IBM announced a deal with SoftBank this week that will see it partner with the Japanese telco to bring the Watson as a service to Japan in a move that will see the firms collaborate on developing new apps and services for the platform.
Alibaba and Softbank have announced the establishment of SB Cloud Corporation, a new joint venture launch cloud computing services in Japan.
IoT platform provider Jasper has announced a new strategic partnership with software giant Microsoft designed to help businesses bring IoT services to market more easily, reports Telecoms.com.
Virtualisation incumbent VMware has inked partnerships with China Telecom and SoftBank in a move that will see both telcos host and help sell the company’s hybrid cloud service in the region. The move marks a significant expansion of the service as VMware looks to take its hybrid cloud offerings beyond North America and Europe.
IgnitionOne, a provider of cloud-based digital marketing technologies has secured $20m, which the company said would be put towards expanding its sales and marketing outfit as well as fuelling its next round of strategic acquisitions.
Web firm Yahoo’s Japanese subsidiary has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn ($3.17bn).
South Korean telecoms operator KT Corporation on Thursday announced that it plans to launch a cloud computing service in Japan this week.