AppLovin abandoned an effort to combine with Unity Software, a move which could have created a powerhouse in the business of selling ad space for mobile apps, particularly in games. AppLovin’s decision reflected the reality that Unity was proceeding with its previously announced plan to merge with IronSource, a competitor to AppLovin in the mobile app ad market. Unity had rebuffed the...
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Long before men’s daily thoughts about ancient Rome became a TikTok meme, former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman’s mind was regularly turning toward the Roman Empire. In the early pandemic months of 2020, he ripped through Philip Matyszak’s “24 Hours in Ancient Rome,” a book that, by his own admission, was “written for eighth graders.” Friedman went down a...
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