How 'Four Horsemen' of Tech Became Merger Bait

Names like Dell and Cisco once seemed untouchable, as Google and Apple do now.

It was huge, once upon a time.

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Dell Inc. and the private-equity guys who helped take it private two years ago are looking to buy all or part of EMC. This brings back memories -- memories of when Dell and EMC were among the Four Horsemen.

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