News: Google's Nikesh Arora joins SoftBank to head Internet business unit

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Google's Nikesh Arora joins SoftBank to head Internet business unit

SoftBank Corp., the Japanese wireless carrier led by billionaire Masayoshi Son, hired Google Inc.’s Nikesh Arora to help steer its global expansion. Arora will join as vice-chairman in October after nearly a decade at Google, including time as the search company’s chief business officer and head of European operations, Tokyo-based SoftBank said in a statement on Friday. He will also be chief executive officer of newly formed SoftBank Internet and Media Inc. SoftBank, which last year gained control of Sprint Corp., is said be considering a bid for T-Mobile US Inc. in a move that would create a larger third-ranked US wireless operator. Before joining Google, Arora worked for T-Mobile and also created his own mobile data start-up in 2000, the company said.

SoftBank Corp., the Japanese wireless carrier led by billionaire Masayoshi Son, hired Google Inc.’s Nikesh Arora to help steer its global expansion. Arora will join as vice-chairman in October after nearly a decade at Google, including time as the search company’s chief business officer and head of European operations, Tokyo-based SoftBank said in a statement on Friday. He will also be chief executive officer of newly formed SoftBank Internet and Media Inc. SoftBank, which last year gained control of Sprint Corp., is said be considering a bid for T-Mobile US Inc. in a move that would create a larger third-ranked US wireless operator. Before joining Google, Arora worked for T-Mobile and also created his own mobile data start-up in 2000, the company said.

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