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Qualcomm and Broadcom plan to meet on February 14: sources
Qualcomm Inc and Broadcom Ltd plan to meet on Wednesday to talk about the latter’s $121 billion acquisition offer, the first time the semiconductor companies will discuss the potential deal, people familiar with the matter said. (Fonte: Reuters)

Worldwide SMB IT Spending to Pass $600 Billion in 2018, Driven by Mid-Market Demand for Software and Services, According to IDC
A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Business Spending Guidefrom International Data Corporation (Idc) forecasts total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to be nearly $602 billion in 2018, an increase of 4.9% over 2017. With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% for the 2016-2021 forecast period, spending by businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees on IT hardware, software, and services, including business services, is expected to reach $684 billion on in 2021. (Fonte: Idc)

Uber and Waymo just reached a $245 million settlement
The legal battle between two of the biggest tech titans is finally over — at least for now. The attorney representing Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google, settled its court case with ride-hailing giant Uber on Friday. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is set to receive 0.34 percent of Uber’s equity at a $72 billion valuation as part of the agreement. (Fonte: Mashable)

Alibaba invests another $1.3 billion into its offline retail strategy
Alibaba ha rafforzato la sua impronta commerciale al dettaglio dopo aver investito un altro miliardo di dollari in progetti per sviluppare la sua cosiddetta strategia “nuova vendita” che combina online e offline. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

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