Feb 18, 2013 Multibillion-dollar deals involving Dell, American Airlines and Heinz may portend another boom in giant mergers and buyouts. But historians warn most mergers go bust.
Feb 7, 2013 New "Scroogled" campaign raises questions about the efficacy of attack ads in the commercial realm.
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Feb 5, 2013 Computer maker Dell plans to de-list from the stock market in a $24 billion private equity buyout. It's the biggest such deal in five years.
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 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.