Pepper - SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot - will no longer be produced according to a report. Launched back in 2014, Pepper has seen weak demand which is why the company has decided to move past it.
Qualcomm has announced that it is partnering with over 35 companies worldwide to drive the growth of 5G mmWave, which will potentially allow users to download a 120-minute 4K UHD movie in 27 seconds.
Nvidia has announced that it is purchasing UK chipset designer Arm from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank in a deal valued at a whopping $40 billion. The transaction will be finalized in 18 months.
SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate company, has confirmed that it's seeking a sale or float for chipset designer Arm. It has been reported that Nvidia is interested in acquiring the business.
A new report suggests that California-based GPU maker, Nvidia, is interested in the acquisition of Arm Holding from SoftBank. Nvidia reportedly has approached SoftBank, but nothing is concrete yet.
A report claims that Arm has increased the licensing fees by as much as four times in recent negotiations with its existing customers. The price hike could force many companies to look elsewhere.
SoftBank is mulling the partial or full sale of Arm Holdings to raise cash. The review is in its early stages but is being advised by Goldman Sachs and the plan is to sell up to $41 billion in assets.
As per an announcement made today, SoftBank-owned Yahoo! Japan - now known as Z Holdings Corporation - will soon be merged with LINE Corp., a subsidiary of NAVER, to form a new joint company.
Boston Dynamics has announced that it is going to sell and lease its robot dog, Spot. The firm only has a limited number so it wants customers who have interesting usage applications for Spot.
SoftBank's Vision Fund is believed to be preparing to invest as much as $1.5 billion in Singapore-based ride-hailing giant Grab as part of a broader effort to inject cash into Asian tech startups.
A new report claims SoftBank is planning to drop Huawei-built hardware from its 4G network and switch to Nokia and Ericsson products over the next few years. This follows Japan's ban on Chinese tech.
SoftBank reportedly wants to invest $500 million in Grab as part of the ride-hailing firm's latest funding that seeks to raise $1 billion. The deal is supposed to be finalized in a few weeks.
Light says the investment will allow the company to introduce its camera tech to other applications beyond smartphones such as security, robotics, automotive, aerial imaging, and more.
Baidu, China's Google, is set to launch a 14-seater bus in Chinese and Japanese cities. The Apolong was built by Baidu and bus-maker King Long and runs the open source Apollo software.
According to some sources, talks are in progress between Uber's Indian branch and its local competitor Ola Cabs, after a merger was called for by SoftBank, an investor common to both companies.
Looking towards the neural network and machine learning market, Arm has announced a new platform composed of two IP cores. Codenamed Project Trillium, it's set for an early preview in April.
SoftBank and a coalition of other companies looking to buy shares in Uber in exchange for a multi-billion dollar investment, are looking to buy shares on the cheap at around $33 each.
It's quite a challenge to balance a two-legged robot so it can stay still or walk properly but not only can Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot, Atlas, walk or jump but it can now also perform backflips.
Uber and SoftBank look to be on the verge of penning an investment deal. SoftBank is looking to invest up to $9 billion in the ride hailing firm. SoftBank said that no agreement has been made yet.
Sharp debuted a new handset that looks quite familiar. The Aquos R Compact features a 4.9-inch display with a refresh rate of 120hz. The smartphone will also come with Android 8.0 Oreo.
The board of Uber held their meeting yesterday to talk about the future of the company. Uber is now closer to taking a huge investment from SoftBank, and Kalanick's potential manoeuvres are lessened.
The fight between ex-Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, and the board is continuing. On Tuesday, the board will seek to limit the power Kalanick has by removing his allies on the board and ending supervoting.
The third and fourth place cellular companies are again in negotiations to join forces to compete with Verizon and AT&T, and while talks appear serious, neither has gotten to the due diligence phase.
The robot manufactured by SoftBank has been given a small set of priest's robes, a tablet with which to chant its sutras from, and it apparently does everything needed to conduct a Buddhist funeral.
Japanese multinational SoftBank will be acquiring Alphabet's Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT robotics divisions. As of now, the terms of the agreement between Alphabet and SoftBank have not been disclosed.
SoftBank is continuing its efforts to become the largest investor in technology over the next decade. After acquiring ARM Holdings last year, it's believed to have taken a $4bn stake in Nvidia.
When Verizon completes its acquisition of Yahoo later this year, the plan is to merge the organization with AOL to create a new company called Oath. Will the Yahoo brand live on elsewhere?
Coinciding with the results of its parent company, SoftBank, ARM Holdings has posted its first post-acquisition quarterly results with strong performance partially supported by a fall in the pound.
Five years after confirming its plans to launch a Windows phone, Lenovo's new Windows 10 Mobile handset will finally go on sale on November 11 - and it bears a striking similarity to a Coship device.
After announcing its planned acquisition of UK chip designer ARM in July, Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank has now completed the deal - the biggest in the British tech sector so far.
ARM Holdings - whose processor designs are used in phones, tablets, notebooks, wearables, networking equipment, and many other devices - is to be acquired by SoftBank, in a deal worth £24.3bn ($32bn).
Lenovo said in 2011 that it would launch a Windows phone. Microsoft announced the same in 2014, and again in 2015. Now, Lenovo has finally launched its first Windows handset, exclusively in Japan.
Partnering with a robotics subsidary of Softbank, Nestlé Japan is rolling out a humanoid robot named Pepper in Japanese home appliance stores to sell Nestlé's coffee machines.
Multiple sources have stated that Sprint will soon offer Sony's Xperia range as part of its handset line-up for the first time, with the new Xperia Z3 flagship expected to join the carrier at launch.
The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is said to have been agreed, and the new combined carrier will apparently be named SoftBank USA, with brands including Virgin Mobile and MetroPCS being scrapped.
Today, Softbank and Aldebaran Robotics debuted a robot that will be able to understand human emotions. Softbank intends to sell the units sometime in 2015 with an expected price of $2000 USD.
The satellite TV provider Dish Network has proposed a merger with Sprint, several months after the nation's third largest wireless carrier agreed to a 70 percent takeover by Softbank.
Sprint has confirmed previous rumors that 70 percent of the wireless carrier will be acquired by Japanese company Softbank for a total amount of over $20 billion in new and existing shares.