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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Dell Inc, which intends to go private in a $24.4 billion deal led by founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell, plans to stick to its current turnaround strategy to diversify away from personal computers.
Feb 5- Twenty-nine years after its founding, iconic computer maker Dell Inc agreed to a $24.4 billion deal to go private on Tuesday. The $13.65- per-share deal for the world's third-largest computer maker involves chairman Michael Dell, private equity firm Silver Lake and Microsoft Corp.
*Microsoft putting up $2 billion loan. Feb 5- Computer maker Dell Inc will go private in a $24.4 billion deal that also involves Microsoft Corp and private equity firm Silver Lake, the parties said on Tuesday.
Feb 5- Computer maker Dell Inc will go private in a $24.4 billion deal that also involves Microsoft Corp and private equity firm Silver Lake, the parties said on Tuesday.
*Monday's decline was S&P 500' s biggest since November. *Dell to go private in $24.4 bln deal, shares up. Dell Inc's stock rose after the world's No. 3 computer maker agreed to be taken private in a $24.4 billion deal, the largest leveraged buyout since the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
Dan Primack, Fortune; and Carr Lanphier, Morningstar, discuss Dell's plans to sell itself to a buyout consortium, and weighs in on the state of the PC business today.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1- Apple Inc became the top mobile phone seller for the first time in the lucrative U.S. market during the fourth quarter of 2012, outshining arch rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, a report by Strategy Analystics showed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook's prediction that tablets would one day outsell personal computers appears to be coming true.
NEW YORK, Jan 31- The afterglow of Research In Motion Ltd's BlackBerry 10 unveiling faded on Thursday as a flurry of lukewarm reviews signaled the company's struggle to regain momentum in the hyper-competitive smartphone market was just beginning.
Jan 30- Research In Motion Ltd has launched its new line of re-engineered BlackBerry smartphones, taking the wraps off the long-delayed devices at a series of events around the world on Wednesday.
HONG KONG, Jan 30- Lenovo Group Ltd is stepping up its overseas expansion in the smartphone business after enjoying solid growth at home in China, as the world's No.2 maker of personal computers seeks to offset slowing growth in the traditional PC sector.
Apple was downgraded on Monday at R.W. Baird, where the senior equity analyst responsible for the rating just isn't convinced that consensus estimates are correct.
*Samsung shares up 12 pct in 3 months; Apple down over 20 pct. But with the personal computer market shrinking for the first time in 11 years, the global smartphone market growing more slowly, and Apple Inc moving to buy fewer of Samsung's microprocessors used in the iPhone and iPad, the South Korean IT giant is now forced to keep a lid on spending.
SEOUL- Samsung Electronics Co turns cautious on spending for the first time since the global financial crisis, keeping its annual investment plan unchanged at 2012 levels, as demand for computer chips wanes and the smartphone market slows. (SAMSUNG-EARNINGS/, expect by 0400 GMT/ 11 PM ET, 900 words).
*Samsung shares up 12 pct in 3 months; Apple down over 20 pct. SEOUL, Jan 25- Samsung Electronics Co turned cautious on spending for the first time since the global financial crisis, keeping its annual investment plan unchanged at 2012 levels, as demand for computer chips wanes and the smartphone market slows.
*Lenovo says has talked to RIM about strategic ventures. TORONTO, Jan 24- A senior Lenovo executive said on Thursday that the Chinese computer maker may consider Research in Motion as a takeover target, sending the Blackberry maker's shares up 2 percent just a week before it launches a make-or-break line of redesigned smartphones.
RIM shares rose two percent in pre-market trading after releasing a new system to allow its biggest customers to use its new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones on their own networks.
TORONTO, Jan 23- Research In Motion has released a new system to allow its biggest customers to use its new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones on their own networks, paving the way for the Jan. 30 launch of the make-or-break devices.
Like larger rival Intel, AMD is trying to refocus its business as sales of laptops languish and consumers increasingly depend on more mobile gadgets. Microsoft Corp's long-awaited launch of Windows 8 in October brought touch screen features to laptops but failed to spark a resurgence in sales that AMD, Intel and many PC manufacturers had hoped for.
HELSINKI, Jan 18- Samsung and Apple pulled ahead in the global smartphone race last quarter, according to forecasts by analysts in a Reuters poll, while Nokia and others are expected to have fallen further behind.