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Microchip to buy chip rival Microsemi for $8.35 billion

Microchip to buy chip rival Microsemi for $8.35 billion

(Reuters) — Microchip Technology Inc said on Thursday it would buy Microsemi Corp, the largest U.S. commercial supplier of military and aerospace semiconductor equipment, for about $8.35 billion. The
Call for innovators: This open weather forecasting data is waiting for you

Call for innovators: This open weather forecasting data is waiting for you

SPONSORED: Presented by BeMyApp An exciting new online program has been announced for anybody keen to develop innovative weather data technologies. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather
Yes, startups can flourish in rural America

Yes, startups can flourish in rural America

GUEST: Living in rural America comes with challenges and benefits. Many see rural areas as offering a more relaxed pace of life, or as the center of the country’s agricultural economy. But rural
Salaryo launches coworking bank for freelancers and digital nomads

Salaryo launches coworking bank for freelancers and digital nomads

EXCLUSIVE: Being a digital nomad isn’t always easy. Finding and financing places to work and sleep when you travel from country to country every few days can be a challenge. Even if you’re the type of
D.C.-based Lavrock Ventures courts cybersecurity startups with $25 million fund

D.C.-based Lavrock Ventures courts cybersecurity startups with $25 million fund

EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley is home to an abundance of VC firms, all of them competing to get in on the next big deal. But VCs also exist (and succeed) outside of the Bay Area. While Washington, D.C.
Behind every successful Scandinavian startup is a jealous and unsupportive community

Behind every successful Scandinavian startup is a jealous and unsupportive community

Scandinavia is annoyingly perfect from the outside. They’re the happiest people on earth, they have universal healthcare, free education and paid parental leave. And now they have one of the most
Sheryl Sandberg on #MeToo: Men need to do more than stop sexually harassing women

Sheryl Sandberg on #MeToo: Men need to do more than stop sexually harassing women

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said today more needs to be done to address the concerns of the #metoo movement than not sexually harassing women. “We need a world where women don’t get sexually

AI Weekly: Amazon’s Ring acquisition is about letting a giant through your front door

This week Amazon acquired smart home company Ring for a reported $1 billion. This comes after a mid-2016 attempt by Amazon to buy August Home for $100 million. It’s the latest attempt to make a
Toot toot: 6 top tips to tremendous traffic in 2018

Toot toot: 6 top tips to tremendous traffic in 2018

I’ve found in my entrepreneurial efforts, and when I’ve consulted and mentored other companies, that a great product or service will only take you so far. Without the right marketing tools in place to
How to restore brand credibility after having fucked up publicly

How to restore brand credibility after having fucked up publicly

Social media is a place for brands to amplify their stories, humanize themselves, and connect with the people that make them what they are. More recently, it’s also become a stage for consumers to
Nokia’s 10-year decline is stark, but its brand recognition is strong

Nokia’s 10-year decline is stark, but its brand recognition is strong

ANALYSIS: Nothing particularly Earth-shattering debuted at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona — the usual array of smartphones were unveiled with Samsung taking top billing, net neutrality
The ecommerce industry could be a lot better — here’s how

The ecommerce industry could be a lot better — here’s how

Every single day hundreds, if not millions of websites get successfully launched. A good number of them are ecommerce stores that try to sell everything from pins to planes. But, only a handful of
NEO could be a dominant blockchain — it could also be a time bomb

NEO could be a dominant blockchain — it could also be a time bomb

GUEST: I struggle with NEO — currently the sixth most valuable cryptocurrency. It could be headed for a dominant position in the crypto world, but it could also be headed for self-destruction. I can’t
Amazon eyes French grocery market

Amazon eyes French grocery market

(Reuters) — U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon aims to launch its grocery delivery service in France as part of global ambitions to expand in food retail, though the move is not imminent, its general

WordPress now powers 30% of websites

WordPress now powers 30 percent of the web, according to data from web technology survey firm W3Techs. This represents a 5 percentage point increase in nearly two and a half years, after WordPress hit
Rocketbook Labs crowdfunds Everlast Mini erasable cloud notebook

Rocketbook Labs crowdfunds Everlast Mini erasable cloud notebook

Rocketbook Labs is launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Everlast Mini, an erasable, cloud-connected notebook with pages that can be reused as many times as you like. It’s another
HP launches sanitizable laptops and displays for health care

HP launches sanitizable laptops and displays for health care

HP is announcing a new line of sanitizable and secure laptops, displays, and all-in-one desktops aimed at health care workers in hospitals and clinics. The new laptops are designed to be easily

Netflix will now let parents set PIN protection for individual titles

Netflix has announced a new feature that gives parents more control over what movies and TV shows their kids can watch. The video-streaming giant has long catered to families, allowing parents to set
How to watch VentureBeat’s Blueprint conference

How to watch VentureBeat’s Blueprint conference

VB EVENT: The cost of doing business in Silicon Valley is out of control — and now is the time for tech companies to think about how to build a business that doesn’t rely solely on finding talent in
Amazon expands Whole Foods deliveries to Prime Now users in San Francisco and Atlanta

Amazon expands Whole Foods deliveries to Prime Now users in San Francisco and Atlanta

Amazon has announced that it’s expanding its Whole Foods delivery service to Prime members in San Francisco and Atlanta. The move comes a month after the ecommerce giant first revealed it was