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Kid-Friendly Pepper Robot Tries To Sell you A Nescafe Coffee Machine
Softbank’s Pepper robot has more than meets the eye – as this particular robot looks set to do a whole lot more than just chat up customers to their brick and mortar stores. Apparently, the Pepper robot that will retail for approximately $2,000 thereabouts from next year onward, is set to assist in the sales of coffee machines – particularly the ones from Nescafe, and it would do so in […]

SoftBank Looking To Acquire DreamWorks Animation [Rumor]
At one point in time, Sprint’s parent company SoftBank had considered acquiring T-Mobile, but it seems that the breakup fee was something that either company could agree upon which ultimately led to the deal falling through. However it seems that SoftBank is still set on acquiring companies if a recent report from The Wall Street Journal is to be believed, SoftBank is said to be eyeing animation studio DreamWorks Animation.For […]

SoftBank’s Pepper Robot To Go On Sale In The U.S.
SoftBank of Japan, a company that most people would associate with mobile phone services, has announced that they have worked on a plan to sell their very own robot known as “Pepper” over in the U.S. within a year’s time. Pepper happens to be a robot that stands at 1.2 meters in height, where it is capable of cracking a joke by pulling it out from its digital archives, while […]

SoftBank Works On Human-Like Robots
SoftBank of Japan is currently working on human-like robots that are known as “Pepper” that the company intends to make use of in order to handle its cellphone stores, at least according to a couple of informants who are familiar with the matter. This particular move is meant to target the expanding mobile phone market as well as increasing SoftBank’s technological reach among the masses. This particular plan was announced […]

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SoftBank Reportedly Considering Bid For Vodafone
Time and again it has been rumored that SoftBank is shopping around for a major mobile carrier. Over the past few months there has been endless speculation about a possible acquisition of T-Mobile U.S. by SoftBank, and a subsequent merger with Sprint, which it owns. Apparently federal regulators aren’t warming up to the idea, so perhaps SoftBank has started looking elsewhere. There’s increasing speculation that it may be considering a […]

SoftBank's CEO Reveals How He Brought The iPhone To Japan
The iPhone is probably one of the more desired smartphones in the world at the moment, and despite what its critics and detractors have to say about it, they have to admit that it is true to a certain level. What this also means is that carriers are more than happy, for the most part, to offer the phone on their network.However getting the iPhone onto a network isn’t as […]

SoftBank Announces Sharp Aquos Xx 302SH And Sharp Aquos Xx mini 303SH
Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank has just made an announcement for a couple of new smartphones, namely the Sharp Aquos Xx 302SH and the Sharp Aquos Xx mini 303SH. The introduction of these two smartphones would mean that they would be part of the recently unveiled Fujitsu Arrows A family which was also revealed to play a role in SoftBank’s winter range of smartphones. Just what kind of hardware capability does […]

Softbank Reportedly Wanted To Acquire Universal Music Group For $8.5 Billion
It was recently where Softbank managed to acquire a controlling stake in major US carrier, Sprint, and unsurprisingly it seems that Sprint might not have been the only company that the Japanese company had their eye on. According to a report from The Financial Times, not only were Softbank interested in acquiring a company in the US that had its hooks in the telecommunications market, but they wanted to sink […]

Fujitsu Arrows A SoftBank 202F Smartphone Claims To Have Long Battery Life
Fujitsu Arrows A SoftBank 202F has a 3,000mAh battery.

Sprint Shareholders Approve Of SoftBank Merger
Majority of Sprint's shareholders have voted in favor of a merger with SoftBank.

Softbank Increases Offer To $21.6B For Sprint Merger
SoftBank has decided to throw in another $1.5 billion to increase their Sprint merger price to $21.6 billion.

Sprint-Softbank Deal Approved By CFIUS
The CFIUS has recently approved the Softbank-Sprint deal, now all that's left is the FCC.

Softbank's itomaki AC Adapter Is A Color Alternative
AC adapters aren’t something you really pay that much attention to, but if you do have a lot of cables running and you wish that your AC adapters looked a bit better, you might want to consider moving to Japan because Japanese company, Softbank, has announced their plans to release the “itomaki AC Adapter” which as you can see pictured above, certainly does not look like your run of the […]

Intel CEO Supports Softbank's Bid To Acquire Sprint
We’re sure you guys might have heard that Japanese carrier, Softbank, is looking to acquire a majority stake in one of the major US carriers, Sprint. At the same time it seems that American company, Dish, could be interested as well and seems to be thinking about making a counter-offer of their own. Dish even goes as far as saying that their acquisition of Sprint could be better for national […]

Softbank's 204SH Is Another Smartphone Designed For The Elderly
With smartphones becoming commonplace these days, is it fair that the elderly are left out of the fun simply because they might not be as technologically savvy compared to the younger generation? That is most definitely a resounding no and several companies have since created smartphones which target the elderly. Softbank and Sharp are looking to do the same as well in Japan, with the carrier announcing the Softbank 204SH […]

Dish Claims Their Buyout Of Sprint Would Be Better For National Security
The other we reported that Dish had made a counter-offer to Sprint and offered to acquire the company for more than what Japanese carrier, Softbank, was offering. Softbank seems to be unfazed by the counter-offer and expects the deal to conclude in a timely manner as expected, and if offering Sprint more money wasn’t enough, Dish is now stating that they believe that for them to buy Sprint would be […]

Softbank Appears Unfazed By Dish's Counter Offer For Sprint
We reported yesterday that Dish could be interested in making a bid on Sprint worth $25.5 billion. If the deal was formalized, Sprint would obviously have to entertain this new offer and see what Softbank has to offer them instead. For those wondering what Softbank had to say to Dish’s offer, it seems that they are relatively unfazed by the seemingly more generous offer. Softbank called Dish’s offer “highly conditional” […]

Dish Reportedly Interested In Sprint As Well, Makes Counter-Offer Of Their Own
As you guys have heard, Japanese carrier Softbank is currently in the process of purchasing a 70% stake in one of the four major US carriers, Sprint. While the deal has yet to be concluded and approved by all the regulatory bodies involved, word on the street has it that US satellite television company, Dish, might want a piece of Sprint as well and has made a counter-offer of their […]

Softbank CEO Lays Claim To Patent On Google Glass Tech
We have said it before, and we will say it again – patents are the new “ammunition” for companies, and amassing as many of those as possible (good ones, of course), would definitely work in your company’s favor in the long run. Recently, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son tweeted a link to the English-subtitled version of his two-hour speech, where he envisioned what would happen in the coming three decades where […]

Sprint And Softbank Promise Not To Use Chinese Equipment, Will Replace Huawei Products In Clearwire's Portfolio
Chinese brands such as Huawei and ZTE have managed to get a reputation as being able to produce somewhat decently specced handsets and devices at affordable prices. However at the same time both companies have also managed to gain the reputation of not being trustworthy, at least that what the US congressional committee seems to think with their report from back in 2012. At the same time, The Wall Street […]