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Google's Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora leaving company

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:30

In a surprise move, Google's Chief Business Officer India-born Nikesh Arora, regarded as among the top lieutenants at the Internet search giant, is leaving the company after almost 10 years.

`Emotional` robot can be your salesman

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 23:57

Beware salespersons! An "emotional" robot designed to converse with shoppers has been brought to life.

Japan`s SoftBank unveils `family member` robot

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 19:46

Japan`s SoftBank today unveiled what it billed as an "emotional" humanoid robot that will entertain customers at the mobile carrier`s phone outlets -- and maybe become a member of their family.

Nikkei rises on slightly weaker yen; Yahoo Japan soars

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 13:00

TOKYO: Japan`s Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday, snapping a four-day losing streak supported by a slightly weakening yen, while Yahoo Japan Corp soared after dropping its plan to buy mobile network operator eAccess Ltd from SoftBank Corp.

Yahoo Japan shares surge after cancels $3.2 bn eAccess deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:24

Shares in Yahoo Japan surged in Tokyo on Tuesday morning after it cancelled plans to buy domestic telecom company eAccess from its parent SoftBank Corp. in a deal that was valued at about $3.2 billion.

Yahoo Japan cancels $3.2 bn plan to buy eAccess

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:51

Yahoo Japan said it had called off the merger after concluding it was more effective to operate the two firms independently.

Yahoo Japan says to buy eAccess from SoftBank for $3.2 billion

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 14:29

SoftBank, which owns about 42.5 percent in Yahoo Japan, said in a separate statement that it would book a special gain of 55.7 billion yen for the fiscal year ending March 2015.

Line Corp received no stake purchase offer from SoftBank

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:00

Line COO Takeshi Idezawa also told a new product briefing that Line users in the United States and Europe had increased since last week`s news of Facebook Inc`s USD 19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp.

Bharti SoftBank forays into mobile gaming, launches two games

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 17:53

Bharti SoftBank (BSB), a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japan-based SoftBank, forayed into mobile gaming with launch of Tiny Mogul Games and is targetting an overall user base of more than a million by this year-end.

Airtel conducts trials for providing low-cost 3G services

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 15:40

Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it along with SoftBank Mobile has successfully conducted field trial of a technology that provides cost-efficient 3G phone services using a communications satellite as a transmission line.

Airtel's 'hike' app crosses 5 million users

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 18:54

Bharti SoftBank (BSB) is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and mobile communication and broadband services firm Softbank.

Quick Heal ties up with SoftBank for anti-virus technology

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 15:47

Leading IT security solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies said it has tied up with Japanese mobile operator SoftBank Mobile Corp to provide anti-virus software to mobile phones.