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Dropbox Is Said to Be Planning to Go Public This Year

The online storage company, one of Silicon Valley’s closely watched “unicorns,” has filed confidentially to stage an initial public offering.

Tech We’re Using: A World of Deal Making, Gleaned With an...

Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter in London, discussed his favorite tech tool — an iPhone X — and British norms for using the gadget socially.

TPG Growth, a Red-Hot Investor, Stays Small as It Pursues Deals

The firm, which has invested in companies including Uber and Spotify, has closed its latest fund at $3.7 billion, slightly above its last one.

A Rainmaker Seeks to Grow His Firm at a Time of...

As giants like Disney and AT&T strike huge takeovers, Aryeh B. Bourkoff and his boutique, LionTree, are seeking to seize the moment to grow.

Broadcom Targets Qualcomm in Largest-Ever Tech Deal

The $105 billion takeover bid sets up a battle between two chip makers whose products touch nearly every smartphone in the world.

B Capital Hires Howard L. Morgan as Its New Chairman

The venture capital fund taps a veteran of the start-up world as it looks to broaden its scope beyond Silicon Valley and China.

Lilium, a Flying Car Start-Up, Raises $90 Million

The fund-raising round for the two-year-old company was led by Tencent Holdings, the Chinese internet giant, and will go toward developing a five-seat vehicle.

Sprint, Looking to Get Bigger to Survive, Weighs Deal-Making

The company and its backer, SoftBank, have had talks with both Charter and T-Mobile to improve its fortunes as it falls behind rivals.