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Trump Was Right to Block Broadcom-Qualcomm Deal

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday blocking Broadcom’s hostile takeover of wireless pioneer Qualcomm, citing national security concerns. Squashing what would have been the biggest deal in tech history at $117 billion was the right move, but nobody seems to be clear on why. Allow me to clarify. Perhaps[…] Read On

How to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Before They Kill Us

When Alexander Fleming accepted the Nobel Prize for co-discovering Penicillin in 1945, he warned that misuse could enable bacteria to develop resistance to his miracle drug. You can’t get much more prescient than that. Today’s Earth is a veritable Petrie dish of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And like the Martians in H.[…] Read On

Why We Need China to Burst our Bubble Culture

Walking across the border from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, China, in 1991, I found a city transitioning from market town to bustling metropolis. Most of the people were poor, and the technology companies I visited consisted of engineers in warehouses with old metal desks and outdated computers. But you could[…] Read On