SoftBank said its vice chairman Ron Fisher, chipmaker Arm’s CEO Simon Segars and external director Yuko Kawamoto will step down from the Japanese tech investment giant’s board. Fisher has been one of SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son’s most trusted lieutenants in global deals and operations since the 1990s. The 73-year-old Fisher played major roles in SoftBank’s past acquisitions of Sprint and...
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China’s Tech Crackdown Is a Geopolitical Play
It hardly bears repeating that 2021 was a rough year for China’s platform companies. The firehose of new regulations and rolling crackdowns on everything from data security to overseas listings cost Chinese shares—including those of Didi, Meituan, Pinduoduo, JD.com, Tencent, and ByteDance—42% of their cumulative value in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Not so long ago, China held up...
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