Delayed by a week? No big deal, right? Microsoft first announced the Nokia takeover back in September 2013 saying that the purchased should be complete in early 2014. Most expected this to be first quarter of this year. Microsoft provided an update on the proceeding in a blog post, with Brad Smith, general counsel...

Dell is one of the biggest hardware vendors, but CEO Michael Dell’s efforts to take the company back to a private entity is turning out to be one of the biggest technology soap operas. Yet another shareholder was planned for August 2, and yet again this one has been postponed. The reason behind this delay is that the...

I love it when anonymous employees come to the rescue and quash (there’s that word again) some rumors. Not often does this happen, but it is usually is quite interesting when it does. Speculation that Microsoft is interested in acquiring Nook Media has long been reported in the media. One such rumor came our way in...

In a rumor that would surprise absolutely no one, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is said to be on a bit of a shopping spree recently. And insider sources are now saying the technology titan is looking to take over Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media division. There is nothing official on this yet, but TechCrunch is reporting that...

Microsoft is ready to spend $2 billion to support the Dell buyout and help the PC manufacturer go private, but it appears that the hardware maker may benefit even more from Redmond’s involvement. As ArsTechnica notes, the documents of the deal are now public, and they reveal some interesting details of the terms that...

The big question here is how the privatizing trip will play out. The founder of Dell has found that his plans to take the company private are most definitely not going as smooth as he had hoped for. Even with Microsoft chipping in a healthy block of cash, there is still a chance for him to be outbid by a different...

The founder of Dell feels that the reason his company isn’t doing well is because it is stretched thin by trying to satisfy demands of the shareholders. The solution to all this? Go private, of course! As a private company, Dell would have to put up with looser regulatory issues, shareholders would potentially benefit...

Big companies, big decisions, even bigger risks! And companies rarely come bigger than Dell and Microsoft. But their reported new partnership is starting to turn some heads, even though an official announcement is expected sometimes this week. We already covered in detail how Microsoft plans to help Dell go private by...

By now most of you may be aware of Dell’ plans to go private. This private business is no easy trip. In fact, according to Dell, the whole adventure will cost anywhere in the region of $22 billion. CNBC let the secret out in a short tweet saying that Microsoft is part of a group that is currently negotiating a...