Business / Corporate May 1, 2020

Z Holdings' annual sales exceed ¥1 trillion

Internet portal Z Holdings Corp. said Thursday it posted sales of over ¥1 trillion for the year ended in March, the first such feat in its history including the time before its name change from Yahoo Japan Corp. in October last year. Sales rose 10.3 ...

Fear of GAFA said to be behind Yahoo Japan-Line merger

Business / Corporate Nov 25, 2019

Fear of GAFA said to be behind Yahoo Japan-Line merger

A sense of crisis about the strength of Amazon.com, Apple and other information technology giants apparently hurried Line Corp. and Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings Corp. into arranging their merger, which will create Japan's biggest internet services group. But it will not be easy for ...

SoftBank considering plan to merge Yahoo Japan with Line

Business / Tech Nov 14, 2019

SoftBank considering plan to merge Yahoo Japan with Line

SoftBank Group Corp. is considering a plan to consolidate its Yahoo Japan internet business with the messaging service Line Corp. Z Holdings Corp., a unit of SoftBank's telecom arm formerly known as Yahoo Japan, confirmed Thursday that it's in talks with Tokyo-based Line about a ...

SoftBank and Line enter talks to form a new tie-up

Business / Tech Nov 13, 2019

SoftBank and Line enter talks to form a new tie-up

SoftBank Group Corp. is looking to reach an agreement with Line Corp. on a comprehensive partnership or acquisition through its group firm that runs Yahoo Japan, it was learned on Wednesday. Softbank wants to strengthen its internet and smartphone related services by tapping into the ...