Remember Skype for Web? Microsoft’s bid to allow users to talk with their friends without installing Skype on their computers? Well, the solution is now available. Essentially, this is a way of bringing the service right into a web browser. The VoIP service is practically available on all devices and platforms, from...

It has been a long and arduous journey for Michael Dell. But after months of paperwork, and a successful thwarting of a hostile takeover attempt by a billionaire activist, Dell has finally gone private. The company has announced that it will officially revert back to being a private firm starting Wednesday. Meaning...

Michael Dell, the billionaire CEO of Dell has finally gotten the votes needed to take his company private. He said on Thursday that taking the PC maker private will unleash the creativity and confidence of the company he founded in his college dorm room in 1984, as it seeks to reinvent itself and focuses on business...

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...

Microsoft may be helping Dell go private by providing a $2 billion contribution, but one area Redmond is said to have not contributed at all is in lifting sales of Dell and other hardware makers. In fact, Dell believes the House of Windows is partially at fault for (some of) the financial problems of the hardware...

The rumors were true! Dell has officially closed a buyout of the company, removing the company from the publicly-traded stock market and into private hands. The deal is being financed by a mixture of cash and equity from CEO Michael Dell, firms Silver Lake and MSD Capital, a $2 billion loan from Microsoft, and debt...

The Dell privatization saga makes a very significant turn as the company has announced a deal to go private. And as speculated, Microsoft could soon come on board as a noteworthy stakeholder in the new private company. The adventure will cost Dell a neat $24 billion, as the company has announced to pay $13.65 per...

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...

The last week or so has been filled with rumors about the upcoming Microsoft Dell deal, with the hardware vendor reportedly planning to go private again, and Redmond showing interest in putting some money in the effort. We already covered both stories in detail here and here, but a very brief outline of the issue is...

As you have probably heard, the rumor is that Dell is trying to go private, ie. to take the company back from the public markets and not be accountable and transparent to the public anymore. Well there’s a really great story by Dennis Howlett from ZDNet today where he gives a good breakdown. You should read it here. I...