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Dell to Buy EMC in Deal Worth About $67 Billion

Dell Inc. agreed to buy EMC Corp. for about $67 billion in the largest technology acquisition ever as Michael Dell looks to leverage EMC’s dominance in storage devices amid intensifying competition.

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?

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.

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IBM's Newest Acquisition Warned on Device by U.S. Health Agency

Merge Healthcare Inc., purchased by IBM for $1 billion in a deal completed Tuesday, received a warning letter from U.S. regulators about the potential dangers of software that monitors patients during heart procedures and a system that archives medical images.

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.

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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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JPMorgan Earnings: What'd You Miss? (Full Show 10/13)

Full episode of "What'd You Miss?" Guests: Columbia Business School professor Charles Calomiris, Intel chief financial officer Stacy Smith, BlackRock Emerging Markets senior strategist Pablo Goldberg. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Warner Bros.' 'Pan' Said Headed for $100 Million-Plus Loss

“Pan,” the Warner Bros. release that flopped in theaters last weekend, may produce a loss of more than $100 million for Time Warner Inc.’s movie unit and its production partners, according to three people familiar with the situation.

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.