|By Business Wire||
|March 12, 2014 10:20 AM EDT||
Masayoshi Son, the founder, CEO and chairman of SoftBank Corp. (TSE:9984) and the chairman of Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S), yesterday gave a presentation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. entitled, “The Promise of Mobile Internet in Driving American Innovation, the Economy and Education.” The replay of the presentation is available on SoftBank’s website at http://webcast.softbank.co.jp/en/press/20140311/index.html.
SoftBank Corp., a global leader in mobile communications and Internet services, was established in 1981 by its current Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son and has based its business growth on Internet innovation and a focus on the consumer. SoftBank’s core businesses include mobile communication services, sale of mobile handsets and accessories, data communication, broadband service, fixed-line telephone service and Internet-based advertising. SoftBank’s companies and investments include SoftBank Mobile Corp., SoftBank Telecom Corp., SoftBank BB Corp., SoftBank Holdings Inc., Yahoo Japan Corporation, WILLCOM, Inc., eAccess Ltd., GungHo Online Entertainment,Inc., Brightstar Corp., Alibaba Group Holding Limited, Alibaba.com Japan Co., Ltd., Bodhi Investments LLC, Renren Inc. and Ustream Asia Inc. SoftBank is also majority owner of Sprint Corporation in the United States. More than half of the SoftBank Group’s employees are U.S. based and nearly half of SoftBank’s revenues are derived from sales in America.
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