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October 12, 2015, 7:20 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Dell agrees to buy EMC for about $67B in the largest technology acquisition ever  —  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, creating a corporate-computing giant that will use …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Sources: Silver Lake approached HP, Lenovo, Huawei to explore the sale of Dell PC business last week, was rebuffed by all  —  Silver Lake Explored Sale of Dell's PC Business Ahead of EMC Deal  —  Private equity firm Silver Lake, co-owners of Dell, last week approached Hewlett-Packard …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
VMware reports preliminary Q3 sales of $1.67B, stock closes down 8.11% following the announcement of Dell-EMC deal  —  VMware Reports Q3 Sales Of $1.67B, Stock Drops After Dell Offers $67B For EMC  —  Alongside the not-unexpected news that Dell would acquire EMC in a record $67.1 billion deal …
Computerworld:
What Dell-EMC merger could mean to the storage market, company employees, customers, and rivals  —  What the Dell, EMC merger really means  —  Despite its whopping price tag, the $67 billion Dell's acquisition of EMC doesn't radically reshape the technology market.
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Brian Barrett / Wired:
How the Dell-EMC deal compares to other big tech mergers  —  Dell's $67 Billion EMC Deal Dwarfs All Other Tech Tie-Ups  —  Today, Dell and EMC made official what had been reported since last week: an acquisition for the ages.  Now that we know the full details, we can take stock of just how big a transaction this is.
Daniel Csaki / MobiPicker:
Sources: Pepsi P1 smartphone to have 5.5-inch screen, 1.7 GHZ CPU, 16GB storage, will be released Oct. 20 for about $200 in China  —  Pepsi P1 Smartphone Leaked - Specs, Price, Release Date  —  Looks like our guesses on PepsiCo China's upcoming smartphone were right.
Rebecca Wexler / Slate:
Defendants Should Have the Right to Inspect the Software Code Used to Convict Them  —  Secret code is everywhere—in elevators, airplanes, medical devices.  By refusing to publish the source code for software, companies make it impossible for third parties to inspect, even when that code has enormous effects on society and policy.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft previews Windows 10 Skype integration and Cortana inking  —  Microsoft is previewing its latest Windows 10 update today, and it comes with some interesting changes.  While the software giant has been promising a new Messaging app with Skype integration, it's finally available to test out.

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