The hottest news last night was about ValueAct Capital, the hedge-fund that took over a $2 billion stake in Microsoft.  ValueAct founder Jeffery Ubben promised a statement later in the day. And now StreetInsider.com is reporting Jeffery as saying that the technology titan has a lot of potential for growth in...

Microsoft last week released its financial details for the first quarter of the year, revealing that it generated more than $20 billion in revenue and well over $6 billion in net income. Now reports are coming in that a famous hedge-fund has bought a significant amount of stock in the company, to the tune of...

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...

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...

In a somewhat curious move, Microsoft is making a $300 million dollar investment into Barnes & Noble’s Nook digital-book business. This new move will give Microsoft a 17.6% stake in the Nook-side of the business and will cement a deal that includes Nook integration and an app into Windows 8. Last year Microsoft...