Tableau Software Inc., the provider of digital-charting tools, raised $254.2 million in its initial public offering, the largest U.S. technology IPO this year, pricing an increased number of shares above the range.
Elliott Management Corp. took a significant stake in NetApp Inc., pressing the data-storage company to change its board and study options to boost shareholder value, people familiar with the situation said.
Dell Inc.’s special committee asked billionaire Carl Icahn for more information about his proposed takeover of the personal-computer maker, made last week as a challenge to founder Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout.
Microsoft Corp. named Amy Hood its first female chief financial officer, putting a 10-year veteran in charge of debt, finances and a growing cash pile at a software maker beset by plunging demand for personal computers.
There's a United Nations feel to Silicon Valley's Plug and Play Tech Center. Amid people speaking French and Russian, a group from Hong Kong recently toured the startup accelerator, where more than a dozen foreign flags hung prominently in the lobby.