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NVIDIA Is Close To Acquiring Arm Holdings From SoftBank
Whether it be a chipset from Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, Huawei, or MediaTek, they all rely on the technology and architecture of Arm Holdings, which is currently owned by SoftBank. We had previously heard that SoftBank was looking to sell off Arm Holdings and that NVIDIA was a potential customer.

Apple Is Apparently Not Interested In Acquiring ARM
Last week it was reported that Softbank was apparently thinking about selling off Arm Holdings. At that time, one of the most obvious potential companies to buy Arm from Softbank is Apple. This is because it would mean that Apple can stop paying licensing fees and instead get paid by other companies.

NVIDIA Could Be Getting Back Into The Chipset Making Business In A Big Way
During the earlier days of the smartphone before Qualcomm pretty much dominated the scene, companies such as NVIDIA and Texas Instruments were also making mobile chipsets of their own to compete. While NVIDIA is still kind of making chipsets for certain devices like their SHIELD products and the Nintendo Switch, it’s safe to say that they aren’t quite as mainstream compared to Qualcomm.

SoftBank Reportedly Considering Sale Of Arm Holdings
In case you’re unfamiliar, the majority of smartphone chipsets out there rely on ARM’s architecture, where companies like Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm, Huawei, and MediaTek license this technology to help them with their own custom chip designs. Now according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, ARM’s owner, SoftBank, is said to be considering selling them off.

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GLIDiC Unveils Sound Air TW-5000s Wireless Earbuds
GLIDiC, a Japanese brand backed by Softbank selection, is introducing new wireless earbuds in the U.S.A with the GLIDiC Sound Air TW-5000s.

SoftBank Offers To Invest In Uber At 30 Percent Discount
Japan’s SoftBank has reportedly been thinking about investing a big chunk of money in Uber. According to a new report, the company is planning to make an offer to purchase Uber shares at a 30 percent discount. Its offer will be based on a valuation of $48 billion which is a 30 percent discount to Uber’s most recent valuation of $68.5 billion.

Robot Programed To Conduct Buddhist Funeral Rites
There’s a growing concern that robots will eventually replace humans. Many industrial jobs have already been lost due to the advancement of robotic technology and it seems that robots might end up replacing humans for administering funeral rites as well. A Japanese company has programed SoftBank’s Pepper humanoid robot to perform Buddhist funeral rites.

Sprint, SoftBank Reportedly Holding Informal Talks With T-Mobile
According to a report from a few days ago, SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son said that he would love to continue discussing a deal with T-Mobile in which Sprint and T-Mobile could potentially merge together. It turns out that it was more than just a wish because in a report from Bloomberg, those talks have already begun.

Sharp Launches Star Wars Smartphone In Japan
If you like spending money on Star Wars gear perhaps you might want to pick up this new smartphone from Sharp. Bear in mind that it’s only going to be released in Japan so either you’ll have to go all the way to the Land of the Rising Sun to get one for yourself or import it through other means. Sharp is going to launch this special edition smartphone in […]

Softbank Launches A Bike-Sharing Program In Japan
Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are pretty prevalent, but in case you’d rather not contribute to CO2 emissions and get a workout in at the same time, bike sharing could be an alternative. Such services aren’t new and it was a few months ago that bike sharing was launched in China, and now it looks like it’s becoming a thing in Japan.

SoftBank Completes Acquisition Of ARM
Back in July, it was reported that Japanese company SoftBank announced their plans to acquire UK company ARM. For those who are unfamiliar, ARM is the company behind the architecture of mobile chipsets used by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm, MediaTek, NVIDIA, Huawei, and more.

SoftBank Reportedly Still Hopeful For Sprint/T-Mobile Merger
A couple of years ago, Sprint and T-Mobile were on the path to a merger, but numerous hurdles along the way, like the FCC being dead set against it, eventually led to the deal falling through, and it’s safe to say that both carriers aren’t exactly on friendly terms. However that might not necessarily be the end of it.

SoftBank’s Pepper Robot To Make Its Way To Taiwan
Are robots the future? Given the advancements in AI, we don’t see why not. In fact Japanese company SoftBank has been making some strides in the robotics department with its Pepper robot that has been making its way around the world to countries such as France and the US, just to name a few.

SoftBank To Acquire ARM For $32 Billion
Names like Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, Apple, and Huawei have been tossed around a lot when it comes to the chipsets found on our smartphones. However for the most part, a lot of these companies base their chipsets on the designs by a UK-based company called ARM, and now it looks like ARM could soon be owned by Japan’s SoftBank.

Lenovo's First Windows 10 Handset Is Finally Here
There aren’t that many OEMs out there that are actively making new Windows-powered smartphones. Lenovo confirmed nearly five years ago in November 2011 that it’s going to come out with a Windows Phone-powered smartphone by mid-2012. Five years after the announcement the company has finally released its first Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.A lot has happened in the five years that Lenovo has kept us waiting for a Windows Phone handset. […]

Pepper Robot Serves Customers At Softbank Store
Are you all right if there is no human touch whenever you are out shopping, or you prefer to be left alone by the salespeople and approach them only if you have to? Perhaps distancing yourself from other homo sapiens might be your style, and if that is the case, then you would surely enjoy spending time over at the Softbank store in Japan. This is because the latest Softbank […]

Softbank’s Pepper Robot Makes Its Way To France
Some of you guys might recall that in 2014, Softbank Japan launched a robot called Pepper.  The robot then went on sale in Japan this year where apparently it was so popular that it managed to sell out in a minute with 1,000 units of its initial batch finishing in a blink of the eye, and now it looks like the robot has made its way to France.According to a […]

Nexus 6P A SoftBank Exclusive In Japan
There you have it – the Nexus 6P, a smartphone that was built by the third largest smartphone vendor in the world, Huawei, which became official in the previous week alongside the Nexus 5X from LG, will be arriving in Japan on the 9th of October. The thing is, you will not be able to pick up the Nexus 6P from just about any mobile carrier out there, since it […]

Enterprise Pepper Robot Can Be Rented For $440 Monthly
Business is all about opportunity cost – most businesses would like to own their premises, but reality dictates that rental is the way to go until one makes such a huge profit and finds a suitable seller. Having said that, one’s business would also need to make adequate profit to cover the costs of operation – rental include. Hence, it is not surprising to hear that renting a robot might […]

Emotion Sensing Robot Called Pepper Goes On Sale In Japan This Week
Japan’s SoftBank has created an emotion sensing robot called Pepper which it is going to sell starting this week, the company only has plans to build 1,000 units of its humanoid robot in the first production run and depending upon the response that it gets it may or may not decide to produce additional units. Pepper will first go on sale in Japan before it’s made available in other countries […]