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Friday Jul 25 | Business Journal

How does Hesse's pay compare with other telecom CEOs?

Sprint said in a statement that Hesse's and other Sprint executives' pay resulted from significant changes at the company in 2013.


Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, IT Services, Telecom, Financial Services, Investment Services

Friday Jul 25 | MarketWatch

NTT Docomo's earnings hurt by low-price plan

NTT Docomo Inc. said it swallowed a 15% cut in quarterly operating profit after it adopted a low price plan in its fight to retain market share.


Related Topix: Wireless, Telecom, NTT DoCoMo, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, KDDI, IT Services, Financial Services, Investment Services, iPhone

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Mobile Network Security will be Laid Bare by Attacks on 15 Million...

Outdoor Small Cells pose increased security risk as mobile networks densify to meet burgeoning traffic demands.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Asian Startups Field Interest From Japan Investors

To understand the interest Asian technology companies are drawing from Japanese investors, listen to Tomas Laboutka, chief executive of Hong Kong-based startup HotelQuickly.


Related Topix: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, Telecom, Financial Services, Investment Services, Rakuten

Is Alibaba Or SoftBank About To Buy Yahoo?

At the current valuation, any of those companies could buy Yahoo and get the current core business for negative $4 billion .


Related Topix: Alibaba, Financial Services, Investment Services, Business News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

SoftBank Does B-To-B With A Little Help From Friends

SoftBank spends millions on marketing blitzes to dazzle consumers with products from smartphones to mobile games to robots with heart.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Marketing, Robots, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Hindustan Times

Will it be Nikesh vs Mukesh in Indias 4G wars

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is set to usher in 4G services next year. Last week, I was tempted to say, it is now perhaps Nikesh vs Mukesh in India's telecoms, after Nikesh Arora quit as chief business officer at Google Inc and headed to become vice-chairman of Japan's SoftBank where he starts in October.


Related Topix: Mukesh Ambani, Financial Services, Investment Services, Google, Startups, T-Mobile

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Washington Post

SoftBank Risk Jumps as Son to Battle for T-Mobile: Japan Credit

SoftBank Corp.'s bond risk jumped on signs billionaire founder Masayoshi Son is readying a long fight to win regulatory approval for the takeover of T-Mobile US Inc. The cost to protect debt of Japan's fastest-growing wireless carrier surged 10 basis points on July 14 to 195, the highest since Feb. 10, according to CMA prices.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, T-Mobile, Google, Startups, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Verizon Communications

Light Reading

Google Biz Boss Leaves for Softbank

Google's chief business officer, Nikesh Arora, is leaving the company after 10 years to take a leadership role at Softbank, the Android maker revealed on Thursday along with its second quarter earnings.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Financial Services, Investment Services, Enterprise Mobile


Reporter And Robot Go Head-To-Head, Robot Wins

TO GO WITH Lifestyle-technology-robotics-Japan-offbeat, INTERVIEW by Alastair HimmerThis picture taken on June 28, 2014 shows Japanese mobile communication giant Softbank's humanoid robot 'Pepper' chatting to a man at a high-tech gadgets exhibition in Tokyo.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Financial Services, Investment Services


SoftBank Japan unit Ymobile to offer cut-rate smartphone service

Ymobile, Japan's No.4 wireless carrier, on Thursday unveiled a flat-rate smartphone service about a third cheaper than Japan's three big mobile carriers, becoming the largest player so far to offer cut-rate services as regulators press for more price competition.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, KDDI, Telecom, IT Services, Wireless, NTT DoCoMo

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Motley Fool

The Best Dividend in Telecom Isn't AT&T

One of the highly anticipated mergers from earlier this year never came to fruition, but the company that was left out in the cold could still be a great investment.


Related Topix: Vodafone, Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Financial Services, Investment Services


With spectrum partnership, Sprint and T-Mobile figure out a way to collude without colluding

Sprint and T-Mobile may be forced to bid independently in next year's spectrum incentive auction only to find themselves part of the same combined carrier shortly thereafter.


Related Topix: T-Mobile, Financial Services, Investment Services, Business News, Federal Communications Commission


Meet Japan's wise-cracking robot 'Pepper'

A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month.


Related Topix: Robots, Financial Services, Investment Services


's M&A Chatter for Tuesday July 15, 2014

The Rumor : Softbank is putting together a $45 billion financing package to finance Sprint's purchase of T-Mobile , according to sources as reported by the Wall Street Journal .


Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Greensboro, NC, ROC Taiwan Fund, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Albemarle, Chemicals

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Many Moves

Softbank is ready to announce that it is merging with T-Mobile. It seems that Softbank CEO, which owns most of Sprint, went around the FCC by buying the German parent company.


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

Yahoo! Will Hold On to More Alibaba Shares in IPO

On Tuesday evening, Yahoo! said it has reached an agreement with Alibaba that reduces the maximum number of shares it is required to sell in the IPO.


Related Topix: Alibaba, Financial Services, Investment Services, Goldman Sachs, Business News


Nexenta CEO to Speak at SoftBank World 2014

TOKYO & SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- -- Nexenta , the global leader in Software-Defined Storage solutions, today announced that Chairman and CEO Tarkan Maner will be speaking at SoftBank World 2014 at the Prince Park Tower Tokyo on July 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

Wall Street Journal

Singapore Grocery-Delivery Startup RedMart Gets Funding Boost

RedMart, a Singapore-based online grocery-delivery service founded in 2011, has secured $23 million in funding from a group of investors including Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and companies run by Japanese billionaire brothers Taizo and Masayoshi Son .


Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services

Mon Jul 14, 2014

CNet News

Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Talks Continue as Softbank Pushes for Deal

NEWS ANALYSIS: Softbank and Deutsche Telekom are continuing to negotiate a deal to sell T-Mobile to Sprint, but it's not clear how they will craft a deal that will win regulatory approval.


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


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