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Iconic dog from SoftBank commercials dies at 16

Jun 30, 2018

Iconic dog from SoftBank commercials dies at 16

Kai, the iconic white dog featured in TV commercials for mobile carrier SoftBank Corp., died of natural causes on Thursday. He was 16. Kai, a Hokkaido, endeared himself to living room audiences with his cute gestures in his role as the first-generation father in the ...

Google's Waymo adds 62,000 vehicles for autonomous taxi service

Jun 1, 2018

Google's Waymo adds 62,000 vehicles for autonomous taxi service

Google-owned Waymo is adding as many as 62,000 Fiat Chrysler minivans to its autonomous fleet in an expanded collaboration announced by the companies on Thursday. Delivery of the Chrysler Pacifica minivans was expected to begin later this year, with the automaker also exploring the potential ...

Big spender SoftBank posts record profit

/ May 9, 2018

Big spender SoftBank posts record profit

Buoyed by its investments in technology firms around the world, SoftBank Group Corp. has reported a record annual operating profit in line with analyst estimates. Profit for the year ended March rose to ¥1.3 trillion ($11.87 billion), from ¥1 trillion a year ago, SoftBank said. Steered ...