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Instana raises $30M for its application performance monitoring service

Instana, an application performance monitoring (APM) service with a focus on modern containerized services, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series C funding round. The round was led b

SoftBank’s self-driving bus project pulls in $4.6M to push for 2020 commercialization

SoftBank is doubling down on its self-driving bus project in Japan. SB Drive, an entity created last year to develop autonomous vehicle technology for public transport, just got a cash windfall afte

Marissa Mayer resigning from Yahoo board as remaining company renames itself Altaba

Despite hiccups, Yahoo’s planned sale to Verizon appears to be moving forward — but some portions of the company will be left behind and renamed Altaba Inc. Yahoo is hanging on to its 15 perc

Yahoo Japan Bids To Buy Travel Booking Site Ikyu For Around $830M

Yahoo Japan, the joint venture between SoftBank and Yahoo, has launched a bid to buy Ikyu, a popular online travel and restaurant reservation platform in Japan, for around $830 million.

You’ll Never Believe Who BuzzFeed Japan Just Hired

Actually, you will. Experienced journalist Daisuke Furuta, who spent more than ten years at one of Japan’s leading daily newspapers, is joining BuzzFeed Japan as its founding editor. In a statement,

Yahoo Japan Invests In Monk’s Hill Ventures’ Fund For Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia-based VC firm Monk's Hill Ventures has welcomed a big name investor to its list of LPs after Yahoo Japan, the internet portal and $24 billion valued joint venture between Yahoo and Soft

Nikesh Arora Will Take Over From SoftBank CEO As Chairman Of Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Calls In Advisors To Weigh The Future Of Its 35.5%, $9B Stake In Yahoo Japan

During a video stream discussing Yahoo’s Q1 earnings today, CEO Marissa Mayer noted that Yahoo has closed down 17 offices since she joined the company as part of a wider efficiency strategy. A

After Alibaba’s IPO, Yahoo Japan Rethinks Its $3.2BN eAccess Acquisition

Yahoo Japan has dropped a planned acquisition of telco eAccess from Softbank that was due to be worth $3.2 billion (324 billion yen) to the Japanese wireless provider.

Yahoo Japan Buys Japanese Telco eAccess From Softbank For $3.2BN

Yahoo Japan is to buy Japanese telco eAccess from wireless provider Softbank in a deal worth $3.2 billion (324 billion yen), it said today. Softbank itself acquired eAccess back in October 2012, in

Yahoo! Japan Injects $20M Into Softbank Capital’s Early-Stage Technology Fund ’10

Today <a target="_blank" href="">SoftBank Capital</a>, the NY-based venture arm of Japan's largest wireless provider Softbank Corp., ha

Japan To Get Android-Based “Yahoo Phone” Next Month

Japan gets an Android-based <a href="">"Yahoo Phone"</a> [JP]: what may sound weird at first is actually not that surprising a news item,

Twitter Announces 'Strategic Alliance' With Yahoo Japan

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Is Yahoo Getting Close to Selling Its Lucrative Yahoo Japan Shares?

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Yahoo Japan To Use Google Search (And Not Bing) In The Future

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Cross-Border Ecommerce Ventures Formed By Taobao And Yahoo! JAPAN Take Off

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Yahoo Japan And China's Taobao Announce Cross-Border E-Commerce Tie-Up

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Yahoo Japan plans to scan passersbys, put up personalized content on billboards

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Why Yahoo Japan Is Worth Nearly As Much As Yahoo

Yahoo’s stake in Yahoo Japan is often cited as one of its most valuable assets, and indeed Yahoo is considering selling it as a quick fix to appease angry shareholders in the U.S. While Yahoo se