If the $40B Nvidia-Arm deal is dead, what does it mean to big tech M&A?

News reports surfaced over the past 24 hours that the $40 billion Nvidia-Arm deal, which ranks among the most expensive tech deals ever, is in peril. Nvidia is reportedly ready to walk away due to regulatory pressure. The question is, what does it mean for tech M&A if this deal falls apart?

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:36pm
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8 Data Engineer and Data Architect Certifications to Upgrade Your Skills

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and programming has become a part of every IT professional's repertoire. In order to stay abreast of these changes, it's essential for analysts to upgrade their skill sets. From data engineering courses to cloud-specific specializations, there's a certification for everyone out there.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 3:45pm
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TechCrunch+ roundup: Zero-day exploits, breaking into Japan, algorithmic VC investing

We work with contributors to develop guest posts that will help TechCrunch+ readers solve actual problems, so it’s always a delight to present a comprehensive “how to” article.

In this case, Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Platform as a Service company Bitrise, shared the lessons he learned as his team attempted to enter Japan.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:39pm
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Sec. Raimondo warns US is far from resolving chip shortage

The United States Department of Commerce Tuesday released results from a survey of 150 companies, aimed at getting a better picture of just how widespread of a supply crunch is currently plaguing the semiconductor market. The automotive and medical industries have been disproportionately impacted by the shortage.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:25pm
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Crypto startup Syndicate looks to demystify DAOs with ‘Web3 Investment Clubs’ product

Over the past year, crypto acolytes have aimed to sell the world on an internet transformed by tokens and NFTs. All the while, a smaller subsection has pushed DAOs, or decentralized autonomous organizations, as a way to transform democracies and revamp stodgy organizations for an online age. Both groups have struggled with messaging and stateside legal guidelines, but the technical challenges for onboarding new users has been particularly strong for those looking to build their own DAO.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:24pm
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How to Fix the "Problem Occurred While Creating the Recovery Drive" Error on Windows

Windows allows you to create a recovery drive either with or without the system files. However, if you choose to back up system files to the recovery drive, at times, you may encounter the "we can’t create the recovery drive" error.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:16pm
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YouTube’s head of Gaming leaves to join blockchain group Polygon

Ryan Wyatt describes himself on Twitter as YouTube’s head of Gaming by day, and a “web3 & crypto advisor/investor by night.” Now, he’ll be working in crypto during the day, too. Today, Wyatt announced that he will be leaving YouTube after almost eight years to join the team at Polygon, a blockchain scaling network built on Ethereum.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:07pm
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This startup, newly funded by a16z, is producing NFTs as if they were widgets

While titans of tech argue over how different or not decentralized “web3” outfits will be compared to their unabashedly centralized predecessors, an ecosystem of companies is fast emerging to support one another — many with ties to each other, including backing from the same investors.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:02pm
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