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Dell to Miss Profit Estimates, Beat on Revenue

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Dell Inc. plans to report quarterly financial results on Thursday that are significantly lower than Wall Street expectations of profit, but higher-than-expected in revenue, according to a person briefed on the results. Dell is expected to report revenue of roughly $14 billion, and earnings, excluding some expenses, of 20 cents...
Dell to Miss Profit Estimates, Beat on Revenue

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

Dell deal in doubt as Michael and Co. refuse to raise price, likely spiking a shareholder war

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The saga of taking Dell private just hit a speed bump after the consortium in place to buy the firm declined to raise its price. Given that the deal was considered pat a short stretch ago, what went wrong? Dell’s second largest shareholder isn’t having it, claiming that the offered...
Dell deal in doubt as Michael and Co. refuse to raise price, likely spiking a shareholder war

Icahn Says Proxy Fight Remains Possible for Dell

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Carl Icahn said he is still considering a proxy fight to force Dell Inc. to pay a large dividend, even as a board committee asked him to waive that right and make a formal bid to buy the company....
Icahn Says Proxy Fight Remains Possible for Dell
More Trouble For Dell's Plan To Go Private

Dell Could Go Private In $15 Billion Deal As Soon As Tuesday

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Silver Lake Management LLC and partners are close to lining up about $15 billion in funds for a buyout of Dell Inc., the third-biggest maker of personal computers, said people familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced as soon as Jan. 22, said one of the people, who...
Dell Could Go Private In $15 Billion Deal As Soon As Tuesday

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

DealBook: Blackstone Said to Make Preliminary Offer for Dell

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The Blackstone Group has reportedly sent a proposal to Dell Inc., signaling that the firm may make a formal bid to compete with one from Michael S. Dell and the private equity firm Silver Lake....
DealBook: Blackstone Said to Make Preliminary Offer for Dell

Dell buyout would free execs from shareholder pressure, distraction

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With buyout talks gaining steam, analysts say Dell Inc. could be looking to free itself from quarterly distractions and shareholder pressures....
Dell buyout would free execs from shareholder pressure, distraction

Investor Aims High With Price for Dell

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Dell Inc.’s largest outside shareholder faces an uphill battle in its effort to squeeze billions more out of the planned $24.4 billion deal to take the tech giant private. Southeastern Asset Management on Friday laid out a case that Dell is worth $24 a share — $10 a share more...
Investor Aims High With Price for Dell

BETRAYAL: Michael Dell's Former Right-Hand Man Leads Coup To Push Him Out

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dave Johnson finds himself once again pitted against a former employer. In leading Blackstone Group's 11th-hour bid for Dell Inc, the acquisitions expert and famously tough negotiator has seated himself across the table from ex-boss and company founder Michael Dell. Their relationship has now become...
BETRAYAL: Michael Dell's Former Right-Hand Man Leads Coup To Push Him Out

Dell faces goal-line stand by angry investors in bid to go private

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When the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, John Harbaugh said the win "wasn't pretty, but it was us." Now, the CEO and founder of Dell, Inc. is facing the same sort of scenario as he's looking to take Dell private—it's going to be ugly and very much in the character...
Dell faces goal-line stand by angry investors in bid to go private

Coming to Windows Phone: The ability to quickly share apps

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Leaked ROMs have the great tendency of letting us peek into what we are not yet supposed to know. In that vein, today, news is out that Windows Phone 7.8 ROMs have made it known that a form of app sharing is coming to Window Phone. This is a small,...
Coming to Windows Phone: The ability to quickly share apps

AppDynamics nets $50M more to take on IT's big boys

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AppDynamics, an application performance management company, has scored $50 million in Series D funding led by Institutional Venture Partners. Previous investors Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Venture Partners also contributed to the round, bringing the total AppDynamics has raised to $86.5 million. The San Francisco company,...
AppDynamics nets $50M more to take on IT's big boys

If the soon-to-return Start button simply loads the Start Screen, why bring it back at all?

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Microsoft is bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet first reported the coming return of the button, and Tom Warren of the Verge today confirmed it. According to Tom, the returning Start button will in fact send users directly to the Start Screen. Thus, its reemergence is meaningless....
If the soon-to-return Start button simply loads the Start Screen, why bring it back at all?
Technology companies sideline major acquisitions to make smaller, more strategic purchases

Microsoft's Role a Sticking Point in Dell Buyout Talks

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The role Microsoft Corp. would play in a privately-owned Dell Inc. is one of several issues being hashed out ahead of a final buyout agreement for the computer maker, people familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The issues have been under discussion, the people said, since Microsoft proposed earlier this...
Microsoft's Role a Sticking Point in Dell Buyout Talks

Microsoft reveals Windows Blue will be released to developers in June, distributed via Windows Store

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Today at the Wired Business Conference Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1, codenamed Blue, will reach developers by the end of June. The company also stated that the upgrade will be available in the Windows Store when it reaches consumers. The release of Windows Blue through the Store and not, it...
Microsoft reveals Windows Blue will be released to developers in June, distributed via Windows Store

Dell Expands Alliance With Oracle

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Dell Inc. unveiled an expanded global alliance with Oracle Corp. in which the companies will offer business products that combine Dell’s hardware and Oracle’s software. For Oracle, the expanded deal reflects the company’s struggles with incorporating its $7.5 billion purchase in 2010 of hardware maker Sun Microsystems. It also continues...
Dell Expands Alliance With Oracle

Here's how you will upgrade to the public preview of Windows 8.1

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According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, the process by which you will upgrade to Windows 8.1′s public preview this June 26th won’t be too involved, but if you do choose to make the leap before the software is done, you can expect a minor headache later on. To move to...
Here's how you will upgrade to the public preview of Windows 8.1

Is the Dell Buyout Really a Good Idea?

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So what do Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners see that the public market investors do not? That’s the question that hangs over the $24.4 billion buyout of Dell Inc. shareholders announced this morning. As the company’s share price has fallen by half since 2007 amid a PC market that...
Is the Dell Buyout Really a Good Idea?

Icahn, Southeastern Propose Alternative to Dell Buyout

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Two of Dell Inc.’s largest stockholders, investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc., proposed an alternative offer to a $24.4 billion deal to buy out the company’s public stockholders. In a letter to Dell’s board, Mr. Icahn and Southeastern said they propose giving Dell shareholders the option to keep...
Icahn, Southeastern Propose Alternative to Dell Buyout

Dell Confirms Buyout Offers from Blackstone and Icahn, Says Both May Be Superior

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Dell today confirmed what leaked out over the weekend, that private equity firm Blackstone and activist investor Carl Icahn have made offers to buy out the struggling computer company at valuations that are higher than a $24.4 billion offer from founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake partners made last month....
Dell Confirms Buyout Offers from Blackstone and Icahn, Says Both May Be Superior

Foxconn's Hiring "Lifestyle" And "Safety" Managers To Make Sure Workers Don't Kill Themselves While Making Your iPhone

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March 10 (Bloomberg) -- Foxconn Technology Group, targeted by labor groups for criticism over its working conditions, is seeking a safety and security officer, a lifestyle services manager and two fire chiefs for a China unit that supplies Apple Inc. Foxconn’s Integrated Digital Products Business Group advertised the positions...
Foxconn's Hiring "Lifestyle" And "Safety" Managers To Make Sure Workers Don't Kill Themselves While Making Your iPhone

Windows 8 does not flop: 75% of retailers say sales are meeting expectations, 25% say better

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Contrary to the expectations of some, and the fears of many, Windows 8 has not tripped out of the gate. While its sales will likely not blow the doors off of Microsoft’s barn, the operating system has launched well, and is currently enjoying adoption that is more than passable. According...
Windows 8 does not flop: 75% of retailers say sales are meeting expectations, 25% say better

Carl Icahn Already Has A Short-List Of CEOs If He's Able To Take Over Dell

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NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) - Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc are short-listing potential candidates to become the next Dell Inc chief executive should they succeed in a proxy battle against Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. A number of...
Carl Icahn Already Has A Short-List Of CEOs If He's Able To Take Over Dell

Dell board member James Breyer will not run for reelection as the firm looks to head private

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Today Dell announced that its board member James Breyer has declined to “stand for reelection.” He’s out, in other words. The news isn’t particularly surprising, as Dell is enduring external pressure and internal turmoil as its business contracts and its founder attempts to take it private. Michael Dell, along with Silverlake...
Dell board member James Breyer will not run for reelection as the firm looks to head private

Dell Buyout Is a Fee-for-All

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Wall Street has a lot more than bragging rights riding on the $24 billion-plus takeover battle for Dell Inc. Some of the biggest banks in the world are vying for fees that together could top $400 million for advising and financing the buyout of the computer group, according to people...
Dell Buyout Is a Fee-for-All

PE Firm Lines Up $15 Billion To Take Dell Private

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Silver Lake Management LLC and partners are close to lining up about $15 billion in funds for a buyout of Dell Inc., the third-biggest maker of personal computers, said people familiar with the matter. Lenders including Credit Suisse Group AG, Royal Bank of Canada, Barclays Plc and Bank of America...
PE Firm Lines Up $15 Billion To Take Dell Private

Here's an early look at Outlook 2013 RT, coming as part of Windows 8.1

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This week Microsoft announced the coming arrival of Outlook 2013 RT, which will be released as part of the Windows 8.1 update. Windows 8.1, formerly known as Windows Blue will reach public preview on June 26th. It will be formally released by the end of the year. As usual, Paul...
Here's an early look at Outlook 2013 RT, coming as part of Windows 8.1
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