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Yesterday | Reuters

Sprint/T-Mobile merger may prompt U.S. FCC to rewrite auction rules

A planned merger of Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc could prompt U.S. regulators to rewrite rules they are now weighing for a 2015 auction of airwaves, according to sources familiar with the proposed plan.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Business News, Telecom, IT Services, Federal Communications Commission, Verizon Communications, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Financial Services, Investment Services

Thursday | Total Telecom

NTT's rivals urge regulator to retain bundle ban

Japan's communications authorities are considering easing restrictions on the way incumbent operator NTT prices its services, but rival operators KDDI and Softbank are lobbying hard for the rules to stay in place.

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

Thursday | WebProNews

Most Expensive Home In U.S. Sells For $120 Million

A house in Greenwich, Connecticut, called Copper Beech Farm, just sold for a cool $120 million and it just broke the record for the most expensive house sold in the United States.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Greenwich, CT, Financial Services, Investment Services

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Reuters

Nikkei extends gains, SoftBank jumps on Alibaba earnings

The benchmark suffered its worst weekly performance in three years last week "There was a fear last week that the market is sinking with no bottom in sight.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Alibaba, Financial Markets

CIO

Softbank Sells Part of Yahoo Japan Stake

Softbank has sold a slice of its stake in Yahoo Japan in part to help finance its acquisition of Vodafone Group's Japan unit, it said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Yahoo! Japan

Freshnews

Brightstar Corp. Appoints Vincent Donargo as New Chief Financial Officer

Brightstar Corp. announced today that, effective immediately, Vincent Donargo has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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Related Topix: Brightstar, Wireless, Telecom, Emerging Technology, Computers, Ingram Micro, Brightpoint, Financial Services, Investment Services

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Forbes.com

After Buying Sprint, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son's Vision: To...

This is the exhortation that Softbank's legendary founder and CEO Masayoshi Son delivered this month to an incoming class of young SoftBank employees.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Warren Buffett, UC Berkeley, Wireless

Broadbandreports

Analysts Claim Sprint, T-Mobile Have to Merge or One Will Fail -

While Sprint's attempt at acquiring T-Mobile isn't looking likely, at least one analyst claims that if the companies don't merge -- one or both of them will fail.

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Softbank Corp mulling investment in Europe

Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp is reportedly looking into increasing its investment in Europe, should the projected merger between its US unit Sprint and rival cellco T-Mobile US fail, Finance reports.

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Related Topix: Vodafone, Financial Services, Investment Services

Engadget

Who's your daddy? Sprint and Softbank depict bizarre family portraits

With its Framily plans , Sprint wants you to convince friends, family and possibly outright strangers, to join the carrier and chip a few bucks off your bill.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Weird, Gadgets

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Wireless Week

SmartWatch, Episode 4: T-Mo's Legere Opines on Everything from AWS to a New iPhone

In this edition of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk , we get special insights from outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere on a number of recent happenings.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Financial Services, Investment Services

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Morningstar

Asian Markets Gain; Nikkei Bucks Trend

The Nikkei fell 2.1%. The Shanghai Composite was up 0.2% while the Hang Seng was up 0.8%.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Yahoo! Japan

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Re/code

Comcast: No Competitive Threats Here, Move Along

Who knew Comcast Corp. had so much competition? Google, Apple, Facebook and Softbank are all among the companies cited by the cable giant as fierce competitors in the "highly competitive and dynamic" video and Internet markets in its latest regulatory filing.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Enterprise Mobile, WebMD, Apple, Startups, Financial Services, Investment Services, Social Software

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Reuters

Nikkei drops on U.S. tech blues, waning BOJ easing hopes

The Nikkei share average fell 1.2 percent to 14,638.09 , its lowest levels in a week and a half, underperforming its U.S. and regional peers.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Financial Markets

Light Reading

SoftBank Could Consider Euro Acquistions

SoftBank is reportedly evaluating European M&A opportunities while it tries to persuade US regulators to allow a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Financial Services, Investment Services, T-Mobile, Internet, Science / Technology, Vodafone Group

TheStreet.com

Why Vodafone (VOD) Stock Is Gaining Today

According to Investor's Business Daily SoftBank is reportedly looking to acquire Vodafone after U.S. regulators opposed the telecom's ideas to merge U.S. carriers Sprint S and T-Mobile TMUS.

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Related Topix: Vodafone Group, Telecom, Vodafone, Financial Services, Investment Services

Wireless Week

SmartWatch, Episode 4: T-Mo's Legere Opines on Everything from AWS to a New iPhone

In this edition of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk , we get special insights from outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere on a number of recent happenings.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Financial Services, Investment Services

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Reuters

Nikkei falls to 1-week low, SoftBank dives on selloff in U.S. tech stocks

Traders said SoftBank shares have become very sensitive to moves in U.S. tech stocks ahead of Alibaba's IPO, which is expected to become one of the largest offerings in history.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Financial Markets

Korea Herald

Samsung, SoftBank show no sign of improved relations

An immediate breakthrough in relations between Samsung Electronics and SoftBank appears unlikely as Japan's third-largest mobile carrier's release of the Galaxy S5 has yet to be decided.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Android, NTT DoCoMo, iPhone

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Forbes.com

Softbank Said To Be Scouting Europe For Opportunities

Softbank, owner of the majority of Sprint, is keeping an eye out for M&A opportunities in Europe while it awaits a liquidity boost from the IPO of Alibaba and presses US regulators to favor a Sprint-T-Mobile merger, said a telecom executive and banker.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Vodafone, Financial Markets

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