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From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

There's Something Crazy in the Air

Mike Montgomery | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Bananas. That's the best way to describe the current state of the wireless industry. Absolutely bananas.

The Japanese May Take Control Of Sprint?

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. was in talks Thursday about taking a substantial ownership stake in struggling U.S. carrie...

Yahoo, Alibaba, Softbank Come To Agreement

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 09.28.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. has settled a dispute tarnishing a key investment in China, but the truce didn't bring much peace of mind to the emba...

Luxury Fashion Website Valued At $1 Billion

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

Gilt Groupe Inc, the online shopping website known for its flash deals, raised $138 million in new funding giving it a valuation of over $1 billion, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

Fon Opens its WiFi Network in Japan for all to use

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Varsavsky

Given the current emergency in Japan, and the failure of some mobile networks as a result of the earthquake, we at Fon have decided to open our network to all in Japan.

Quentin Tarantino: Softbank Commercial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Quentin Tarantino will appear in an upcoming Softbank commercial, the company announced this week. The Japanese telecommunications giant, whose past s...

Viral Ad Battle Vol. 2: Brad Pitt, Alice Cooper And Interns (VIDEOS, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In our second installment Viral Ad Battle we've got Brad Pitt feeding a sumo wrestler, Alice Cooper discussing TV warranties, and more musically talen...

Porn Downloads Slow Japan's Mobile Networks

bloomberg.com | Masaki Kondo and Rocky Swift | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Takeshi says he pays 6,300 yen ($66) a month to NTT DoCoMo Inc. for unlimited Internet access, allowing him to download adult mo...

Brad Pitt Gets Friendly With A Sumo Wrestler

INF Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt got up close and personal with a sumo wrestler in Manhattan yesterday. Brad and the wrestler were filming a commercial for Japanese cell ph...

A Live Report From Davos

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Eric Hippeau, a Managing Partner of venture capital investor SoftBank capital, was recently interviewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerl...

Disney To Launch Cell Phone Service In Japan

Wall Street Journal | YUKARI IWATANI KANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Walt Disney Co. is planning to start its own cellphone service in Japan next spring with Disney-branded phones and animated content, a person familiar...