Masayoshi Son

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People walk past a retail shop of the SoftBank telecommunications company in Tokyo

SoftBank Group has agreed to buy UK chip designer ARM Holdings in a £24.3 billion deal, the two companies said on Monday, in an ambitious bet on mobil(...)

Pepper humanoids from Japan’s Softbank: robots are likely to aid rather than replace healthcare professionals. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty

Green-eyed, diminutive and chatty, Pepper takes a break from his tireless singing and dancing: “You guys seem to be foreigners – where are you from?” (...)

The 1.2m humanoid robot called Pepper dances, makes jokes and estimates human emotions based on expressions. Photograph: EPA/Franck Robichon

Billionaire Masayoshi Son will start selling his humanoid robots named “Pepper” at Sprint stores in the US by next summer. SoftBank has received 300 t(...)

A T-Mobile logo being positioned on a shop front. Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 per cent to a 16-week low on Wednesday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and acquisitions market.In the space (...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank. the deal shows  his appetite for  for foreign M&A has not dimmed since his $21.6 billion acquisition of US mobile carrier Sprint this year. Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Japanese tech and telecoms group SoftBank is to buy into Finnish mobile gaming company Supercell in a deal that values the three-year-old maker of hit(...)

Vodafone is in advanced talks to sell its 45 per cent stake of Verizon Wireless back to the US mobile phone service provider for $130 billion dollars in cash and stock.

Vodafone is on the verge of selling its stake in America’s largest mobile phone company for $130 billion.The company has confirmed it is in “advanced(...)

SoftBank: confident acquisition of Sprint Nextel will be completed in early July

SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son said yesterday he was confident his company’s acquisition of Sprint Nextel will be completed in early July afte(...)

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