I figured Michael Dell for hubris -- but I did not figure the marketplace for ignorance.
Dell said it has received a $14.25 a share takeover offer from Blackstone and a $15 a share deal from Carl Icahn.
Demand for network equipment is slowly improving, and the company's massive restructuring efforts continue to make it less reliant on low-margin hardware sales.
New data on tablet sales reveal how Apple's reluctance to downsize its iPad gave rivals the opening they needed to steal market share.
Early impressions of Microsoft's newest operating system have focused on its touch-screen functionality and mobile devices. Helping transform the PC may be its bigger task.
Lenovo has closed the gap and may be the largest computer manufacturer. A bigger issue is whether either company can come up with a product to revive flagging PC sales.
As bad as things once looked for Dell, there is new evidence that it just may be getting worse.
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