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.
Alternative Investment Management & Research pictures a Yahoo-SoftBank merger, with the latter's CEO running the combined company.
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.
Wireless consolidation may be taking a breather, but interest in T-Mobile appears to remain strong.
But Yahoo Japan will still use the eAccess network to kick-start its own mobile Internet services.
Yahoo Japan, partly owned by SoftBank and Yahoo, plans to use the acquisition to launch its own mobile Internet service.
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.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will reportedly argue that having a strong third mobile carrier will help even the playing field for in-home broadband.