Fiat Chrysler-Renault tie up: What the maker of Jeep could gain

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Renault are reportedly in talks that could result in merging vast swaths of their businesses, a move that illustrates the growing desire among automakers to consolidate in an environment of increased regulatory pressure, sales declines and rising costs aimed at bringing next-generation technologies like self-driving cars to market. Bloomberg, Financial Times, … Continue reading Fiat Chrysler-Renault tie up: What the maker of Jeep could gain

The savage genius of SoftBank funding competitors

Venture capitalists aren’t supposed to make their portfolio companies battle to the death. There’s a long-standing but unofficial rule that investors shouldn’t fund multiple competitors in the same space. Conflicts of interest could arise, information about one startup’s strategy could be improperly shared with the other, and the companies could become suspicious of advice provided … Continue reading The savage genius of SoftBank funding competitors

Trump and Pelosi’s War of Words Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Man, it’s been a long week. Does anyone even remember it started with former White House counsel Don McGahn defying a Congressional subpoena at this point? Or that New York State had effectively closed a legal loophole that would allow them to charge people President Trump pardoned on a federal level? Does anyone recall the … Continue reading Trump and Pelosi’s War of Words Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Security researcher spots a maOS malware vulnerability that’s not yet patched

Watch out for this potential vulnerability if you’re opening up apps on a Mac: a security researcher has worked out a way that malware makers can bypass the macOS Gatekeeper protections to run malicious code. Filippo Cavallarin details the security hole on his website and explains how it gets around Gatekeeper – the feature that … Continue reading Security researcher spots a maOS malware vulnerability that’s not yet patched