Can privately held Dell be a cloud power?

Without the nagging distractions of shareholders, will Dell be able to execute on ambitious cloud-and-services plans to grow beyond hardware? As of today, we’ll start finding out.

Carl Icahn cries uncle on Dell

Financier Carl Icahn gives up the ghost on his bid for Dell, citing the near impossibility of prevailing given new voting rules.

Business as usual: Dell deal delayed (again)

Dell’s special board committee agreed to consider a sweetened offer for the company and postpone the shareholder vote on it but don’t expect Carl Icahn to simmer down.