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Softbank buys into Sinch
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 11:28

Softbank buys into Sinch


Takes ten percent of the Swedish cloud provider

Softbank-owned SB Management has bought a 10.1 percent stake in Swedish cloud computing services provider Sinch, acquiring stakes from some major shareholders and participating in a directed share issue.

Softbank wants to flog robot maker to Hyundai
Published in IoT
Thursday, 12 November 2020 12:57

Softbank wants to flog robot maker to Hyundai


Not really sure what to do with it

SoftBank is in talks to sell robot maker Boston Dynamics to Hyundai.

SoftBank needs to sell ARM because it over invested
Published in PC Hardware


An Nvidia sale will stuff everything up

Co-founder and ex-president of ARM Holdings, Tudor Brown says that SoftBank's projected sale of the chip company to Nvidia is the result of a bungled business strategy that saw the fund throw too much money at ARM and prioritize the wrong business areas.

UK should buy ARM
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 10 August 2020 12:13

UK should buy ARM


That is what Brexit was all about not the NHS

With SoftBank's Masayoshi Son trying to sell ARM, a columnist for the Observer newspaper claims that the UK company was  "a kind of public-interest commercial company” which its government should buy.

Nvidia considers buying ARM
Published in News
Friday, 24 July 2020 11:06

Nvidia considers buying ARM


Softbank wants to offload it and Apple is not interested

The dark satanic rumour mill suggests that Nvidia is considering buying ARM from Softbank in one of the biggest ever semiconductor deals.

Intel takes on SoftBank
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 10:21

Intel takes on SoftBank


Anti-trust

Intel has filed an antitrust lawsuit against a SoftBank investment company alleging the firm stockpiled patents to hold up technology companies with numerous lawsuits.

Softbank dumps Nvidia share
Published in News
Friday, 08 February 2019 10:49

Softbank dumps Nvidia share


Does it know something?

The graphics chipmaker named after a Roman vengeance daemon received a kick in its GPU from one of its key investors, Softbank. 

Snapdragon 855 to marry X50
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 12:01

Snapdragon 855 to marry X50


Softbank spills the beans

None other than Softbank leaked the fact that Snapdragon 855, a chipset that will power the Galaxy S10 and other top Android phones in 2019 which will come with Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem.

Softbank offers Uber 30 percent less
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:01

Softbank offers Uber 30 percent less


You are getting too problematic

Softbank is offering to purchase shares of Uber at a valuation of $48 billion – a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion.

Softbank-ARM deal under attack
Published in News
Monday, 27 November 2017 22:39

Softbank-ARM deal under attack


Cost an arm and a leg

A major investor in technology in the UK has lashed out against the sale of ARM to Softbank last year.