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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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5907"Nasdaq Whale" Doubles Down: SoftBank Ups Tech Stock Holdings To $20 BJulius Wong1Monday
5906Softbank may launch a SPAC: Message 32979178Glenn Petersen-October 12
5905thanks for the great article. He certainly has his fingers in a lot of pies. I tMadharry-October 7
5904share price is up around 10% in japan.Madharry-September 13
5903SoftBank wants to burn money Masayoshi Son zeros in on Japan, where he is readyGlenn Petersen-September 13
5902SoftBank Nears $40 Billion Deal to Sell Arm Holdings to Nvidia Union of Arm, NvGlenn Petersen-September 12
5901Softbank hasn't been particularly transparent about the trade. I saw one artGlenn Petersen-September 9
5900this drop is pretty ridiculous considering that they made about $4 billion and aMadharry-September 8
5899SoftBank shares dive on reports that Masa Son has been betting big on tech stockGlenn Petersen-September 7
5898SoftBank’s $4 Billion Trading Gains on U.S. Stock-Option Bet: FT By Deana KjukGlenn Petersen-September 6
5897Softbank identified as the ‘Nasdaq whale’ that bought billions in stock options,Glenn Petersen-September 4
58968/24 Arm Ltd. to retain two IOT businesses in-house. <b>Arm Ltd. Halts SSr K-August 24
5895Kabbage's last capital raise was at a $1.2 billion valuation: techcrunch.comGlenn Petersen-August 10
5894i just dont see this happening. they would have to get approval from both the ukMadharry-July 31
5893From today's Financial Times: Nvidia in talks to buy Arm from SoftBank fGlenn Petersen-July 31
5892What can I say? His timing sucks. That's why he lost $70 billion when the InGlenn Petersen-July 29
5891yes but he sold out of his nvidia investment at a much lower price than he needeMadharry-July 29
5890You are probably right. The problem is that Masayoshi Son is not a patient man aGlenn Petersen-July 29
5889I dont think this is gonna happen. I dont see how nvidia can kick the tires enouMadharry-July 29
5888Bob, I don't have enough knowledge to comment intelligently on the chip marGlenn Petersen-July 23
5887Hi Glenn, Interesting they do it now. Does that suggest future chips will growrobert b furman-July 22
5886SoftBank’s Chip Company Arm Said to Attract Nvidia Interest By Liana Baker, GGlenn Petersen-July 22
5885RUT ROH, Arms without AAPL buying their chips,(as they begin to produce their orobert b furman-July 14
5884SoftBank Explores Sale or IPO for Chip Designer Arm Holdings Japanese conglomerGlenn Petersen1July 13
5883Good news for Softbank: Message 32824038Glenn Petersen-July 8
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