Masayoshi Son

Saudi corruption crackdown alarms foreign investors

Simeon Kerr in Dubai<p>As they mingled with Saudi Arabia’s business and political elite at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh last month, the world’s top …

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

The investor with a $122 billion war chest, and 300-year vision for spending it

A $US10 billion ($13.1 billion) investment into Uber has been the talk of Silicon Valley this week. But as exciting as Uber can be, it's the man who …

Business (Australia)

Saudi Crackdown Chills Bankers Tending Kingdom's Riches

In London, New York, Zurich and beyond, the answer from international bankers is the same: we don’t want to talk about the Saudis and their …

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

SoftBank Said to Plan Up to $25 Billion in Saudi Investments

SoftBank Group Corp. plans to invest as much as $25 billion in Saudi Arabia over the next three to four years as the Japanese company run by …

OECD

An Upstart Saudi Prince Threw a Tantrum Felt Around the World

What ails the royal court of Saudi Arabia? The Crown Prince—Mohammed Bin Salman—has arrested 11 rich and powerful princes and about 200 businessmen. …

Liberal View

Why Softbank Is Targeting Uber

<b>Softbank</b> (9984.JP) confirmed on Tuesday that it has come to a basic agreement to make a future investment in taxi-hailing giant Uber.<p>The Japanese …

Uber

Softbank weighs up $10 bln investment in Uber

FIRST AIRED: November 14, 2017<p>Nice work! Enjoy the show!<p>You’re busy. We get it.<p>Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.<p>Unsubscribe …

Uber

Uber is raising the saddest $10 billion in funding ever

Uber is still a shiny unicorn per Silicon Valley standards, but the ride-hailing giant is nowhere near as magical as it used to be.<p>The latest …

Uber

A Multibillion-Dollar Bet on One Question: Who Owns the Future of the Automobile?

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son bets he can build a global network from stakes in often-fierce competitors<p>SoftBank Group Corp.’s bid to take a stake of as much as $10 billion in Uber Technologies Inc. is a high-stakes bet on the future of the car industry.<p>SoftBank’s billionaire founder, Masayoshi …

Recode Daily: Uber and SoftBank say ‘Let’s make a $10 billion deal’

Plus, Wish puts its logo on the Lakers, Vanity Fair may have a new editor, and you can actually have breakfast at Tiffany.<p><b>Uber and SoftBank have struck a long-anticipated deal in which the Japanese conglomerate will buy up to $10 billion of the ride-hailing giant.</b> The agreement was in place over …

Donald Trump

Uber confirms $10 billion Softbank deal

<i>Uber confirms $10 billion deal with SoftBank and a consortium of investors. With SoftBank a part of Uber, how will this affect dynamics closer home?</i> …

Uber

SoftBank is on the verge of investing $10 billion in Uber

Uber has agreed to receive an investment led by Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank, bringing months-long negotiations closer to their end. The deal, should it close, will help the ride-hailing giant turn a new leaf after a tumultuous year that saw the downfall of its founder Travis Kalanick, who …

Uber

Uber moves forward with massive SoftBank investment

Uber has raised billions in capital since its founding, but a new investment deal could be its most crucial yet -- and also its most complicated.<p>The ride-hailing startup said Sunday that it has reached an agreement for what could be a massive investment from SoftBank (SFTBF), the Japanese …

Uber

Charter’s CEO butts heads with biggest shareholder

There’s a battle raging inside Charter Communications, and the outcome could decide whether the cable giant continues its acquisition spree — or gets …

Time Warner

What we can learn from the Warren Buffett of the web

Softbank’s founder and chief executive Masayoshi Son, or “Masa” as he is known outside Japan, has often been called “the Bill Gates of Japan”. Today, …

Warren Buffett

SoftBank agrees to invest billions in Uber

The deal could see SoftBank owning 14% of the company’s shares<p>A consortium led by Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank and San Francisco investment group …

Uber

VC firm, Uber ex-CEO put lawsuit on hold so investment deal can go ahead | Ars Technica

New cash influx "is a strong vote of confidence" in company's potential, Uber says.<p>On Sunday, Uber’s board of directors formalized a new arrangement …

Uber

Uber signs $10B investment agreement with Japan's SoftBank

Uber Technologies Inc. and SoftBank Group Corp. have come to an agreement that will see the Japanese telco giant invest a whopping $10 billion in the …

Uber

Hail Masayoshi Son, Fearless Unicorn Veterinarian - Bloomberg Gadfly

A week ago, SoftBank Group Corp.'s Masayoshi Son was talking about walking away from his planned Uber investment.<p>Son said he may instead invest in …

Business

Colossal SoftBank fund could shake up tech world

Japan-based SoftBank is sending tremors through the tech world with a massive new venture capital fund for investing in startups that's expected to …

Venture Capital

SoftBank is buying a chunk of Uber. Here's what that means

Uber said Sunday that it has struck a deal in which an investor group led in part by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank could buy a stake in the ride-hailing giant.<p>The deal could be worth as much as $10 billion and would include changes to Uber’s corporate governance, according to a person with …

Uber

Uber board truce paves way for SoftBank investment that could be worth $10 billion

Uber Technologies Inc.’s warring board members have struck a peace deal which allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp. to …

Uber

A look at Trump's business associates across Asia

President Donald Trump has temporarily put his sons in charge of his company, but the Trump Organization still does business abroad. That has prompted questions about whether that might influence Trump's official decisions.<p>A look at some of his business partners and contacts in Asia, where he is …

Donald Trump

Uber reveals plans for IPO in 2019

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has given a timeline for going public, showing confidence in SoftBank deal<p>Uber has revealed it's planning to go public in …

Uber

'Running a Startup is One of the Most Simplest Things a Person Can Do' - Saket Modi, Lucideus

Focus shouldn’t be on it, instead it should be on solving a real problem in the best possible manner using all that’s available as resources, and …

Entrepreneurship

Uber’s new CEO gave a master class on how to manage an ousted predecessor

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi isn’t afraid to set boundaries.<p>“What I told Travis very early on is that any new CEO needs space, and needs distance from the old CEO,” Khosrowshahi said at today’s DealBook Conference in New York, referring to Uber cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick. “You’ve got to …

Uber

WeChat Owner Tencent Expanding Way Beyond China With Western Investments

<i>This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>The prominence of Chinese technology …

Tech Industry

Sprint CEO talks openly about T-Mobile merger, says company didn’t want to ‘relinquish control’

The potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobile ultimately didn’t happen because of a disagreement over control.<p>That’s what Sprint CEO Marcelo …

Science

SoftBank investments have kept Amazon at bay: Masayoshi Son

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. According to the Japanese investment firm, Flipkart has a 60% share in India’s e-commerce market, while Paytm commands a …

Business (India)

Sprint to accelerate network investment, CEO says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp (N:S) will accelerate investment in its network as it plots a future as a standalone company, its chief executive …

Wireless