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Airbnb's IPO doesn't require head-in-sand moment

IS IT possible that Airbnb could be a technology initial public offering (IPO) that isn't requiring investors to have their head in the sand? The home-sharing app's revenue fell more than 30 per cent in the first nine months of the year as Covid cut into travel.

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US-China tech spat is less costly than tariffs

THE US-China tech spat is a less costly fight than the trade war. The two nations will review their deal that reduced tariffs as the White House refocuses on purging Chinese technology. The latter is nothing to celebrate, but at least the economic implications are more limited than sweeping...

Uber-Grubhub may get stomachache from deal fuss

[SAN FRANCISCO] Uber Technologies and Grubhub may get a stomachache from all the deal fuss. A tie-up would create the top meal-delivery firm in major markets like New York, Boston and Chicago. US federal watchdogs will be wary and lawmakers are already critical. Even if they agree, the companies...

Tech deal review puts VCs in regulatory purgatory

SILICON Valley is being pushed further into regulatory purgatory. Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook are among firms that will be providing data on tiny acquisitions to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under new orders. Transformative deals are also worrying, though the ad hoc scrutiny of tech...