SoftBank Group Corp’s domestic telecoms unit on Monday received approval to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange through one of the biggest-ever initial public offerings (IPO) at ¥2.4 trillion ($21.04 billion), a regulatory filing showed.
Some 78 million miles (126 million kilometers) from Earth, alone on the immense and frigid Red Planet, a robot the size of a small 4x4 wakes up just after sunrise. And just as it has every day for the past six years, it awaits its instructions.
A small rocket from a little-known company lifted off Sunday from the east coast of New Zealand, carrying a clutch of tiny satellites. That modest event — the first commercial launch by a US-New Zealand company known as Rocket Lab — could mark the beginning of a new era in the space business, where countless small rockets pop off from spaceports around the world.
Apple signaled disappointing demand for the new iPhone XR, telling its top smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to the relatively cost-effective model that hit shelves in late October, sources said.
Amazon.com Inc. said on Monday it would offer free shipping with no purchase minimum for the first time this holiday season, heating up the competition with Walmart Inc. and other rivals vying for customers’ Christmas shopping sprees.