The Financial Times reports that about six months ago, DoorDash reluctantly sat down with Uber to discuss a possible merger, at the behest of a big investor in both companies, SoftBank. There are no other details about the failed talks. SoftBank’s effort is understandable. The Saudi Arabia-backed tech investor expected to make bank from Uber after buying up billions of dollars worth of...
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To Reduce AI Costs, Google Wants to Ditch Broadcom as Its TPU Server Chip Supplier
Google executives have extensively discussed dropping Broadcom as a supplier of artificial intelligence chips as early as 2027, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort. In that scenario, Google would fully design the chips, known as tensor processing units, in-house, the person said. The move could help Google save billions of dollars in costs annually as it invests heavily in...
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