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  1. Autonomous
    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190419/p2g/00m/0bu/008000c The deal expands and deepens Toyota's ties with Uber after the Japanese auto giant invested $500 million in the company in August last year. The companies have expressed an intention to introduce autonomous vehicles in 2021...
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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-31/gm-s-cruise-unit-draws-2-25-billion-investment-by-softbank-fund The fund will invest in GM Cruise Holdings LLC in two phases, with $1.35 billion being conditional on the carmaker's autonomous-driving unit starting to deploy vehicles next year...
  3. News
    Who's Competing with Uber? Article from CNBC, author by Uptin Saiidi Uber faces fierce competition across the globe. The controversial tech company has lost billions of dollars over the past few years amid its attempts to gain users and penetrate major markets: Last year it lost $4.5 billion...
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    During the 1980s I had a boss that loved to pontificate on the "golden rule". Whenever there was a dispute he would say: "he who has the gold, rules!" It looks like the investment firm SOFTBANK may be the one holding the gold. This article suggests that, in time, Softbank may be making the...
  5. News
    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/28/softbank-uber-investment-tender-offer-announced.html Uber and SoftBank came to a long-awaited tender agreement on Thursday, according to The Wall Street Journal, uniting one of the world's most ambitious tech investing funds with one of the most valuable...
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    Audio interview: https://www.ft.com/content/abfab7da-8573-4cb9-aa45-a96276399a4c
  7. News
    Uber Hopes a New Investment Keeps It Afloat After the First $11.6 Billion But when you think about what they really represent, it's more like hearing that a hasty medical procedure is keeping someone alive for now. That's better than a failure, and yet the future is still dark. Uber depends on...
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    http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Uber-employees-could-become-overnight-12354193.php
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    https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/12/uber-confirms-softbank-has-agreed-to-invest-billions-in-uber/ 'In essence, Uber has agreed to move forward with SoftBank's proposal, but the tender offer price is still being negotiated. SoftBank can back down if the valuation for the tender offer isn't agreed...
  10. News
    https://www.recode.net/2017/11/12/16640530/uber-peace-deal-ready-for-signing-allowing-softbank-tender-offer-to-proceed A "Peace Deal" to settle an ugly boardroom war at Uber is expected to be signed today or tomorrow. If all goes well - and this is a big if still since, well, Uber - it should...
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    https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/03/uber-board-approves-proposed-softbank-investment/ Uber's board of directors unanimously voted today to approve a proposed investment by SoftBank. The deal isn't finalized just yet, so it's not clear how much money SoftBank will invest in Uber. As TechCrunch...
  12. News
    SoftBank sees a huge opportunity in Uber's current troubles. The Japanese giant apparently believes that Uber will recover, dominate and rise to new heights. SoftBank is prepared to invest $Billions, buying Uber shares from nervous investors concerned by the lack of a CEO, most of its top...
  13. News
    Bloomberg Opinion By Tim Culpan, April 26, 2017 11:37 PM EDT Less than a year after raising almost $3 billion, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is on the cusp of adding a further $5 billion or more to its arsenal, Bloomberg's Lulu Chen and Peter Elstrom report. Reading between the...
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