Arik Hesseldahl

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Nvidia Buys Wireless Chipmaker Icera for $367 Million

Nvidia, the graphics chipmaker seeking to expand into processors for notebooks, tablets and services, said today it will spend $367 million to acquire Icera, a U.K.-based maker of baseband chips for 3G and 4G wireless handsets. Icera is backed by Accel Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, Atlas Venture, Balderton Capital and DFJ Esprit. The firm raised $45 million last year, and secured a $12 million debt facility in January from Silicon Valley Bank. The deal is expected to help Nvidia compete better against Qualcomm.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work