💸 SoftBank Reports $23 Billion Quarterly Loss
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SoftBank Reports $23 Billion Quarterly Loss as Tech Downturn Hits. Japanese technology investor SoftBank Group Corp. on Monday reported a loss of more than $23 billion in the three months to June after its Vision Fund investments suffered from the global selloff in technology shares. SoftBank reported… (Megumi Fujikawa / Wall Street Journal)
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Google sues Sonos over smart speaker and voice control tech. Google is striking back at Sonos with a pair of lawsuits alleging that the wireless speaker company is infringing on a number of its patents around smart speakers and voice control technology. It's the latest volley in a back-and-forth battle over… (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge)
Video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each reported a fall in quarterly video game sales. The main reason? People are spending less time playing and more time going out. Gaming was one of the main beneficiaries of the Covid pandemic. With lockdowns lifting… (Ryan Browne / CNBC)
Baidu to operate fully driverless commercial robotaxi in Wuhan and Chongqing. Chinese internet giant Baidu has secured permits to offer a fully driverless commercial robotaxi service, with no human driver present, in Chongqing and Wuhan via the company's autonomous ride-hailing unit, Apollo Go. Baidu's wins in Wuhan and… (Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch)
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