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Dell  CEO Michael Dell: wants to take PC maker private

“We are pleased to have won another battle in the Dell war but the war itself is far from over. More to follow.”That cautiously optimistic tweet last (...)

The notion of the solo inventor in the popular imagination is largely a myth: as I’ve discussed here before, breakthroughs overwhelmingly grow out of (...)

Maurice Levy (left), Publicis chief executive, and John Wren, head of Omnicom Group react after signing the merger documents in Paris

For years, the advertising business has been spurred by the Madison Avenue mythology of small independent shops coming up with the snappy catchphrase (...)

In Dublin this week for the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval conference, Lorenzo Torresani set out to see whether there might be a way that the contents of an image could also be understood by search engines, improving search results for both documents and images.

Anyone who has ever gone looking for an image on a search engine such as Bing or Google knows how hit-and-miss such an endeavour can be. Type in a sea(...)

Microsoft cut the price of its Surface RT tablet earlier in July, leaving it with a $900 million charge on its unsold stock.

Microsoft’s Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as sputtering sales have been eclipsed by advertising costs and an accounting charge, accordi(...)

SIGIR 2013 conference co-chairs, Dr Páraic Sheridan (left) and Dr Gareth Jones

More than 500 web-search and internet-search experts from around the world will gather in Dublin this week for the ACM SIGIR 2013 conference which wil(...)

The new Google ChromeCast  connected to the the back of a television. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

Google upped the ante in the battle for dominance of the livingroom entertainment stakes with the launch yesterday of a device that will allow user(...)

Released last October, Microsoft had high hopes for its tablet. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Microsoft’s move into the hardware market was always going to be a risk. In a market where Apple led the way – and has subsequently dominated – the Su(...)

Microsoft has cut the price of the Surface RT as it tries to compete with the iPad.

Microsoft has reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as slow personal computer sales ate into its Windows business and the company took an un(...)

Appl,e Google, Facebook and others have sent a letter pushing the Obama administration for more disclosures on national security-related requests for user data.

Dozens of companies, non-profits and trade organisations including Apple, Google and Facebook sent a letter today pushing the Obama administration and(...)

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