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Bloomberg Business:
SoftBank boosts its stake in Sprint to just over 80% with its new stock purchase of $73M   —  SoftBank Boosts Sprint Stake Again With $73 Million Share Buy  —  SoftBank Group increased its stake in Sprint Corp. a second time this month, acquiring $73 million of stock in the unprofitable U.S. wireless operator.
Aug 18, 2015, 5:10 PMIn context
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Inside SoftBank's Struggle to Turn Around Sprint   —  Two years after takeover, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son struggles to overhaul the U.S. carrier  —  Billionaire Masayoshi Son asked to speak with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy right away one Saturday last year.
Aug 12, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Reuters:
Sprint beats estimates with $20M loss, adds 675K new customers, but now has fewer US subscribers than T-Mobile   —  Sprint reports smaller-than-expected loss; SoftBank to keep stake  —  Sprint Corp (S.N) reported a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Tuesday, and majority owner SoftBank Corp …
Aug 4, 2015, 11:24 AMIn context
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Interview with SoftBank's Nikesh Arora on working alongside Masayoshi Son, investment plans, and Sprint   —  The fast rise of Nikesh Arora at SoftBank  —  Former Google executive Nikesh Arora joined SoftBank last year to oversee the Japanese company's investment strategy …
May 16, 2015, 5:30 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Mobile app search service Quixey raises $60M in Series C funding from Alibaba, Softbank, GGV, and Goldman Sachs   —  Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding  —  Mobile app search company Quixey, which has been focused on solving the challenges with app discovery …
Mar 6, 2015, 12:55 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper will go on sale in US within a year, coming to Sprint stores   —  SoftBank to Sell Robot in U.S. Stores Within 12 Months  —  Billionaire Masayoshi Son will start selling his humanoid robots named “Pepper” at Sprint Corp. (S) stores in the U.S. by next summer …
Sep 2, 2014, 7:55 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sony's next Xperia flagship phone will be sold on Sprint as Softbank targets US market   —  SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market  —  (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time …
Aug 29, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Sharp's Aquos Crystal: a 5-inch, 720p, edge-to-edge display smartphone lacking premium specs   —  Sharp's new phone for Sprint looks like something out of a sci-fi fantasy  —  And it's only $239  —  This week, Sharp, Softbank, and Sprint announced a new line of devices called Acquos Crystal …
Aug 19, 2014, 7:50 PMIn context
Mayumi Negishi / Wall Street Journal:
SoftBank picks Sharp as partner for low-cost smartphones, will launch Aquos Crystal on Sprint   —  SoftBank Picks Sharp as Partner for Low-Cost Smartphones  —  SoftBank Hopes Aquos Crystal Will Help Differentiate It and Sprint From Rivals  —  TOKYO— SoftBank Corp. and its U.S. unit …
Aug 18, 2014, 11:35 AMIn context
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
The Hesse era at Sprint was a 7-year struggle with Nextel and bad network decisions   —  History isn't going judge Dan Hesse's tenure kindly, but many of the problems Hesse faced weren't of his own making.  And instead of fixing Sprint's cultural flaws when he took over, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son only reinforced them.
Aug 6, 2014, 6:30 PMIn context

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