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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Soulbender Member since:

Might still beat being at the mercy of short-sighted and greedy stock-brokers.

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tylerdurden Member since:

Yeah because large investors are known for their altruism and lack of expectations regarding timely returns on their large investments... ;-)

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BluenoseJake Member since:

Dell has always had a strong relationship with MS, and it is a loan, MS doesn't own part of Dell or anything, but way to beat that drum!

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kwan_e Member since:

it is a loan, MS doesn't own part of Dell or anything

I'm pretty sure if, say, you get a bank loan, they do own you.

Loan n Own != 0

* 'n' being the ASCII approximation of the set intersection operator

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