Dell sold to Microsoft, Silver Lake for $24 billion

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The big thing in the news these past couple weeks is the sale of Dell Computers and word has come out that Microsoft is one of the new owners with a 2 billion dollar chunk of cash..  I guess we now know where all of the new Surface tablets will be coming from.

In an unexpected and exciting twist for the PC industry, Dell — pending regulatory and stockholder approval — has been sold to Microsoft, Silver Lake, and Michael Dell himself for $24.4 billion. Michael Dell remains the largest shareholder with 16%, and will continue to run the company. Microsoft’s part of the sale totals $2 billion, though big questions remain about how Microsoft will be involved in the newly-private company.

This may show my age a bit but "Dude! you're getting your company back!"

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