Toyota Motor Corporation and SoftBank Corporation have agreed to form a strategic partnership to facilitate the creation of new mobility services, and plan to establish a joint venture company, Monet Technologies Corporation, before the end of the 2018 fiscal year (April 2019).
The recently announced merger between US mobile operator rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in an all-stock transaction valued at US$26.5 billion (€22.33 billion) will be no slam dunk, according to data and analytics company, GlobalData.
DEEPCORE Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., announced the launch of its AI-focused incubation business for students, researchers and entrepreneurs in Japan. Through this business, DEEPCORE will develop young and talented entrepreneurs in the AI field,
Sequans Communications S.A. announced that it has established a technology collaboration with SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and Japan’s leading mobile operator, to accelerate the deployment of LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies in Japan.
Sprint has named the seasoned Internet of Things (IoT) executive Ivo Rook to the newly created position of senior vice president of IoT. Rook will lead and build Sprint’s IoT business and will be a strategic adviser to Sprint and Softbank. He will join Sprint on January 1, 2018.
Exponential progress in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, fuelled by the combination of cloud, big data and new algorithms, is transforming the retail industry.
HWTrek (Hardware Trek), the global open innovation and collaboration platform for hardware creation, has announced an update to its platform that adds cloud-based collaboration features.
Qualcomm, the smartphone chipmaker, has acquired NXP Semiconductors for US$47 billion in the largest semiconductor acquisition of all time, says Yiru Zhong, senior industry analyst, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan. (Also see: Qualcomm focuses on IoT as it agrees to buy chipset maker NXP Semiconductors for US$47bn.)
The news that Softbank, one of Japan’s leading telecoms operators, has made a move to acquire ARM, one of the strongest technology companies to come out of Britain has shaken the world and come as a bit of a surprise.
New data from Juniper Research has forecast that over 1 in 10 American households will own a consumer robot by the end of the decade, up from under 1 in 25 this year. At this early stage in the market, shipments are expected to be dominated by so-called ‘task’ oriented robots assigned to take over household chores, such as lawn mowing or vacuum cleaning.
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