Dear Softbank, please let Boston Dynamics be Boston Dynamics

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Spread the loveTweet Hey Softbank, First of all, congratulations. You’re about to purchase some of the coolest toys in the history of human civilization. Seriously, it’s like Christmas in early…


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Softbank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet

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Spread the loveTweet Here’s a surprise turn of events: Softbank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world — has just announced…


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SoftBank adds Brazil’s 99 to its ridesharing portfolio with a $100 million investment

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Spread the loveTweet SoftBank, known for investing in ridesharing apps that aren’t Uber, has added another startup to its list. This time it’s a $100 million bet on 99, the…


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DJI’s Cute $499 Spark Drone | Crunch Report

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Spread the loveTweet Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation 7 minutes ago by Natasha Lomas Despite recent controversy, Tanium announces a $100 million secondary sale 38 minutes ago by…


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Improbable grabs $502M led by Softbank at a $1B+ valuation for its virtual world Spatial OS

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Spread the loveTweet Improbable, the London startup that has developed a platform for third parties to build vast virtual and simulated worlds, has landed a stratospheric round of funding to…


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Crunch Report | Snap Trips and Falls on Wall Street

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Spread the loveTweet Europe’s top court leaning towards dealing Uber a big regulatory blow 21 minutes ago by Natasha Lomas On-demand road freight startup Ontruck pulls in $10M Series A led…


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Softbank makes it easier to customize Pepper the robot’s greeting skills

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Spread the loveTweet Until now, Pepper the robot has required programming knowledge to control, a fact that’s proven a pain point toward wider adoption (well, that and the fact that…


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