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Mr. Sato retires from being the first person in Japan to buy iPhones, watches this guy instead

Meet Butch, an old friend of Mr. Sato’s who is carrying the torch in the noble pursuit of iPhone launch notoriety. 779 more words

Japan

T-Mobile and Sprint Might Be Closer to a Merger Deal Than Expected

T-Mobile U.S. is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint, people familiar with the matter said, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. 242 more words

Tech

How Softbank's Vision Fund Really Does Spread the Dollars Around

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“It’s not about taking a bunch of dollar bills and spreading them around.” So said SoftBank’s Deep Nishar over the weekend in… 294 more words

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Data Sheet—SoftBank's Vision Fund Spreads the Dollars Around

“It’s not about taking a bunch of dollar bills and spreading them around.” So said SoftBank’s Deep Nishar over the weekend in conversation with Dan Primack of Axios at a Harvard University event. 289 more words

Tech

Steve Jurvetson on why he couldn't join the board of secretive Zoox

Today at our TC Disrupt event in San Francisco, we had the chance to catch up with investor Steve Jurvetson about a wide number of things that are sweeping across the startup landscape (and might fundamentally change it), from… 574 more words

TC

Slack confirms it has raised $250 million at $5 billion valuation amid growing competition

Workplace collaboration platform Slack has closed its long-rumored new round of funding at $250 million, led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, as it seeks to beat back a growing list of competitors with deep pockets. 100 more words

This Jack Ma-Founded Startup Is Set to Have a Major IPO This Year

ZhongAn, China’s first online-only insurance company, announced an initial public offering in Hong Kong in which it plans to raise up to $1.5 billion for a potential valuation of $10 billion. 191 more words

Finance