Articles about SoftBank Group

07 Dec 2021

New York City
Who is Vishal Garg, who fired 900 employees over Zoom?

Vishal Garg is all over the internet.

21 Jan 2021

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

Microsoft has jumped headlong into the driverless car space by investing $2 billion in Cruise. Microsoft's stake in General Motors' autonomous vehicle subsidiary takes its total valuation to an impressive $30 billion.

18 Jan 2021

Hike messaging service shuts down, leaves app stores

Indian messaging app Hike StickerChat has been shut down. The platform officially closed down today following a Twitter announcement by founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal on January 6.

19 Sep 2020

Soon, Boston Dynamics will announce new robots for logistics

Boston Dynamics, the SoftBank-owned company that has made headlines for its mind-boggling robots, is set to unveil new machines pretty soon.

14 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok US partners with Oracle, and more

Last night, multiple outlets reported that Chinese giant ByteDance has rejected Microsoft's purchase bid for TikTok and chosen Oracle as its 'technology partner' in the US.

04 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok India.

02 Sep 2020

Shashi Tharoor
Ed-tech start-up Unacademy raises $150 million, joins elite unicorn club

Bengaluru-based ed-tech start-up Unacademy has joined the elite unicorn club of India.

22 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.

17 Jun 2020

Tesla Model S
Boston Dynamics' robo-dog available at a whopping Rs. 57 lakh

Boston Dynamics' creepy 'Spot' robo-dog is set to become widely available.

05 Jun 2020

Mukesh Ambani
Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

11 May 2020

Singapore deploys 'robo-dog' to make sure people observe social distancing

The spread of COVID-19 has made human-to-human interaction a risky affair.

14 Apr 2020

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

A few months after acquiring UberEats, Zomato is looking to buy popular e-grocery start-up Grofers.

19 Feb 2020

Boston Dynamics
Boston Dynamics' robo-dog turns into a rickshaw puller

Boston Dynamics' Spot robo-dog has been in the news for plenty of reasons, be it teaming up with a bomb squad or working to detect leaks at an oil rig.

18 Feb 2020

Japan giving 2,000 iPhones to passengers stuck on coronavirus-hit ship

In a bid to help passengers stuck on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship, the government of Japan has resorted to distributing free iPhones.

03 Feb 2020

WeWork appoints real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as CEO

WeWork, the American start-up that provides shared workspaces, has appointed real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as its new CEO.

04 Jan 2020

Logistics start-up XpressBees raises $10 million from Alibaba

Pune-based XpressBees has raised $10 million in funding from existing investor Alibaba, according to regulatory filings of the company.

03 Jan 2020

Five successful Indian-origin CEOs in Silicon Valley to know about

Indians have been making a mark in the global tech space for many decades, playing an important role in the industry and contributing in various ways.

20 Dec 2019

Lenskart raises $231 million, enters the elite unicorn club

Lenskart, a Faridabad-based start-up providing a platform to buy eyewear online, has reportedly raised $231 million in a Series G round of funding led by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank.

13 Dec 2019

Paytm raises another $669.5 million from existing investors

Just a couple of weeks after raising a whopping $1 billion, One97 Communications, the parent of digital payments giant Paytm, has raised $669.5 million (roughly Rs. 4,724 crore) in another round of funding.

02 Dec 2019

Boston Dynamics' robo-dog joined a police bomb squad

Boston Dynamics' highly-capable (and scary) range of humanoids and robo-dogs have drawn a lot of attention lately.

27 Nov 2019

Logistics start-up BlackBuck raises Rs. 56 crore from Trifecta

BlackBuck, a Bengaluru-based logistics start-up, has raised Rs. 56 crore (approximately $7.83 million) in debt and equity round from venture debt firm, Trifecta Capital.

T-Mobile's John Legere could be WeWork's next CEO

From an imploded IPO to allegations of sexism, unprofessional culture and layoffs, WeWork has faced a lot of flak lately.

11 Nov 2019

Insurance aggregator Policybazaar raises $150 million from Tencent

Insurance aggregator company Policybazaar, which compares financial services from major insurance companies for instant purchases, has raised $150 million in a funding round led by Tencent Holdings Ltd.

16 Oct 2019

True Balance raises $23 million from Korean investors

Fintech start-up True Balance has received $23 million in Series C round of funding.

07 Oct 2019

OYO raising $1.5 billion from founder Ritesh Agarwal, SoftBank, others

In a major development, India's second most valuable start-up, OYO Hotels & Homes, has confirmed its plan to raise $1.5 billion in fresh funding.

26 Jul 2019

SoftBank just launched $108 billion megafund for AI development

In a major move, SoftBank Group has announced a humongous megafund for the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI).

08 Jun 2019

Soon, this 'robot-dog' from Boston Dynamics will go on sale

Boston Dynamics' robots can do some insane stuff, including things like backflips, parkour, even warehouse jobs.

01 May 2019

Reliance Jio to launch WeChat-like Super App with 100+ services

Reliance Jio is working to launch a Super App which will provide over 100 services under one platform, according to a Business Standard report.

17 Apr 2019

Boston Dynamics
Watch: Boston Dynamics' army of 'robo-dogs' hauls a real truck

SoftBank-owned robotics giant Boston Dynamics has long been showing off capabilities of its machines in some hilarious, sometimes even creepy, videos.

29 Mar 2019

This dino-like robot can do warehouse jobs better than you

From Atlas to SpotMini, Boston Dynamics' 'robotic children' are known to leave a mark with their impeccable skills.

05 Mar 2019

MIT's scary 'Mini Cheetah' robot can do backflips, resist kicks

In a major development, researchers at MIT have unveiled 'Mini Cheetah', a smaller counterpart of their four-legged Cheetah robot.

14 Jan 2019

Sachin Bansal
Ola reportedly receives funding from Sachin Bansal, nears $6bn valuation

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has reportedly invested $21 million (approx Rs. 150 crore) in Ola, India's famous ride-hailing company.

28 Dec 2018

OYO offers to buy Rs. 50cr shares from current, ex-employees

OYO Rooms, India's second-most valuable startup, has offered to buy back shares from current and former employees to the tune of Rs. 40-50cr.

24 Nov 2018

This billion-dollar start-up is using robots to make, deliver pizza

In early November, California-based food start-up Zume raised $375mn from SoftBank, taking its valuation past $1bn.

22 Nov 2018

I-T Dept issues notices to Sachin, Binny Bansal over Flipkart-Walmart-deal

Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal have been issued notices by the Income Tax Department, asking them to disclose their total earnings arising out of Walmart-Flipkart deal.

12 Oct 2018

This terrifying robot by Boston Dynamics can now chase you

Boston Dynamics' super robot Atlas is back. And, this time it's not just strolling or doing backflips, but also leaping over obstacles like a real commando.

11 Oct 2018

Sachin Bansal
Reportedly, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal to invest $100mn in Ola

In what could mark the largest personal investment in the Indian internet space, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal is reportedly in the process of finalizing a whopping $100mn (around Rs. 740cr) investment in ride-hailing start-up Ola Cabs.

25 Sep 2018

OYO Rooms raises $1bn, enters unicorn club

Budget hotel chain OYO Rooms has entered India's unicorn club, having raised a whopping $800mn in a round led by Japan's Softbank Vision Fund.

23 Sep 2018

BSNL pens deal with Softbank, NTT Communications for 5G roll-out

BSNL has penned a deal with Japan's Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies in India.

27 Aug 2018

Warren Buffett set to invest Rs. 2,000+ cr in Paytm

If reports are to be believed, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are in talks with Paytm parent company, One97 Communications to invest around Rs. 2,200-2,500cr ($300-350mn) in the digital payments company.