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  • NEW YORK, June 17- The venture capital arm of Japan's SoftBank Corp is investing in enterprise mobile company Kony Inc, Kony said in a statement on Tuesday. SoftBank Capital will lead the $50 million financing round, Kony's largest to date, with existing and new investors including Insight Venture Partners, Telstra Ventures and Georgian Partners.

  • Asia stocks mixed as Iraq uncertainty trumps US gains Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday with risk appetite dealt a triple blow over developments in Iraq, Ukraine and Argentina.

  • SoftBank Capital is expected to lead the $50 million financing round, Kony's largest to date, with a group of existing and new investors including Insight Venture Partners, Telstra Ventures and Georgian Partners, the sources told Reuters. Representatives for Telstra Ventures and Georgian Partners were not immediately available for comment.

  • BEIJING, June 16- Alibaba Group Holding revealed the members of its powerful 27- person partnership and board on Monday, while disclosing that the Chinese e-commerce giant's growth has slowed from the red-hot pace of recent quarters.

  • BEIJING, June 16- Alibaba Group Holding revealed the members of its powerful 27- person partnership and board on Monday, while disclosing that the Chinese e-commerce giant's growth has slowed from the red-hot pace of recent quarters.

  • BEIJING, June 16- Alibaba Group Holding revealed the members of its powerful 27- person partnership and expanded board on Monday, while disclosing that its growth has slowed from the red-hot pace of recent quarters.

  • Alibaba names partnership members in new filing Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:14 AM ET
    Signage is displayed outside Alibaba.com Ltd.'s headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

    Alibaba revealed the members of its 27-person partnership in an updated prospectus for its U.S. share listing on Monday.

  • BEIJING, June 16- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed the members of its 27- person partnership in an updated prospectus for its U.S. share listing on Monday.

  • New Alibaba filing likely early next week Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    People walk at the headquarters of Alibaba in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 23, 2014.

    Alibaba will likely file new documents next week on first-quarter results and a breakdown of Alibaba's businesses and partners, sources told CNBC.

  • Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as caution over U.S. jobs data overshadowed Wall Street's record and the ECB's stimulus measures.

  • TOKYO, June 6- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pressed the world's biggest pension fund on Friday to quicken a shift toward investing more in stocks and less in bonds amid market speculation the fund may already have started moving cash into riskier assets.

  • How the cloud is revamping robotics Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:37 AM ET
    The human-like robot called Pepper, developed by SoftBank's Aldebaran Robotics unit.

    Cloud computing isn't just for humans - robots are getting in on the action too.

  • Sprint deal makes Masayoshi Son man of the hour Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:44 PM ET
    SoftBank's Masayoshi Son with the Pepper human-like robot.

    A possible merger between Sprint and T-Mobile has put Masayoshi Son in the spotlight and analysts say he's exactly the type of CEO that Japan needs.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Sprint Corp and T-Mobile might have some fresh arguments to allay regulator skepticism about a merger, but the government may still be reluctant to approve shrinking the U.S. wireless market from four main players to three.

  • Alibaba employees in for $40 billion windfall Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    The Alibaba Group headquarters on March 29, 2014 in Hangzhou, China.

    The Chinese e-commerce giant has been counseling employees on how to deal with the roughly $41 billion they could unlock through a New York listing.

  • Asian equities closed mixed in choppy trading Thursday, as traders braced for a highly-anticipated European Central Bank meeting.

  • *Japan govt aims for' robotic revolution' under growth strategy. TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it will start selling human-like robots for personal use by February, expanding into a sector seen key to addressing labour shortages in one of the world's fastest ageing societies.

  • T-Mobile and Sprint zero in on a $32 billion merger Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:49 PM ET

    Sprint and T-Mobile have settled on a $32 billion deal that might be announced this summer, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times.

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp is developing human-like robots which it will use to staff its cellphone stores, two people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move aimed at expanding the mobile phone and Internet conglomerate's technological reach.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Sprint Corp has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, signaling progress in a long-contemplated deal to merge the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers.