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SoftBank buys perpetual Yahoo trademark license for $1.6 billion | TechCrunch

As firework volleys launched out of New York City harbor last night, a very different celebration was likely taking place just a few blocks down the street at Verizon’s official headquarters in Midtown.

The telco, which owns TechCrunch for hopefully just a few more weeks pending the close of the Apollo acquisition of our parent company Verizon Media, announced overnight that it had signed an agreement with Z Holdings, a division of Japan’s SoftBank Group, to sell trademarks within the Japan market around the Yahoo brand and related tech infrastructure for approximately $1.6 billion.

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SoftBank Acquires Boston Dynamics From Alphabet | Forbes

Japanese tech giant SoftBank is acquiring robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet for an undisclosed sum.

Boston Dynamics is best known for the videos it periodically posts on its YouTube page featuring its latest and strangest walking robots. Each video would quickly rack up millions of views.

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