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2014-09-08 08:38:08

New Service Offers High-Performance, Broadband Wireless Alternative to DSL HOD HASHARON, Israel, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Semiconductor [http://www.altair-semi.com ], the world's leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets, announced today that its chipsets are powering the devices used by SoftBank [http://www.softbank.jp/en/ybb ] BB Corp. for its new wireless Internet service in Japan. Already available to Japanese consumers, the new...

pepper robot
2014-09-04 07:19:47

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Japanese company Softbank Corp unveiled its humanoid robot Pepper in June and now says that it will be available to US consumers within twelve months. In partnership with French subsidiary Aldebaran Robotics, Softbank has created a robot that can sense human emotions by assessing tone of voice and reading facial expressions, as well as being aware of its surroundings and tailoring its actions appropriately using proprietary...

2014-08-18 20:21:23

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:eAccess, eMobile & Y!Mobile - Japanese Telecom Ventures, Market Research and Analysishttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2200953/eAccess-eMobile--YMobile---Japanese-Telecom-Ventures-Market-Research-and-Analysis.htmleMobile/eAccess have been acquired by SoftBank and are now part of the SoftBank Group. Merger of Willcom into eMobile has been announced. Read this report to understand the...

2014-06-05 08:32:25

TOKYO and PARIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftBank Group companies SoftBank Mobile Corp. ("SoftBank Mobile"), Japan's leading mobile operator, and Aldebaran Robotics SAS ("Aldebaran"), the world leader in humanoid robotics, announced the joint development of "Pepper", the world's first personal robot that can read emotions. Pepper, which incorporates variety of technologies and capabilities, will be commercially available in Japan from SoftBank Mobile in February 2015 for...

2014-05-13 23:05:41

Funding will enable Shareablee to bring market-first cross platform insights to their in-depth competitive social media platform. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Social business intelligence provider Shareablee, today announced that they have secured $6 million in series A Funding. The round was led by SoftBank Capital with participation from Valhalla Partners. Shareablee is a competitive social data platform that tracks more than 30,000 brands daily to provide actionable insights into...

2014-04-08 20:21:43

Exemplary Service Across a Range of Industry Groups Earns MoFo Spot on BTI's "Power Elite" List NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its just-issued Client Relationship Scorecard for 2014, BTI Consulting Group named Morrison & Foerster to its highly select list of "Power Elite" law firms, a selection based on interviews with general counsel and other decision-makers at more than 500 leading companies. In addition to being included on the list of Power Elite firms for...

2014-04-01 04:21:02

MIAMI, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Corp announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Commerce and Services (C&S) division of Tokyo-based SoftBank BB Corp. (SBB), a leading distributor of information and communications technology (ICT) hardware and software products and mobile accessories in Japan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120904/FL67928LOGO The new company has been named SoftBank Commerce & Services Corp....

2014-03-27 12:34:17

Masayoshi Son, Softbank and Sprint Chairman, Commits Financial and Partnership Resources to CCA Members to Compete Against Duopoly SAN ANTONIO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CCA Global Expo -- Competitive Carriers Association's Global Expo kicked off today, with keynote remarks from Masayoshi Son, founder and chairman of Softbank and chairman of Sprint. During his address, Masayoshi Son outlined Sprint's strong commitment to working collaboratively with CCA's membership...

2014-03-02 23:00:42

“Sprint may have lost another executive, however I think it’s more important to keep your eye on the long-term, big picture, growth opportunity they have.” - Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 Sprint lost another executive according to Reuters, Mar. 1, however Industry analyst Jeff Kagan says, “I think today it’s more important to look at Sprint for it’s longer-term growth opportunity to impact and change the wireless industry, than any...

2014-02-26 12:30:37

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Consumer Payments Competitor Tracker The global consumer payments market is a highly dynamic and competitive space, which means that it is crucially important to stay on top of key developments. Datamonitor's Global Consumer Payments Competitor Tracker does just that, providing expert analysis and opinion on the key strategic moves of leading competitors in the consumer payments...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'