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Marketplace Tech for Monday, March 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Monday, March 11, 2013

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One of the biggest names in tech in Texas has had a complicated few days. Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of computer and computer services giant Dell wants to buy back his company from shareholders. The idea is once the company is private, it will have room to rebuild itself for the longer term without the short-term demands of a publicly-traded stock. But a powerful Dell shareholder, Carl Icahn, is reportedly now pushing for more money than is on offer, a development that could upset the deal. Although we were told Michael Dell couldn't address the buyout, it did come up during a rare interview at the Dell headquarters outside Austin.

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Michael Dell on taking Dell private and moving beyond PCs

Mar 11, 2013
Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of computer and computer services giant Dell shares his thoughts on the future of PCs and how Dell fits into an age of mobile and cloud computing.

Forget GPS jamming, drone 'spoofing' is all the rage

Mar 11, 2013
For those who want to stop others from tracking their movement, GPS signals can be jammed -- albeit illegally. And now, GPS signals can also be 'spoofed.'

One of the biggest names in tech in Texas has had a complicated few days. Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of computer and computer services giant Dell wants to buy back his company from shareholders. The idea is once the company is private, it will have room to rebuild itself for the longer term without the short-term demands of a publicly-traded stock. But a powerful Dell shareholder, Carl Icahn, is reportedly now pushing for more money than is on offer, a development that could upset the deal. Although we were told Michael Dell couldn’t address the buyout, it did come up during a rare interview at the Dell headquarters outside Austin.

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