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Flying unicorns could save SoftBank from the ‘Valley of Coronavirus,’ according to the quirky slides from its earnings call — take a...

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son's presentation includes pictures of horses falling into the 'Valley of Coronavirus' and a unicorn flying.
Masayoshi Son, the chief of Japanese Internet and telecom giant Softbank, delivers a speech during a press conference in Seoul on June 20, 2011.

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son reportedly compared himself to Jesus during an investor call

The SoftBank CEO reportedly said that, just like Jesus, he is misunderstood.
WeWork offices in San Francisco

WeWork’s valuation has fallen from $47 billion last year to $2.9 billion

WeWork's continued drop in value since December is due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, its controlling shareholder SoftBank said.

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says he was ‘foolish’ to invest $18.5 billion in WeWork

SoftBank gave WeWork a valuation of $2.9 billion as of the end of March, down from $7.3 billion in December.

Jack Ma is stepping down from SoftBank’s board with the company coming off a record $13 billion loss

Ma is stepping down after 13 years on SoftBank's board of directors. On Monday, the company announced an annual operating loss of $13 billion.
Softbank Pepper.

Softbank’s famous robot Pepper is helping helping enforce social distancing and greeting COVID-19 patients around the world

Japan is using the famous humanoid Pepper robot to fight its relatively small coronavirus outbreak.
An August 23, 1992 photograph from The Tennessean shows “Damien Patton, left on couch, who pleaded guilty to the drive-by shooting of the West End Synagogue.”

CEO of SoftBank-backed startup Banjo resigns after hidden neo-Nazi past surfaces

The state of Utah suspended a $20 million contract with Banjo after CEO Damien Patton's hidden neo-Nazi past was unearthed last month.
Rappi Kiwibot.

Softbank-backed delivery startup Rappi is testing out robots for contactless delivery — take a look

Rappi operates in several Latin American countries, and last year SoftBank invested one billion dollars into the startup.
Floor plan of the 11th floor of building X, site of a coronavirus disease outbreak, Seoul, South Korea, 2020. Blue coloring indicates the seating places of persons with confirmed cases.

The future of the office, how we’ll shop and pay, and Masa Son’s biggest challenge

44% of workers on one floor of a South Korean call center got the coronavirus. That doesn't bode well for office spaces in the future.
An August 23, 1992 photograph from The Tennessean shows “Damien Patton, left on couch, who pleaded guilty to the drive-by shooting of the West End Synagogue.”

The CEO of Banjo, a SoftBank-backed neighborhood-watch app, has a hidden neo-Nazi past and once helped a gunman in a drive-by synagogue shooting

Damien Patton testified in a 1992 trial that he drove a KKK gunman to a Tennessee synagogue, where his passenger fired into the street-facing windows.