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Dell Faces $60 Billion in Total Debt With EMC Deal

Dell Inc. will add almost $50 billion in debt to complete its proposed acquisition of EMC Corp., the largest technology acquisition ever, bringing the closely held company’s total debt to about $60 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.

EMC Acquisition Gives Michael Dell a Shot at a Second Act

For two years, Michael Dell was the technology industry’s invisible man, toiling behind the scenes to remake the computer maker he founded three decades ago in his University of Texas dorm room. Now, with his audacious plan to acquire EMC Corp. -- the largest tech merger in history -- Dell is launching a once-improbable second act.

Why Dell Is Using Tracking Stock for Its EMC Bid

About a quarter of Dell Inc.’s $67 billion valuation for EMC Corp. hinges on a type of security that most of Wall Street considers an artifact of the technology bubble: tracking stock. Should anyone be concerned?

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Microsoft Taps Yandex for Search in Russia to Fight Google

Yandex NV agreed with Microsoft Corp. to become the default search engine on devices powered by the Windows 10 operating system in countries including Russia, Turkey and Ukraine as the Moscow-based company fights to defend its market share from Google Inc.

Symphony Raises $100 Million as Google Joins Backers

Google Inc. participated in an investment of more than $100 million in Symphony Communication Services LLC in a fundraising round that saw backers of the messaging startup expand to include three more investment banks and venture capital firm Lakestar LP.

Uber Can Gain China Only by Losing Its Soul: David Fickling

What does Uber want out of China? If the ride-sharing company avoids being blocked in the People’s Republic, it will have done better than Google, Facebook, Twitter and Dropbox. But Uber can prosper only by abandoning what made it successful in the first place.

Glencore Shares Halted Pending Detail on Asset Sales Plan

Glencore Plc, which has flagged divestments as part of a plan to cut debt by about $10 billion after commodity prices plunged, halted trading in Hong Kong Monday pending an announcement on proposed asset sales in Australia and Chile.

Tech Firms Laud Obama's Retreat on Encrypted-Data Law

Technology-privacy advocates are praising the Obama administration’s decision not to seek new laws guaranteeing government access to encrypted information on mobile phones, computers and other devices - even as companies know the U.S. hasn’t given up on getting the data.

SingPost Grows E-Commerce With U.S., European Services

Singapore Post Ltd., which counts Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. as its second-biggest shareholder, plans to expand freight services and warehouses in the U.S. and Europe as Asia’s emerging middle class drives online purchases from overseas.

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Singapore Northeast Train Service Halted on Power Fault

Trains on one of Singapore’s main subway lines were halted during the morning rush hour on Tuesday because of a power fault, adding to service disruptions in recent years that were a topic of contention for voters in elections last month.

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Meet Medallia: Enterprise Unicorn

Medallia President Amy Pressman and Medallia CEO Borge Hald discuss the $1B startup that specializes in customer experience management. They speak with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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How many of the 100 biggest law firms have had some sort of breach, according to Peter Tyrrell, the chief operating officer of Digital Guardian

Future of the Living Room

Amazon Said to Weigh Creating a Online Pay-TV Service Inc. is exploring the creation of an online pay-TV service to complement its existing video offerings and has reached out to major media companies including CBS Corp. and Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal about carrying their channels, according to people familiar with the matter.