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Transcript: Steve Murray, Revolution Growth - The Big Picture

2018-05-20 ritholtz
You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Soundcloud. Our earlier podcasts can all be found on iTunes, Soundcloud, Overcast and Bloomberg.

Social media eyed to stop suicides in Japan

TOKYO — Thirty percent of prefectures, ordinance-designated cities and prefectural capitals are using or plan to use from this fiscal year or later social media to counsel young people and others who are contemplating suicide, a Yomiuri Shimbun survey has found.

Rakuten: An Undervalued, Growing And Diversified Global Business

2018-05-10 seekingalpha
The company is hovering around its 52-week low with a 7.05 EV/EBITDA, after a year that saw 20% YoY revenue growth.

Flash - SoftBank reports soaring annual operating profit - France 24

2018-05-09 france24
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank on Wednesday reported a surge in its annual operating profit, driven by the increasing value of its Vision Fund and robust performances from its telecoms units.

SoftBank names Sprint’s Claure COO after T-Mobile acquisition

SoftBank Group Corp. named Marcelo Claure chief operating officer, elevating Sprint Corp.’s top executive into a broader role after he negotiated a merger between the U.S. wireless operator and T-Mobile U.S. Inc.

Nikkei rises slightly on weak yen, strong earnings

The Nikkei 225 average rose, although slightly, Tuesday, buoyed by the yen’s weakness against the dollar and strong earnings at Japanese companies.

SoftBank Without Telcos Begs a Question - Bloomberg

2018-05-01 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Yahoo Japan Corp. ADR 2017 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-04-30 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Yahoo Japan Corp. ADR in conjunction with their 2017 Q4 earnings call.

Double Your Money With AMD In 12-18 Months

2018-04-27 seekingalpha
The quarter was characterized by EPS, margin, and revenue expansion. And, it will continue throughout the year.

Advanced Micro (AMD) Beats Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

2018-04-26 zacks
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD - Free Report) reported non-GAAP earnings of 11 cents per share for first-quarter 2018 compared with break-even reported in the year-ago quarter. The figure also surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 9 cents per share. Revenues increased 40% year over year to $1.65 billion and exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.52 billion. The accelerated adoption of the company’s products in the PC, gaming and data center industries primarily led to its impressive performance.

Tokyo looks to challenge Japan’s conformism by becoming innovation hub

Tokyo is vying to become an innovation hub for entrepreneurs and investors, challenging Japan’s reputation as an environment that fails to nurture entrepreneurship, and a new nonprofit organization is hoping to play a leading role.

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

2018-04-13 reuters
April 13 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Friday:

Small cryptocurrency exchanges find the going hard under greater government oversight

With the Financial Services Agency implementing greater oversight in the wake of the ¥58 billion Coincheck heist, many young and small cryptocurrency exchanges are finding it difficult to conduct business and looking to call it quits.

Rakuten Inc. gets approval to become nation’s fourth major wireless carrier

Rakuten Inc. got the green light Friday from a government panel to become the nation’s fourth major wireless carrier, granting the e-commerce giant access to a fierce competition for subscribers alongside industry heavyweights who have long dominated the cellular market.

AMD Adds Yahoo Japan to a Growing List of Internet Service Providers Seizing on the Performance and Scalability of the AMD EPYC Processor

2018-04-03 globenewswire
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced that Yahoo Japan Corporation will be the first internet service provider in Japan to benefit from the deployment of AMD EPYC™ 7000 series processors. The internet-search giant’s evaluation and deployment of AMD EPYC™ 7551P processors adds a notable customer to the ever-expanding list of global businesses committed to elevating the performance and efficiency of their server resources with AMD.

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