Why Microsoft bet on Surface

Image: Alex Parkin / The Verge Almost 12 years ago, Microsoft showed us the Surface for the first time. Back then, the company’s big bet was that the laptop market was ready for a shake-up, that it could radically change both the hardware and software of a Windows PC and make everything better. Windows 8 … Read more

The Chainsmokers light up Disrupt 2024

The dynamic duo behind the Grammy Award–winning music group the Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, are set to bring their entrepreneurial expertise to TechCrunch Disrupt 2024. Known for their chart-topping hits, Pall and Taggart have expanded their influence into the world of venture capital. In 2020, they launched Mantis Venture Capital, a firm managing … Read more

T-Mobile signs a $4.4 billion deal to buy most of US Cellular

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile has agreed to purchase parts of regional wireless carrier US Cellular in a $4.4 billion deal that includes US Cellular’s wireless customers, stores, and approximately 30 percent of spectrum assets. US Cellular will retain ownership of its towers and “approximately 70 percent of its spectrum portfolio across … Read more

LumApps, the French ‘intranet superapp,’ sells majority stake to Bridgepoint in a $650M deal

Big news today for LumApps, the French startup that has described itself as an “intranet superapp” with a platform for building and provisioning internal communications and apps for workforces. The company — which is used by some 5 million people across 700 organizations — announced that Bridgepoint, the private equity investment firm, is taking a … Read more