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Alibaba and Softbank launch SB Cloud for Japanese market

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Alibaba and Softbank have announced the establishment of SB Cloud Corporation, a new joint venture launch cloud computing services in Japan.

Jasper, Microsoft partner on enterprise IoT

Jasper and Microsoft are integrating Jasper's IoT tech with Azure

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.

IBM, SoftBank to bring Watson to Japan

Watson: 'I think I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so.'

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.

VMware partners with telcos for Asia-Pacific hybrid cloud expansion

Bill Fathers: 'VMware to cover 75 per cent of the world’s cloud market by end of year'

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.

Cloud marketing firm IgnitionOne secures $20m

IgnitionOne will use the $20m to grow its sales and marketing outfit and acquire other firms

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.

Yahoo Japan to acquire operator eAccess

Yahoo Japan has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn (US$3.17bn).

Web firm Yahoo’s Japanese subsidiary has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn ($3.17bn).

KT takes cloud services to Japan

KT Corp will release more details of the cloud service launch this week

South Korean telecoms operator KT Corporation on Thursday announced that it plans to launch a cloud computing service in Japan this week.

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