Computer hardware http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25986/all en Dell in talks to go private -source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/dell-talks-go-private-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - Dell Inc, the world's No. 3 PC maker, is in talks with private equity firms on a potential buyout deal, a source familiar with the matter said.</p> <p>Dell declined to comment on what it called rumors and speculation. Bloomberg reported the news earlier.</p> <p>The PC maker, which has steadily ceded market share to larger rival Hewlett Packard and China's Lenovo, had also explored the option of going private a few years ago.</p> Computer hardware Computing Electronics Private Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734441 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Apple's iPhone disappointment fans doubt on growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-apple-revenue-misses-again-iphone-disappoints <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* iPhone disappointment spurs fears of slowing growth * Investors worry about 2013 pipeline * Loses $50 bln of market value after hours as shares tank By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Apple Inc missed Wall Street's revenue forecast for the third straight quarter after iPhone sales came in below expectations, fanning fears that its dominance of consumer electronics is slipping.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-apple-revenue-misses-again-iphone-disappoints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc Apple Inc. Business Computer hardware Computing Electronics Entertainment ITunes Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:15:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738574 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple disappointment pulls Britain's FTSE lower http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/apple-disappointment-pulls-britains-ftse-lower <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jon Hopkins Britain's top share index fell back on Thursday, tracking falls in Asian markets, as disappointing results from U.S. tech giant Apple reversed the previous session's positive view on corporate earnings.</p> <p>British chip designer ARM Holdings was the top FTSE 100 faller, down 1.9 percent after Apple -- for which it is a supplier - missed Wall Street's revenue forecast for the third straight quarter as iPhone sales came in below expectations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/apple-disappointment-pulls-britains-ftse-lower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer hardware Computing Electronics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738701 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple puts a brake on European shares, eclipses China data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/apple-puts-brake-european-shares-eclipses-china-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst down 0.2 percent * Apple's revenue outlook dents tech stocks * Easyjet sales boost airlines * China PMI improves miners' demand outlook By David Brett LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Thursday after weaker-than-expected results from U.S. giant Apple fanned earnings worries in the technology sector, offsetting more bullish economic data out of China. By 0836 GMT, the FTSEurofirst was down 1.71 points, or 0.2 percent at 1,165.64.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/apple-puts-brake-european-shares-eclipses-china-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer hardware Electronics Entertainment Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738722 at http://www.globalpost.com Global tablet sales surged in past quarter: survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/global-tablet-sales-surged-past-quarter-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Worldwide tablet sales jumped in the fourth quarter beyond even some of the most optimistic forecasts to 52.5 million, with Android-powered devices pacing growth, a survey showed Thursday.</p> <p>The preliminary survey by business research firm IDC showed the tablet market grew 75.3 percent year over year in the quarter. and rocketed 74.3 percent from the previous quarter's total of 30.1 million.</p> <p>IDC said the strongest growth came from Android, including tablets made by South Korea's Samsung and Taiwan's Asus, which makes a Google-branded Nexus tablet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/global-tablet-sales-surged-past-quarter-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer hardware Computing Electronics Entertainment Human Interest AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741791 at http://www.globalpost.com HP cutting at least 850 jobs in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hp-cutting-at-least-850-jobs-germany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US computer giant Hewlett-Packard said Friday it was closing its enterprise software operation in Ruesselsheim, Germany, in a move eliminating at least 850 jobs.</p> <p>The German facility employs some 1,100 people, but HP said 250 "will have the opportunity to transfer to HP partners or clients."</p> <p>The California firm, the largest maker of personal computers, said 850 positions will be eliminated "due to efficiency gains, local partner outsourcing and consolidation with other HP global service delivery hubs."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hp-cutting-at-least-850-jobs-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer hardware Computing Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:45:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743242 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-HP to close site in Germany, cutting 850 jobs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-hp-close-site-germany-cutting-850-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail on employee numbers, background)</p> <p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co said on Friday it is planning to close a site in Germany by the end of October as part of its multi-year restructuring plan.</p> <p>HP said it was closing its site in Ruesselsheim, Germany, southwest of Frankfurt, and that around 850 jobs would be cut. The remaining 250 employees may be able to transfer to HP partners or clients.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-hp-close-site-germany-cutting-850-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer hardware Computing Hewlett-Packard Co HP Labor Law Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:45:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743252 at http://www.globalpost.com Crazy Talk gives voice to pictures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/crazy-talk-gives-voice-pictures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There was Crazy Talk at Macworld on Friday.</p> <p>In the middle of an expo show floor where people touted software, services, accessories and more for Apple gadgets and those who love them, there was an animated cat talking back.</p> <p>Actually, it was repeating whatever anyone said.</p> <p>"You could take a photo of a car, a baby, a cat, a politician, whatever you want, and bring it to life with your voice or a recorded voice," John Martin of Reallusion said as he demonstrated the firm's Crazy Talk application.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/crazy-talk-gives-voice-pictures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer hardware Computing Electronics AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743659 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony invites press to mystery New York event http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/sony-invites-press-mystery-new-york-event <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sony sent out invitations Thursday to a mystery event in New York City on February 20, sparking rumors that the world would get its first look at a new-generation PlayStation videogame console.</p> <p>Both Sony and Microsoft are expected this year to show off successors to their competing consoles, which have been evolving into home entertainment hubs for films, television, music, social networking and more.</p> <p>The PlayStation 3 was released in November 2006 and industry trackers believe a successor is on the near horizon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/sony-invites-press-mystery-new-york-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer hardware Consumer electronics PlayStation Sony Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:45:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743869 at http://www.globalpost.com Foxconn says to boost China worker participation in union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/foxconn-says-boost-china-worker-participation-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TAIPEI/BEIJING, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group, the assembler of most of the world's top-selling electronic gadgets including Apple Inc's iPhone, is trying to raise participation in its union as part of efforts to dispel a rash of bad publicity over poor working conditions and labour disputes.</p> <p>Taiwan's Foxconn, which employs more than 1 million people, mostly in China at huge factory complexes, hit the headlines in mid-2010 following a spate of worker suicides and widespread allegations of poor conditions, long hours and low wages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/foxconn-says-boost-china-worker-participation-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer hardware Foxconn Foxconn Technology Group Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Labor Labour relations Law Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:16:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745251 at http://www.globalpost.com Dell near $23 bn mega-deal to take company private: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/dell-near-23-bn-mega-deal-take-company-private-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dell is near sealing a $23-billion-dollar megadeal to take private the cash-rich but struggling computer giant as its retools for the post-PC era, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.</p> <p>"Late Monday, Mr. (Michael) Dell was in talks with Microsoft Corp. and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners to offer shareholders between $13.50 and $13.75 a share, said people familiar with the matter, about a 25% premium to Dell's stock price in January before the possibility of a deal became public," the Journal reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/dell-near-23-bn-mega-deal-take-company-private-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer hardware Computing Dell Dell USD AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:30:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746093 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Dell to go private in landmark $24.4 billion deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-dell-go-private-244-billion-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Parties paying $13.65/share in cash * Microsoft putting up $2 billion loan * Dell shares rise 1.1 percent, still below offer price By Poornima Gupta and Nadia Damouni and Greg Roumeliotis SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Michael Dell struck a deal to take Dell Inc private for $24.4 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis, partnering with the Silver Lake private equity firm and Microsoft Corp to try to turn around the struggling computer company without Wall Street scrutiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-dell-go-private-244-billion-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer hardware Computing Dell Inc Economy of the United States Financial economics Investment Labor Law Michael Dell Primary dealers Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746449 at http://www.globalpost.com Dell unveils private equity buyout worth $24.4 bn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/dell-unveils-private-equity-buyout-worth-244-bn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dell on Tuesday unveiled a plan to take the former number one computer maker private in a buyout worth $24.4 billion led by company founder Michael Dell.</p> <p>"I believe this transaction will open an exciting new chapter for Dell, our customers and team members," Michael Dell said in unveiling the deal with investment firm Silver Lake, and backed by a $2 billion loan from Microsoft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/dell-unveils-private-equity-buyout-worth-244-bn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer hardware Computing Dell Michael Dell AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:01:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746465 at http://www.globalpost.com Dell unveils private equity buyout worth $24.4 bn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/dell-unveils-private-equity-buyout-worth-244-bn-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dell unveiled plans Tuesday to take the former number one computer maker private in a buyout led by company founder Michael Dell worth $24.4 billion.</p> <p>"I believe this transaction will open an exciting new chapter for Dell, our customers and team members," Michael Dell said in unveiling the deal with investment firm Silver Lake, and backed by a $2 billion loan from Microsoft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/dell-unveils-private-equity-buyout-worth-244-bn-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer hardware Computing Dell Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:45:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746515 at http://www.globalpost.com Key events in history of Dell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/key-events-history-dell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dell, which unveiled plans Tuesday to take the former number one computer maker private in a buyout led by company founder Michael Dell worth $24.4 billion, has been a leading PC maker for three decades.</p> <p>Here are some key events in the company's history:</p> <p>- 1984: 19-year-old University of Texas freshman Michael Dell starts a new computer business under the name of PC's Limited, assembling PCs from stock components. He leaves his dorm room at the end of his freshman year to devote time to the business.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/key-events-history-dell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer hardware Computing Dell Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746557 at http://www.globalpost.com