SoftBank and Mubadala grow closer – TechCrunch

The Japanese conglomerate SoftBank and Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi state investment company, have a closely intertwined relationship, and it’s one that the two are further cementing. According to the Financial Times, SoftBank has just committed half the capital for a new $400 million fund from Mubadala that aims to back European startups. Industry observers might…

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Toyota, SoftBank Join Forces to Build Self-Driving Cars That Deliver Meals, Health Care

TOKYO—SoftBank Group Corp. has teamed up with Toyota Motor Corp. to deliver meals, health care and other services in self-driving cars to an aging populace in Japan, in hopes that some of the technology will prove exportable. The two companies said they would form a joint venture by the end of March, with 50.25% owned…

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