Softbank Bids For Sprint: Photos

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The Sprint Nextel Corp. sign is seen on the facade of a Sprint store in San Francisco.

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Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Sprint Nextel Corp. sign is seen on the facade of a Sprint store in San Francisco. Close

The Sprint Nextel Corp. sign is seen on the facade of a Sprint store in San Francisco.

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Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse’s talks to align with Softbank Corp. have the potential to reshape the U.S. wireless landscape. Close

Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse’s talks to align with Softbank Corp. have the potential to... Read More

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The Nikkei newspaper said Softbank may pay 1.5 trillion yen ($19 billion) for a stake in Sprint. Close

The Nikkei newspaper said Softbank may pay 1.5 trillion yen ($19 billion) for a stake in Sprint.

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A deal between Softbank and Sprint would disrupt a wireless industry that has been increasingly dominated by Verizon and AT&T, a duopoly that has fueled government concern. Close

A deal between Softbank and Sprint would disrupt a wireless industry that has been increasingly dominated by Verizon... Read More

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Pedestrians walk past an advertisement bearing the SoftBank Corp. logo in Tokyo. Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Softbank’s debt to investment grade last year, and Standard & Poor’s rates it two levels above investment grade after an upgrade in January. Close

Pedestrians walk past an advertisement bearing the SoftBank Corp. logo in Tokyo. Moody’s Investors Service upgraded... Read More

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Softbank Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Masayoshi Son's ambitions have made him Japan’s second-richest man, with a fortune estimated at $9.3 billion. Close

Softbank Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Masayoshi Son's ambitions have made him Japan’s second-richest... Read More

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Softbank may help Sprint buy full control of Clearwire, a wholesale U.S. wireless carrier, though no decision on that step has yet been made, one of the people familiar with the matter said. Close

Softbank may help Sprint buy full control of Clearwire, a wholesale U.S. wireless carrier, though no decision on that... Read More

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A pedestrian passes in front a Sprint Nextel Corp. store in New York. Sprint and Softbank are still negotiating over price, said one of the people familiar with the matter. Close

A pedestrian passes in front a Sprint Nextel Corp. store in New York. Sprint and Softbank are still negotiating over... Read More

Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse’s talks to align with Softbank Corp. have the potential to reshape the U.S. wireless landscape, creating a more viable competitor to Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. and sparking a new round of consolidation. Click {1<GO>} to see photos on Softbank and Sprint, or {EXT5<GO>} for more on the talks.

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