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    1. August 26, 2015

      Indians relied on each other for prosperity in Silicon Valley

      Sundar Pichai’s appointment this month as chief executive of the newly rejigged Google prompted happy outpourings...

    2. August 19, 2015

      SoftBank president Nikesh Arora makes Y60bn ‘personal bet’

      Nikesh Arora, president of SoftBank, has said he will buy Y60bn ($483m) worth of shares in the Japanese telecoms and...

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    1. August 18, 2015

      India’s Snapdeal raises $500m from investors led by Alibaba

      Snapdeal, one of the largest ecommerce marketplaces in India, has raised $500m from investors led by China’s Alibaba,...

    2. August 16, 2015

      Sprint/SoftBank: Rich uncle

      SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son wants to put up more cash in support of his stumbling US mobile operator Sprint...

    3. August 13, 2015

      SoftBank boosts Sprint stake to underscore commitment

      SoftBank has spent $87m to buy additional shares in Sprint in another affirmation of founder Masayoshi Son’s commitment...

    4. August 4, 2015

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son backs Sprint overhaul

      Masayoshi Son, the Japanese telecoms billionaire, reaffirmed his commitment to Sprint, his struggling US wireless...

    5. August 1, 2015

      Uber overtakes Xiaomi in $50bn funding round

      Uber has closed a new $1bn funding round to fuel its fight against local rivals in China and India, in a deal that...

    6. July 29, 2015

      SE Asian consumers switch to ecommerce

      Economies across Southeast Asia have endured weaker growth this year. But one sector is powering ahead nevertheless:...

    7. July 15, 2015

      Europe expansion on the menu for India’s Zomato

      Indian online restaurant service Zomato is placing European expansion at the heart of plans to launch in 18 new...

    8. July 1, 2015

      Housing.com fires controversial chief executive Rahul Yadav

      Indian online property portal Housing.com has fired controversial chief executive and co-founder Rahul Yadav, in a move...

    9. June 26, 2015

      Sprint’s Marcelo Claure is US highest paid telecoms chief

      Marcelo Claure, the Bolivian-born billionaire who was recruited to try to turn round struggling US wireless network...

    10. June 25, 2015

      Google Ventures backs London start-ups Yieldify and Lost My Name

      The European arm of Google Ventures has taken stakes in two London-based start-ups, in the latest move for the...

    11. June 22, 2015

      SoftBank jumps into Indian renewables market

      Japan’s SoftBank has entered India’s solar energy sector in a venture with Bharti Enterprises of New Delhi and Foxconn...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      June 18, 2015

      Presser with Pepper

      SoftBank‘s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan. Japan’s SoftBank Corp...

    13. June 18, 2015

      SoftBank’s Pepper robot gets helping hand from Foxconn and Alibaba

      SoftBank, the tech group founded by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, is forming a robotics venture with ecommerce...

    14. June 17, 2015

      SoftBank: Placed on hold

      When Masayoshi Son, the Japanese telecoms billionaire, stormed into the US in 2013 by snapping up a controlling stake...

    15. June 3, 2015

      SoftBank pours $1bn into South Korean etailer

      SoftBank is ploughing $1bn into Coupang, a South Korean online retail group, as the Japanese group continues its...

    16. June 1, 2015

      SoftBank raises stake in ‘Clash of Clans’ developer Supercell

      SoftBank has signalled its confidence in the fast-growing market for mobile games by acquiring an additional stake in...

    17. May 27, 2015

      Apple’s core business ensures fortunes rise

      The world’s top technology brands, headed by Apple, extended their influence yet more deeply into consumers’ lives as...

    18. May 20, 2015

      Yahoo moves to soothe investors over Alibaba tax fears

      Yahoo has sought to calm investors after fears that the internet company could be forced to pay tax on the spin-off of...

    19. May 15, 2015

      Nikesh Arora: Tough player at SoftBank

      Sitting in a conference room seven years ago, Masayoshi Son was immediately drawn to the sharp-minded executive across...

    20. May 14, 2015

      Indian start-up co-founder gives away $25m of shares

      A week after slamming his Housing.com investors as “intellectually incapable” in a hastily withdrawn resignation...

    21. May 11, 2015

      Earnings guidance: planning and pretence

      “Currently it is difficult to provide forecasts . . . due to a large number of uncertain factors.” New targets will...

    22. May 11, 2015

      SoftBank picks Arora to drive ‘second phase’ of growth

      For three decades, it was Masayoshi Son who came up with the “crazy ideas” and made huge, high-risk investments that...

    23. May 8, 2015

      Week in Review, May 9

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. UBS cheers investors with striking...

    24. May 7, 2015

      Banjo latest California start-up to attract big funding round

      Banjo became the third Silicon Valley company to announce a substantial private financing round on Wednesday, as the...

    25. May 6, 2015

      SoftBank averts implosion at Indian start-up

      SoftBank of Japan looks to have averted the first dotcom implosion of India’s new internet boom by persuading the...

    26. May 5, 2015

      Sprint loses lucrative mobile phone customers

      Sprint continued to lose the most lucrative mobile phone customers and burnt through cash in its latest quarter, as the...

    27. April 9, 2015

      Ola Cabs raises fresh funds as it seeks to outrun Uber

      Ola Cabs, India’s most popular internet taxi app by users, has won fresh funding to accelerate its race against US...

    28. April 3, 2015

      Jay Z sees Tidal as leading artists’ fight against the techies

      The gathering of some of the world’s top musical talent by hip-hop star Jay Z this week was on a scale unseen since...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      February 19, 2015

      Paul Bulcke meets Pepper the robot

      Nestle Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke interacts with a robot named “Pepper” after the full year 2014 results...

    30. February 15, 2015

      Alibaba and Tencent taxi-hailing apps to merge

      Chinese internet groups Alibaba and Tencent have put aside fierce rivalry to merge their popular taxi-hailing...

    31. February 10, 2015

      SoftBank & Sprint: analyst’s nightmare

      “I wanted to write down the assets; the accountants wouldn’t let me.” Coming from most executives it would sound rich....

    32. February 10, 2015

      SoftBank struggles with burden of Sprint

      SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son again highlighted a “long and agonising battle” to turn round Sprint, as the...

    33. February 5, 2015

      Sprint starts to stem loss of subscribers

      Sprint, the third-largest US wireless carrier, posted a quarterly loss of $2.4bn in the final three months of last...

    34. January 22, 2015

      DreamWorks cuts quarter of workforce in restructuring

      DreamWorks Animation is laying off almost a quarter of its workforce as part of a restructuring of its animated film...

    35. January 15, 2015

      SoftBank invests in Chinese taxi app

      The battle for Chinese passengers intensified after Alibaba-backed taxi-hailing app Kuaidi Dache raised roughly $600m...

    36. December 30, 2014

      Restructuring costs weigh down Japan Inc

      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe promised further economic stimulus measures after winning a new four-year term this...

    37. December 8, 2014

      Mizuho Financial Group focuses on lending beyond Japan blue-chips

      The president of Mizuho Financial Group has vowed to do more lending outside Japan, anticipating higher margins and...

    38. December 4, 2014

      SoftBank aims to be goose that lays golden eggs

      SoftBank and its ‘golden goose’ Investors watching SoftBank’s latest earnings presentation for news of its Sprint...

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