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Topic: Dell

Dell to buy EMC for $67 billion in largest-ever tech merger

10/12/2015, 08:10 am

Two years after regaining control of his eponymous PC maker, Michael Dell on Monday announced plans to acquire enterprise giant EMC and combine the two firms in a $67 billion deal that will create the largest privately-owned technology company in the world.


Apple tops Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer technical support

05/29/2015, 10:05 am

Apple once again ranked highest this year on an annual Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer support services, the magazine has revealed in its July issue.


Combined iPad, Mac shipments make Apple world's largest PC vendor once again

05/08/2014, 03:05 pm

With more than 20 million combined Mac and iPad shipments, Apple handily retained its title as the world's largest PC vendor in the first quarter of 2014, the latest data from Canalys shows.


Apple's 19.5 percent share of global PC & tablet sales now larger than Dell & HP combined

02/05/2014, 12:02 pm

Market research firm Canalys reports that Apple achieved a 19.5 percent slice of global, combined PC and tablet sales in the fourth calendar quarter of 2013. That's a larger share of unit sales than Dell and HP together, and well in advance of second place Lenovo and third place Samsung.


Dell is latest tech company accused of supplier labor violations in China

11/08/2013, 10:11 am

While media coverage of tech industry labor issues in the Far East often highlight Apple's involvement, other major electronics companies contract with the same suppliers. A new report this week now accuses a handful of suppliers for PC maker Dell of hiring underage workers in China.


PC gross margins expected to decline as sales shrink, Dell goes private

04/15/2013, 02:04 pm

The struggling PC market is forecast to go from bad to worse, as one analyst believes a number of market factors will push gross margins even lower in the already-cutthroat business.


Consolidation in struggling PC market considered 'inevitable' as sales plummet

04/11/2013, 02:04 pm

As the PC market continues to shrink even after the heavily hyped launch of Microsoft's Windows 8, consolidation among hardware makers and an industry-wide shakeup is likely "inevitable" in the coming years, according to a new analysis.


Apple accounts for 20% of all 2012 US consumer technology sales revenue

02/19/2013, 08:02 am

Apple was the third-largest consumer technology retailer in the U.S. in 2012, while its products accounted for the largest share of revenue among consumer tech companies.


Apple reduced federal lobbying to $2M in 2012

02/18/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple's lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. were scaled back 13 percent in 2012 to $2 million, a sum below many of the iPhone maker's peers.


Dell going private in $24.4B deal, aided by $2B loan from Microsoft

02/05/2013, 09:02 am

Computer maker Dell announced on Tuesday that it would be going private in a $24.4 billion deal involving a private equity firm and software giant Microsoft.


Dell reportedly in talks to take company private

01/14/2013, 03:01 pm

Struggling PC maker Dell is reportedly in talks with at least two private-equity firms to take the company private.


US Mac shipments didn't shrink in holiday quarter, they grew 5%, Gartner says

01/14/2013, 08:01 am

Gartner on Monday contradicted its rival IDC and claimed that domestic Mac shipments actually grew for Apple by 5 percent year over year in the holiday quarter.


Dell exec warned Microsoft that Windows RT branding would confuse consumers

12/17/2012, 12:12 pm

An executive at one of Microsoft's largest PC partners, Dell, warned that the "Windows RT" branding for its tablet operating system might confuse consumers because it does not run traditional Windows applications.


Apple PC shipments reach new high of 13.6% despite contracting global market

10/10/2012, 05:10 pm

Estimates released Wednesday from market research firms show overall U.S. PC shipments fell nearly 14 percent year-to-year in the third quarter of 2012, while Apple's share shrunk 6.1 percent over the same period.


iPad gives Apple market-leading 19% share of PC shipments

08/01/2012, 02:08 pm

Combined Mac and iPad sales reached more than 21 million in the second quarter of 2012, giving Apple a 19.4 percent share of all PC shipments.


Apple remains world's largest chip buyer, projected to spend $28B this year

07/26/2012, 09:07 am

Apple continues to dominate the global electronics supply chain, and is expected to widen its lead as the largest buyer of chips by spending $28 billion in 2012.


US PC shipments drop 6% as Apple posts 4% gain

07/11/2012, 04:07 pm

Estimated quarterly PC shipments show the overall U.S. market declined 5.7 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2012 while Apple grew 4.3 percent.


PC makers hope Apple's iPad is delaying, not replacing notebook purchases

06/22/2012, 11:06 am

Notebook manufacturers are hopeful that the recent debut of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, as well as the forthcoming launch of Windows 8, will boost laptop sales and counter the effect of Apple's iPad.


Dell feeling iPad pressure after soft notebook sales, earnings miss

05/23/2012, 02:05 am

Though it didn't mention the iPad by name, PC maker Dell did say that "alternative mobile computing devices" had an impact on its sales that contributed to poor performance last quarter.


HP regains crown from Apple as world's top PC maker

05/01/2012, 05:05 pm

Four months after being ousted by Apple, HP reclaimed the top spot in the client PC market in the first quarter of 2012, eking out a 40,000 unit lead over the iPad maker.