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SoftBank introduces an AI-powered floor cleaning robot
Fri 16 Sep 2022
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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
Thu 10 Feb 2022
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metaverse
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nvidia
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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
Thu 1 Jul 2021
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robotics
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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
Tue 7 Jul 2020
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bi
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data analytics
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martech
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
Fri 17 Apr 2020
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cisco
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hpe
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"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
Fri 31 May 2019
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cloud
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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
Thu 21 Mar 2019
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bi
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big data
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storage
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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Singtel, SoftBank amongst four major telcos in new cybersecurity alliance
Fri 13 Apr 2018
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managed security services
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singtel
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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
Tue 13 Mar 2018
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
“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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SoftBank and NEC offer new business-oriented mobile network service
Wed 9 Aug 2017
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uc
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network infrastructure
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network management
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
Mon 26 Jun 2017
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telecommunications
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Segars’ appointment follows SoftBank’s acquisition of Arm Holdings for US$32 billion in September 2016.
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SoftBank invests $16.9 million in cloud security provider Dome9
Fri 21 Apr 2017
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cloud security
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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
Wed 23 Nov 2016
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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
Tue 27 Sep 2016
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cloud
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"we’re excited to extend our reach to millions of Japanese businesses through its wide network of resellers."
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SoftBank says goodbye to HDD & hello to Western Digital's all-flash storage
Fri 26 Aug 2016
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storage
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western digital
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flash storage
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
Tue 19 Jul 2016
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arm
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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
Fri 20 May 2016
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cloud
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Alibaba Group and SoftBank have commenced a joint venture to launch SB Cloud Corporation in Japan, bringing cloud services to the region.
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