Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Feb 2013 14:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell today announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Michael Dell, Dell's Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, in partnership with global technology investment firm Silver Lake, will acquire Dell." So, Dell has gone private, and Microsoft has contributed a $2 billion loan to the deal.
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Except that he's taking on a venture capitalist firm...
by sgtrock on Tue 5th Feb 2013 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE: So..."
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...and Microsoft to help create the funding. That's kind of like voluntarily putting on a set of handcuffs, leg irons, two dog leashes, handing a leash to two different people going in different directions, then trying to maintain your balance while walking a tightrope. Blindfolded. Without a net.

Edited 2013-02-05 15:22 UTC

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