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Dec 16, 2010

Analysis: Stars align for Apple at the holidays

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s iPad and bustling retail business have encouraged investors to shrug off the shaky economy and snap up the company’s shares as 2010 comes to a close.

Checks by analysts over the past few weeks indicate strong demand for a number of Apple products, which has pushed its shares up as much as 9 percent over the past month.

Dec 15, 2010

Freescale CEO says expects to launch IPO in 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Diversified chipmaker
Freescale Semiconductor Inc’s [FSLSM.UL] chief executive
expects the company to launch an initial public offering next
year.

Rich Beyer said that if indications early next year point
to a normal seasonal pattern in the chip industry, the company
could have an IPO in the first half of 2011. [ID:nN27107088]

Dec 10, 2010

Exclusive: Dell’s CEO transformation is on the way

ROUND ROCK, Texas (Reuters) – Dell Inc’s billionaire chief executive, arguing that his efforts to transform his company have gone unnoticed by some on Wall Street, wants to drive the acquisitions that will prove crucial to its long-term future.

But he is also starting to see warning signs of increasingly frothy technology valuations, and said firmly he will not pay unreasonable prices to acquire new pieces.

Dec 9, 2010
via MediaFile

Michael Dell: We’re hiring, but show me your skills

Michael Dell says — in no uncertain terms — that his company, which shed thousands of jobs over the past few years, is hiring. There’s only one problem: it can’t find enough qualified people.

“I’m amazed at this,” he said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday at the company’s Round Rock, Texas headquarters. Dell employs around 100,000 people.

Dec 9, 2010

Dell’s CEO: transformation is on the way

ROUND ROCK, Texas (Reuters) – Dell Inc’s billionaire chief executive, arguing that his efforts to transform his company have gone unnoticed by some on Wall Street, wants to drive the acquisitions that will prove crucial to its long-term future.

But he is also starting to see warning signs of increasingly frothy technology valuations, and said firmly he will not pay unreasonable prices to acquire new pieces.

Dec 9, 2010

Dell CEO says transformation is underway

ROUND ROCK, Texas (Reuters) – Dell Inc deserves more credit for a gradual but steady transformation from its roots as a computer maker into a full-service technology vendor, an overhaul that will take time, its CEO said.

Nearly four years into his second stint as chief of the company he founded, Michael Dell said Dell is becoming more diversified, and aims to be a major player in both data center equipment and the fast-growing mobile market.

Dec 3, 2010

Game industry in flux, investors watch and wait

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Video game publishers say they have positioned themselves to capitalize on the future of digital entertainment. Investors will need more convincing.

The heads of the major U.S. game makers, speaking at this week at the Reuters Global Media Summit, explained why the battering from investors was unwarranted.

Dec 3, 2010

Reuters Summit-Game industry in flux, investors watch and wait

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Video game publishers say
they have positioned themselves to capitalize on the future of
digital entertainment. Investors will need more convincing.

The heads of the major U.S. game makers, speaking at this
week at the Reuters Global Media Summit, explained why the
battering from investors was unwarranted.

Dec 1, 2010
via MediaFile

GlobalMedia-Ghosts of Atari haunt gaming sector dealmakers

The video game sector is often seen as being particularly ripe for consolidation, with some expecting old line media giants such as Time Warner to swoop in and scoop up a publisher to diversify their entertainment rosters.

But Strauss Zelnick, chairman of “Grand Theft Auto” publisher Take-Two Interactive, remains surprised by the lack of action on the consolidation front. “I think the legacy media companies have not been especially aggressive about interactive entertainment,” he said at the Reuters Global Media Summit in New York on Wednesday. His company, of course, fought off Electronic Arts’ hostile takeover bid in 2008.

Dec 1, 2010

Take-Two sees opportunity in digital

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Take-Two Interactive Software Inc’s (TTWO.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) chairman said the video game sector remains ripe for consolidation, even as he highlighted new opportunities in the digital and mobile arenas.

Strauss Zelnick told Reuters Insider that although digital and mobile currently make up less than 10 percent of revenue, he estimated that could grow to 25-30 percent “over time.”

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