It’s a Jack World After All: Disney Names Dorsey to Board

When you wish upon a tech star … (I couldn’t resist, Iger!)
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In Chip Deal, Singapore’s Avago to Acquire LSI for $6.6 Billion

The deal is being financed with bank loans and a $1 billion investment from private equity firm Silver Lake.
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Microsoft Names Exec to Top Skype Post

Microsoft has named Gurdeep Singh Pall to replace the departing Mark Gillett as corporate VP for Skype, as well as its Lync communications product. Gillett, who took a job as head of value creation at private equity firm Silver Lake, had been responsible for Skype’s product, engineering and operations worldwide, duties that will now fall to Pall. An experienced engineer, Pall was most recently CVP of Information Platform & Experience in Microsoft’s new Applications and Services division. Before that, he was CVP of the Office Lync & Speech group.

Today Is Dell’s Last Day as a Public Company

See you around, DELL.
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Departing Skype Exec Gillett to Become Head of “Value Creation” at Silver Lake

Mystery managed, as the British exec might say!
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Top Skype Exec Mark Gillett Departs Microsoft

According to an internal memo sent this morning to employees, top Skype exec Mark Gillett is leaving Microsoft. Sources said that Gillett — who is corporate VP for Skype, as well as its Lync product — has another job he is headed to, although the memo did not mention where he was going. Gillett, who is responsible for Skype’s product, engineering and operations globally, has been with the online telephony company for several years, including before Microsoft bought it. Previous to that, he worked at private equity giant Silver Lake in Europe.

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

Ending a 17-year run.
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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.
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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.