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A brief history of the epic battle over the fate of Qualcomm

The massive fight over the fate of Qualcomm, which chipmaker Broadcom seeks to acquire in the largest deal in technology effort, took another dramatic turn this afternoon when the Trump administration said it would block the deal.

The move is another chapter in a long story, a culmination of a lot of consolidation activity in the semiconductor space and months over jockeying over whether or not Broadcom would be able to complete a hostile bid for the U.S. chipmaker. Following an investigation by the CFIUS, BroadQual is officially on hold.

Let’s review the past few years and see how we got here.

Samsung Galaxy S9: what’s new

Want to know whether the Samsung Galaxy S9 is worth picking up when it arrives March 16? Good news: I’ve got 4,000 words on the matter that you can read over here. For those who don’t have the time to take all of that in, however, we’ve also put together this handy guide to the biggest new additions to the handset over last year’s S8.

The new features of mostly good, sometimes great and occasionally creepy (I’m looking at you, AR Emojis). But all told, they add up to yet another solid flagship from the world’s leading smartphone maker.

A brief history of Dropbox

Dropbox first appeared on the startup scene with its debut at Y Combinator Demo Day way back in the summer of 2007. Since then, the company has grown to hundreds of millions of users and a value of more than $10 billion — putting it in a cherry position for a much-anticipated initial public offering.

But how did this cloud storage company take on the world, beating out so many competitors on its way to success? Journey with us as we walk you through a brief history of Dropbox.