The retailer's shares are up even as the founder mulls scrapping his takeover offer.
The bargain-hunting investor is buying shares trading at all-time highs.
Opposition to the $24 billion deal is growing, leading some analysts to expect that founder Michael Dell and his private equity partner will raise their bid.
Smartphones remain a bright spot for the industry, however, with sales reaching nearly 208 million in the fourth quarter.
The cable giant assumes full control of the entertainment conglomerate for $16.7 billion.
It draws in 7% of the magazine's annual revenue and is driving video views and app downloads.
People can vote online for versions that taste like garlic bread, Sriracha and chicken and waffles. What could possibly go wrong?
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