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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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6003SoftBank Vision Fund Loses $32 Billion on Weak Startup Values By Min Jeong LeeGlenn Petersen-May 11
6002SoftBank's Arm registers for blockbuster U.S. IPO By Anirban Sen and EchoGlenn Petersen-April 29
6001SoftBank moves to sell down most of its Alibaba stake Japanese investor makes $7Glenn Petersen-April 12
6000Softbank's stock rose after Alibaba revealed plans to split up into six unitJulius Wong1March 29
5999SoftBank's Arm aims to raise at least $8 billion in U.S. IPO, sources say BGlenn Petersen-March 6
5998Arm CEO says form fully committed to a market listing this year By Stephen NelGlenn Petersen-February 8
5997SoftBank’s Vision Fund posts fourth straight quarter of losses as tech slump hitGlenn Petersen-February 7
5996Masayoshi Son owes $4.7bn to SoftBank following tech rout Market crash also wiGlenn Petersen111/18/2022
5995What prospects does Softbank have in the near term? Seems like its everyones favAgentsmith_2000-10/13/2022
5994SoftBank plans at least 30% staff cuts to Vision Fund, source confirms PublisheGlenn Petersen-9/29/2022
5993OT to Softbank. A familiar face gets another shot. Adam Neumann’s New Company GGlenn Petersen-8/15/2022
5992[graphic]Glenn Petersen-8/11/2022
5991SoftBank to book $34 billion gain by cutting Alibaba stake to 14.6% (REUTERS)1 Glenn Petersen-8/10/2022
5990SoftBank posts a $21.6 billion quarterly loss on its Vision Fund, one of the higGlenn Petersen-8/8/2022
5989Softbank’s Unicorn Herd Turns Vicious Senior staff departures and widening signGlenn Petersen-7/8/2022
5988SoftBank is cutting its startup investments 50-75% Chief executive Masayoshi SoGlenn Petersen-5/12/2022
5987SoftBank’s Vision Funds Are Clouded by Weak IPO Market Firm’s technology investGlenn Petersen-4/10/2022
5986h/t Sr K SoftBank’s Alibaba Stake in Spotlight Amid Stock-Market Turbulence ShGlenn Petersen-3/26/2022
5985SoftBank Is Seeking at Least $60 Billion in Arm IPO -- Goldman and JPMorgan poiGlenn Petersen-3/24/2022
5984Nvidia Can Afford to Lose an Arm. But SoftBank Needs to Slim Down. While U.S. cGlenn Petersen-2/8/2022
5983Does Alibaba registering 1 billion American shares mean major shareholder SoftBaGlenn Petersen-2/8/2022
5982Nvidia, SoftBank Call Off Blockbuster Arm Deal SoftBank revives plans to take tSr K12/8/2022
5981Softbank COO Marcelo Claure, right-hand man to Masa Son, is leaving the company,Glenn Petersen-1/27/2022
5980 Nvidia is reportedly preparing to abandon its $40 billion takeover of Arm PUBLGlenn Petersen-1/25/2022
5979OT to Softbank, but a reminder that as no good deed go unpunished, bad behavior Glenn Petersen21/6/2022
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