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  • Dell Extends Offerings for SAP’s Hana Database

    Dell Inc., the computer maker whose founder, Michael Dell, prevailed last year in a contested management-led buyout, is offering faster systems for SAP AG’s Hana database product to attract business clients.

  • Dell’s Mitzvah Rescued Buyout as JPMorgan’s Lee Warned of Perils

    When Ken Duberstein’s secretary told him Michael Dell was on the phone on the afternoon of July 31, there was little doubt about the topic. That morning, Dell Inc.’s special board committee had rejected the latest offer from Dell to take the personal-computer company private, a battle that was dragging into its 11th month.

  • Motorola Solutions Sues Patent Firm Over Tracking Chips

    Motorola Solutions Inc. sued a patent-licensing firm to fend off claims that radio technology used by retailers such as Inc. to track their goods violates patents.

  • Billion-Dollar Lawyer Desmarais Quits Firm to Troll for Patents

    John Desmarais , a former top earner at the 1,500-lawyer firm Kirkland & Ellis , spent more than 15 years representing some of the world’s largest patent owners. Now he’s one of them, and he’s gearing up to slay the kinds of companies he once defended.

  • Dell CFO Gladden Resigns in Highest-Profile Exit Since LBO

    Dell Inc. Chief Financial Officer Brian Gladden, who helped oversee the leveraged buyout of the computer maker last year, is resigning and will be replaced by Corporate Controller Thomas Sweet.

  • January Storms Cost U.S. Airlines Up to $150 Million

    Severe winter storms in the first month of the year cost U.S.-based airlines as much as $150 million in lost revenue and extra expenses after they canceled about as many flights as the past three Januaries combined, industry data tracker masFlight said.

  • Kimberly-Clark, Dexia, Apple, Puzo: Intellectual Property

    Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s Kimberly- Clark Worldwide unit sued a Swedish producer of medical supplies for patent infringement.

  • Delta Leads Airline Stock Gains as Profit Beats Estimates

    Delta Air Lines Inc. led shares of U.S. carriers higher after posting fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates and forecasting an operating margin of as much as 8 percent in this year’s initial three months.

  • Icahn Seen as Nothing Compared With Dell Turnaround

    When Michael Dell took his company public in 1988, the personal-computer maker’s biggest competitors were International Business Machines Corp., Compaq Computer Corp. and Gateway 2000. The headstrong founder was later quoted joking that his daughter’s first words were to “kill IBM” and his other rivals.

  • Dell’s Retail Shareholders Play Key Role in Takeover Vote

    George Fremin bought 13,000 shares of Dell Inc. in 1992 and has owned them ever since. He calls himself a loyal shareholder -- and that’s why he cast his vote a few weeks ago against a proposed $24.4 billion leveraged buyout for the personal-computer maker.

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