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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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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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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, not Mayer, should run Yahoo, investor says

Alternative Investment Management & Research pictures a Yahoo-SoftBank merger, with the latter's CEO running the combined company.

By September 30, 2014

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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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SoftBank, Iliad still eyeing T-Mobile deal, reports say

Wireless consolidation may be taking a breather, but interest in T-Mobile appears to remain strong.

By August 6, 2014

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Yahoo Japan kills deal to buy eAccess from Softbank

But Yahoo Japan will still use the eAccess network to kick-start its own mobile Internet services.

By May 19, 2014

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Yahoo Japan plans $3.2B eAccess buy from SoftBank

Yahoo Japan, partly owned by SoftBank and Yahoo, plans to use the acquisition to launch its own mobile Internet service.

By March 27, 2014

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SoftBank chief eyes 'massive price war' with Verizon, AT&T

Masayoshi Son, who'll be pitching US policymakers Tuesday to consider a stronger wireless industry to vie with broadband, might need T-Mobile to achieve his ultimate goals.

By March 11, 2014