Wednesday was a fairly busy day for deals, with old-industry blue chipper GE investing big into a new platform as a service company, Yahoo Japan investing in U.S. startups, and API management company 3scale announcing new funding to grow faster.
The goal: To make American startups interested in doing business in Japan.
Softbank remains unfazed by Dish's higher competing offer to acquire Sprint.
It's a takeover that would satisfy the satellite TV company's wireless ambitions, while also squashing takeover efforts by Japan's Softbank.
Puzzle & Dragons is generating $2.5 million in revenue a day.
Chinese cyber-spying may have soured a $20 billion dollar mobile deal. If Chinese hardware makes its way into U.S. core networks, will the nation be compromised?
SoftBank dropped $265 million to take 58.5 percent of GungHo Entertainment.
Remember when Japanese carrier NTT Docomo was the darling of the wireless world, could do no wrong, and was the subject of every adoring U.S. report on how mobile in Japan rocked in every possible way?
Softbank will rescue Sprint from potential bankruptcy, but will it be enough?
Softbank is said to be purchasing 70 percent of telecommunications carrier Sprint a deal which may be announced tomorrow. The deal will run Softbank $20 billion.
Guest Post Since the announcement yesterday that Japan-based Softbank is making a bid for majority control of Sprint-Nextel, the analysts have been busy churning through the implications. But the simplest and clearest one is this: The US wireless market will no longer be a tightly-controlled duopoly.
Sprint may be courting a takeover offer from Japan's third-largest carrier Softbank.
You can finally put your radiation fears to rest and check your Twitter feed at the same time. Japanese cellphone carrier Softbank has unveiled a new smartphone that can detect radiation levels with a built-in sensor, Wired is reporting.
Due to deal talks breaking down, Yahoo may be losing $17 billion worth of Asian asset sales.
Yahoo, which owns significant stakes in Chinese powerhouse Alibaba and Japan’s SoftBank (as well as Yahoo Japan, natch) was attempting to sell those …
Oh, how the mighty have fallen: Yahoo is selling back most of its shares in Asian powerhouses Alibaba and SoftBank. It’s even losing Yahoo Japan.
According to reports various publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Yahoo board has decided …
Yahoo’s board is considering selling its holdings of Alibaba Group and its Japanese affiliate back to the majority owners, a move that would score the company around $17 billion as it tries to find solid footing in troublesome year.
InMobi, the four-year-old company that is second place globally in mobile advertising, has raised an astonishingly large $200 million round of funding from Softbank Corp.
The company’s goal is overtake Google as the world leader in the category.
InMobi, which …