Apple Hints Possible Investment In SoftBank’s $100 Billion Tech Fund

Unconfirmed reports surfaced about Apple meeting with the telecommunications giant SoftBank for a $1 billion investment in the latter's tech fund. The fund is set to be launched next year to support emerging technologies.

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Trump Celebrates $50 Billion Investment on Robotic Doctors and Lawyers

Donald Trump celebrates softbank for proposing a $50 billion investment on robotics doctors and lawyers.

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SoftBank Pledges $50 Billion Investment In U.S.

President-elect Donald Trump met with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son on Tuesday. The telecom mogul confirmed his plan to invest $50 billion in the U.S., with the aim of creating 50,000 jobs.

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Softbank's Big Investment

Softbank will give its Investment and will tie up with Saudi Arabia with a multibillion investment.

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Power and Utilities Company in Japan battles with Gorillas, Bears and Dogs to control Market

Japan's retail electricity market is about to be liberalized, which has the top power companies as well new entrants vying for a share. The companies have come up with their mascots to lure the customers, from a suited gorilla to a cuddly bear, in a land where such characters are loved by children and adults alike.

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SoftBank to Buy back Already Sold Shares

The Japanese telecom giant, SoftBank, has announced buyback of shares amounting to $4.4 billion, its biggest repurchase ever. This move is a desperate attempt by the company to regain its footing after its shares plunged to an all-time low following the company's overseas investment in US mobile operator, Sprint.

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Japan's aroma sensing developer, Aroma Bit, hired two influential advisors

Japanese startup aroma sensor developer Aroma Bit has appointed Batara Eto and Atsushi Tanaka as its advisors.

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Sprint's bonds tumble as Moody's downgrades US wireless major

The US wireless major Sprint backed bonds tumbled in the market following the downgrade by Moody's, which sees increasing burden of debt maturities, brutal competitions and lack of operational stability for the third largest US wireless company.

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Alibaba in talks to buy $1.2 billion stake in India phone maker Micromax: sources

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N) is in talks with India's Micromax Informatics (IPO-MINF.NS) to buy an about 20 percent stake in the smartphone maker, helping the Chinese e-commerce giant expand in one of the world's fastest growing markets for the devices, several people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Indonesia's Lippo continues e-commerce push with payment service

Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group plans to launch payment, chat and other online services early next year as it continues expanding in the nascent e-commerce industry of the world's fourth-most populous country, a senior executive told Reuters.

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Indian firms could get boost from Google, Alibaba

Two Indian firms could get a boost from tech majors in what might turn out to be the first direct investment in the country by Google Inc and Alibaba. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks with Indian online marketplace Snapdeal over a potential cash investment,

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China taxi apps Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache announce $6 billion tie-up

Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, two of China's leading taxi-hailing apps, said on Saturday they would merge to create one of the world's largest smartphone-based transport services.

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SoftBank's humanoid robot lands job as Nescafe salesman

Nestle SA will enlist a thousand humanoid robots to help sell its coffee makers at electronics stores across Japan, becoming the first corporate customer for the chatty, bug-eyed androids unveiled in June by tech conglomerate SoftBank Corp.

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Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services

Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products.

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Ex-Googler leads Softbank invasion of Hollywood

Softbank Corp’s investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the U.S. entertainment industry -- the Japanese telecommunications company and Nikesh Arora, the former Google Inc executive running a new media and internet company.

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