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5 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Softbank Knows It Needs More Than Sprint, but It Had Better Act Fast

Clearly, Softbank knows it needs more than just Sprint to be relevant in the U.S., and after the failed acquisition of T-Mobile, Softbank appears to have something big in mind.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, T-Mobile, Clearwire, AT&T, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Bloomberg

Men talk on their mobile phones while crossing a street in Tokyo, Japan. iPhones.

SoftBank Corp. and its U.S. unit Sprint Corp. will offer Sony Corp. Xperia smartphones for the first time as the carriers seek to cut costs, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Financial Services, Investment Services

The Washington Post

Slim's America Movil Said to Hire Bank of America to Sell Assets

America Movil SAB, Latin America's largest wireless provider, has hired Bank of America Corp. to sell phone assets as part of a breakup plan to appease Mexican lawmakers, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Carlos Slim Helu, Investment Services, AT&T, Business News

AfterDawn.com

Sprint to offer its first Sony smartphone in the U.S.

Sprint parent SoftBank has announced that the carrier will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, giving the Japanese giant a nice entry to the U.S. market it has had a hard time making any headway in.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-SoftBank, Sprint to offer Sony Xperia smartphone for first time -sources

Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, selling a soon-to-be-launched Xperia in Japan, and in the United States via its unit Sprint, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Ubergizmo

T-Mobile Open To A Sale At $35 Per Share

It was first rumored earlier this year that Sprint is interested in acquiring T-Mobile .

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Financial Services, Investment Services, Deutsche Telekom AG, Telecom, Gadgets

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Indian Teens Flirt in Private as Hike App Draws 20 Million

That's because the teenager, who lives in the northern Indian town of Nainital, uses a chat application called Hike on his Moto G smartphone that lets him hide messages.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Social Software, Financial Services, Investment Services, Business News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

SFGate

SoftBank plans to sell $4 billion in bonds

Billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Corp., speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, World News, Japan, Wireless, Telecom, NTT DoCoMo

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bloomberg

SoftBank Set Up for More Deals After T-Mobile: Real M&A

Billionaire Masayoshi Son, Japan's most acquisitive executive, is raising a war chest that could be used to buy companies from Yahoo ! Inc. to Dish Network Corp. Son's SoftBank Corp. is selling almost $4 billion in bonds to help finance future investment even after the company scrapped a merger of its Sprint Corp. with T-Mobile US Inc. Targets ... (more)

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Startups, Yahoo!, Financial Markets, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, World News, Japan, Cellphones

Customer Interaction Solutions

Sharp Provides AQUOS Crystal Smartphones in Japan and the U.S

ENP Newswire - 21 August 2014 Release date- 20082014 - Sharp Corporation is making its AQUOS Crystal smartphone available to two major telecommunications companies: SoftBank Mobile Corporation in Japan and Sprint Corporation in the United States.

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Related Topix: Sharp, Electronics, Financial Services, Investment Services, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Overland Park, KS, Park, KS, Virgin Mobile USA

Customer Interaction Solutions

Japan : SOFTBANK remains acquisitive although bid for T-MOBILE fails [TendersInfo (India)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Although Japanese mobile operator Softbank Corp's unsuccessful bid for T-Mobile US Inc was a rare defeat for its brash billionaire founder, few say it would sideline a man bent on building 'the world's No.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, T-Mobile, Investment Services

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Motley Fool

Will a Sprint Corporation Price Cut Force AT&T and Verizon to Follow?

The move comes just a few weeks after the company's long-expected merger with T-Mobile was called off, and Sprint's CEO Dane Hesse was replaced by Marcelo Claure.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Verizon, T-Mobile, Financial Services, Investment Services, Brightstar, Wireless

Tue Aug 19, 2014

PC Magazine

Sprint Signs On for Sharp 'Aquos Crystal' Smartphone

Following speculation that Sprint majority stakeholder SoftBank would roll out Sharp's bezel-less handset in the U.S., Sharp today announced that Sprint and its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA pre-paid brands will have exclusive access to the new phone.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Virgin Mobile USA, Android, CPU, Science / Technology

The Washington Post

Son on M&A Prowl Sells Bonds After T-Mobile Flop: Japan Credit

Masayoshi Son's SoftBank Corp. is selling bonds just weeks after he abandoned the takeover of T- Mobile US Inc. and signaled he would seek different targets.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Financial Markets, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Business News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sys-Con Media

eAccess, eMobile & Y!Mobile - Japanese Telecom Ventures, Market Research and Analysis

Merger of Willcom into eMobile has been announced. Read this report to understand the eAccess/eMobile part of the SoftBank Group.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, KDDI, Telecom, IT Services

USA Today

SoftBank is doing more than cutting Sprint prices

SoftBank is doing more than cutting Sprint prices SAN FRANCISCO Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/VApPYR SAN FRANCISCO - SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has bigger changes in store for Sprint wireless - of which he is chairman - than the lower pricing plans the No.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Brightstar, Wireless, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T

Jaunted

Tokyo: Believe It or Not, There is a Japanese SIM Card Rental with Unlimited Data

Confession: we're extremely heavy users of data on our smartphones, since those phones connect us to social media, work, maps, and pretty much everything else while on foreign soil.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Travel

PhoneNews.com

Sprint To Sell Sharp Smartphones With SoftBank's Help

Sharp Japan has announced in a new press release this morning that SoftBank and Sprint will be carrying a mid-range version of its "AQUOS CRYSTAL" Android smartphone.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Cellphones

Korea Herald

[Super Rich] Japan outdoes Korea in self-made billionaires

South Korean companies and people have long compared themselves to Japanese counterparts to measure their success.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Financial Services, Investment Services, Rakuten

Seeking Alpha

AT&T: A Desperate Sprint About To Declare War

AT&T's dividend is not at risk. OK, now that we have got that out of the way, I do want to discuss a further threat to T's margins and by extension cash flows.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant, ATT, Financial Services, Investment Services, Verizon

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