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SoftBank’s robot Pepper to be Rolled Out in Taiwan

SoftBank Corp’ human-like robot Pepper will be rolled out in Taiwan later this year with about 100 rented units making their appearance in some banks and Carrefour SA shops on the island. Taiwan is set to become one of the first markets outside of Japan to launch Pepper, a key plank in SoftBank founder Masayoshi […]

Verizon $4.8 Billion Deal for Yahoo’s Internet Business

Verizon, seeking to bolster its meager digital content for consumers, announced on Monday that it was acquiring Yahoo’s core internet business for $4.83 billion in cash. “The acquisition of Yahoo will put Verizon in a highly competitive position as a top global mobile media company and help accelerate our revenue stream in digital advertising,” Lowell […]

Apple Stores Are Finally Coming to Taiwan

Apple is planning to open its first Apple Store in Taiwan, a move that comes after the U.S. technology giant raised $1.38 billion in a bond offering last month on the island that is home to many companies in its supply chain. Apple was seeking “a leader for personnel training plans for the Taiwan Apple […]

Verizon Closing in on a Yahoo Purchase for $5 Billion

Verizon is closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo’s core business for about $5 billion. The telco giant has long been considered the favorite to buy Yahoo’s internet assets, which it wants to combine with AOL, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion. Part of Verizon’s pitch to Yahoo’s board is that it […]

Pandora Decline $3.4 Billion Liberty Acquisition Offer

Pandora’s board has turned down a take-over offer from Liberty Media. Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei approached the company with an offer of around $15 per share in recent months, which would equal around $3.4 billion. Pandora board members value the company at closer to $20 per share.

Nintendo Shares Jump 9.5% on Pokemon GO Phenomenon

Shares in Nintendo Co. jumped as much as 9.5% in early trade on Thursday, powered by ongoing hopes for its new Pokemon GO mobile game, which has become an instant hit after just over a week on the market in three countries. The augmented reality game, where players walk around real-life neighborhoods to hunt down […]

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