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
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, 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.
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,
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
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
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 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
Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/softbank-capital">SoftBank Capital</a>, the NY-based venture arm of Japan's largest wireless provider Softbank Corp., ha
Japan gets an Android-based <a href="http://www.softbankmobile.co.jp/ja/news/press/2011/20110818_05/">"Yahoo Phone"</a> [JP]: what may sound weird at first is actually not that surprising a news item,
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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