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Artificial Intelligence
SoftBank introduces an AI-powered floor cleaning robot
Last month
SoftBank Robotics says the robot requires low maintenance and is easily monitored by operators through an interactive fleet management system.
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'Regulatory challenges' kill NVIDIA's Arm acquisition deal
February 2022
The deal's off but NVIDIA still loses $1.25 billion, which Arm owner SoftBank Group will treat as profit in Q4.
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Hyundai Group buys Boston Dynamics as SoftBank faces mass layoffs
July 2021
SoftBank purchased Boston Dynamics from Alphabet in 2017, also for an undisclosed amount. Four years later, Boston Dynamics has been sold again.
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Lack in data skills creating greater challenges at work - report
July 2020
Employees could do better at their jobs if they were more data literate, according to new research. 
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Cohesity announces $250 million funding, doubles valuation to US$2.5 billion
April 2020
"The funding recognises the traction Cohesity is seeing in the market as a disruptive, software-defined data management company."
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Alibaba Cloud forms three-way strategic alliance
May 2019
Alibaba Cloud has unveiled its latest partnership, in the form of a strategic alliance with WeWork and SoftBank Telecom China, in a move to support its global business expansion into China.
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Cohesity and Softbank partner to offer data services in Japan
March 2019
The joint venture asserts it will enable Japanese enterprises to back up, store, manage and derive insights from all of their secondary data and applications.
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Managed security services
Singtel, SoftBank amongst four major telcos in new cybersecurity alliance
April 2018
Singtel, SoftBank,Etisalat, and Telefónica have banded together to create one of the world’s biggest cybersecurity alliances.
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Security experts demonstrate that ransomware attacks on robots are possible
March 2018
“Possible malicious behavior on an infected robot includes complete interruptions in service, the use of curse words, even doing violent movements."
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Network Infrastructure
SoftBank and NEC offer new business-oriented mobile network service
August 2017
It can be used at locations where optical fiber lines are not provided or as an alternative to metal-wired lines such as DSL or digital access.
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Simon Segars, CEO of Arm, joins SoftBank Group Board of Directors
June 2017
Segars’ appointment follows SoftBank’s acquisition of Arm Holdings for US$32 billion in September 2016.
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Cloud Security
SoftBank invests $16.9 million in cloud security provider Dome9
April 2017
Japanese internet and telecommunications provider SoftBank has provides $16.5 million in Series C funding to security provider Dome9.
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Alibaba Cloud's four new data centers a 'major milestone' in global expansion
November 2016
Alibaba Cloud will be opening four new data centers in Japan, Australia, the Middle East & Europe, saying it's a 'major milestone' for the company.
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AppDirect & SoftBank launch new portal for cloud resellers in Japan
September 2016
"we’re excited to extend our reach to millions of Japanese businesses through its wide network of resellers."
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Western Digital
SoftBank says goodbye to HDD & hello to Western Digital's all-flash storage
August 2016
SoftBank Corp has taken Western Digital's InfiniFlash technology to the core of its software-defined storage and has ditched the HDD/SSD approach.
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SoftBank to buy Britain’s ARM in multi billion dollar deal
July 2016
Multiple vendors, such as Applied Micro, AMD, and Cavium, have built processors for servers and other data center gear using ARM’s architecture.
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Alibaba and SoftBank partnership to boost cloud services in Japan
May 2016
Alibaba Group and SoftBank have commenced a joint venture to launch SB Cloud Corporation in Japan, bringing cloud services to the region.