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"Michael Dell reportedly advised to raise offer in privatization bid: The suggestion comes with the revelations that activist investor Carl Icahn has secured financing for his takeover proposal, a source tells Reuters." CNET News 8:12 AM
"Dell Hangs in Balance as Icahn Pressures Founder" Bloomberg TV 9:28 AM
"Founder told to sweeten offer for Dell as Icahn ups the stakes" Reuters 8:25 AM
"Michael Dell Is Said to Be Encouraged by Board to Raise Offer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
"Dell CEO Told to Boost Offer Value or Lose Chances of Going Private" DailyTech 10:58 AM
"What if Carl Icahn wins Dell? Even if Michael Dell loses in the short-term, he could win in the long-term." Fortune 1:22 PM
"Sense of the Markets: Icahn and Founder Go Dutch on Dell" TheStreet 9:29 AM
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"Almost 300 jobs to go at HP after it loses major contract" Irish Independent 9:31 AM
"Microsoft and former Windows chief Sinofsky agree on 'retirement' terms/Summary: A new SEC filing notes that Microsoft's former Windows President will be freed from his non-compete clauses after the end of calendar 2013." ZDNet 9:24 PM
"US states: Google making ad money on illegal YouTube vids/Blackmarket drugs, how-to-do-crime - it's all just content at the Chocolate Factory/Oklahoma and Nebraska have joined Mississippi in calling on Google to crack down on internet ads for powerful drugs sold without prescription." The Register 11:57 AM
"Office of Fair Trading launches probe into government IT deals" V3 8:26 AM
"Google's Library in the Sky Grows: Google has scored a deserved victory in its battle to build the largest digital book library and we should all be applauding—even authors and publishers." PC Magazine 11:59 AM
"Browsing the web with Google Glass" TG Daily 9:41 AM
"Is Vringo Or Google Cheering The Federal Circuit's Fresenius Decision?" Seeking Alpha 9:39 AM
"Why The Google Reader Shutdown Is A Huge Opportunity For Yahoo" ReadWrite 9:15 AM
"From Kickstarter to Best Buy: A Smart Watch's Journey/The Pebble smart watch has risen from being reliant on crowd-funding to appearing on shelves at a mass-market retailer." Technology Review 8:17 AM
"Hiring managers misuse (and misunderstand) Facebook" Fortune 10:54 AM
"Does Facebook Have a Retargeting Problem?" AllThingsD 8:16 AM
"How Salesforce And Deloitte Tackle Employee Engagement With Gamification" Forbes 8:12 AM
"Vizio Thin + Light CT15T-B1 notebook review: A new HD touchscreen—and little more" PCWorld 8:10 AM
"Review: The Patriot Aero streams media without wires—not even a power cable" PCWorld 8:10 AM
"Yahoo's pre-fireworks news: We're buying Xobni/With purchase of email startup, Yahoo might be looking to take over your mobile phone from every possible angle, including where you store your contacts." CNET News 9:59 PM
"Tech Stocks: Tech stocks keep gains ahead of break/Groupon extends gains of two-week run; BlackBerry slips more" MarketWatch 2:54 PM
"Stocks Finish on Jobs High Note Ahead of Holiday" TheStreet 2:54 PM
"Futures Trim Losses Amid Mixed Data" FOXBusiness 8:22 AM
"Wall Street Ends Short Day on Upside: Stocks ended slightly higher in a volatile half-day session on Wednesday as traders squared positions before the holiday and Friday's job market data." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 2:54 PM
"Asia Markets: Asia stocks drop after China data; Hong Kong hit/Asian stocks fell Wednesday as concerns about growth in China's services sector added to the selling pressure amid caution ahead of U.S. jobs data later in the week, dragging on Hong Kong and Australian equities in particular." MarketWatch 8:23 AM
"Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop as Portugal rattles crisis cage/Europe stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as political turmoil in Portugal re-awakened sovereign-debt worries, triggering sharp gains in bond yields for that country and Spain." MarketWatch 8:23 AM
"Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 9:52 AM
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