News tagged with personal computing

NEC swings to annual net profit

Japan's NEC cast off two straight years of losses Friday, reporting it had returned to the black after a painful restructuring including layoffs and a business overhaul.

Apr 26, 2013
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Dell, Icahn agree on a share ownership cap (Update)

Dell Inc. and Carl Icahn have agreed to cap his stake in the personal computer maker while a special board committee considers competing takeover bids from the billionaire investor, a group led by CEO Michael ...

Apr 16, 2013
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Major Dell shareholder favors recent buyout offers

Dell's largest independent shareholder is leaning toward supporting one of the two bidders trying to scuttle the slumping personal computer maker's proposed $24.4 billion sale to a group including CEO Michael Dell.

Apr 09, 2013
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PC market losing more ground to tablets

Sales of traditional desktop and mobile personal computers are expected to drop 7.6 percent this year as consumers shift to tablets and other devices, a market tracker said Thursday.

Apr 04, 2013
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Intel CEO gets $18.9M pay package in final year

The value of Intel CEO Paul Otellini's pay package rose 10 percent to $18.9 million last year as he prepared to retire. His departure next month follows a tough year during which Intel Corp. stumbled as the growing popularity ...

Apr 03, 2013
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Michael Dell to be 'aggressive' if buyout succeeds

Personal computer industry pioneer Michael Dell would "invest for growth" and compete aggressively in new markets if his plan to take the company he founded private succeeds, according to a new memo.

Apr 02, 2013
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Designing a better satellite

(Phys.org) —If you have ever plugged your digital camera into your desktop to download photos, then you have used what is known in computing circles as a "plug and play" interface. Basically, plug and play refers to any ...

Mar 29, 2013
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New book shares insights from Steve Jobs' first boss

(AP)—When Steve Jobs adopted "think different" as Apple's mantra in the late 1990s, the company's ads featured Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart and a constellation of other starry-eyed oddballs ...

Mar 28, 2013
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HP to face testy shareholders at annual meeting

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s annual meeting will give shareholders an opportunity to vent their frustration over the personal computer maker's botched acquisitions and other follies that have been plaguing the Silicon Valley pioneer ...

Mar 20, 2013
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