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SoftBank plans to name former Sprint boss to help fix WeWork

Business / Corporate Sep 30, 2019

SoftBank plans to name former Sprint boss to help fix WeWork

SoftBank Group Corp. is tapping Marcelo Claure to help turn around WeWork after ousting co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Adam Neumann from the corner office last week. Masayoshi Son, the head of SoftBank, WeWork's largest investor, has asked the former chief executive officer of Sprint ...

SoftBank Robotics plans app store for humanoid Pepper robot

Business / Tech Mar 2, 2017

SoftBank Robotics plans app store for humanoid Pepper robot

The team behind Pepper, the humanoid robot from SoftBank Robotics, are planning a platform for the machine where developers create applications for everyday use, such as guarding your home or vacuuming the floor. Developers are already able to build Pepper apps using Android tools, however ...