Avalara shareholder wants to block its $8.4B sale to Vista Equity Partners

Vista Equity Partners’ proposed $8.4 billion deal to acquire automated tax compliance company Avalara has hit a bump in the road. One of Avalara’s biggest shareholders revealed that it&#82

Twine raises $3.3M to add networking features to virtual events

Twine, a video chat startup that launched amid the pandemic as a sort of “Zoom for meeting new people,” shifted its focus to online events and, as a result, has now closed on $3.3 million

Sony Builds Its Internet Of Things Business By Acquiring Altair Semiconductor

Sony Corporation announced today that it will acquire Altair Semiconductor for $212 million. Founded in 2005 by three former Texas Instrument executives, Israel-based Altair makes chips that connect d

The Altair is back

Vince Briel, computer creator, has rebuilt the original Altair 8800, the world’s first home computer, and added a VGA and PS/2 keyboard. The computer emulates Intel’s 8080 processor with a