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Dell is a Texas-based technology company founded by Michael Dell, and is the third largest PC maker in the world after HP and Lenovo. In early 2013, it announced plans for a leveraged buyout by its founder, in partnership with a group of investors and Microsoft.

Dell laptop owners raise stink over odour of cat's pee

A noxious feline odour has some Dell customers hissing.

People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine.

Friday, 1 November, 2013, 11:24am

Dell to step up growth in China's enterprise server market

Computer maker Dell plans to bolster its lead in the mainland's growing market for enterprise servers, despite efforts by rival Lenovo to expand operations in that niche over the next few years.

10 Oct 2013 - 4:00am

Dell to invest more on PCs, tablets after US$25b buyout win

Michael Dell clinched shareholders’ approval on Thursday for his USUS$25 billion offer to buy and take Dell private, ending months of bitter conflict with the company’s largest investors and removing the uncertainty shrouding the world’s No. 3 PC maker.

13 Sep 2013 - 10:25am

Michael Dell wins fight to take PC maker private

Michael Dell yesterday clinched shareholder approval for his US$25 billion offer to buy and take Dell private, ending months of conflict with the company's largest investors and removing the uncertainty surrounding the world's No 3 personal computer maker.

13 Sep 2013 - 5:17am

Dell’s quarterly profit plummets as PC sales shrink

Dell, the PC maker embroiled in a takeover battle between its founding chief executive and activist investor Carl Icahn, on Thursday reported a 72 per cent slide in quarterly earnings as PC sales extended their downward spiral.

16 Aug 2013 - 9:41am

Dell brings forward Q2 results release to Thursday

Dell plans to release quarterly results on Thursday, publishing the numbers almost a week earlier than anticipated.

The company, which chief executive Michael Dell and partner Silver Lake have proposed buying and taking private for US$25 billion, said in a statement it will announce financial results August 15 after the market closes. They had previously been scheduled for August 20.

15 Aug 2013 - 9:01am

Icahn sues Dell in latest attempt to foil buyout

Activist investor Carl Icahn has sued Dell and its board, his latest attempt to derail a US$24.4 billion buyout bid by the computer maker’s founder and chief executive Michael Dell.

2 Aug 2013 - 10:33am

Some Dell swing shareholders ready to compromise: sources

Some of Dell’s largest investors who have abstained from voting on a US$24.4 billion bid led by founder Michael Dell to take the No. 3 PC-maker private told the company’s board this week that they would back the deal at the buyout group’s latest offer price, three sources close to the matter said.

1 Aug 2013 - 12:36pm

Dell founder hikes buyout offer, demands voting-rules change

Dell founder Michael Dell raised his US$24.4 billion bid by less than 1 per cent just hours before it was to be put to a vote, tacking on a controversial demand to change voting rules to make it easier for him to buy and take the No. 3 personal computer maker private.

25 Jul 2013 - 1:30pm

Dell buyout vote delayed amid Icahn-led shareholder mutiny

Dell postponed a crucial vote on CEO Michael Dell’s US$24.4 billion buyout offer to July 24, buying time to solicit more proxy votes and drum up more support despite winning over several large swing shareholders at the eleventh hour.

19 Jul 2013 - 4:46am