Jul 6, 2018

What’s Dell up to? Going public again

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The computer company Dell is going public again later this year. Just five years ago, Dell did the opposite and went private. Back then, company leaders decided they had to retool in order to survive. Making the personal computers that…

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What's Dell up to? Going public again

Jul 6, 2018
The personal computing giant will go public after 5 years as a private company.
Dell CEO Michael Dell delivers a keynote address during the 2013 Oracle Open World conference on Sept. 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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The computer company Dell is going public again later this year. Just five years ago, Dell did the opposite and went private. Back then, company leaders decided they had to retool in order to survive. Making the personal computers that every other kid in your dorm had probably wasn’t going to cut it. Dell and its future are the topic we chose for this week’s Quality Assurance, where we take a second look at a big tech story. Klint Finley is a reporter with Wired and has written about Dell. He spoke with Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary about the company’s motivations for going private in the first place.

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