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Softbank Robots

Coming on the heels of the announcement that SoftBank Corp. will start selling “human-like” robots for personal use by early 2015, the telecommunications giant is now unveiling a robot real-time operating system (RTOS) for other creators to use for their own robots. Asratec Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank, has...

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Myanmar

Myanmar is continuing to attract investors anxious to “get in early” on this frontier market, as the country sits on the cusp of becoming the next hot emerging market. The first half of 2014 has been a busy one for Myanmar bureaucrats, as 78 foreign investment firms submitted proposals seeking...

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Chinese investment into the United Kingdom has surged in recent years, as state-owned CCTV News reports that more than 500 companies now own stakes in U.K. companies, many of them holding majority shares. Preference seems to be on the energy sector, more specifically oil & gas, with the largest...

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Softbank

The Philippines’ economy, and the country’s tech entrepreneurs, got a vote of confidence recently when SoftBank Corp., a major Japanese telecommunications company, announced that it was investing US$20 million into tech start-ups in the country. Teddy Himler, a venture capital associate for SoftBank, says that the company is “taking...

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