Feb 5, 2013 Founder Michael Dell, equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and Microsoft are taking the Texas-based company off the market in an effort to make the company more agile, and hopefully, more profitable.
Feb 4, 2013 As Dell explores going private, Microsoft is an interested investor. It needs computer companies that focus on Windows-powered machines.
Jan 30, 2013 A protocol that lets musical instruments talk to and trigger one another turns 30 years old today. MIDI is still used by the likes of dance-punk band !!!. It’s inventor Dave Smith explains its use. A new version of Microsoft Office turns purchasers into subscribers. And, the IRS has had a Tumblr for months, but it’s just now getting noticed.
Jan 28, 2013 After a dramatic couple of years, Japanese car giant Toyota has beaten General Motors to become the world's biggest-selling car maker.
Jan 25, 2013 Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.
Jan 23, 2013 Microsoft could chip in as much as $3 billion to the buyout of computer maker Dell, why U.S. firms are stashing foreign cash in American banks, and the second-most popular tourist destination in Florida is not what you think.
Jan 23, 2013 Microsoft is reportedly considering investing billions of dollar in Dell, as part of a deal to take the company private.
Deep Space Industries takes mining to infinity and beyond; The benefit of employee benefits at Google
Jan 23, 2013 Forget coal mining in Appalachia and mineral mining in Africa, a new outfit called Deep Space Industries aims to take drilling to the final frontier. The company is seeking investors for a project to mine asteroids. Also, Google shows just how much employers can benefit from employee benefits.
Jan 21, 2013 The ninja is one of Japan's oldest and most mysterious professions, but today modern methods to spy, sabotage, and kill are putting them out of work.