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Topic: Softbank

Sprint Zeroes In on an Agency for Broadcast Ads

Deutsch L.A. in talks to help the brand battle AT&T, Verizon

Sprint is close to naming a new agency to create broadcast ads at a crucial time in the company's history. Deutsch L.A. is in advanced negotiations to handle the assignment, which…

How DramaFever Turned Subtitles Into a Multimillion Dollar Business

SoftBank buys Asian streaming site for up to $140 million

DramaFever knew it had a hit when it started its business of streaming international TV shows even though the majority of its audience didn't yet know about the Asian dramas…

Digital Media Site for Animal Lovers Raises $4.68 Million

Discovery Digital backs The Dodo

The Dodo, a new digital media site with a focus on animals, has raised $4.68 million with backing from Discovery Digital. Initial investors SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures and…

Meet Japan's Most Popular Ad Family

Through 6 years and 130+ spots, 'The Whites' remain No. 1 with viewers

The father is a human in a dog's body (for reasons "you're too young to understand," he once barked at his daughter), the son is a black American, and their…

Softbank Raises Sprint Nextel Bid

Competing bidder Dish also trying to buy Clearwire Corp.

Softbank has raised its offer for Sprint Nextel to $21.6 billion, under growing pressure from rival Dish Network. The Japanese tech company's revised offer has won the support of hedge fund…

Ad Wreck

VC-backed ad tech firms have arguably inflicted one big mess on digital advertising

Blame Mary Meeker. Definitely blame Google. And most of all, perhaps, blame MySpace. Whoever’s fault it was, somewhere around the mid-2000s many people got the idea there was an enormous gap…

Criteo Nabs Nearly $40 Million Funding Round

Retargeting firm downplays acquisition or IPO talk

Display retargeting company Criteo has been profitable since 2009, but that hasn’t kept it from raising extra cash on the side. In its latest round announced Tuesday, the New York…

10 Great TV Spots Directed by Wes Anderson

Classics for Stella Artois, Ikea, AmEx and more

2012 is shaping up to be a big year for Wes Anderson. His new movie, Moonrise Kingdom, will open the Cannes Film Festival next month. And in his spare time,…

Japan's SoftBank Invests $200M in Mobile Ad Startup

InMobi CEO promises aggressive international expansion

Mobile ad startup InMobi just announced that it has raised $200 million from Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank, in what the startup is calling the largest mobile investment of the year. Before…

Yahoo and Alibaba Finally Resolve Alipay Dispute

Alibaba could get up to $6 million if Alipay goes public

After months of dispute, Chinese company Alibaba and its part-owner Yahoo have finally reached an agreement concerning Alipay, a payments processing company. Joined by Softbank, another major investor in Alibaba, the…

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