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Dell OKs new plan for shareholder vote on raised offer from Michael Dell

The Special Committee overseeing Dell's buyout proposal has reached an agreement with company founder Michael Dell and his associates, Silver Lake Partners, on a proposed purchase in which shareholders will get US$13.75 per share and a special dividend of $0.13.

Surface RT with Jeff Roach

Real-world confessions from Surface RT owners: Who loves it and why

The much-maligned slate actually has its fanboys. We talk to living, breathing people who use Microsoft's low-end tablet PC.

Microsoft Surface revenue awful on paper and in the pocketbook

Microsoft revealed Tuesday that its actual revenue for the Surface tablet was less than the dollar sum of what it wrote off. Any way you cut it, that's bad.

Microsoft Surface RT sold out

Microsoft's Surface RT sells out at Walmart—then doesn't

Following a significant price cut, Walmart is sold out online of Microsoft's Surface RT. Best Buy appears to have them in spades, however.

Michael Dell raises buyout offer for Dell by $0.10 per share, with new voting conditions

Michael Dell has raised his offer to take Dell private by US$0.10 per share, to about $24.7 billion, after the company was forced to delay a vote because stockholders seemed inclined to reject the bid.

Man the lifeboats! The Surface RTitanic is sinking fast

Microsoft's message seems to be: yes, while our low-end Surface RT tablet stinks, it doesn't stink as much as it used to. Meanwhile, as many as 6 million Surface RTs sit idle.

Source: Microsoft Surface RT isn't dead

Microsoft is viewing the $900 million charge it recorded for the Surface RT as a financial consequence of its recent pricing adjustments. But will it spur demand?

The future is 'ultramobile:' Intel makes the PC persona non grata

"You're dead to me." Intel's new chief executive, Brian Krzanich, didn't use that phrase when describing Intel's relationship with the PC—but he may as well have.

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Microsoft leads tech-ad spending in the first quarter with Windows 8 push

Microsoft outspent all other tech companies during the first quarter as it promoted Windows 8, Nielsen said Tuesday.

Crystograph iPad

Why does a Russian CEO need a $3.69 million tablet?

Company car? Cell phone? Stock options? Nah. How about a $3.69 million Apple iOS-based tablet? That's the perk a Russian oil conglomerate has ordered up for its CEO.

Microsoft drops Surface RT price by as much as 30%

Microsoft slashed prices on its Surface RT tablets by as much as 30 percent, with the entry-level 32GB model selling for $349.

With reorg, Microsoft bets big on home-grown hardware

Microsoft's reorganization is the biggest shot yet fired against the company's core partners, the computer makers who have made the software developer a technology giant, analysts said today.