The Japan-based company now owns 73 percent of Supercell, hoping to ride the coattails of success in mobile gaming.
CEO Masayoshi Son is reportedly in talks to acquire the studio behind animated films "Shrek" and "How to Train Your Dragon."
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has never sold a product from Sony's Xperia line of smartphones and tablets, so this would be a first.
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.
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.
Nikesh Arora, who previously served as chief business officer at Google, will lend some of his tech experience to the struggling wireless carrier.
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.
Alternative Investment Management & Research pictures a Yahoo-SoftBank merger, with the latter's CEO running the combined company.
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.
Yahoo Japan, partly owned by SoftBank and Yahoo, plans to use the acquisition to launch its own mobile Internet service.