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Masa’s Back in the Casino 🎰

You’re in a casino at the poker table. You see a man having a rollercoaster ride where he bets big, wins big and loses big.

But one thing never changes: He’s always in the game and is never taking money off the table.

Meet Masayoshi Son - the man who places billion dollar bets on tech that sometimes leads to epics that revolutionize the world. And he’s back at the table again - this time with a lot of chips.

ARM went public recently in one of the biggest IPOs of all time, which has made Softbank flush with cash again and Masa is ready to go on the offense.

Analysts estimate that ARM’s IPO may have expanded Softbank’s war chest to as much as $65 billion. That’s a lot of dough - dough that the company is ready to invest in AI startups.

Unsurprisingly, OpenAI is one of the companies which is being considered by Softbank for placing their bets on.

Son mentioned that he’s a heavy user of ChatGPT and has developed a close relation with Sam Altman. The Financial Times stated that Masayoshi Son and Sam Altman have become texting BFFs lately.

Softbank rose like a phoenix from the dotcom bust with one of the greatest VC investments of all time - Alibaba. Can the company turn around its fortunes once again as we enter a new era?

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Cisco to buy cybersecurity firm Splunk for $28 billion. Its their biggest-ever deal made with the aim of strengthening its software business and capitalize on the boom in artificial intelligence. 🧑‍💻🤑 

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