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10.29.14
Yup, robots are coming to take our retail jobs, too
10.29.14

Yup, robots are coming to take our retail jobs, too

Elon Musk may be terrified of self-controlling robots, but the retail industry is clearly hoping t...

By D. Cooper,   10.29.14
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10.02.14
SoftBank puts $250 million toward joint movie venture with Legendary
10.02.14

SoftBank puts $250 million toward joint movie venture with Legendary

Just days after reports circulated that SoftBank was looking to nab DreamWorks so it could tap int...

By B. Steele,   10.02.14
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09.28.14
SoftBank wants to break into movies by acquiring DreamWorks
09.28.14

SoftBank wants to break into movies by acquiring DreamWorks

SoftBank may have already bought both a major mobile game studio and one of the US' largest carrie...

By J. Fingas,   09.28.14
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08.06.14
Sprint names wireless sales veteran Marcelo Claure as its new CEO
08.06.14

Sprint names wireless sales veteran Marcelo Claure as its new CEO

There were murmurs that Sprint was about to shake up its leadership, and today it's official. The...

By J. Fingas,   08.06.14
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07.31.14
Sprint's proposed T-Mobile buyout now faces a competing offer from Iliad
07.31.14

Sprint's proposed T-Mobile buyout now faces a competing offer from Iliad

Sprint isn't the only company hoping to shell out billions for the privilege of scooping up T-Mobi...

By B. Molen,   07.31.14
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06.12.14
Are you ready for your first home robot? Meet Pepper
06.12.14

Are you ready for your first home robot? Meet Pepper

The path to mainstream home robots is strewn with the battery-drained corpses of AIBO and lesser-k...

By M. Smith,   06.12.14
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06.05.14
Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings, will cost less than $2,000 next year
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06.05.14

Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings, will cost less than $2,000 next year

Japanese telecom Softbank and its CEO Masayoshi Son have never been afraid to push the envelope, a...

By R. Lawler,   06.05.14
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05.06.14
Alibaba's massive IPO plans shift the focus from Silicon Valley to China
05.06.14

Alibaba's massive IPO plans shift the focus from Silicon Valley to China

The recent big tech IPOs of companies like Facebook, Twitter and Tesla could all soon be dwarfed b...

By R. Lawler,   05.06.14
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04.30.14
Bloomberg: Sprint planning a bid for T-Mobile this summer
04.30.14

Bloomberg: Sprint planning a bid for T-Mobile this summer

Those longstanding rumors of Sprint hoping to buy T-Mobile USA may soon come to fruition: Bloomber...

By J. Fingas,   04.30.14
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