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Hesse, Masayoshi Son Met With FCC to Pitch SoftBank-Sprint Deal

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Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son met last week with members of the Federal Communications Commission to pitch the benefits of their proposed deal. In a regulatory filing with the commission, Sprint confirmed the meeting as well as details of its pitch for approval of the deal....
Hesse, Masayoshi Son Met With FCC to Pitch SoftBank-Sprint Deal

Softbank to acquire competitor eAccess, expand LTE network by 50 percent

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Softbank isn't content with being Japan's third largest wireless provider, so its scooping up competitor eAccess for $2.3 Billion (or $1.8 Billion, if you ask Reuters) to claim the number two slot. Bringing the other carrier into the fold will give Softbank a total of 39 million subscribers and...
Softbank to acquire competitor eAccess, expand LTE network by 50 percent
Intel CEO Paul Otellini tells FCC that SoftBank is the better buyer for Sprint

Softbank CEO Won't Rule Out MetroPCS Bid

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The chiefs of Softbank Corp. and Sprint Nextel Corp. are focused on closing their $20 billion deal, but said Thursday they may pursue mergers with other wireless carriers if opportunities present themselves. Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, who earlier this week announced a deal to buy 70 percent of Sprint, wouldn’t...
Softbank CEO Won't Rule Out MetroPCS Bid
'Fastest ever' 110Mbps SoftBank 4G mobile router out in Japan this fall

Softbank to buy 70% Sprint stake to gain entry into US market

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$21.1bn deal for stake in No 3 US carrier is the most a Japanese mobile operator has spent on an overseas acquisitionJapanese mobile operator Softbank Corp has said it will buy up to 70% in Sprint Nextel Corp, the third-largest US carrier, for $21.1bn (£13bn) - the most a Japanese...
Softbank to buy 70% Sprint stake to gain entry into US market

Japanese Carrier SoftBank Close to Acquiring Sprint?

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The Verge reports on an article from Japanese business newspaper Nikkei claiming that the country's third largest carrier, SoftBank, is close to acquiring U.S. carrier and iPhone partner Sprint Nextel. The report indicates that SoftBank is looking to acquire at least a two-thirds share of Sprint in a deal that...
Japanese Carrier SoftBank Close to Acquiring Sprint?

Meet The 'Gambler' Bent On 'World Domination' Who Just Bought Sprint For $20 Billion (S)

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In light of the news that Softbank is buying 70% of Sprint for $20.1 billion dollars, Bloomberg Television correspondent Jon Erlichman spoke with DCM co-founder David Chao about Softbank President Masayoshi Son's leadership.  Many have described Son as a gambler, notably for betting well on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Yahoo...
Meet The 'Gambler' Bent On 'World Domination' Who Just Bought Sprint For $20 Billion (S)

PayPal Partners with Japan's SoftBank to Form Digital Payments Joint Venture

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PayPal said late this evening it is establishing a multi-million dollar joint venture with SoftBank, an Internet and telecommunications provider in Japan, to work together on the future of digital payments there. The joint venture will be called PayPal Japan, and while the details are a little bit fuzzy, the...
PayPal Partners with Japan's SoftBank to Form Digital Payments Joint Venture
Sprint confirms Softbank is buying a 70% stake for $20.1B

Masayoshi Son's New Challenge

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With Softbank's backing, Sprint has a lot of ground to make up against AT&T and Verizon in fight for telecom supremacy....
Masayoshi Son's New Challenge

The wily genius behind the Softbank-Sprint tie-up

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Softbank's Masayoshi Son is not your typical Japanese executive. He has a penchant for making big bets. And winning. By Michael Fitzpatrick, contributor FORTUNE -- Not since Japan snapped up the Rockefeller Center in the 1980s has the power of a mighty yen and an acquisitive Japan Inc. reverberated so...
The wily genius behind the Softbank-Sprint tie-up

Dish chairman says Sprint modernization has to be done from the US

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Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said Wednesday that his is an American company, and the modernization of Sprint Nextel's network will have to be done from the U.S. with operations control in the country, and English speaking staff.The remarks in an interview to USA Today come after SoftBank Chairman...
Dish chairman says Sprint modernization has to be done from the US

Softbank CEO Won't Rule Out MetroPCS Bid

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Softbank chief Masayoshi Son wouldn't rule out making a competing bid for MetroPCS in an interview after striking a $20 billion deal for Sprint....
Softbank CEO Won't Rule Out MetroPCS Bid

SoftBank Won't Raise Sprint Bid, CEO Says

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SoftBank Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said his company’s offer to acquire Sprint Nextel Corp. would provide the U.S. carrier’s shareholders with a higher premium than Dish Network Corp.’s competing bid. Speaking to reporters at the Japanese company’s quarterly earnings announcement Tuesday, Mr. Son said Dish’s $25.5 billion bid for...
SoftBank Won't Raise Sprint Bid, CEO Says

SoftBank Says It Won't Raise Sprint Bid

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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said his company's offer for Sprint Nextel would provide the U.S. carrier's shareholders with a greater premium than Dish Network's competing bid....
SoftBank Says It Won't Raise Sprint Bid

Softbank Faces Expensive Bidding War

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Softbank Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son just found himself in a possible bidding war, one that gets more expensive every time the yen ticks downward....
Softbank Faces Expensive Bidding War

SoftBank CEO promotes 4G expertise ahead of Sprint shareholder vote

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SoftBank's CEO is continuing to talk-up his company's $20.1 billion offer to buy out Sprint, by claiming SoftBank's experience with 4G will help the US carrier. Network enhancements, such as SoftBank's single frequency network technology for reducing interference, will help Sprint in the long run alongside other benefits, according to...
SoftBank CEO promotes 4G expertise ahead of Sprint shareholder vote
Dish chairman hits back at SoftBank CEO: 'culture matters' in Sprint deal

SoftBank profit cut in half through iPhone war with KDDI

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SoftBank on Thursday said its fall quarter profit was cut in half from a year ago owed to demand for, and competition over, the iPhone 4S. It made the equivalent of $430.8 million in profit versus $858.8 million in late 2010. The company had spent nearly $393.4 million in promos...
SoftBank profit cut in half through iPhone war with KDDI

Japanese billionaire claims to own a patent on a Google Glass feature

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Japanese billionaire  and Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son claims to have already patented automated translation on a Google Glass type device. It’s probably one of thousands of such claims, but Engadget notes that the entrepreneur did start out by selling a translation patent to sharp for $1 million …...
Japanese billionaire claims to own a patent on a Google Glass feature

Softbank to buy 70 percent share in Sprint [u]

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(Updated) Japanese carrier Softbank has confirmed it is buying a 70 percent stake of US carrier Sprint for $20 billion. A joint press conference between the two carriers saw Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Softbank's Masayoshi Son confirm the purchase. Observers expect Softbank to attempt to turn its successes in...
Softbank to buy 70 percent share in Sprint [u]

Softbank's Outspoken CEO

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Softbank Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son is known as a maverick unafraid to speak his mind....
Softbank's Outspoken CEO
SoftBank Pantone 5 107SH hands-on: radiation detection comes to Android

Softbank grants US government the right to approve a director for Sprint, should takeover bid succeed

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Amid security concerns over the cross-border takeover of Sprint Nextel by Softbank, the Tokyo-based company has agreed to give the U.S. federal government the right to approve a director it will nominate to Sprint’s board. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (spotted first by The Verge), the director,...
Softbank grants US government the right to approve a director for Sprint, should takeover bid succeed

Sprint Is Getting Clearwire Without Having To Buy It (S, CLWR)

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One reason SoftBank was keen on taking a controlling stake in Sprint: Sprint had a large minority stake in Clearwire, the operator of a nationwide wireless-data network. The problem: Sprint didn't really control Clearwire. But it soon will, according to reports in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ...
Sprint Is Getting Clearwire Without Having To Buy It (S, CLWR)

Softbank founder goes on the attack, sees 'no need' to improve offer for Sprint network

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Despite bidding competition from Dish, Softbank's founder, Masayoshi Son, has told Reuters that he sees no need to adjust his company's offer for Sprint. In fact, he's even seen support from Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who stated in a letter to the FCC last week that a third competitive...
Softbank founder goes on the attack, sees 'no need' to improve offer for Sprint network

Sprint Buy? With Softbank, Expect the Unexpected

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Sprint Nextel customers, and investors, might be forgiven for knowing little about the Japanese cellphone and internet giant that's in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operator, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The outfit led by Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has little presence to speak of...
Sprint Buy? With Softbank, Expect the Unexpected

Softbank's Outspoken CEO

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Associated PressSoftbank CEO Masayoshi Son is not afraid to speak his mind. Softbank Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son is known as a maverick unafraid to speak his mind. On a conference call today discussing his company's takeover of Sprint, U.S. analysts and investors got a taste of that candor, and a...
Softbank's Outspoken CEO
Sprint clear to vote on SoftBank buyout next month after SEC approval
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