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    1. November 25, 2014

      News Corp snaps up $30m stake in Indian property website

      Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has acquired a minority stake in Indian property start-up PropTiger.com for $30m, marking the...

    2. November 13, 2014

      Hasbro in talks to acquire ‘Shrek’ studio DreamWorks Animation

      Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, in a deal that would unite the Hollywood studio that produced the Shrek and...

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    1. November 5, 2014

      Broker push helps Vodafone higher

      A push from its joint house broker helped lift Vodafone to a six-week high on Wednesday. UBS argued that Vodafone could...

    2. November 4, 2014

      SoftBank: look on my works, ye mighty

      Not every person can boast a 12-hour battery life and an ability to read emotions. So there must be a place in life for...

    3. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, this may well be the last Lunch Wrap you’ll receive as from tomorrow, tech mishaps notwithstanding,...

    4. November 4, 2014

      SoftBank issues profit warning

      Problems at Sprint forced SoftBank, the Japanese owner of the US wireless network, to erase Y100bn ($879m), or 11 per cent,...

    5. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * China’s ‘new normal’ for consumption | Multinationals and official retail data tell a different story *...

    6. October 28, 2014

      SoftBank invests in Indian ecommerce

      Japan’s SoftBank plans to invest more than $800m in Indian technology and communications companies, adding to a slew of...

    7. October 26, 2014

      Xperia creative chief leaves Sony for SoftBank

      Japan’s SoftBank has poached a key member of Sony’s Xperia team to join the rapidly growing telecommunications group. The...

    8. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * US accuses allies of buying Isis oil | US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund...

    9. October 22, 2014

      SoftBank and Sequoia sink $100m in Indonesia web marketplace

      Leading tech investors SoftBank and Sequoia Capital have agreed to buy a $100m stake in Indonesian online marketplace...

    10. October 14, 2014

      SoftBank buys streaming video service DramaFever

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms company, is bulking up its digital content portfolio with the acquisition of DramaFever, a...

    11. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2014

      Alibaba shareholder disenfranchisement: worse than you think

      FT Alphaville presents this guest post by Donald Clarke, professor at George Washington University Law School. Alibaba...

    12. October 3, 2014

      SoftBank targets Hollywood with $250m Legendary deal

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms companies founded by billionaire Masayoshi Son, on Friday agreed to buy a stake in Legendary...

    13. September 29, 2014

      FedEx climbs on market share gain hopes

      US shipping behemoth FedEx climbed on Monday after brokerage Cowen & Company lifted its rating on the company on the view it...

    14. September 28, 2014

      SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation

      SoftBank is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, the company behind the Shrek and Kung Fu Panda films, in a deal that would...

    15. September 17, 2014

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son tops Japan rich list

      SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son has overtaken Tadashi Yanai, founder of Fast Retailing, to become Japan’s richest man,...

    16. September 16, 2014

      SoftBank: playing the market

      The rules of supply and demand are straightforward. Online marketplace Alibaba knows this. As founder Jack Ma and his team...

    17. September 12, 2014

      Wall Street soft as Fed meeting looms

      Friday 21:30 BST. Stock benchmarks fell, the dollar held near multi-month highs and bond yields nudged up as investors...

    18. August 20, 2014

      US may be a gamble too far for Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank

      Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of the telecommunications group SoftBank and perhaps Japan’s most successful example...

    19. August 8, 2014

      T-Mobile US’s Legere gives Sprint a run for its money

      John Legere, the provocative chief executive of T-Mobile US, is not the sort of man to be fazed by the failure of a mooted...

    20. August 8, 2014

      Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

      There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

    21. August 7, 2014

      FCC’s Tom Wheeler applauds collapse of T-Mobile-Sprint deal

      Tom Wheeler, US Federal Communications Commission chairman, wasted no time in welcoming the news of Sprint’s abandonment of...

    22. August 6, 2014

      T-Mobile tie-up plan falls foul of regulators

      Not for the first time, Deutsche Telekom has good reason to curse a US regulator determined to make sure the country has at...

    23. August 6, 2014

      SoftBank’s Son has his work cut out after rare defeat with Sprint

      When Masayoshi Son clashes with regulators, as the Japanese telecommunications billionaire often does, it is usually his...

    24. August 6, 2014

      Wall St steadies but nerves remain frayed

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US stocks steadied after the previous day’s sharp sell-off but there was evidence of heightened risk...

    25. August 5, 2014

      T-Mobile set to say no to Iliad’s $15bn offer

      Iliad’s $15bn offer for T-Mobile US is set to be rejected, as the American telecoms group’s shareholders – including...

    26. July 31, 2014

      Naver numbers disappoint amid Line IPO talk

      Naver, South Korea’s biggest internet company by sales, disappointed the market with its second-quarter results amid...

    27. July 20, 2014

      SoftBank: jogging with Sprint

      SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son is no stranger to grand ambition. A year ago this month he completed the acquisition...

    28. July 18, 2014

      Softbank’s Nikesh Arora coup highlights founder’s ambition

      SoftBank’s poaching of Nikesh Arora, head of business operations at Google, is a coup for the fast-expanding Japanese...

    29. July 17, 2014

      Google searches out new ad forms for sales jump

      New forms of product-related search advertising pushed Google’s net revenues up by 25 per cent during the second quarter,...

    30. July 1, 2014

      FTC claims T-Mobile USA made millions from bogus charges

      T-Mobile USA made hundreds of millions of dollars from “bogus charges” that customers never authorised, the US Federal Trade...

    31. June 16, 2014

      Alibaba reveals new board members as it eyes US listing

      Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba has named Michael Evans, a one-time candidate to succeed Lloyd Blankfein as chief...

    32. June 15, 2014

      Japan’s robot makers under threat

      You may not have heard of the companies that supplied them, but Japanese industrial robots probably helped to make some of...

    33. June 6, 2014

      Robots: rise of the machines

      Yes, a robot is going to steal your job. Luckily, another robot will be there to comfort you: Pepper, the childlike...

    34. June 5, 2014

      Master dealmaker tests US regulators with move for T-Mobile

      By his past rhetorical standards, Masayoshi Son’s lobbying of regulators to allow his US mobile group Sprint to acquire...

    35. June 5, 2014

      Robots with a human side offered up by Japan’s SoftBank

      Humanoid robots – cute, big-eyed and usually clad in pristine white plastic – are a favourite side business for Japanese...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      June 5, 2014

      Masayoshi Son greets Pepper the Robot

      Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg Billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank offers his hand to a...

    37. May 22, 2014

      Dish Network ponders options after AT&T deal for DirecTV

      When AT&T announced its $49bn agreed bid for DirecTV this week, the deal appeared to leave Dish Network and the company’s...

    38. May 19, 2014

      Yahoo Japan drops Y324bn plan to buy eAccess from SoftBank

      Shares in Yahoo Japan surged as much as 15 per cent after the company pulled out of a Y324bn ($3.2bn) deal to buy a mobile...

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