Crypto analysis firm Elliptic raises $60 million, SoftBank invests

Cryptocurrency intelligence company Elliptic revealed Monday that the company raised $60 million in a Series C financing round from a multitude of strategic investors, including SoftBank, to expedite its blockchain research and development (R&D). The panel of investors included financial service company, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, in addition to numerous investors welcoming crypto and similar […]

DT closes Softbank deal as it eyes up U.S. telecoms market

In a labyrinthine deal of swapping, selling, and buying shares, Japanese conglomerate Softbank Group Corp. dropped the curtain on what could be a crowned deal, as it plans to own segments of Deutsche Telecom by selling units of its T-Mobile U.S. Inc. shares to the German telco. Deutsche Telekom (DT) has finally revealed plans to […]

Softbank’s delisting of U.S. Big Tech Giants

Softbank dropped $5 billion worth of publicly listed shares through its SB NorthStar trading unit of four tech giants during its first quarter, the Japanese conglomerate revealed in a financial report released on Tuesday. Back in 2020, the Tokyo-based multinational company vastly invested in social networking platform Facebook, Google’s parent company Alphabet, popular streaming service […]

Uber shares drop as Softbank plans to sell 45 million in stakes

Uber shares tumbled on Wednesday with more than 4.5 percent in extended trading, following a report stating that SoftBank is selling around $2 billion worth of shares, in a definitive attempt to recover from lost bets on Didi and other investments. Japanese telecommunications and technology multinational conglomerate Softbank is selling a whopping 44 million shares […]

Former SoftBank employee leaks 5G secrets to rivals

A former SoftBank Corp. employee has been arrested under the suspicion of illegally sharing 5G trade secrets with new employer, Rakuten Mobile, before the former was planning to launch their very own mobile network. Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested Kuniaki Aiba who allegedly leaked classified company information, breaching the Unfair Competition Prevention Law as well […]

Japan's SoftBank back in the black as investments improve

Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Monday it restored its profitability in the last quarter as its investments improved in value. The Tokyo-based company reported a 627 billion yen, or about $6.1 billion, profit in July-September, compared with a loss of 700 billion yen in the same quarter of 2019. SoftBank said its quarterly […]

SoftBank racks up losses as Vision Fund investments plunge

>By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. racked up a loss of 961.6 billion yen ($9 billion) for the fiscal year through March, on red ink related to its Vision Fund investments including troubled office space-sharing venture WeWork. SoftBank, founded in 1981, said Monday the drop in […]