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DoorDash is buying Caviar from Square in a deal worth $410 million

DoorDash is buying Caviar from Square in a deal worth $410 million

DoorDash has reached an agreement with Square to purchase on-demand food delivery and catering business Caviar . DoorDash has agreed to pay Square $410 million in cash and preferred DoorDash stock. Square bought Caviar about five years ago in a deal worth about $90 million. Now, Caviar has found a new home with DoorDash, the…
Apple Is Buying Intel’s Modem Unit to Control Its 5G Destiny

Apple Is Buying Intel’s Modem Unit to Control Its 5G Destiny

Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple has moved to design more of the components inside the iPhone, rather than buy standardized chips from others.David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesApple said Thursday that it will spend $1 billion to buy most of Intel’s business that makes modems for smartphones—the crucial chips that connect devices to cell networks and Wi-Fi.…
Why buying your own solar panels may finally make sense

Why buying your own solar panels may finally make sense

I’ve never spent $18,000 on technology before. Heck, I’ve never even bought a car priced quite that high. But when I ran the numbers on solar panels earlier this year, I realized that for me — and maybe for you, if you live in the US — now is the right time. To be honest,…
What we’re buying: ‘Typeset in the Future’

What we’re buying: ‘Typeset in the Future’

Kris NaudusSenior EditorWhat does the future look like to you? Flying cars? Rockets? Robots everywhere? Everyone has different ideas, but one thing that many movies seem to show is that the font Eurostile Bold Extended will be everywhere. Those rounded, lengthened letters can be seen gracing signs, advertisements and even the sides of spaceships in…
Buying Guide: The Best Summer Cycling Gear

Buying Guide: The Best Summer Cycling Gear

We tested 11 biking accessories (and one e-bike) that make pedaling more pleasant.Whether you're riding to and from work every day or hitting the local hills on the weekends, it's important to have the right gear to make it a safe and fun trip every time. Here’s a stack of cycling accessories (and one actual…
Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal

Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal

On the heels of Google buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece of news in a bid to step up its own work in data visualization and (more generally) tools to help enterprises make sense of the sea of data that they use and amass: Salesforce is…

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Zanzibar: Google’s Consistent, Global Authorization System

Authors: Ruoming Pang, Ramon Caceres, Mike Burrows, Zhifeng Chen, Pratik Dave, Nathan Germer, Alexander Golynski, Kevin Graney, and Nina Kang, Google; Lea Kissner, Humu, Inc.; Jeffrey L. Korn, Google; Abhishek Parmar, Carbon, Inc.; Christopher D. Richards and Mengzhi Wang, GoogleAbstract: Determining whether online users are authorized to access digital objects is central to preserving privacy. This paper…

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