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  • Watch: Japanese telecom giant Softbank to invest 3,762 crore in Snapdeal October 28, 2014

    E-commerce site Snapdeal on Tuesday said that Japanese telecom giant Softbank will invest more than 3,700 crores in the company. This is the largest investment made by a single investor in an e-commerce company in India. Snapdeal will use the investments to make acquisitions in the coming few months specifically...
  • Who wants to be a billionaire? Japan's best known entrepreneur's The Academia is no reality show, it is for real August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: If Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank needs a fresh strategy to fend off a surprise French counterbid for a prized US telecoms target, he could do worse than ask budding entrepreneurs at the SoftBank Academia. Here, some 300 or so aspiring leaders split about...
  • Google's business chief Nikesh Arora resigns, to join Japan's SoftBank as vice chairman July 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's chief business officer, one of Chief Executive Officer Larry Page's key lieutenants and the company's main liaison to Wall Street, is leaving the Internet search company, the latest highranking executive to depart. Nikesh Arora, who joined Google nearly a decade ago, will move to Japan's SoftBank Corp as...
  • 'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wisecracking robot July 16, 2014

    Tokyo: A wisecracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month. Mobile carrier Softbank, which created the robot, says Pepper can understand 70 to 80 per cent of spontaneous conversations although it also answers from a set number of preprogrammed responses. AFP...
  • Meet Pepper, a personal robot that can read emotions; to go on sale next year at $1,900 June 5, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's SoftBank said on Thursday it will start selling humanlike robots for personal use by February, expanding into a sector seen key to addressing labour shortages in one of the world's fastest ageing societies. The robots, which the mobile phone and Internet conglomerate envisions serving as babysitters, nurses, emergency medical...
  • Airtel conducts trials for providing low-cost 3G services August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel today said it along with SoftBank Mobile has successfully conducted field trial of a technology that provides cost-efficient 3G phone services using a communications satellite as a transmission line. The field trial was conducted in actual environment in Kenya. "This technology is critically important to...
  • Bharti SoftBank to invest $7 million in Hike messaging app April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti SoftBank (BSB) today said it will invest $7 million (about Rs 37 crore) in its messaging application Hike that recently crossed five million users. "BSB, a jointventure between Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank Corporation, focused on the mobileinternet space, announced $7 million fresh investment in Hike, its free messaging...
  • Bharti SoftBank's mobile app crosses 5 million users April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti SoftBank's free mobile messaging app 'hike', which was launched globally in December 2012, has crossed 5 million subscribers. "The free mobile messaging app 'hike' from Bharti SoftBank (BSB), has crossed the 5 million active subscribers mark in just four months after its launch. This makes 'hike' one...