Bloomberg: NVIDIA to buy ARM, deal could be announced within weeks

Four years after SoftBank acquired ARM for $32 billion, the company is apparently looking to sell. And NVIDIA wants to buy. Bloomberg reports that the two companies are in advanced talks and could “reach a deal in the next few weeks,” according to anonymous sources… although there’s still a chance that “negotiations could drag on […]

T-Mobile and Sprint merger moves closer after federal judge rules in favor

The four largest wireless carriers in the United States could become three soon. Nearly two years ago T-Mobile announced plans to acquire Sprint, and the merger was approved by the FCC in 2019. But a group of attorneys general from 13 states and Washington DC filed a lawsuit challenging the deal. Today a federal judge […]

Lilbits 319: Chrome gets more secure, uses more RAM

Google’s Chrome web browser has always been something of a memory hog, which is to be expected from an application that runs a new process for each browser tab. Now Google has introduced something called “site isolation,” which means that not only does each tab have its own process, but each process can also now […]

WSJ: Intel considers buying Broadcom… which wants to buy Qualcomm… which is buying NXP…)

It’s starting to look like semiconductor companies are intent on eating each other up until only one is left standing. The latest development? The Wall Street Journal reports that Intel is considering making a bid to acquire Broadcom. Broadcom is the company that’s been trying to initiate a hostile takeover of Qualcomm. And Qualcomm is […]

Qualcomm’s not completely opposed to Broadcom’s takeover bid

It looks like Broadcom’s offer to acquire Qualcomm isn’t falling on deaf ears. In November Broadcom said it wanted to buy the rival chip maker in a deal worth about $130 billion. Qualcomm said no. In a nutshell Qualcomm said the offer undervalued the company’s worth. But Broadcom made another offer, which was also rejected. […]

Broadcom makes a $130 billion offer to buy Qualcomm

It’s official: Broadcom wants to buy Qualcom. The announcement comes just a few days after news of the impending offer was leaked, The deal would bring together two of the world’s largest chip makers, with Broadcom probably best known for making chips used in networking and telecommunications products, and Qualcomm known for producing the CPU […]

Verizon to acquire Yahoo’s web business for $4.8 billion

There were rumors floating around last year that AOL and Yahoo were considering a merger. Then Verizon went and bought AOL for $4.4 billion instead. Now it looks like AOL and Yahoo will be under one roof after all, because Verizon is spending $4.8 billion to acquire most of Yahoo’s business. Basically Verizon will handle […]

Western Digital to acquire SanDisk for $19 billion

Two major storage companies could soon combine forces: Western Digital has announced plans to buy SanDisk in a deal valued at $19 billion. Western Digital is probably best known for producing hard drives, while SanDisk is a major player in the flash storage space. Western Digital says the acquisition will help the company expand its product lineup […]