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Softbank

(Softbank Corporation, Tokyo, www.softbank.com) A computer conglomerate founded in 1981 by Masayoshi Son. The company has backed Yahoo and more than 50 hardware, software, communications and Internet companies both in the U.S. and Japan. It also acquired and sponsored COMDEX, the largest computer show in the U.S. for half a dozen years, before selling it to Key3Media in 2001. Softbank Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary that handles U.S. operations. See COMDEX.
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videodesk has signed a distribution agreement with SoftBank Corp.
6 October 2014 -- Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp and California-based media firm Legendary Entertainment have announced a definitive agreement under which SoftBank will invest USD 250m in Legendary.
30 September 2014 - Japanese telecom major SoftBank Corp (TYO:9984) is discussing the purchase of a minority stake in US film studio Legendary Pictures Films LLC, a source in the know has informed The Hollywood Reporter.
The firm had advised and financed Charlie Ergen's failed effort to buy Sprint Corp, which was finally purchased by SoftBank Corp.
SoftBank Capital, the investment arm of Japan's Softbank Corp (TYO:9984), is getting $20 million from Yahoo
Within the amount of $500,000, $400,000 will be donated by SOFTBANK CORP.
29 September 2014 - Japanese telecom group SoftBank Corp (TYO:9984) is negotiating a potential acquisition of US entertainment major DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (NASDAQ:DWA), Reuters reported citing a source close to the situation.
SoftBank Corp (Tokyo:9984) and Coupang, a standalone e-commerce player in Korea, announced on Wednesday a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of SoftBank will invest USD1.
Japanese bank SoftBank Corp and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have spent $600 million in Travice Inc, the operator of Chinese taxi hailing app Kuaidi Dache.
6 August 2014 - US telecom operator Sprint Corp (NYSE:S), controlled by Japan's SoftBank Corp (TYO:9984), has given up its bid for smaller rival T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:PCS), owned by Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG (ETR:DTE), because of regulatory resistance to the deal, Reuters said today, quoting informed sources.