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SoftBank expands investment in Clash of Clans maker

The Japan-based company now owns 73 percent of Supercell, hoping to ride the coattails of success in mobile gaming.

By June 1, 2015

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SoftBank said to eye DreamWorks as way into Hollywood

CEO Masayoshi Son is reportedly in talks to acquire the studio behind animated films "Shrek" and "How to Train Your Dragon."

By September 28, 2014

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Sony's next Xperia smartphone set for Sprint, SoftBank -- report

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has never sold a product from Sony's Xperia line of smartphones and tablets, so this would be a first.

By August 29, 2014

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Silicon Valley invests in India's Hike Messenger

Execs from companies like Dropbox, WordPress and Quora have all recently invested in Hike Messenger, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Softbank.

By January 12, 2016

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SoftBank's Pepper proves robots really do care about us

The company on Thursday unveils a new "humanoid" robot named Pepper that can not only communicate with the user, but also read his or her emotions.

By June 5, 2014

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Man arrested for allegedly kicking robot

Technically Incorrect: A Japanese man, said to be drunk, decided to take out his frustrations on a Pepper emotion-reading robot belonging to telecom company Softbank.

By September 7, 2015

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Softbank exec and ex-Googler Arora joins Sprint's board

Nikesh Arora, who previously served as chief business officer at Google, will lend some of his tech experience to the struggling wireless carrier.

By November 7, 2014

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SoftBank's Masa Son on why Sprint needs T-Mobile

The Internet is run by a cable monopoly in Comcast and a wireless duopoly in Verizon and AT&T, Son says. He wants to shake things up.

By May 28, 2014

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Pepper the humanoid robot debuts in France

Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank is testing its Pepper robot in France after four months of sell-outs in its homeland.

By October 21, 2015

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Sprint's chairman: US networks are 'very, very bad'

Masayoshi Son, who is also CEO of a Japanese carrier, says the network quality in the US "is not something you should be proud of," and directly calls out his rivals.

By August 4, 2015