Articles about SoftBank Group
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
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
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
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' 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.
12 Nov 2019
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
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
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
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.
16 Aug 2018
OYO looking to raise $1bn, valuation might cross $4bn
It seems that budget hotel network OYO Rooms is getting ready for yet another round of funding, and is reportedly looking to raise an amount between $500mn to $1bn.