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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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5793Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s. By KateGlenn Petersen-Thursday
5792SoftBank robot Pepper appears before U.K. Parliament, sparking lively debate jaJulius Wong-Wednesday
5791Boston Dynamics’ inscrutable robots Kaveh Waddell Axios October 15, 2018 [grapGlenn Petersen-Tuesday
5790A bad move, if true. IMHO. Report: SoftBank in talks for majority stake in WeWoGlenn Petersen-October 9
5789Saudi Arabia Doubles Down on SoftBank Bet With Extra $45 Billion By Riad HamadGlenn Petersen-October 7
5788Exclusive: SoftBank deepening ties to ride-hailing firm Grab with $500 million fGlenn Petersen-October 5
5787SoftBank Seeks Investment in Chinese Education Startup By Selina Wang BloomberGlenn Petersen-October 2
578635-Year-Old Unknown Creates the World's Most Valuable Startup By Lulu YilGlenn Petersen-September 30
5785Opendoor just raised $400 million in funding from SoftBank’s Vision Fund ConnieGlenn Petersen-September 27
5784These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business? By Cade Metz New YoGlenn Petersen-September 22
5783FCC says it needs more time to review Sprint-T-Mobile deal The agency has pausedGlenn Petersen-September 12
5782Softbank just invested another $1 billion into WeWork. WeWork is still growing Glenn Petersen-August 13
5781SFTBY has been showing support at 38.82 and resistance at 45.30. Moving averagesAlejandroo Green-August 8
5780More details: SoftBank sold ARM, and FlipKart (a 60% gain you reported earlier)Sr K-August 7
5779SoftBank Is Said to Lead $3 Billion-Plus Round in Alibaba By Lulu YilunGlenn Petersen-August 7
5778SFTBY reported earrings for Q1 up 49%.Sr K1August 7
5777Inside Masayoshi Son's secret meetings with the founders he picks for his $1Glenn Petersen1August 2
5776This No-Brand Startup Won $240 Million to Fight Amazon on Price and Quality BraGlenn Petersen-July 31
5775But SoftBank shares currently trade at a steep discount compared with the sum ofGlenn Petersen1July 16
5774 SoftBank investing $2.25 billion into GM's self-driving program Dan PrimaGlenn Petersen-May 31
5773on for 5/31/2018: Warren Buffett earlier this year offered to invest $3Sr K-May 31
5772[youtube video] Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot Glenn Petersen1May 11
5771T-Mobile to Buy Sprint for $26.5 Billion in Bet on Networks By Nabila Ahmed andGlenn Petersen1April 30
5770Walmart top dollar to SoftBank for Flipkart: 60% returns on $2.5 bn in eight monGlenn Petersen-April 28
5769T-Mobile Advances Toward Deal for Sprint at $24 Billion By Nabila Ahmed, DineshGlenn Petersen-April 27
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