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14 hrs ago | 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

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Motley Fool

What Sprint's Upcoming Price War Means for Your Wireless Bill

The company was hemorrhaging money, its stock price had fallen by more than 50% from just six months prior, and a once-promising multibillion-dollar investment had transformed into a massive financial headache for Sprint.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Advanced Solutions International, Terremark Worldwide, Software

West Australian

SoftBank still merger hungry despite T-Mobile flop

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank's failed bid for T-Mobile marked a rare defeat for its brash billionaire founder, but few expect it to sideline a man intent on building "the world's number-one company".

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Investment Services, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Investor's Business Daily

Sprint 'Disruptive' Pricing May Include iPhone 6

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son aims to revive struggling Sprint's growth with Claure as CEO.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Financial Services, Investment Services, iPhone, Brightstar, Wireless

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Memo from new Sprint CEO outlines more cost-cutting

Sprint chief executive officer Marcelo Claure, in his first day on the job, told employees to expect further cost cuts and a more vigorous competitive edge.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Brightstar, Wireless, Overland Park, KS, Park, KS, Financial Services, Investment Services

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