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  • Kickstarter launches tools for creators, because hardware is hard

    Kickstarter launches tools for creators, because hardware is hard

    Kickstarter and its crowdfunding brethren have played a pivotal role in the hardware revolution of the past decade. But even now that developers have a wide range of democratizing tools at their disposal, hardware is, as ever, hard. Today the service launched Hardware Studio, a new suite of tools aimed at helping developers navigate the choppy waters of hardware development. Read More

  • Avnet To Acquire Bell Microproducts In Deal Valued At $594 Million

    Avnet To Acquire Bell Microproducts In Deal Valued At $594 Million

    Avnet, a publicly listed global distributor of electronic parts, enterprise computing, storage and others products, has agreed to acquire Bell Microproducts in an all-cash merger for $7 per share. This equates to an equity value of about $252 million and a transaction value of approximately $594 million, assuming net debt for Bell of $342 million at face value as of December 31, 2009. Read More