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The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

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Softbank bought a controlling stake in Sprint for ~$20 billion. It's bad news for Yahoo, Yahoo shareholders, Marissa Mayer, Silicon Valley VCs, and tech startups. Here's how: Yahoo Japan is a joint venture between Yahoo and Softbank. Softbank was, until a few weeks ago, preparing to pay Yahoo ~$3 billion...
The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

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

A Look Into Japan's Burgeoning App Economy

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Japan, long called the “Galapagos Islands” of the mobile industry for its cornucopia of sophisticated and unusual feature phones, is finally transitioning to Android and iOS in a serious way. Given the country’s historically high levels of spending on mobile apps and games, it’s becoming a market that Android and...
A Look Into Japan's Burgeoning App Economy

Sprint Deal to Weigh on Softbank Earnings

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Japan's Softbank said its $20.1 billion deal to buy 70% of Sprint Nextel will hurt earnings in the upcoming fiscal year before adding to profits two years down the road....
Sprint Deal to Weigh on Softbank Earnings

SingTel continues acquisition spree by grabbing 35.5% stake in The Mobile Gamer for $1.5 million

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Telecom group SingTel has acquired a 35.5 percent stake in The Mobile Gamer, a Singapore-based startup that creates, aggregates and distributes social video games for mobile devices. The shares were purchased by SingTel through its wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Idea Factory from The Mobile Gamer’s founders. Worth $1.5 million, it is...
SingTel continues acquisition spree by grabbing 35.5% stake in The Mobile Gamer for $1.5 million

Softbank's Geiger counter smartphone: Start of a global trend?

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Softbank launched a smartphone that tracks radiation in Japan. The feature is aimed at the Japanese market, but could interest the rest of the world. [Read more]...
Softbank's Geiger counter smartphone: Start of a global trend?
Without iPhone, Japan's biggest mobile carrier is losing subscribers at a record rate

LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

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After quietly entering the mobile advertising market, Facebook in-app advertising service LifeStreet Media is now looking to become a major player in the industry. The company announced today it has raised $66 million in new funding from Nautic Ventures in order to help it continue its mobile expansion plans. Founded...
LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

Intel, AOL, Others Help Betaworks Round Up $20M

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As we profiled in our Never Mind the Valley series last month, New York is increasing its stronghold on the east coast startup scene. The city's rich media and international business ecosystems make it the perfect launch pad for startups looking to leverage these markets. One other reason the city...
Intel, AOL, Others Help Betaworks Round Up $20M

PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer

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The European mobile payments market is about to get a major new face after online payment giant PayPal announced plans to bring its PayPal Here solution to the UK by the summer, marking its first rollout in the continent. Pricing has not been announced yet, but the presence of PayPal...
PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer

Mobile ad tech firm Mobile Posse lands $5m from Softbank and others

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Mobile Posse, which develops technology that pushes ads and information to mobile handset users on idle cellphone screens, has raised $5 million in Series C funding from new investor Harbert Venture Partners and prior backers Softbank Capital, Court Square Ventures, Columbia Capital and individual investors. The company’s technology is used...
Mobile ad tech firm Mobile Posse lands $5m from Softbank and others

Softbank Nears Sprint Nextel Deal

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Softbank is near a $20 billion deal to buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel....
Softbank Nears Sprint Nextel Deal

Sprint acquires Clearwire to enable high-capacity, high-speed LTE

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Today, Sprint has announced that it will acquire full ownership of Clearwire in an effort to increase its spectrum holdings and gain full control over the upcoming Clearwire LTE network. With this acquisition Sprint will control more spectrum in the country than any other carrier.Sprint’s desire to fully own Clearwire...
Sprint acquires Clearwire to enable high-capacity, high-speed LTE

Tech Moves: Cheezburger adds AllRecipes vet as Sawicki changes roles

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Todd Sawicki at Ignite. Photo via Randy Stewart Cheezburger’s Todd Sawicki is transitioning to a new position at the online humor network, taking on the role of vice president of audience. Taking over for Sawicki is newly-appointed chief revenue officer Amber Dunn, a former senior vice president at Seattle-based AllRecipes.com....
Tech Moves: Cheezburger adds AllRecipes vet as Sawicki changes roles
The DeanBeat: Will Battlefield 4 or Puzzle & Dragons reach $1B in revenues?

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

CEO Of Japanese Telecom Company Softbank Describes Huge Sprint Deal In One Fantastic Quote

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The big news in the telecom world is that Japanese firm Softbank is buying 70% of US wireless operator Sprint in a $20 billion deal. From Softbank's perspective, the deal can probably be captured in one quote, and one chart. First, the quote, as tweeted by Jim Cramer: And...
CEO Of Japanese Telecom Company Softbank Describes Huge Sprint Deal In One Fantastic Quote

Japan's SoftBank sweetens Sprint bid

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SoftBank sweetens its bid for the third-largest US phone carrier Sprint Nextel, as it looks to become one of the world's largest mobile operators....
Japan's SoftBank sweetens Sprint bid

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

Softbank CEO Tries to Ease Investor Nerves

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The market value of Softbank fell by almost $9 billion over two days in response to its debt-financed acquisition of Sprint Nextel, but its shares rallied nearly 10% on the heels of the CEO's impassioned pitch for the deal....
Softbank CEO Tries to Ease Investor Nerves

Softbank Acquires Majority Stake In Sprint

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Japanese mobile provider Softbank is to buy up to 70 per cent of beleaguered U.S. cellphone network Sprint. The deal, announced earlier this morning in Tokyo, is worth $20.1 billion, and is the biggest overseas acquisition ever made by a Japanese firm. The deal will give Sprint, the third largest...
Softbank Acquires Majority Stake In Sprint

Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

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Mobile operators Bharti Airtel and Japan’s SoftBank are set to launch a joint mobile Internet portal later this month in India, becoming the second service to be introduced from the duo’s joint initiative, Bharti SoftBank (BSB). The new service — called BSY — will lean on the expertise and know-how of...
Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month
Yahoo to close Korean operations by end of 2012
AT&T: Sprint-SoftBank deal gives Japan 'control of significantly more US wireless spectrum than any other company'

Japan's Softbank to Offer World's First Phone With Radiation Detection

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Japan's Softbank will launch a phone with a built in radiation detector, the world's first, it said Tuesday....
Japan's Softbank to Offer World's First Phone With Radiation Detection

Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

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Lots of companies want to let their employees use personal devices for work purposes but aren't yet doing so. There are a ton of security and privacy concerns with such a move, especially if an employee loses their device. VMware and Verizon's enterprise group say they've got a solution for...
Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

Justice Dept. asks FCC to defer action on Sprint, Softbank merger #thecircuit

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Justice Dept. asks FCC to defer action on Sprint-Softbank merger: The Justice Department has asked the Federal Communications Commission to defer action on the proposed merger between Sprint and Japanese carrier Softbank. Read full article >>...
Justice Dept. asks FCC to defer action on Sprint, Softbank merger #thecircuit

TNW's Daily Dose - Softbank takes control of Sprint, Xbox Music ready for launch, and more

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Japan’s Softbank has acquired 70% of Sprint, Microsoft’s Xbox Music launches tomorrow, and Facebook lets you get all smiley in comments. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button...
TNW's Daily Dose - Softbank takes control of Sprint, Xbox Music ready for launch, and more

PayPal, Softbank to Form Japan Joint Venture, Launch PayPal Here Service

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PayPal and Softbank said Wednesday they will form a new joint venture to pursue online transactions business in the country....
PayPal, Softbank to Form Japan Joint Venture, Launch PayPal Here Service

DealBook: SoftBank and Sprint Win National Security Clearance for Deal

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SoftBank of Japan has reached a tentative agreement to win clearance for its $20.1 billion bid for Sprint Nextel.    ...
DealBook: SoftBank and Sprint Win National Security Clearance for Deal
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