Surging SoftBank aims to become global mobile gaming power

Softbank, which now owns Sprint, wants to be a dominant provider of smartphone gaming as a way of becoming the global leader in mobile services and networks, Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said Thursday after the Japanese carrier announced quarterly profit that grew by 44% from a year ago. "He who conquers games conquers smartphone content," Son said although he declined to detail his strategy.

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