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SoftBank Corp. is a Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, with operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-Commerce, Internet, broadmedia, technology services, finance, media and marketing, and other businesses.

SoftBank was established in Tokyo, Japan on September 3, 1981. It had a market capitalization of approximately US$43.52 billion at March 2011.

As of October 2012, Softbank is Japan's third largest carrier. It's CEO is Masayoshi Son.

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Softbank owns stake in social media games company Zynga and Yahoo. The company also owns stake in Vodafone's Japan unit.Deal to buy Sprint Nextel

Softbank is reaching a $20 bn deal to buy Sprint Nextel. If the deal goes through, Softbank would get 70 per cent of Sprint, making Sprint beat rivals like Verizon and AT & T. The deal is valued at $20.1 billion and would make the largest-ever foreign acquisition by a Japanese company. The deal was announced at a joint press conference in Tokyo. Softbank president Masayoshi Son and Sprint Chief Executive Dan Hesse was given the go ahead by the boards of both the boards.

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Curb Energy Consumption
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GeckoSystems Again Identified Amongst World Leaders in Mobile Robotics
GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (OTC PINK: GOSY) (http://www.geckosystems.com/) announced today that they are honored to be included in the same league such as Adept Technology, KUKA, Honda, iRobot, John Deere, Seegrid, and Harvest Automation by the international market research firm, QYResearch

TEEC Angel Fund Closes $30 Million, Launches Incentive Compensation Program to Defy Early-Stage Venture Investment Model
The venture capital landscape is shifting and so are its rules of engagement. Technology innovation and penetration are happening so fast, no longer can a traditional VC model and insular approach -- by the elite few -- feasibly keep pace

iPass Enters Into Strategic Partnership With Fon That Will See Nine Million New Wi-Fi Hotspots Added to Its Global Network
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) and Fon Technology, the two largest Wi-Fi networks in the world, today have announced a strategic partnership to bring nine million community hotspots from participating Fon partners to business clients using iPass

CloudCommerce Comments on Recent E-Commerce Industry News
SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - CloudCommerce, Inc. (OTCQB: CLWD), a global provider of cloud-driven e-commerce and mobile commerce solutions, today commented on the recent reports of e-commerce initiatives by several industry leaders.

Softbank Deploys Cisco Evolved Services Platform Technologies to Increase Customer Experience and Flexibility for Its Managed Services Gateway
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- At SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, Softbank Corp. announced that it will deploy an upgraded architecture of Softbank's White Cloud SmartVPN, utilizing Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP) Orchestration, software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies

Zuora Ignites Subscription Economy in Japan
Zuora®, the subscription commerce, billing and finance leader, today announced another vital step in the company's international expansion designed to ignite the emerging Subscription Economy® in Japan. The new Zuora office in Japan will be led by Country Manager Junichiro Kuwano, a veteran of Kyriba and Oracle. Eiji Uda, a Special Advisor to Salesforce

GeckoSystems, an AI Mobile Robot Co., Updates OTC Shareholders
GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (OTC PINK: GOSY) (http://www.geckosystems.com/) announced today that they continue to gain market traction in the US and Japan due to their extraordinary Worst Case Execution Time (WCET) AI technology's self-driving vehicle performance

Cinarra's New Mediation Platform Unites Mobile Operator and Internet Advertising Industries to Create a New Business Model
Cinarra Systems today unveiled the first and only industry mediation platform which bridges mobile operators with the mobile advertising ecosystem. Cinarra's Carrier Mobile Analytics Platform (CMAP) and Advertising Mediation Platform (AMP) reduce the complexity of bringing these very different environments together, creating new opportunities for operators, advertisers and consumers

Adallom Makes Big Move in Asia, Signs Distribution Deal With SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp.
Cloud access security broker Adallom today announced the completion of a distributor agreement with SoftBank Commerce & Service (C&S) Corporation. SoftBank C&S is preparing for the launch of the Adallom platform in Japan, with availability expected soon

Cinarra Systems Raises $20 Million Series B Funding Led by SoftBank
Cinarra Systems, today announced that it secured $20 million in Series B funding led by SoftBank Corp. ("SoftBank"), the Japan-based telecom subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. In addition, Cinarra has begun joint business operations in Japan with SoftBank, offering new opportunities for Japanese advertisers to engage with consumers

Ericsson collaborates with Softbank on 5G trials in Tokyo
Ericsson conducts 5G field trials in Tokyo with SoftBank Joint 5G field trials will demonstrate ultra-high data rates and ultra-low latency using various frequency bands Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is extending its long-term partnership with SoftBank Corp., one of Japan's leading mobile operators, by adding joint field trials of 5G technology in Tokyo

BitTitan Honors Territory Partner of the Year Award Winners at WPC 2015
Microsoft® Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), booth #1012 -- BitTitan, the cloud enablement provider, today announces the winners of its first annual Territory Partner of the Year Awards. The award recognizes partners that have leveraged BitTitan's cloud-based, automated solutions and services to enable cloud opportunities for customers across the globe.

Japan IT Week Autumn 2015: Visitor and Exhibitor Numbers Hit Record High
Business Wire IndiaReed Exhibitions Japan held the 6th edition of Japan’s leading B-to-B IT show - Japan IT Week Autumn at the end of last month from October 28-30 at Makuhari Messe, Japan. The latest IT solutions and services for various businesses were showcased.

IoT and Security to Be Highlighted at Japan IT Week Autumn 2015 Next Week, Gathering 33,000 Visitors and 540 Exhibitors
Business Wire IndiaReed Exhibition Japan is to hold the 6th edition of Japan’s leading B-to-B IT show Japan IT Week Autumn next week at Makuhari Messe, Japan.

Tata Communications and MasterCard Join Forces to Empower 100 Million Women
Business Wire IndiaAt the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting closing plenary, Tata Communicationsand MasterCard announced a CGI Commitment to Action to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100 million women

SoftBank Selects OT to Partner on M2M, IoT and Connected Devices in Japan
Business Wire IndiaOberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space today announces its partnership with SoftBank Corp for M2M, IoT and connected devices in Japan where Mobile Network Operators (MNO) are leading the way on these fast growing markets

ZTE Supports Smartfren Launch 4G LTE-Advanced Service in Indonesia
Business Wire IndiaZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is pleased to help PT Smartfren Telecom launch 4G LTE-Advanced network in Indonesia, giving users access to the highest-performance mobile broadband services.

ZTE and U Mobile Announce Partnership on 5G Mobile Network Research in Malaysia
Business Wire IndiaZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063

ZTE Presents Plans for Transformative M-ICT Innovations at Annual Analyst Conference
Business Wire IndiaZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063

Lenovo Packs a Powerfully Compact Smartphone with The All New s580
Lenovo  (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the launch of S580, a new addition to its popular S-series smartphones. The S580 combines sleek design elements with quad-core performance, laser-etched fabric-feel rear cover and 12.7 cms (5) wide-view HD display for an overall impressive mobile user experience.     Powered by a 1

Japan IT Week Autumn 2014 Opening Today with 430 Exhibitors and 32,000 Professional Visitors Expected
Reed Exhibitions Japan will be opening the doors to the 2014 edition of Japan IT Week Autumn today until October 31 at MAKUHARI MESSE, Japan. http://www.japan-it.jp/en/aki/

Ola to Raise Series D Funding of $210mn Led by SoftBank
Ola (formerly Olacabs), India’s most popular mobile app for cab-booking today confirmed a definitive agreement to raising $210mn (approx. INR 1260 cr.) from SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SMIC) and existing investors, Tiger Global, Matrix Partners India and Steadview Capital

SoftBank Internet and Media to Lead Investment of $210 Million in India’s Ola Cabs
SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (“SIMI”) and ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (better known as “Ola Cabs” or “Ola”) today announced a definitive agreement under which SIMI will lead an investment of $210 million in Ola along with existing investors.

SoftBank Group to Invest $627 Million in Snapdeal, India’s Largest Online Marketplace
SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (“SIMI”) and Snapdeal today announced definitive agreements under which the SoftBank Group (further described below) will become the largest investor in Snapdeal, through a total investment of $627 million.

Japan IT Week Autumn 2014 to Expand with 150% Rise in Exhibitors and 30% Rise in Visitors Numbers
Reed Exhibitions Japan will be organising the 2014 edition of Japan IT Week Autumn at MAKUHARI MESSE, Japan from October 29-31, 2014. http://www.japan-it.jp/en/aki/

ZTE Wins COSMOTE Romania LTE Contract
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063

GSMA Provides New Details for Mobile Asia Expo
The GSMA today announced new details for the 2014 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo, including new keynote speakers in the Mobile Forum and new exhibitors, sponsors and partners. Mobile Asia Expo will be held 11-13 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai and is expected to draw more than 24,000 attendees.

Siano Launches Advanced Multi-Standard Digital Radio Receiver Chip Supporting T-DMB/DAB/DAB+, DRM+ and Legacy FM Radio
Siano, the world’s leading supplier of mobile broadcast DTV solutions, today announced the launch of SMS2160, a new multi-standard digital radio receiver chip designed for automotive and portable/mobile consumer electronics applications

The Long Island Capital Alliance Showcases Healthcare Companies at Capital Forum
The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the successful completion of its Healthcare Capital Forum held on Friday, November 7, 2014

The World's Top Technology Companies Compete to Win "The Battle for the Cloud": Strategy& Releases Third Annual Global ICT 50 Study
Competition is intensifying among the world's top technology companies as the move to cloud computing transforms the way businesses think about their IT needs

KnowRe Raises $6.8 Million Investment Round to Expand Innovative Online Adaptive Learning Program for Math
KnowRe (www.knowre.com), the award-winning education technology company with a cloud-based adaptive learning program for secondary mathematics, announces a new $6.8 million fundraise. The investment round was led by existing investor SoftBank Ventures Korea ("SBVK") and included participation from KTB Network Co., LTD, Partners Investment, SparkLabs Global Ventures and other new investors.

The Long Island Capital Alliance Announces Participants for Healthcare Capital Forum to Be Held on November 7
The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the presenting companies and investor panelists for its Healthcare Capital Forum to be held on Friday, November 7, 2014. The capital forum will help accelerate the growth of healthcare businesses on Long Island.

Updater and zipLogix Partner to Simplify the Moving Process
Updater and zipLogix, both investments of the National Association of Realtors®, announced a partnership to help real estate professionals streamline the moving process for their clients from within zipForm®. The technology collaboration will enable zipLogix users to seamlessly offer their clients Updater's personalized and guided experience for completing moving-related tasks

ActionX Enhances Dynamic Creative Engine for Mobile With "Mobile Pop-Up Shop" Rich Media Ad Unit
ActionX (www.actionx.com), the leader in mobile app and cross-screen retargeting, today announced significant upgrades to their proprietary dynamic creative engine. Launched in Q4 of 2013, ActionX was one of the first platforms to incorporate behavioral data into dynamic creative across mobile devices

GlobeX Data SA Launches DigitalSafe(R) in the U.S.
Geneva, Switzerland based GlobeX Data SA will launch DigitalSafe® (https://www.digitalsafe.com) into the North American market on July 15, 2014

XenSurvey Adds Cellular Network Coverage Intelligence From Mosaik Solutions
Xencode, Inc., the developer of XenSurvey for Android and Cloud, has announced integrated support for CellMaps® from Mosaik Solutions, LLC

Nidec Corp. Retains Top Spot on Institutional Investor's All-Japan Executive Team
Nidec Corp., a Kyoto-based manufacturer of precision motors for cameras and computers, captures first place for a second straight year on the All-Japan Executive Team, Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the nation's corporate leaders as seen through the eyes of investment professionals.

ActionX Partners With Six Leading Mobile Analytics Providers
ActionX (www.actionx.com), the leader in mobile app and cross-screen retargeting, today announced direct integration with six leading mobile analytics providers to enable ActionX clients to significantly reduce the time to launch mobile and cross-screen retargeting campaigns.

Ericsson sets agenda for transformation of industries through 2014

Ericsson provides Softbank Mobile with Smart Services Routers

SugarSync Transitions to Paid-Only Service Model
SugarSync, a premium service that lets you back up, access, sync and share all files and folders across all your computers and mobile devices, announced today that it will transition to a paid-only service model beginning on February 8, 2014. Customers can still try the SugarSync service with a 90-day 5GB trial or a 30-day trial with upwards of 60GB.

Ericsson's complete voice over LTE solution selected by SoftBank mobile
Ericsson is selected by SoftBank Mobile to supply and integrate its end-to-end mobile network solution for voice over LTE (VoLTE) 

Cartus Wins 2013 International Pike's Peak Performance Award for Excellence in Training and Results
Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of domestic and global relocation services, recently received the international 2013 Pike's Peak Performance Award as a result of the comprehensive training its Global Learning & Development department provides to employees worldwide.

SoftBank Invests $1.26 Billion for a 57% Share of Brightstar Corp
Brightstar Becomes the Leading Distribution, Services and Innovation Company to the Telecommunications Industry

Healthcare IT VC Funding Totals $737 Million in Q3 2013, Reports Mercom Capital Group
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector for the third quarter of 2013.

Stoke and Macnica Networks Provide Mobile Broadband Gateways to Japan's SOFTBANK MOBILE
Leading LTE Security Gateway supplier Stoke, Inc. and advanced network systems integrator Macnica Networks announced today that they have been selected by Japan's SOFTBANK MOBILE (Softbank) to provide Stoke's SSX-3000 gateway in its small cell mobile broadband network

Airspan Announces AirSynergy 3000
Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of 4G LTE RAN solutions, announced its new AirSynergy 3000 small cell at the GTI 3.5 GHz Ad Hoc Seminar hosted by SoftBank in Tokyo, Japan.

Fujitsu Launches ARROWS A SoftBank 202F
Fujitsu today introduced the new ARROWS A SoftBank 202F from Fujitsu Mobile Communications. The new smartphone will be available in Japan from SoftBank retailers beginning June 28, 2013

NetApp Celebrates Customers Who Unleash the Power of IT With Annual Innovation Awards Event
Organizations that succeed in today's business and public service environments embody an innovative spirit that inspires them to leverage IT to achieve remarkable results. During this year's ninth annual Innovation Awards, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will honor select customers who unleashed the power of IT to accelerate business and operations

CyberAgent, Shibuya Television, Toppan Printing to Commence 'Shibuya Clickable Project' in June
CyberAgent, Inc. (TOKYO:4751; "CyberAgent"), together with Shibuya Television Co., Ltd. ("Shibuya Television") and Toppan Printing, Co., Ltd. ("Toppan Printing"), will launch on early June the "Shibuya Clickable Project" jointly with the various commercial district associations around Shibuya Station

Nidec Corp. Tops Institutional Investor's Inaugural All-Japan Executive Team Survey
Nidec Corp., a Japanese maker of small precision motors for computer equipment, appliances and autos, has the top-ranked management among major public companies in Japan, according to an exclusive survey by Institutional Investor.

Desktone and GreenBytes Partner to Deliver On-Premises, Cloud-Managed Virtual Desktops
Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), and GreenBytes, Inc., developer of IO-Offload solutions that optimize full-featured virtual desktop environments, today announced a strategic partnership to offer service providers an all-in-one on-premises solution

CommunicAsia2013 Summit to Make Sense of SDN
The ICT industry has recently been abuzz with news and articles on Software Defined Networking (SDN), which, according to analyst reports, is a new market estimated to grow into a US$2.1 billion business in 2017[i].This, coupled with advances in virtualisation and cloud computing, has brought on the case for telcos to move towards a software-based networking environment

Fujitsu Launches ARROWS A SoftBank 201F
Fujitsu today announced that the new ARROWS A SoftBank 201F smartphone from Fujitsu Mobile Communications will be available only in Japan from SoftBank retailers beginning February 16, 2013.Representing Fujitsu's second model offered through SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp., ARROWS A SoftBank 201F runs on the ultrafast SoftBank 4G data communications service(1) and features a 1

ZTE Offers the World’s Fastest 4G Mobile Routers for Users in Japan
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063

SoftBank Mobile selects Gemalto TSM to further expand Japan’s mobile NFC ecosystem
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SoftBank Mobile Utilizes Intelsat’s Hybrid Solution for Managed Network Services in Japan
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, has earlier announced an agreement with SoftBank Mobile Corp. for the provision of managed network services in Japan

Telecoms Operator Telenor Launches Hungary's Nationwide LTE Network With ZTE
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices today announced that it has successfully deployed an LTE network for multinational telecoms operator Telenor in Hungary.

8x8 and SoftBank Partner to Offer Virtualized Cloud Data Services
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative, cloud-based business communications and computing solutions, and SoftBank Telecom Corp. (hereafter SoftBank) announced that they have signed an agreement for SoftBank to license 8x8’s subscription-based “Zerigo” enterprise cloud software.

King & Spalding Advises Sprint on Acquisition of 100 Percent of Clearwire
King & Spalding advised Sprint Nextel in its definitive agreement with Clearwire Corporation in which Sprint will acquire the approximately 50 percent stake in Clearwire it does not currently own for $2.97 per share, equating to a total cash payment to Clearwire shareholders, other than Sprint, of $2.2 billion and an enterprise value for Clearwire of $10 billion

SugarSync Merges Power and Simplicity With Launch of SugarSync 2.0
SugarSync

Swirl Becomes First Fashion Shopping App to Bring Leading Retailer Offers to Apple's Passbook
Swirl, a mobile personal shopping assistant for fashion, today announced the integration of Apple's Passbook with the newest version of its iPhone app. The integration allows Swirl users to easily save offers from over 200 leading fashion brands directly to Passbook, providing them with easy access when and where they shop.

GeckoSystems, a Mobile Robot Co., Reports Acquisition & JV Progress
GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GOSY) (http://www.geckosystems.com/) revealed today that the previously announced acquisition and joint venture offers have moved to the next stage. Recent international recognition and acclaim has heightened plausible acquisition and/or joint venture discussions

SugarSync Introduces Apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT
SugarSync, a free service that lets you access, sync and share your files and folders across all your computers and mobile devices, today announced its new SugarSync app for Windows 8 and Windows RT, which can be downloaded now via the Windows Store.

Startup Message Bus Raises $11 Million in Funding Led by North Bridge Venture Partners
Message Bus, the first to provide a cloud-native application service enabling and powering messaging across email and mobile channels, today announced that it has closed $11 million in growth funding. The round was led by North Bridge Venture Partners and included True Ventures, Ignition Partners, James Lindenbaum, Tim Young and Jesse Robbins

Thuraya Partners With SoftBank Mobile of Japan to Offer Mobile Satellite Services
Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and SoftBank Mobile, a telecommunications leader in Japan today announced they have signed an agreement with the goal of bringing mobile satellite communication services for Japanese business, enterprise, and consumer subscribers across Thuraya’s satellite network

SoftBank to Acquire 70% Stake in Sprint
SOFTBANK CORP. (“SoftBank”) (TSE: 9984) and Sprint Nextel Corporation (“Sprint”) (NYSE: S) today announced that they have entered into a series of definitive agreements under which SoftBank will invest $20.1 billion in Sprint, consisting of $12.1 billion to be distributed to Sprint stockholders and $8

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