Former Qualcomm chairman Paul Jacobs is assembling a group of buyers to take it private

Getty Images Paul Jacobs Paul Jacobs, who was ousted as Qualcomm’s chairman in March, is talking to strategic investors and sovereign wealth funds to chip in for a fully financed bid to take Qualcomm private in the next two months, according to people familiar with the plan. He would run the company after it’s gone private. […]

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Toys R Us closures will leave hundreds of vacant stores on the market with few obvious replacements

Toys R Us is planning to close or sell more than 800 stores across the U.S., leaving a surplus of unoccupied real estate on the market. The abrupt shuttering of the toy chain spells good news and bad news for landlords. Some are betting on being able to find more profitable uses, while others will […]

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Housing starts fall more than expected in February

U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in February as a plunge in the construction of multi-family housing units offset a second straight monthly increase in single-family projects. Housing starts declined 7.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.236 million units, the Commerce Department said on Friday. Data for January was revised up slightly […]

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The Philippines is aiming to build a city of the future

 New Clark City you’ll see new technology companies coming through,” he explained. Attracting customers who would be willing to relocate to New Clark City from the country’s capital will likely be a challenge. The Philippine government recently announced it is committed to moving some offices to New Clark City, but the main goal plan is […]

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Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper defends Zuckerberg: ‘This guy is a hero’

Venture capitalist Tim Draper defended Mark Zuckerberg as the Facebook co-founder and CEO testified on Capitol Hill. “This guy is a hero, let’s face it. It’s awesome what he’s done,” said Draper, a longtime tech investor. Draper also suggested that the intense scrutiny around Facebook’s handling around user data was hypocritical. “All of a sudden we’re worried about privacy. […]

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Gigabyte Aero 15X review: The best lightweight gaming laptop yet

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang flaunted a Gigabyte Aero 15X at CES as to show how Max-Q tech can make laptops both light and powerful. With the updated 2018 Aero 15X, Gigabyte has shown it’s not just about the graphics. It features an all-new eighth-generation Intel 6-core CPU and with a new 144Hz display, addresses the last model’s […]

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Gemini PDA review: We’ve come a long way since keyboards

  The sun may have set on the phone-with-a-keyboard phenomenon, but there are still people who pine for physical keys. Armed with a deca-core processor, Android, all the wireless connections you need and slots for SIM and microSD cards, the Gemini ($599, by Planet Computers) is a refreshing proposition to those frustrated with the port-less, […]

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Google sells restaurant review service Zagat

Google bought Zagat in 2011 with hopes of offering definitive restaurant reviews in its search results, but that dream is ending quietly. True to the rumors, Google has sold Zagat to The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform. The new owner will keep Zagat as a separate brand and increase its exposure while helping it with a “tech-driven platform” that provides […]

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2018): The best business laptop returns

Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup has always been focused on balancing tradition with modernity. It carries the legacy of IBM’s iconic laptop brand, but the company also has to make sure it keeps up with the competition. That’s truer than ever with the new X1 Carbon, Lenovo’s flagship ultraportable, which packs in Intel’s latest chips and a few […]

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Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce. REL, based at Culham in Oxfordshire, is working on a propulsion system that is part jet engine, part rocket engine. The company believes it will transform the space launch market and usher in hypersonic travel […]

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