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Softbank to Buy 70% of Sprint as Son Seeks Growth in US
Softbank Corp. agreed to buy a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion as Japan's third-biggest mobile-phone operator seeks growth overseas amid a declining local market.
Bravado Behind Softbank's Sprint Deal  Wall Street Journal
Japan's Softbank snaps up Sprint in $20 billion deal  Reuters
Softbank Risks Debt Rerun with Sprint Deal
TOKYO— Softbank Corp.'s 9984 0.02 % potential acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corp. S 0.43 % would reload the Japanese mobile operator with heavy debt, only a few years after its strategy of leverage-fueled acquisitions forced it to the brink of collapse ...
Softbank Founder Has 300-Year Plan in Wooing Sprint Nextel  Bloomberg
Is Now a Good Time to Buy Sprint?  Insider Monkey (blog)
Sprint to Buy McCaw's Stake in Clearwire Before Softbank
Sprint Nextel Corp., the company that agreed to sell 70 percent of itself to Softbank Corp., plans to acquire telecom pioneer Craig McCaw's stake in Clearwire Corp., gaining a majority of the wireless carrier. Sprint will pay Eagle River Holdings LLC ...
Sprint Nextel assumes majority stake in Clearwire  Reuters
Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S) Sets Eyes on Clearwire Corp. After Softbank Deal  HotStocked
Sprint Said to Eye MetroPCS Bid to Rival T-Mobile Offer
Sprint Nextel Corp. is in the early stages of evaluating a bid for MetroPCS Communications Inc. that would counter an offer from Deutsche Telekom AG, three people familiar with the situation said.
T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger And What Sprint Nextel Must Do Now  Seeking Alpha
T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS to Merge  Wall Street Journal
Softbank Embraces Junk as Sprint Boosts Debt: Corporate Finance
The extra yield over government debt that investors demand to hold Softbank's 1.1 percent bonds due 2016 jumped fourfold to 1.65 percentage points after the company said Oct. 12 it's in talks to buy a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 ...
Why Sprint, H&M, Mars see supply chain visibility as crucial
When poisoning from lead-acid batteries killed several workers at a Chinese cell phone supplier that sells to the U.S. market, Sprint Nextel Corp. got worried. After a Chinese nonprofit alerted the cellular service provider that its name was on a ...
Raine Group arrives in big way as Softbank's adviser
NEW YORK Almost as surprising as Softbank Corp's $20.1 billion deal to acquire 70 percent of Sprint Nextel Corp was the Japanese company's choice of its key U.S. adviser. While industry major Mizuho Securities Co Ltd acted as lead adviser in Japan and ...
Sprint Introduces Vanity Phone Numbers
The DMV isn't the only one handing out vanity titles anymore. Sprint today announced its new partnership with Zoove Corp., which will provide personalized phone numbers for customers. For $3 a month, Zoove's StarStar Me program allows customers to use ...
Are vanity phone numbers the future?  The Week Magazine
Sprint now offering StarStar Me service to let customers choose a vanity ...  PhoneDog (blog)
Video and Audio Enabler WebRTC Near Release
That leaves Google and Mozilla with the strongest commitment to immediately implement the standard. Brendan Eich, CTO of the Mozilla Corp., says that WebRTC would be shipped in Firefox 18, though users will need to change their settings to turn it on.
A thin line between love and hate
CONSIDER TWO REDSKINS fans. They are locals -- one from Rockville, Md., the other from Falls Church, Va. -- not only of the same generation but of the same generation of Redskins fans, introduced to the team in the losing 1960s, faithful throughout the ...