Dec 1- Buyout firms KKR& Co LP, Thoma Bravo LLC and Vista Equity Partners Management LLC are competing for $4 billion worth of Dell Inc's assets, people familiar with the matter said, as the computer maker steps up asset sales. Divesting these assets would help Dell bolster its balance sheet after it agreed in October to buy data storage company EMC Corp for $67...» Read More
Behind Apple's successful business lies a web of suppliers and distributors. We've drawn up a list of some of the biggest players in Apple's value chain.
European stocks are expected to make modest gains at the open following strong gains on Wall Street and in Asia. Investors remain focused on Ben Bernanke’s speech at the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole meeting on Friday in which some hope he will discuss plans for another round of quantitative easing.
Time Warner Cable, one of the nation’s top cable and Internet providers, said on Tuesday that it would subsidize some purchases of a set-top box called Slingbox that allows users to watch their home television programming from anywhere, like a vacation home or a mobile phone.
These days, big technology companies — particularly those in the hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries — are starting to resemble Hollywood film studios. Every release needs to be a blockbuster, and the only measure of success is the opening-weekend gross. The New York Times reports.
It's hard to stay out of trouble on the Internet. Even if you avoid sites with questionable content, there are plenty of pitfalls and traps that subtly install programs which then wreak havoc on your computer.
Technology companies typically don’t make the best targets for activist investors, given how quickly things can change in their business. And it’s hard to imagine anyone could mount a successful fight on a company with a $49 billion market value. But when it comes to Hewlett-Packard, all bets are off.
"These high frequency traders begin the day owning nothing and they end the day owning nothing in terms of common stocks. But during the day they're accounting for between 50 and 65 percent of the volume," said Schwartz.
There was a curious bit of downtime on the Apple Store this morning, and perhaps now we see why.
Dell delivered a mixed quarterly report — beating on earnings but missing on revenue — and offered a disappointing outlook.
From an iPlunger to a solar-paneled bikini and a flying alarm clock, these gadgets are sure to make you do a double take — but they get the job done!
While all eyes have been on recent swings across the global markets, the looming threat of cyber attacks has increased. The latest target is the social-networking giant, Facebook.
I was prepared not to like RockMelt. After all, PC browsers are so five years ago. Sure, FireFox was exciting back when it was first challenging Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and Apple and Google have done nice work with Safari and Chrome.
A string of hackers’ attacks on Internet security companies shows the extent of online vulnerabilities, but the breaches may help the firms grow their business, .the New York Times reports.
To take on Google, Microsoft is spending billions to make its search engine the intelligent “decision engine,” the New York Times reports.
Profiles of the 16 small business owners from across America who are part of CNBC's Small Business Council.
Shares of Apple briefly touched the $400 mark for the first time during regular trading Monday, nearly a week after the company reported record earnings and revenue on the popularity of its iPhone and iPad.
Hulu has helped to free television from the tyranny of the TV set, but questions about how to make money off online content pose a challenge to the Web site’s future and eventual buyer, the New York Times reports.
Verizon Communications is seeing "robust growth" in cloud computing because customers are looking to lower their IT costs, Lowell McAdam, the incoming CEO, told CNBC Friday.
The US economy has been in recovery for two years, but the pace has been frustratingly slow, well below that of past rebounds from deep recessions and inadequate to repair the damage done by the crisis of 2008-’09. Every time it seems the recovery may be gaining traction, the momentum peters out... Still, the economy retains important supports.
The software giant topped earnings forecasts, helped by sales of its Office software and Xbox game consoles, but profit from its core Windows fell on soft PC sales. Its shares wobbled in after-hours trading.
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