TOKYO "The gold rush is about to begin."
Taking the podium at SoftBank Group's annual shareholders meeting in Tokyo on June 21, founder and chief executive Masayoshi Son was in full tech-mogul mode. "Some say SoftBank is a mobile phone company, but that's wrong," he said. "We are an information revolution company. A cellphone is just a device. From now on, we will be in an age where all infrastructure will be connected by information networks."