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Masayoshi Son talks about how Steve Jobs inspired SoftBank's ARM deal

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son discusses his 10-year quest to purchase ARM. (Photo by Takashi Sugimoto)

TOKYO -- With his 3.3 trillion yen ($31 billion) acquisition of British chip designer ARM Holdings, SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son has taken a step toward securing his company's position in the "internet of things" era.

Son recently sat down with The Nikkei to talk about the recent deal, his business philosophy and why he is not ready to retire just yet.

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