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2014-02-20 08:34:48

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftBank Corp (OTC: SFTBY) primarily operates in the information industry in Japan. The Company operates through four segments: Mobile Communications, Broadband Infrastructure, Fixed-line Telecommunications, and Internet Culture. The Mobile Communications segment provides mobile communications services, as well as offers content; and sells mobile phone handsets, such as iPhones, iPads, and SoftBank smartphones. The Broadband Infrastructure...

2013-10-18 12:25:40

Brightstar becomes the leading distribution, services and innovation company to the telecommunications industry MIAMI, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Corp. ("Brightstar") and SOFTBANK CORP. ("SoftBank") (TSE: 9984) today announced a definitive agreement for SoftBank to invest $1.26 billion in Brightstar, enabling Brightstar to expand its scale, and further its position as a leading provider of services for the wireless industry. (Logo:...

2013-08-15 08:24:27

Campaigners call on SoftBank CEO to help end elephant and whale slaughter WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildlife advocates expressed bitter disappointment today at the refusal of international conglomerate, SoftBank Corp. to ban advertisements for elephant ivory and whale and dolphin products on Yahoo! Japan - the dominant company in SoftBank's internet division with revenues of nearly USD 4 billion in 2012. The announcement follows a letter sent in...

2013-02-15 08:25:34

LONDON, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telecom industry is one of the most dynamic sectors around. These companies need to constantly upgrade their offerings and infrastructure to attract and retain their customers. Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) is looking forward to a year full of activities. It is expected to finalize its SoftBank Corp. and Clearwire Corporation deals in 2013. The company is also expanding its 4G infrastructure. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB),on the other...

New Japanese Smartphone Detects Radiation
2012-05-29 09:44:46

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Claims have been thrown back and forth by medical and technology experts alike as to whether or not cell phones generate radiation, and if so, if they generate enough to cause cancers of the brain or even reproductive systems. Now, there´s a phone that may or may not generate radiation (depending on who you ask) but will also detect radiation, alerting users of any potential hotspots they may come across. According to Reuters, mobile phone operator...

2011-09-15 05:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InMobi, the world's largest independent mobile ad network, and SOFTBANK Corp, completed a $200 million investment, early this week. The funding will take place in two tranches- $100 million in September 2011 followed by an equivalent tranche in April 2012. Softbank joins existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures in helping InMobi become a global leader in the mobile advertising industry. The $200 million...

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2011-03-02 11:12:16

Yahoo announced in December that it was cutting about 600 jobs in its third wave of layoffs since late 2008 as chief executive Carol Bartz oversees a reorganization for the internet pioneer. Following the layoffs, Yahoo Inc. has been in talks to potentially unload its $7 billion stake in Yahoo Japan, an AFP report said on Wednesday, citing a source close to the matter. Negotiations, however, are still in early stages and nothing is near to completion, according to the Wall Street Journal....

2011-02-04 08:20:00

SHANGHAI, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On Feb 4th, 2011, PPLive (Shanghai, China) CEO, Dr. Vincent Tao confirmed that the company has received an investment of 250 million USD from SOFTBANK CORP. (Tokyo, Japan, Representative: Masayoshi Son). This is the Series D Round financing for PPLive. This deal is the single largest investment in a video company since Google's acquisition of YouTube. The size of funding raised is more than what other Chinese video companies have raised either...

2011-02-03 06:30:00

SHANGHAI, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- SOFTBANK CORP. (Tokyo, Japan, Representative: Masayoshi Son, hereafter "SOFTBANK") announces that it has acquired 35% stake (voting right base after dilution) into Synacast Corporation, also known as PPLive (Shanghai, China, Representative: Vincent Tao), the operator of "PPTV", a leading online TV service in China (URL: http://www.pptv.com/). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110203/CN40955LOGO ) "PPTV" is the premier online TV service...

2010-03-04 01:00:00

LONDON, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UBM, the leading global provider of business media and marketing services, is relaunching COMDEX as a virtual event which will take place November 16-17, 2010. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/ubm/42704/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/MM63059 ) At its peak COMDEX was the world's most famous tradeshow, attracting more than 200,000 visitors and 2,300...