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News Roundup: Trump blocks Broadcom & Qualcomm merger

A roundup of the week’s technology news including IoT mousetraps, illegal satellites, and Amazon Banking.

 

Broadcom & Qualcomm: Trump says no

The biggest technology deal in history is off. Broadcom has officially withdrawn its offer to acquire Qualcomm after the White House said it would block any such move.

This week President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting any deal between the two companies, saying Broadcom “might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States”.

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Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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