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$100 Billion SoftBank Tech Fund to Invest With Saudis

Softbank Group Corp. has declared its alliance with Saudi Arabia. Japan's Softbank was happy to have Saudi as its partner in a multibillion investment. The biggest bet ever.

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New Delhi rejects license applications of taxi firms Uber, Ola

US-based ride-sharing company Uber and its local rival Ola's licence applications has been rejected by the Delhi government, according to Reuters.

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Late to the party, global banks try to muscle into India's start-up boom

Global investment banks are scrambling to get a piece of the action from India's booming technology start-ups, having missed out on the initial flurry of deal-making to their better-connected but much smaller domestic rivals.

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DreamWorks Animation begins layoffs, number unknown

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc has begun a round of layoffs, a labor union said on Monday, while media reports indicated that up to 400 employees could be cut from the studio's workforce.

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SoftBank invests $250 million in Southeast Asian taxi-hailing app GrabTaxi

Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp has pumped in $250 million to become the top investor in Southeast Asian mobile taxi-booking application GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd, its biggest investment in a Southeast Asian Internet firm.

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Japan's SoftBank buys $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal

Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has agreed to buy a $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal, seeking to tap into potentially huge e-commerce growth in the market with the world's third-biggest Internet user base.

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SoftBank leads $100 million investment in Indonesian ecommerce firm Tokopedia

SoftBank Corp announced Wednesday it will lead a $100 million investment round in Indonesian ecommerce giant PT Tokopedia, the Japanese mobile carrier's third investment overseas under Vice Chairman Nikesh Arora.

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SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation talks have cooled: sources

SoftBank Corp's (9984.T) talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (DWA.O) have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said.

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Alibaba who? U.S. retail investors not that interested

When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed plans earlier this year to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, financial advisers like Bob Mecca in Hoffman Estate, Illinois braced themselves for a wave of frantic calls from retail investors wanting to get in on the action.

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Mega-IPO to rekindle the 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise

Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.

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SoftBank to cut smartphone charges in Japan

SoftBank Corp (9984.T), Japan's No.3 mobile carrier, will cut its smartphone charges in Japan with a flat rate for unlimited voice calling and cheaper data plans, in a sign that price competition may be starting to pick up in Japan's mobile market.

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Softbank's investment success prompts rivals to invest in startups

SoftBank Corp has made substantial gains on the investments it has made, prompting rivals and other Japanese firms to also invest in Japanese startups, Bloomberg reported.

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Line Corp

Mobile messaging service Line Corp to get 500 million users on board by end of 2014

Tokyo-based mobile messaging app Line Corp could reach its goal of 500 million instant messaging users by the end of this year even as it thinks about a possible IPO, Bloomberg reported.

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Softbank Corp in direct talks with Deutsche Telekom for possible T-Mobile deal- sources

Softbank Corp is reportedly in discussions with T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom AG to thresh out obstacles for a potential T-Mobile acquisition, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Chinese app store Wandoujia lands $120 in funding led by SoftBank

China based mobile app distribution platform Wandoujia raised $120 million in a recent funding round led by SoftBank Corp, for the acceleration of its growth and development of its mobile search technology.

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