Dell and Red Hat Will Announce a Big Cloud-Computing Alliance Today

Doing for OpenStack what they did for Linux more than a decade ago. You know how that turned out.


Justice Department Investigating Dell Sales to Syria

The U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating possible sales of Dell computers to the Syrian government, the company said in documents released Monday.

Dell Tablets at Bargain Prices

The Dell Venue 7 is a heck of a buy for a brand-name Android tablet, says Walt Mossberg, but if you can spare more money, you’ll get a better experience in a more expensive small tablet.

While Mulally/Nadella Remain the Favorites, Bates Is Silicon Valley’s Choice for Microsoft CEO

But is the affable Brit too charming to run the not-so-charming software giant?


Dell Investors Line Up For Court Appraisal

Investors with claims on more than 47.5 million Dell Inc. shares have reserved the right to ask a judge to award them more than the buyout price, in the latest example of investors trying to use the courts to nab a better outcome in a deal.

Dell Loses Its First Senior Executive Since the Buyout

The first, but maybe not the first of many.

Today Is Dell’s Last Day as a Public Company

See you around, DELL.

Look Who’s Taking Dell’s Spot on the S&P 500

Ending a 17-year run.

Dell’s Days as a Public Company Will End With a 13-Cent Dividend Payment

Also: The board will shrink from 10 members to three.

In Server Sales Push, Dell Comes Out Swinging Against HP’s Moonshot

The new thing isn’t necessarily better than the old thing.

Tony Fadell on How Nest Protect Aims to Rid the World of the Dreaded Smoke-Detector Beep (Video)

Rethinking home devices takes another step forward.
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Carl Icahn Backs Down From Legal Challenge to Dell Buyout

Never mind, then.

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Regulators Clear Dell’s $25 Billion Buyout

Computing company Dell said today that it had cleared all the regulatory hurdles necessary to complete the transaction to go private. Shareholders approved the move to sell the company to CEO Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake for $24.9 billion. The transaction had been bitterly contested by several shareholders, most notably activist investor Carl Icahn.

Why Larry Ellison and Michael Dell Are Now the Best of Friends

Friendship has its benefits.

Many Questions for Michael Dell on Going Private, and What’s Next

In an interview, Dell’s founding CEO and soon-to-be majority owner sounds an aggressive tone.

Nearly 70 Percent of Dell Shareholders Voted to Go Private

Not even close.

Michael Dell Says He’s Not Taking Company Back Into the Phone Business

The company can still benefit by selling servers to mobile companies, and software to businesses that want to secure information for mobile devices, Dell tells CNBC.

With Its Buyout Battle Won, What’s Next for Dell?

The road ahead doesn’t look easy.

Dell Shareholders Approve $25 Billion Buyout to Go Private

The company will soon have only two shareholders: Michael Dell and Silver Lake.

Shareholders Will Probably Approve Dell’s Go-Private Plan Tomorrow

But does that mean the drama is over? Hardly.


Carl Icahn Looking at $70 Million Profit on Dell Investment

Mr. Icahn views his profits as a “consolation” prize.

Carl Icahn Ends Effort to Take Control of Dell

He says he cannot win.

Carl Icahn Denied in Bid to Upend Dell Buyout Vote

Even so, a proxy fight is coming, like it or not.

Ahead of Buyout Vote, Dell Q2 Profits Fall 72 Percent

Enterprise business growing, but not fast enough.

Michael Dell and Silver Lake Reach Last-Minute Buyout Deal

New deal values the company at $24.9 billion.