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Ex-Googler leads Softbank invasion of Hollywood

(Reuters) – 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 … Continue reading

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SoftBank considers stake in Legendary Pictures: report

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

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SoftBank reportedly wants to break into movies by acquiring DreamWorks

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SoftBank targets DreamWorks Animation

Japanese telecoms group eyes studio behind Kung Fu Panda and Shrek Asia homepage

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SoftBank estimates $4.6 billion gain from Alibaba listing

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's SoftBank Corp said it expected a gain of about 500 billion yen ($ 4.6 billion) from Alibaba Group Holding's share listing in New York, where the Chinese e-commerce leader surged 38 percent on its first day … Continue reading

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Who wants to be a billionaire? SoftBank academy vets Japan entrepreneurs

By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) – If Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank Corp needs a fresh strategy to fend off a surprise French counterbid for a prized U.S. telecoms target, he could do worse than ask … Continue reading

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Japan’s KDDI, SoftBank say NTT’s broadband plan risks monopoly revival

By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s KDDI Corp and SoftBank Corp said bigger rival NTT DoCoMo Inc (DoCoMo) could gain too much control of the wireless telecommunications business should DoCoMo’s parent offer its fibre-optic broadband for resale. Former state … Continue reading

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Exclusive: SoftBank Capital invests in Kony; move will boost Kony’s Asia presence

By Nadia Damouni NEW YORK (Reuters) – The venture capital arm of Japan's SoftBank Corp is investing in enterprise mobile company Kony Inc, Kony said in a statement on Tuesday. SoftBank Capital will lead the $ 50 million financing round, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: SoftBank Capital closes in on financing round with Kony – sources

By Nadia Damouni NEW YORK (Reuters) – SoftBank Corp’s venture capital arm is close to securing an investment in enterprise mobile company Kony Inc, and could announce a deal as soon as Tuesday, people close to the matter said. SoftBank … Continue reading

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SoftBank CEO: sees new movement, hopes for more discussion after resistance on T-Mobile

SoftBank Corp CEO Masayoshi Son, who has met resistance from U.S. regulators to a possible acquisition of wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc, on Tuesday said there had been new movement in the past few months and expressed hope for more … Continue reading

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