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How Steve Jobs Got the iPhone Into Japan

To break into the Japanese market, Steve Jobs took a chance on a self-made billionaire who had a crude drawing of an iPod phone and no mobile carrier to speak of.

3 Likely IPOs You Should Watch for in 2014

2013 was a banner year for IPOs -- the best since 2000 -- and many predict the trend will continue. Here are three companies that stand to be big winners if they IPO in 2014.

SoftBank Sweetens Offer for Sprint

Japan-based SoftBank has increased its offer for wireless carrier Sprint, offering $21.6 billion to help counter an unsolicited bid from Dish Network.

Softbank Said to Be in Talks to Buy Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel Corp. says that it is talking with the Japanese cellphone company Softbank about making a potential substantial investment in the U.S. company, a deal that could involve a "change of control."

Yahoo's Analyst Day Leaves Many Questions Hanging

Yahoo's analyst day Wednesday addressed the steps the struggling Internet pioneer is taking to reposition the ship and revive its sagging stock, but on the subject of a controversial transaction involving one of its major Asian investments, its executives left a number of questions unanswered.

Forbes Media Taps a CEO Not Named Forbes: Mike Perlis

Forbes Media is reaching outside the family ranks for the first time to name a new CEO, the company announced Tuesday. Veteran venture capitalist and media executive Mike Perlis will assume his new post Dec. 1, replacing longtime CEO and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes.

Why Japan's Masayoshi Son Is Winning Big in China

While lots of U.S. companies complain about barriers to success in China, Son's edge is how he adapts to what I call the country's "entrepreneurial ecosystem." Plus, Softbank has capabilities that are ideal for Chinese markets now.

Eying growth, Huffpo switches CEOs

Credibility is nice, but revenue is nicer. That seems to be the unspoken message behind the Huffington Post's decision to replace its CEO, Betsy...