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What Disk-Drive Shortage? PC Shipments Up 2% In 1Q, Gartner Says

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Global shipments of personal computers rose in the first quarter, despite expected impacts from a disk-drive shortage and a lack of new chips and software to stimulate demand. European Pressphoto Agency Hewlett-Packard remains the top PC maker by volume. Industry researcher Gartner Inc. said shipments of PCs rose 1.9% from...
What Disk-Drive Shortage? PC Shipments Up 2% In 1Q, Gartner Says

Invasion of the tabletop tablets: Are these fiendishly clever hybrids the ultimate family PCs?

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Windows 8 has spurred a lot of unusual hardware designs, but few are as intriguing as the tabletop tablet. Imagine a full-fledged all-in-one PC that lies flat on whatever surface you have handy. It's a design that offers all the screen real estate and CPU performance of a touchscreen...
Invasion of the tabletop tablets: Are these fiendishly clever hybrids the ultimate family PCs?

Icahn's Alternative Offer: Oust Michael Dell

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Dell directors said they would review an alternative offer by two large shareholders to a proposed $24.4 billion buyout of the computer maker, which could potentially oust CEO Michael Dell in the process....
Icahn's Alternative Offer: Oust Michael Dell

Apple to Audit Supplier on Pollution

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Apple will conduct a pollution-management audit of one of its component suppliers in China as the computer maker's operations face greater scrutiny in the country....
Apple to Audit Supplier on Pollution
A Quarter Of U.S. Consumers Own A Laptop, Tablet And A Smartphone

Dell Walks Fine Line in Pitch for Buyout

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Chief executives typically like to boast about their companies, but as a Friday deadline for rival bids to buy his firm approaches, Michael Dell finds himself in the opposite position. Mr. Dell needs to persuade Dell Inc. investors that the prospects for the company he founded in his dorm room...
Dell Walks Fine Line in Pitch for Buyout

Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

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Today the U.S. Justice Department will take Apple to court over allegations that the computer maker illegally conspired with publishers to fix the prices of electronic books, in order to sell them to users of its iPad and other iOS devices at a higher cost.    ...
Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

Dell focuses on touchscreen PCs

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The US computer maker hopes new Windows 8 touchscreen computers can turn around a slump in sales to consumers....
Dell focuses on touchscreen PCs

Blackstone Ends Pursuit of Dell

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Blackstone Group has ended its pursuit of Dell, less than a month after the private-equity firm said it would try to top a leveraged buyout by the computer maker's founder and a rival private-equity firm....
Blackstone Ends Pursuit of Dell

Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs

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Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest computer maker, is to cut 27,000 jobs by end of 2014 as part of a drive to "simplify" the business....
Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs

What to expect from Dell's fourth quarter

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The computer maker is plunging ahead with a transformation plan that revolves around software. However, analysts note Dell is still tethered to the PC business. [Read more]...
What to expect from Dell's fourth quarter

2 Rivals Complicate Deal for Dell

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The private equity giant Blackstone Group and the investor Carl C. Icahn have each separately submitted preliminary takeover proposal for Dell, the embattled computer maker....
2 Rivals Complicate Deal for Dell

Mark Hurd reportedly contacted about running Dell after buyout

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Private-equity group making rival bid for the computer maker has reportedly discussed the CEO's position with the former HP chief. [Read more]...
Mark Hurd reportedly contacted about running Dell after buyout

DealBook: Still-Unhappy Southeastern Seeks Dell Shareholder List

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Southeastern Asset Management is seeking a list of shareholders and other books and records from Dell, according to a letter to the computer maker's board sent on Tuesday....
DealBook: Still-Unhappy Southeastern Seeks Dell Shareholder List

Dell takeover battle set to generate $400m fees bonanza for banks

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Banks advising bidders on debt to fund highly leveraged buyout of computer maker said to be 'licking their chops' over paydayThe $24.4bn (£16bn) takeover battle for Dell is set to hand Wall Street firms their biggest advisory payday in at least three years by generating $400m in fee income for...
Dell takeover battle set to generate $400m fees bonanza for banks

Acer sues former CEO for violating non-compete agreement

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Acer has filed a lawsuit against its former chief executive officer Gianfranco Lanci for allegedly violating a non-compete agreement. Lanci left Acer last March after the company hit a rough patch and was recently named head of Lenovo’s operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “We believe Mr....
Acer sues former CEO for violating non-compete agreement

Lenovo Net Profit Surges 54%

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Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group reported a better-than-expected 54% increase in net profit for its fiscal third quarter on strong growth in personal-computer shipments in China....
Lenovo Net Profit Surges 54%

Gigabyte PC revamps include game-ready Ultrabooks, AMD A4-based tablet (hands-on)

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Gigabyte loves to pull out all the stops at Computex, and this year is no exception: the company just unveiled 11 (mostly) new laptops and tablets. According to a brochure on hand at the computer maker's demo table, the emphasis is chiefly on slimmer portables with both Haswell-era Core...
Gigabyte PC revamps include game-ready Ultrabooks, AMD A4-based tablet (hands-on)

Apple retail has a new boss: Dixons head John Browett

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Apple announced early Tuesday morning that it has found a replacement for Ron Johnson, the former senior vice president of retail that started Apple's successful foray in to brick and mortar sales in 2001. John Browett, former CEO of European electronics retailer Dixons Retail, will become Apple's new SVP...
Apple retail has a new boss: Dixons head John Browett

Dell Held Talks to Go Private

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Dell held talks recently with buyout firms about taking itself private as the computer maker continues to struggle amid declining demand for PCs....
Dell Held Talks to Go Private

Dell's Earnings Fall 18%

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Dell's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings fell 18% as the computer maker saw revenue from the consumer segment continue to fall and operating expenses rise....
Dell's Earnings Fall 18%

How The iPad Totally Changed The World In Just Three Years (AAPL)

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Apple's iPad was released to the world three years ago on April 3, 2010. At the time, a lot of people were underwhelmed. We even called it a "big yawn," and said, "Jobs introduced something that is probably going to sell in the range of a few million units this...
How The iPad Totally Changed The World In Just Three Years (AAPL)

REMINDER: While Intel Is Messing Around With TV, The PC Business Is Dying (INTC)

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Intel is crazy to think about starting a pay TV service. Not only does Intel have zero relevant experience in the area, it's also a distraction from Intel's real problem. The personal computer is slowly dying. And Intel has almost no presence in the smartphones and tablets that are...
REMINDER: While Intel Is Messing Around With TV, The PC Business Is Dying (INTC)

Samsung sues patent commissioner

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The South Korean tablet computer maker sues Australia's patent boss in the latest twist in its battle against Apple....
Samsung sues patent commissioner

Apple maintains top PC, tablet combined maker for 2012

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When iPads are counted along with notebooks, ultrabooks and desktops, Apple's dominance in the tablet space pushes it to the top individual brand of computer maker for the second year running, going from a 17 percent share in 2011 to over 20 percent share in 2012. The increase and ranking...
Apple maintains top PC, tablet combined maker for 2012

NEC Sells Shares in Lenovo, Japan PC Joint Venture Unaffected

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NEC has sold for about US$230 million shares in Chinese computer maker Lenovo it acquired last year when the companies formed a joint venture to produce PCs in......
NEC Sells Shares in Lenovo, Japan PC Joint Venture Unaffected

Dell's Dilemma: Overseas Cash

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Advisers working on Dell's $24.4 billion buyout are trying to solve a problem: how to use the computer maker's foreign cash without paying a $2.6 billion U.S. tax bill....
Dell's Dilemma: Overseas Cash
HP's Chairman Ray Lane to step down; HP loses two other board members

HP loses $8.9B for the quarter on EDS write-down

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HP, the world's largest traditional PC maker, reported its second quarter financials today, revealing that the computer manufacturer suffered a loss to the tune of $8.9 billion last quarter. The computer maker's massive loss derived largely from a massive write-down stemming from the purchase of Electronic Data Systems. Despite the...
HP loses $8.9B for the quarter on EDS write-down

Dell Customers on Edge

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Uncertainty over Dell's proposed $24.4 billion buyout is causing anxiety among the computer maker's corporate customers....
Dell Customers on Edge
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