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After Buying Sprint, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son's Vision: To Be The World's Number One Company

Source: Business Balla | Apr 14 2014, 3:17pm CDT | by Forbes

After Buying Sprint, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son's Vision: To Be The World's Number One Company
“What is work?  It is thinking until you feel your brain is coming apart.” This is the exhortation that Softbank’s...
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JACK MA: 'We Will Be Judged By How Much Progress We Bring To The World' (BABA, YHOO)

Sep 5 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

In Alibaba's most recent filing with the SEC, executive chairman and founder Jack Ma issues a letter to prospective investors. Among other things, the letter addresses the company's core business model and vision, writing that the company's vision, "makes it impossible for us to become an empire-like business." Ma also writes that the company plans to "fight for the little guy," and th ...
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VMware Expands vCloud Hybrid Operations In Europe And Asia

Aug 20 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

VMware has closed deals with Japanese telecom provider SoftBank and China Telecom to expand its international presence. VMware’s share of revenues from international markets rose from 51.5% in 2011 and 2012 to 52.3% in 2013. This mix further increased to 52.7% in the first half of 2014, as the company looks to capitalize on t ...
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AT&T: Sprint Declares (A Price) War

Aug 19 2014 9:08am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Anthony Ruben:In my article yesterday ("AT&T: A Desperate Sprint About To Declare War"), I discussed how Sprint's (NYSE:S) new CEO, Marelo Claure, was on the very of starting a "very disruptive" price war that could be costly to AT&T (NYSE:T). Well, today we have the details. S is attacking the family market (or "Framily" in Sprint's marketing parlance) and small corporate market with prices as low as $10/m ...
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Nomura's Individual Japanese Investor Survey

Aug 19 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Steven Towns:The results of the latest Nomura survey of individual investors in Japan (August 14th) show Japanese investors are slightly less bullish - naturally given Ukraine/Russia, Iraq, Israel/Hamas, etc. - though they are not getting spooked out of equities. Investors remain upbeat on the yen (correspondingly bearish on the euro) and they say they like Japanese equities best again (most bullish on capital goods and bearish on consumer goods).In terms of most-watched stocks, ...
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DISH Should Soon Move To Merge With Sprint Or T-Mobile

Aug 11 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Zvi Bar:SoftBank's (OTCPK:SFTBY) ambitious move into the U.S. market hit a major apparent setback last week, when Sprint (NYSE:S) backed out of its bid to acquire T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS). Sprint must now regroup and formulate a new plan for its continued competitiveness in an industry that is dominated by two far larger entities: AT&T (NYSE:T) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ).While its plan to combine wi ...
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Update: Sprint - A New Era Without T-Mobile

Aug 6 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

Sprint (NYSE:S) named Marcelo Claure as CEO, replacing Dan Hesse, and, according to various press reports, withdrew its bid for T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS). This suggests that SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) did not succeed in convincing the regulator of the merits of the proposed deal and is now focusing on turning around Sprint.In our June 6 article, we said that a Sprint - T-Mobile merger could overcome regulatory hurdles and that the ris ...
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Sprint drops pursuit of T-Mobile

Aug 6 2014 6:11am CDT | Source: Business First of Louisville

Sprint Corp. is no longer trying to buy T-Mobile US, according to reports. Sprint and its parent company, Japan-based SoftBank, determined that regulators were unlikely to approve a deal, the New York Times reported. The newspaper cited "a person briefed on the matter." Sprint will also name a new top executive to replace current CEO Daniel Hesse. Sprint (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) are the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier ...
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Iliad's Acquisition Of T-Mobile Could Leave Sprint Up For Grabs

Aug 4 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

ByRenee Butler: Sprint (S) has been in talks to buy T-Mobile (TMUS) for more than six months according to the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) - but a new suitor for T-Mobile and declining subscribers at Sprint could shake things up.French telecom Iliad (ILD.FR) offered $15 billion in exchange for a majority share in T-Mobile on Thursday. "Officials from Japan's Softbank, which bought Sprint last year, have made the case that a m ...
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