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Google and Walmart’s PhonePe establish dominance in India’s mobile payments market as WhatsApp Pay struggles to launch

June 4, 2020 0

In India, it’s Google and Walmart-owned PhonePe that are racing neck-and-neck to be the top player in the mobile payments market, while Facebook remains mired

China Roundup: SoftBank leads Didi’s $500M round and Meituan crosses $100B valuation

June 2, 2020 0

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in

SoftBank’s Q1 2020 earnings presentation mixes comedy and drama

May 19, 2020 0

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re digging into SoftBank’s

As Jack Ma and SoftBank part ways, the open and globalized era of tech comes ever closer to an end

May 19, 2020 0

It would be one of the greatest startup investments of all time. Masayoshi Son, riding high in the klieg lights of the 1990s dot-com bubble,

Arm’s financials and the blurring future of the semiconductor sector

May 19, 2020 0

Amidst the blitz of SoftBank earnings news today comes the financials for all of SoftBank’s subsidiaries, which includes Arm Holdings, the most important chip design

Cruise lays off 8% of workforce amid COVID-19, puts resources toward engineering

May 14, 2020 0

Cruise, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, automaker Honda and T. Rowe Price & Associates, is laying

Unicorn layoffs keep piling up as the economy gets worse

April 15, 2020 0

Earlier today a grip of new data presented a sharply negative picture of the American economy. And this afternoon, news broke that a trio of

SoftBank-backed Opendoor has announced a massive layoff, cutting 35% of its employees

April 15, 2020 0

Opendoor, the seven-year-old, San Francisco-based company that has from the outset aimed to help people buy and sell homes with the “push of a button”

Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

March 24, 2020 0

There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by front-line responders working to fight the spread of the novel

SoftBank-backed Indian startup Oyo to cut 5,000 jobs globally

March 4, 2020 0

Oyo said on Wednesday it is laying off 5,000 people from its global workforce as the Indian budget hotel startup looks to cut its spendings

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