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Where did SoftBank go wrong with Pepper?

The company is committed to ensuring Pepper survives in some form, perhaps with a new design.

SoftBank-backed Dingdong raises US$95.7 million in downsized US IPO

Dingdong sold more than 4 million American depositary shares (ADSs) priced at $23.5 apiece, the lower end of its indicat...

Pepper put out to pasture: Softbank stops robot’s production

Production of the humanoid Pepper, touted as the first robot with "a heart", was stopped last year, according to three s...

SoftBank-backed Coupang surges to over US$100 billion valuations in debut

Coupang's stock soared 81 per cent to open at $63.50. The company had priced 130 million shares sold in the IPO at $35 p...

India’s Lenskart wins US$275 million in Softbank funding

Indian omni-channel eyewear retailer Lenskart has raised an investment of US$275 million from SoftBank Vision Fund.

Sendo wins funding, overtakes Tiki in Vietnam

Vietnamese e-commerce marketplace Sendo has secured a US$61 million Series C funding, just as its overtakes local archri...

Ebay to buy into India’s Paytm Mall

International e-commerce platform Ebay is preparing to head a US$160–170 million investment in e-tailer Paytm Mall.

South Korea’s Coupang secures $2 billion funding

South Korea’s Coupan, the fast-growing e-commerce firm, will receive an investment of US$2 billion from the SoftBank Vis...

Baby product retailer FirstCry in funding talks

Indian online baby product retailer FirstCry is in funding talks with Alibaba and SoftBank Group.

Hello Cycling takes shared bikes to 7-Eleven

Hubs are being rolled out at 7-Eleven Japan outlets in a partnership with the Hello Cycling bike-sharing business.