Stephen Nellis

Amazon, GM in talks to invest in electric vehicle maker Rivian

It would be a major boost for the Plymouth, Michigan-based startup, which aspires to be the first carmaker to the U.S. consumer market with an electric pickup.

SoftBank ‘anxiously’ looking at developments in Saudi Arabia, says COO

Unease over SoftBank’s ties to Saudi Arabia, which provided $45 billion for the former’s Vision Fund, dragged down its shares earlier this week.

Cloud tech firm Twilio to buy email tech firm SendGrid in $2b deal

The deal combines two firms that handle communications between apps and their users.

Qualcomm ends $44b NXP bid after failing to win China approval

The collapse of the deal is likely to aggravate tensions between Washington and Beijing, damage China’s image as an antitrust regulator

Chipmaker Broadcom inks $19b deal to buy software firm CA

The CA deal comes just months after U.S. President Donald Trump blocked Broadcom’s $117 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc.

Spotify CEO eligible to sell up to $2b stake in direct listing

Instead of a traditional IPO, Spotify plans a direct listing, which will let investors and employees sell shares without the company raising new capital.

SoftBank, Sequoia back former Baidu exec Andrew Ng’s $175m AI fund

Ng has formerly led artificial intelligence projects at Alphabet Inc’s Google and Chinese firm Baidu Inc.

China regulators start antitrust review of Toshiba’s $18b chip unit sale: Report

The embattled Japanese conglomerate has said it would like to see the deal close before the end of March. China’s anti-trust watchdogs have become increasingly active in terms of scrutinising global deals, especially in sensitive, strategic sectors like semiconductors where the review process can take up to 180 days – once it officially starts. In some cases, it may take even longer.

Google Brain co-founder Andrew Ng partners Foxconn to bring AI to factories

Ng said that while typical computer vision systems might require thousands of sample images to become “trained,”’s system would take only five training images, making it easier to adapt to different tasks in a factory.

Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam

Apple could pay about $400 million for Shazam and a deal could be signed as early as next week.