Jun 19, 2013

Softbank prevails in Sprint Nextel deal as Dish abandons bid

U.S. satellite television provider Dish Network Corp. announced Tuesday it has dropped plans to submit a revised bid for Sprint Nextel, paving the way for Softbank Corp.’s rival offer to be accepted. Dish Network said it still saw “strategic value” in a merger with ...

Jun 15, 2013

Dish's Ergen deals blow to Softbank's Sprint bid

In the battle of billionaires trying to enter the U.S. wireless market, Dish Network Corp.’s Charlie Ergen has won a round against SoftBank Corp.’s Masayoshi Son. Clearwire Corp.’s board endorsed Dish’s $4.40-a-share bid for the company this week, spurning an offer by its majority ...

Softbank chief says Dish wrong fit for Sprint

May 2, 2013

Softbank chief says Dish wrong fit for Sprint

Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son lashed out at fellow billionaire Charlie Ergen, saying he doesn’t have the expertise to run Sprint Nextel Corp., the U.S. mobile phone company both men are trying to take over. Ergen, the chairman of Dish Network Corp., doesn’t have ...