The Federal Trade Commission asked for additional information about Amazon’s $1.7 billion purchase of iRobot, the company behind the Roomba vacuum, the companies disclosed on Tuesday. The request is a sign that the FTC is investigating the deal in detail. The inquiry could delay the deal’s completion, as federal antitrust investigations can often take up to a year to finish. Once complete, 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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