TOKYO -- "The gold rush is about to begin."
Taking the podium at SoftBank Group's annual shareholders meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday, 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."