bid for Charter Communications, the second-largest US cable operator and the owner of assets formerly held by Time Warner Cable.

Altice, the deal-hungry cable and telecoms group controlled by Franco-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi, is lining up a potential $185 billion (€157 b(...)

Masayoshi Son, CEO SoftBank, during a news conference in Tokyo,  on August 7th. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japan’s SoftBank is set on making a bigger impact in the US, seeking stakes in the leading car sharing services and pushing for consolidation in telec(...)

The current deal cements an alliance between SoftBank, Didi and Grab, which competes against Uber in markets from Malaysia to Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Grab raised $2 billion from Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Group in the largest ever venture fundraising in Southeast Asia, joining forces with two compani(...)

Dixons Carphone is to sell its 50 per cent stake in the joint venture to Sprint for an undisclosed amount. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dixons Carphone is to end its US joint venture with mobile network Sprint after less than two years because of the “changing US mobile market landscap(...)

Foxconn: pulled off a $3.5 billion takeover of Japanese consumer electronics group Sharp last year. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan’s Foxconn has approached Apple about a potential joint bid for Toshiba’s flash memory business in what could be a $28 billion takeover battle. (...)

Workers eat their lunch at a restaurant inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province in China. At present the company employs roughly a million workers across the country.

Foxconn Technology Group is considering building a US display-making facility for upwards of $7 billion, a major investment for Apple’s main manufactu(...)

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