June 18- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told Dell Inc shareholders that an investment bank would help fund his offer for the PC maker as he sought to assuage concerns over his means to fund the bid.» Read More
NEW YORK, June 12- Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said on Wednesday that revenue growth was "still possible" for the computer maker in its next fiscal year but that the performance of the overall PC market was a wild card.
NEW YORK, June 12- Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Meg Whitman said on Wednesday that revenue growth is "still possible" for the computer maker in its fiscal year 2014, but she said the performance of the overall PC market is a wild card.
Home to one of the headquarters of Chinese-owned personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd, North Carolina is fighting hard to draw computer component and software companies, machinery makers and pharmaceutical firms from China.
"In some ways, a smartphone is in the middle of Silicon Valley and Hollywood," he said. " Silicon Valley represents technology- and smartphones need strong technology- and the Hollywood aspect is about experience and perception. " It needs to be between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, "he said on the sidelines of a business conference in Chengdu in southwestern China.
June 5- A Dell Inc special committee said activist investor Carl Icahn's proposal for a $12- per-share special dividend is nearly $4 billion short of the financing necessary to succeed. Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake have proposed a $24.4 billion buyout of the personal computer maker.
*Lenovo says in talks, after media report of smartphone venture with NEC. HONG KONG, June 4- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's No.2 PC maker by shipments, said on Tuesday it was in preliminary talks with an unidentified party on a potential smartphone business joint venture.
HONG KONG, June 4- Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd said on Tuesday it was in preliminary talks with an unidentified party regarding a potential smartphone business joint venture, without providing further details.
WASHINGTON, June 3- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear printer manufacturer Lexmark International Inc's appeal of a long-running dispute with Static Control Components Inc over replacement toner cartridges.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 28- Global personal computer shipments face a deeper-than-expected 7.8 percent slump this year as tablets overtake laptops for the first time, according to a report from market research company IDC.
May 27- The European Commission is investigating whether Apple Inc is using anti-competitive iPhone sales tactics and technical restrictions to squeeze out rival smartphone makers from the European market, according to documents seen by the Financial Times.
Bob O'Donnell, Program VP, Clients and Displays at IDC, says the market-share trajectory for Lenovo suggests it may outpace HP in 2013.
TOKYO, May 22- Japan's Sony Corp lowered its sales target for digital cameras to 1.3 trillion yen for the fiscal year to end-March 2015, from a previous estimate of 1.5 trillion yen. Sony also cut its sales target for smartphones and tablets to 1.5 trillion yen in its 2014 fiscal year from an earlier outlook of 1.8 trillion yen.
ORLANDO, Fla., May 14- BlackBerry announced plans on Tuesday to offer its popular instant messaging system on rival devices and introduced a new mid-tier smartphone targeted at countries where its faded brand remains strong.
BlackBerry, renamed from Research In Motion, had been the market leader but over the past few years has bled market share to Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co's popular line of Galaxy devices powered by Google's Android operating system.
ORLANDO, Fla., May 14- BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-tier smartphone device with a physical keyboard on Tuesday, the feature that still sets it apart from most rivals, and said its make-or-break new devices had put the company back on "solid ground."
LONDON/ HELSINKI, May 14- Nokia unveiled a lighter, metal model in its Lumia smartphone range, as it tries to catch the eye of buyers to close the huge market lead of rivals Samsung and Apple Inc in the lucrative handset market.
NEW YORK, May 13- Dell Inc's special board committee on Monday asked activist investor Carl Icahn for details of his plan to buy the computer maker, including how he would finance a cash payout to shareholders and who would run the company if his preferred slate of board directors was installed.
NEW YORK, May 13- Dell Inc's special board committee asked activist investor Carl Icahn on Monday for details of his plan to buy the computer maker, including how he would finance a cash payout for shareholders and who would run the company if his preferred slate of board directors was installed.
May 13- The special committee of Dell Inc's board of directors on Monday asked Carl Icahn for more details on the activist investor's proposed offer for the computer maker. Last week Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc challenged Michael Dell's $24.4 billion bid to take Dell private with an offer of $21 billion in cash.
May 10- Hewlett-Packard Co must defend against a lawsuit accusing former management at the world's largest personal computer maker of defrauding shareholders by abandoning a business model it had long touted, causing more than $16 billion of market value to be wiped out.