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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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US stocks slip following drops in Europe and Asia; DreamWorks Animation soars on deal talk

Sep 29 2014 3:08pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after recovering most of an early slide. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 41 points, or 0.2 per cent, to close at 17,071 Monday. The Dow had been down as much as 178 points earlier. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell five points, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,977. The Nasdaq composite fell six points, or 0.1 per cent, to 4,505. Investors were nervous about the latest geopolitical unrest, this ti ...
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New owner for Shrek and DreamWorks?

Sep 29 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Fortune

DreamWorks Animation has an inconsistent track record in Hollywood and on Wall Street. Could Japan's SoftBank change things by bu ...
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10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

Sep 29 2014 6:16am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Good morning! It's been an eventful weekend, and these are the major events round the world already moving markets today.  Hong Kong Is Seeing Massive Protests. Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated through the night in the city. Tear gas and pepper spray were used, a rarity for Hong Kong. PIMCO Is Suffering. Following the departure of founder and veteran bond fund manager Bill Gross, investors are exiting PIMCO. The Wall Street Journal thinks the outflows amount to around $10 ...
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SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: Source

Sep 28 2014 4:43am CDT | Source: CNBC

Japan's SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the Hollywood studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar ...
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Sep 22 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: Business Standard

Alibaba IPO highlights SoftBank's value di ...
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Here's A Quick Guide To What Traders Are Chatting About Right Now

Sep 22 2014 7:25am CDT | Source: Business Insider

JonesTrading's Dave Lutz has a roundup of what traders are chatting about right now. Good Morning!  Last week’s Growth concerns worsened over the weekend, driving the MSCI EM index to 6week lows as China’s Fin Min signaled no major Stimulus coming at G20, and Japan seems intent on raising the consumption tax again – all eyes are on China’s PMI print tonight.   Ukraine headlines worsened, but ...
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Robots Cannot Solve Japan's Big Problem

Sep 21 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Robots like SoftBank’s latest humanoid Pepper, showcased over the weekend in Tokyo, can perform many tasks. They can dance, sketch portraits, and control visitors’ smartphones. But they cannot solve Japan’s big problem: the population shortfall, due to extremely low birth rates—a cause and a consequence of the country’s prolonged economic stagnation ...
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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 t ...
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