Happy Monday, Austin! How about a tech roundup where "Pokémon Go" isn't mentioned as top tech news? We'll give it a try!
Big bet on chips
Financial Times first reported (subscription) that Japan's Softbank is buying U.K. semiconductor-design firm ARM Holdings for $32 billion. ARM Holdings products are sold to customers including Apple and Samsung and as the number of devices we use grows, so does ARM, apparently. You can read a non-subscription version of the news on Recode.
Opera software sale stalls
A $1.2 billion takeover of Swedish firm Opera Software (the makers of the Operas browser) by a group of Chinese companies called Kunqi consortium has failed regulatory hurdles, so now a $600 million alternative sale is being proposed. Reuters has the details.
Falcon 9 landing successful
Space X landed another Falcon 9 rocket successfully overnight from Cape Canaveral. It's the second successful landing for this kind of rocket, The Verge says.
Facebook's diversity report excuse not well received
Facebook's reasoning for doing so poorly in its recent diversity report -- that it can't find enough quality candidates -- it not holding water for some, Tech Times reports.
What happens to Marissa Mayer?
Kara Swisher at Recode says we may learn more about the fate of Yahoo's CEO in today's earnings call. As the company closes in on some sort of sale, Mayer's tenure of four years at the head of the company may soon be coming to a close.
OK, we lied.
This is the best "Pokémon Go" video you will see today, as mixed martial arts fighter Michael “Venom” Page demonstrated his Pokémon capturing skils after winning a fight over the weekend. Sublime:
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