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Not Even SoftBank Can Escape Activism Unscratched.

Not Even SoftBank Can Escape Activism Unscratched.
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April 8, 2020
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Not Even SoftBank Can Escape Activism Unscratched

SoftBank succumbs to the pressures of Activist investor Eliooitt Management. Demanding higher and more immediate return, the Singer-Son duo of Elliott Management SoftBank might change the landscape of the startup ecosystem.

How this will change SoftBank's existing portfolio and they way startups are funded today. And an unlikely South African company might provide a preview to the future. 
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Airbnb received a new lifeline
Airbnb said it will focus particularly on long-term stays, from students needing housing to remote workers, building on a rising demand the platform has seen as people self-isolate during the pandemic.[Read More]
When are we getting back to work?
Citi's survey shows most people believe it is by end of May. 
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