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Class of 2016: The best ultraportable

There has never been a better time to buy an ultraportable computer. PC makers may face falling sales, but they haven’t stopped building great laptops. For years the laptop market was stagnant, with lacklustre me-too designs and unappetising performance. That’s changed. The challenge from phones and tablets has spurred a new wave of innovation. In […]

Michael Dell explains his US$67 billion EMC bet

Re/code interviewed Michael Dell in Michael Dell Explains His $67 Billion Bet on EMC. He talks about his plan to pull off the biggest technology merger in history, one that will create a business with an annual turnover of US$80 billion. The story leads with the point I made last week: big technology mergers rarely succeed. […]

Dell and EMC: Twilight of the gods

At heart, Dell and EMC are hardware companies. They face a serious problem: customers have lost interest in hardware. On October 12 Dell said it will pay US$67 billion for EMC. It’s the biggest technology deal ever and the latest in a never-ending wave of mergers. Dell may pay too much for EMC’s business. The […]