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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)

Touché: 24 hours after rival GREE's deal, DeNA inks fresh terms with Yahoo Japan

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Barely 24 hours have passed since Japanese mobile gaming firm GREE agreed to a significant tie-in with Yahoo Japan, but already arch-rival and fellow billion dollar giant DeNA has fought back with an announcement that broadens its existing partnership with Yahoo Japan onto mobile devices. The deal sees the duo’s PC-based...
Touché: 24 hours after rival GREE's deal, DeNA inks fresh terms with Yahoo Japan

Despite Alibaba Lastest IPO Rumors, Yahoo Deal Creates Incentive to Offering by End of 2015

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It seems like a month does not pass without another rumor about when Chinese Internet powerhouse Alibaba Group will have its much-anticipated IPO. Today, in the latest loosely-sourced report, a newsletter quoted a Chinese-language site on a leaked memo that allegedly said the preparations would begin in the second...
Despite Alibaba Lastest IPO Rumors, Yahoo Deal Creates Incentive to Offering by End of 2015

Is it crazy to think we could we see a Yahoo! phone or mobile OS at some point?

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There is a major Internet brand in Silicon Valley that has hundreds of millions of users, significantly improving mobile apps, a position that places it between the Big 4 of Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, and it may not be out of the realm of possibility that it could come...
Is it crazy to think we could we see a Yahoo! phone or mobile OS at some point?

Here are the first pages of a new manga comic series about Steve Jobs' life

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The first pages of a manga comic book series examining the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have hit the Internet, giving readers a crucial first glimpse at the art style and story written by Mari Yamazaki. Spotted by Apple Insider (via Crunchyroll) manga publishing house Kodansha has released the...
Here are the first pages of a new manga comic series about Steve Jobs' life

Yahoo Japan's Leadership Gets Younger

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Yahoo Japan freshened up its management team, installing much younger executives. Manabu Miyasaka, 44 years old, will become chief executive of the Internet-portal operator on April 1....
Yahoo Japan's Leadership Gets Younger

Mobile chat apps have overtaken Twitter and Facebook in Japan and Korea

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We’ve talked about how the rise mobile messaging apps in Asia is challenging Facebook and others social networks for some time, and a new compendium of figures shows that already apps are topping social networks in Japan and Korea. The statistics were compiled by Singapore-based We Are Social, as part...
Mobile chat apps have overtaken Twitter and Facebook in Japan and Korea

Face Stealer: Yahoo's Path To Mobile Success Or Just A Weird App From Japan?

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A new app from Yahoo Japan, called Face Stealer, is dastardly in how it has not only morphed my face - but sucked away an afternoon. The free Face Stealer app, which works on iPhone and iPad, describes its mission with blunt honesty: Do you ever want to look like celebrities?...
Face Stealer: Yahoo's Path To Mobile Success Or Just A Weird App From Japan?
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Another company for the networking startup files: Pica8

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Pica8 is a startup trying to use the hype around software-defined networking to build out a business selling commodity hardware switches from several vendors with an open controller software layered on top. The company, which we profiled back in February, came out of Quanta, the Chinese computer equipment maker, and raised...
Another company for the networking startup files: Pica8

Here's Dan Loeb's Letter to Investors About the Value of Yahoo's Alibaba Stake

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I got ahold of parts of the fourth quarter 2011 investor letter that the New York-based Third Point hedge fund — which is prepping proxy fight with Yahoo — is sending out tomorrow. (The Wall Street Journal did a short post after it had reviewed excerpts of the letter,...
Here's Dan Loeb's Letter to Investors About the Value of Yahoo's Alibaba Stake

Yahoo confirms it will leave South Korea by the end of the year

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Yahoo is to exit South Korea after the US media giant officially announced that it will shutter its business in the Asian country by the end of the year as part of its continued restructuring – confirming rumors published by Reuters this morning, Asia time. “This decision is part of our...
Yahoo confirms it will leave South Korea by the end of the year

Digital advertising firm Criteo lands $38.6 million from Yahoo Japan, SoftBank and others

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Criteo, the French digital display advertising company, today announced that it has raised 30 million euros (roughly $38.6 million) in new funding from a group of investors including SoftBank Capital, Yahoo Japan, SAP Ventures, Adams Street and Bessemer Venture Partners. According to AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher, the round values the ad...
Digital advertising firm Criteo lands $38.6 million from Yahoo Japan, SoftBank and others

Despite huge shifts, “TV’s still going to look a lot like TV five years from now”: Ooyala’s Bismarck Lepe

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Unless you take a keen interest in back-end online video technologies, you’ve probably never heard of Ooyala, and yet you’ve probably used its services without realizing it. It powers video offerings from the likes of Dell, ESPN, Virgin Media and Yahoo Japan, as well as a range of magazine and...
Despite huge shifts, “TV’s still going to look a lot like TV five years from now”: Ooyala’s Bismarck Lepe

NTT DoCoMo Announced $109M Venture Fund, As Well As An Investment In 500 Startups

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s leading mobile operator, has announced that it will invest in 500 Startups as it prepares to launch a 10 billion JPY ($109 million USD) venture fund in late February. The accelerator program will focus on the development of new businesses for smartphones and tablets. DoCoMo’s investment in...
NTT DoCoMo Announced $109M Venture Fund, As Well As An Investment In 500 Startups

Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

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Basho, the company behind the open source NoSQL database Riak and the proprietary cloud storage system Riak CS, today announced a $11.5 million Series F round of funding lead by Georgetown Partners. The majority, $6.1 million, of this round comes from a new investor: IDC Frontier, a subsidiary of Yahoo...
Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

DealBook: Yahoo's Talks With Alibaba and Softbank Said to Have Collapsed

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Alibaba and Yahoo Japan's majority stakeholder, Softbank, plan on reaching out to Yahoo's chief executive to discuss whether an alternative transaction is possible, a person briefed on the matter said.....
DealBook: Yahoo's Talks With Alibaba and Softbank Said to Have Collapsed

GREE and Yahoo Japan to invest $2.2 million in mobile games joint-venture 'GxYz'

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Japan’s mobile games firm GREE announced a deal with Yahoo Japan back in November 2012, and today the two companies have confirmed that they will open a joint-venture focused on developing social games for smartphones next month. Tentatively called ‘GxYz’, the new entity is set to open its doors on...
GREE and Yahoo Japan to invest $2.2 million in mobile games joint-venture 'GxYz'

Creepiest app ever lets you wear another's face

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A new free app from Yahoo Japan maps someone else's face over your own features. This is what you'd look like as Albert Einstein. [Read more]...
Creepiest app ever lets you wear another's face

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 Japan pours $20M into Softbank Capital's fund to attract U.S. startups

Amazon opens developer portal to Japan ahead of Appstore launch there later this year

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Amazon has revealed plans to enter Japan with its Appstore later this year after putting out a call to developers to submit apps to its Mobile App Distribution Portal. The ecommerce giant launched its Amazon Appstore in the US last March and expanded it to the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain...
Amazon opens developer portal to Japan ahead of Appstore launch there later this year
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Millions hit in Yahoo Japan hack

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Up to 22 million login names may have been stolen during a hack attack on Yahoo Japan, the web firm warns....
Millions hit in Yahoo Japan hack

Facebook Or Yahoo: Which One Gets Back To $38 First? (FB, YHOO)

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This is a guest post from Martin Wolf, an M&A advisor focused on mid-market IT. On May 18, 2012, Facebook began trading, opening at $42 and closing at $38.23.  The last date that Yahoo topped $38.23 was January 17, 2006 when it closed at $40.11.  Since 2006, Yahoo has had...
Facebook Or Yahoo: Which One Gets Back To $38 First? (FB, YHOO)

Alibaba Seeking $3 Billion Loan to Buy Back Yahoo Stake

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By Prudence Ho Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is in the process of raising a US$3 billion loan from around six banks to buy back the stake that Yahoo Inc. owns in the company, people familiar with the situation said Thursday. Bloomberg News The Alibaba.com Ltd. logo is...
Alibaba Seeking $3 Billion Loan to Buy Back Yahoo Stake

Softbank Capital raises $51 million to invest in New York-based tech startups

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Softbank Capital, a venture capital group in the US affiliated with Japanese telecommunications company Softbank, has raised $51.02 million in new funding to invest in technology startups based in New York. The firm said in a statement that its New York partner Jordan Levy will oversee investments, which will be focused...
Softbank Capital raises $51 million to invest in New York-based tech startups

Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

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Yahoo Japan, the country's largest Web portal, said up to 22 million user IDs may have been leaked during a hack that was discovered last week.The company emphasized that the IDs are already public information, and no passwords or other private data were affected. Yahoo Japan IDs are used...
Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

Mobile app news roundup: iPhone 5 coming to China, Windows 8 phone releases, DeNA and Yahoo! expand alliance

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Applits.com partners with Buzztouch — Applits.com announced that users who submit their app ideas to its monthly contest and receive the most interest from the community will now be able to use Buzztouch’s hosted software to create and manage their app. DeNA and Yahoo! expand their business alliance —...
Mobile app news roundup: iPhone 5 coming to China, Windows 8 phone releases, DeNA and Yahoo! expand alliance

Yahoo's New CEO Just Made His First Excellent Move, And Boy Are Shareholders Angry (YHOO)

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When Yahoo hired ex-PayPal president Scott Thompson, everyone in the industry said "who?" Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe Thompson wants to make a name for himself at Yahoo. He's on his way, with a big move today. Today we learned that Thompson has scuttled Yahoo's plans to trade...
Yahoo's New CEO Just Made His First Excellent Move, And Boy Are Shareholders Angry (YHOO)
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