Carl Icahn May Walk Away From Dell Proxy Fight He Started

After a brazen entrance, a quiet exit?
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Cops to Boston Bombing Crowdsourcers: Please Don’t Try This at Home

The Internet did have an impact on the investigation. Hard to argue that it was a positive one.
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News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App

Official cause of death: The News Corp. corporate split. The real problem: A flawed concept.
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Never Mind! Cisco Still Totally Hearts Set-Top Boxes.

Another round of rumors that Cisco is out to sell its TV set-top box business gets slapped down.
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Last Night’s Amazing 9/11 Memorial Photo Is a Year Old

But more important: Photographer John de Guzman isn’t particularly happy that the image went viral.
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Geek-tastic! Twitter Queen Kim Kardashian Reportedly to Wed at Eric Schmidt’s SoCal Estate (Or at Kleiner Partner’s Luxe Crib).

Here’s a delicious juxtaposition you don’t get often: Various reports indicate that reality show empress Kim Kardashian’s upcoming wedding to New Jersey Nets basketball player Kris Humphries will be held at either the Montecito estate of Google’s Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt or that of a VC legend.
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Seagate: Buyout Talks Live, Financing In Place, N.Y. Post Says

Seagate shares are getting a boost this morning from an upbeat story in the New York Post on the prospects for talks on taking the company private. Yesterday, the stock took a hit on a report that talks had collapsed. That was followed by multiple reports that KKR was likely to drop out of a group that has been discussing making an offer for the disk-drive maker.

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Report: EMC Bidding to Buy Isilon

The New York Post is hearing from a source that data-storage leader EMC is wooing Isilon, a specialist in “clustered storage,” with a $2 billion acquisition offer and that a deal should be sealed before the end of the year. The report also says that EMC-controlled VMware is talking to Novell about buying its SUSE Linux business.

Microsoft's Billion Dollar Media Bailout Plan

The advertising recovery is already in the works, but this could help move it along quite nicely: Close to a billion dollars to help promote big product launches from Redmond.

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Comcast, NBC Announce the End of the Jeff Zucker Show

Not a surprise: NBC U head Jeff Zucker concedes that he will, in fact, step down once Comcast finishes buying his company from GE. The move was obvious to anyone who watched the two companies, but both sides refused to acknowledge it until now. The New York Post says Zucker will get a very golden parachute as he exits–something north of $30 million. Meanwhile, Zucker defends his much-criticized tenure to the New York Times: “The thing I regret most is not moving quickly enough.”

IPad Bandit Terrorizes Gotham!