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Japan internet company SoftBank's profit suffers over Sprint

TOKYO: Japanese telecommunications and internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88% drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its US carrier Sprint.  30 more words

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SoftBank Confirms OYO Rooms Is Buying Rival Budget Hotel Network ZO Rooms

It’s official — kinda — OYO Rooms, the India-based budget hotel network that has raised $125 million from investors to date, is buying rival ZO Rooms. 375 more words

Fundings & Exits

Sprint Parent SoftBank Posts Surprise Quarterly Profit Growth

SoftBank Group reported on Wednesday a better-than-expected 7.3% rise in third-quarter operating profit, as U.S. unit Sprint Corp trimmed losses on subscriber gains and cost cuts. 260 more words

Tech

Verizon Enlists AOL CEO to Explore Yahoo Deal

(Reuters) – Verizon Communications has given Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of its AOL unit, a leading role in exploring a possible bid for Yahoo’s assets, Bloomberg reported, citing a person with knowledge of the situation. 178 more words

Tech

<BCN Conference 2015>ソフトバンク コマース&サービス 端末の分離でセキュリティ対策 「Horizon Air」を活用した最適なICTインフラ提案 [ #cbajp ]

クラウドトラック最後のセッションには、ソフトバンク コマース&サービスの友秀貴・ICT事業本部ICT営業本部仮想化クラウド販売推進統括部統括部長が登壇し、「クラウドで即時解決、インターネット端末分離でセキュリティ対策【必見!】特に公共事業者様向け提案」と題して講演した。

http://biz.bcnranking.jp/article/special/1602/160204_141389.html

Service

Are we celebrating SoftBank and Nikesh Arora too soon? #GreyhoundInMedia @qz

Around two years ago, India’s technology startup space was dominated by American investors such as Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital. But it all started changing in October 2014 when Japan’s SoftBank announced investments of around $800 million in two Indian startups—online retailer Snapdeal and ride-hailing startup Ola. 180 more words

Asia Pacific Japan

SoftBank、「Pepperだらけの携帯ショップ」を東京に期間限定オープン [ #cbajp ]

今日(米国時間1/27)、日本のSoftBankは 同社の人型ロボット、Pepperのためにユニークなエコシステムをつくる計画を発表した。なかでも強い興味を惹くのは、日本の大手テレコム・キャリヤ、インターネット・プロバイダーであるSoftBankが接客の大部分をPepperロボットが担当する携帯ショップを開設する点だ。

http://jp.techcrunch.com/2016/01/28/20160127all-pepper-all-the-time/

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