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Softbank Group Corp
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SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese multinational corporation, was founded in 1981 by its CEO Masayoshi Son, Japan’s richest man, and is Japan’s third largest public company. Its portfolio of investments include interests in the telecommunications, ecommerce, internet technology services, finance, media and semiconductor businesses. Two of its most prominent holdings are the British chip designer ARM Holdings and an 80% interest in Sprint. It recently made a $4 billion investment in Nvidia and is Nvidia’s fourth largest shareholder.

In 2016, Softbank announced the formation of the Vision Fund, stating that it intended to raise $100 billion for technology investments. The company stated that the fund would particularly focus on the field of artificial intelligence. In May 2017, the fund closed its first round of $93 billion. More than half the money - $60 billion - was raised in the Middle East: $45 billion from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and $15 billion from Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company. Other investors include Apple, Sharp, Foxconn, Oracle and Qualcomm.

Softbank's founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son, Japan's riches man, is a futurist who has predicted the singularity, the moment in time when machines will become smarter than humans and technology will progress exponentially. Son has predicted that will occur in 2047.

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5966WeWork debuts on the public markets after SPAC merger, stock up midday PUBLISHEGlenn Petersen-last Thursday
5965The tone was negative, though I dismissed that as background noise. I was more iGlenn Petersen-October 8
5964seems like the writer wrote this article in the most negative fashion possible, Madharry-October 8
5963SoftBank Is Cutting More Deals With Fewer Staff Than Ever By Pavel Alpeyev Glenn Petersen-October 4
5962thanks for staying on top of softbank. I havent seen any recent write-ups on it.Madharry-September 1
5961A big win for Softbank: Softbank Vision is the biggest institutional investor, Glenn Petersen-September 1
5960To be sure its a black box. however one hopes that he will continue to do what Madharry-August 28
5959Masayoshi Son would feel comfortable running a casino. On second thought, he alrGlenn Petersen-August 18
5958"turbulent" -- I'll second that!Sam-August 18
5957A turbulent - in other words, normal - period for Softbank. The Arm deal stallsGlenn Petersen-August 18
5956SoftBank to Hold Off on New Investments in China Amid Tech Crackdown World’s biGlenn Petersen-August 11
5955Why Nvidia’s $40 billion bid for Arm could be in jeopardy PUBLISHED WED, AUG 4 Glenn Petersen-August 4
5954The We That Didn’t Work at WeWork Adam Neumann and Masayoshi Son pushed WeWork Glenn Petersen-July 18
5953listened to the annual meeting of softbank including Q&A with Massa Son. worMadharry-June 25
5952Do the math. Didi didn’t disclose the size of its raise. Reuters reported the Glenn Petersen-June 11
5951great article i just read on barrons. interview with masa son. takeaways- not Madharry-May 22
5950SoftBank Reports Highest-Ever Annual Profit For a Japanese Company Profit of $4Glenn Petersen-May 12
5949Bloomberg article of 4-27 says Softbank repurchased around 15% of its own stock Madharry-April 28
5948latest estimate i saw for Softbank valuation is 10350 yen.Madharry-April 27
5947UK intervenes in Nvidia's takeover of ARM on security grounds Reuters AprilGlenn Petersen1April 19
5946besides the GRAB SPAC they are readying the uber of china for some kind of ipo tMadharry-April 14
5945Following you with a small add to my few shares.Paul Senior-April 14
5944i added to softbank this morning. to cheap for a company that seems to be hittinMadharry-April 14
5943SoftBank has invested $2.8 billion in Norwegian robotics firm AutoStore PUBLISHGlenn Petersen1April 6
5942I have added to bidu recently getting some in the $180s. Softbank is rebounding Madharry-April 2
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