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    Build your own token sale with CoinLaunch’s CoinCreator

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  • The most monocle-dropping tech acquisitions of the past five years

    This is a list of tech deals from the past half decade that were surprising because of their size, impact or seeming randomness. Some have paid off, while others (cough*Microsoft-Nokia*cough) remain head-scratchers. Read More

  • $67 billion Dell-EMC deal closes today

    $67 billion Dell-EMC deal closes today

    Last Fall, rumors began circulating that Dell was interested in acquiring EMC. On October 12th, the rumors proved true when Dell announced it was buying EMC for an astonishing $67 billion, a record price for a tech acquisition. Almost a year later, for better or worse (richer or poorer), that deal is official today. While the parties might like to frame this as a deal with little drama, the… Read More

  • Confirmed: Dell sells software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management

    Confirmed: Dell sells software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management

    TechCrunch has confirmed that Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to acquire Dell’s software division. Elliott Management, Francisco Partners and Dell issued a joint press release confirming the acquisition this morning. Rumors about this acquisition were first reported by Reuters over night. The deal involves Quest Software and SonicWALL and could include… Read More

  • Pivotal confirms Series C round is actually over $650 million

    Pivotal confirms Series C round is actually over $650 million

    Pivotal filed a Form D last week with the SEC, indicating that last week’s $253 million round was actually closer to $653 million. Where did the extra money come from? Well, existing investors EMC converted $400 million in debt to equity to account for the additional money recorded in the SEC form, according to a Pivotal spokesperson. It’s actually quite interesting that EMC, which… Read More

  • Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation

    Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation

    Pivotal has a couple of new friends with big wallets. Today it announced that Ford and Microsoft were joining EMC, VMware and GE as investment partners on a massive $253 million Series C investment with a whopping $2.8 billion valuation. It’s not a coincidence that Pivotal has been working closely with Ford over the last year to help it in its own transformation from a car company to… Read More

  • Michael Dell reveals new branding scheme for the Dell-EMC conglomeration

    Michael Dell reveals new branding scheme for the Dell-EMC conglomeration

    Michael Dell today revealed the new names, and yes we are talking multiple names, for the artist formerly known as the Dell-EMC deal. EMC will be deprecated for the main branding Dell Technologies, but will live on for the enterprise brand Dell EMC while the client services business will be called Dell, Inc. according to multiple reports. Confused? I’m sure you’re not… Read More

  • Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition

    Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition

    Rumors are flying today that to nobody’s surprise, EMC and by extension its new sugar Daddy Dell are looking to dump dowdy Documentum, the company’s enterprise content management product. It’s worth noting up front that in email to EMC asking for a comment on the story, a spokesperson had this to say: “Not commenting on speculation.” You can’t get much… Read More

  • EMC CEO Tucci Maintains Deal With Dell Still On Track To Close Later This Year

    EMC CEO Tucci Maintains Deal With Dell Still On Track To Close Later This Year

    EMC CEO Joe Tucci, responding to an analyst’s question on this morning’s earnings call about the status of the Dell deal, let it be known in no uncertain terms that the deal is going forward as planned. Responding to a question (which starts at around the 39 minute mark) from Maynard Um of Wells Fargo, Tucci admitted that there has been a lot of noise about possible pitfalls in… Read More

  • EMC Confirms Layoffs As Cost-Cutting Measures Begin Ahead Of Dell Acquisition

    EMC Confirms Layoffs As Cost-Cutting Measures Begin Ahead Of Dell Acquisition

    Some EMC employees got some harsh news this week as anticipated layoffs have begun at the Massachusetts company. A company spokesperson confirmed the news, but declined to offer a specific number of affected employees. CRN first reported the news. At the end of last month EMC telegraphed the move when it filed paperwork with The SEC. At the time, the company indicated that it would… Read More

  • Plot Thickens In Dell-EMC Deal As VMware Announces It’s Walking Away From Virtustream Deal With EMC

    Plot Thickens In Dell-EMC Deal As VMware Announces It’s Walking Away From Virtustream Deal With EMC

    Ah, nothing goes easy with that $67 billion Dell-EMC deal, does it? Today the plot thickened a bit more when VMware announced in a filing with the SEC that it was walking away from the agreement with EMC to form Virtustream as a jointly owned company. Re/code first reported this news. This whole deal has from the start been a fairly complex tale, and like the movie Groundhog Day, one we… Read More

  • Dell-EMC Deal All Systems Go As ‘Go Shop’ Provision Expires

    Dell-EMC Deal All Systems Go As ‘Go Shop’ Provision Expires

    When EMC and Dell announced their $67 billion deal in October, there was an interesting provision in the agreement — language that allowed EMC to continue shopping for a better deal. This ‘Go Shop’ clause expired last night. The likelihood that anyone was ever going to step up and give EMC more than the $67 billion it negotiated with Dell was always remote at best, and… Read More

  • Dell Could Be Shopping Some Assets To Help Relieve EMC Deal Debt Load

    Dell Could Be Shopping Some Assets To Help Relieve EMC Deal Debt Load

    Since Dell announced its intention to buy EMC for $67 billion in October, there has been a lot of speculation about how the company was going to pay off the massive $40 billion debt it used to finance the deal. I wrote about some of the EMC assets Dell might consider selling to help offset the huge obligation. Other rumors have had the company selling off its PC business to HP, but it turns… Read More

  • Dell-EMC Deal Facing Issues On Multiple Fronts

    Dell-EMC Deal Facing Issues On Multiple Fronts

    When the news broke in early October that Dell was planning on buying EMC for a whopping $67 billion, more than a few jaws dropped (including mine), but in the weeks since, reports have surfaced about multiple problems from tax issues to VMware’s plunging stock price and the post-deal creation of Virtustream. It’s too soon to say the deal is in jeopardy, but there are enough… Read More

  • Pivotal IPO Could Make Dell-EMC Deal Even More Complicated

    Pivotal IPO Could Make Dell-EMC Deal Even More Complicated

    Even while the Dell-EMC deal seemingly moves forward, there is still plenty of maneuvering going on at EMC. A couple of weeks ago VMware announced it was creating a new company called Virtustream that will be jointly owned with EMC, and just yesterday a re/code report suggested that Pivotal, another EMC-VMware joint venture, could IPO in early 2016. All of this is further complicated… Read More

  • Is Dell-EMC The Canary In The Coal Mine For More Enterprise M&A?

    Is Dell-EMC The Canary In The Coal Mine For More Enterprise M&A?

    When Dell announced it was buying EMC earlier this month for $67 billion, it would have been easy to see the deal in isolation, but what if it were the first of many such deals? Could Oracle, for example, make a play for HP’s Enterprise business? One well-connected source tells us that even this may be possible. Consider that HP sold TippingPoint to Trend Micro for $300 million and… Read More

  • EMC And VMware Spin Out Virtustream As Jointly Owned Company

    EMC And VMware Spin Out Virtustream As Jointly Owned Company

    In a surprise move today at its earnings call, VMware announced that together with EMC, it was forming a jointly-owned company under the name of Virtustream, which is the company EMC bought last spring for $1.2 billion. The move comes against the dramatic backdrop of the announcement last week that Dell was acquiring EMC for $67 billion. You see, EMC owns 80 percent of VMware. To… Read More

  • Dell Needs To Decide What To Keep And What To Sell After EMC Deal

    Dell Needs To Decide What To Keep And What To Sell After EMC Deal

    In the brave new enterprise world, organizations will be awash in big data, and it’s against this backdrop that Dell bought EMC this week for the astonishing sum of $67 billion. All of this data needs to be stored somewhere and that’s where EMC comes in. Dell already has been selling storage of course. In fact, it bought EqualLogic in 2007 for $1.4 billion, which seemed like a… Read More

  • VMware Reports Q3 Sales Of $1.67B, Stock Drops After Dell Offers $67B For EMC

    VMware Reports Q3 Sales Of $1.67B, Stock Drops After Dell Offers $67B For EMC

    Alongside the not-unexpected news that Dell would acquire EMC in a record $67.1 billion deal, EMC-controlled VMware released an early look at its Q3 results: The virtualization giant said it expects to post $1.672 billion in sales, with non-GAAP net income of $1.02/share. The market, at least initially, doesn’t look very impressed: shares of VMware dropped by as much as 10… Read More

  • Dell Buys EMC For $67B In Largest Deal In Tech History

    Dell Buys EMC For $67B In Largest Deal In Tech History

    In  the largest tech deal in history by far*, Dell and partners MSD Partners and Silver Lake agreed to buy EMC today for $67 billion or $33.15 a share. This is way over the $27 price being rumored last week, and makes the deal far larger than the $37 billion that Avago paid for Broadcom just last May. What makes this deal even more interesting is that Dell, with a valuation of around… Read More

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