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23 Jul 2010 23:08


Biz: SEC settlement: Dell pays for pumping up earnings with Intel’s money

  • $4.3 billion the amount Dell reportedly received from Intel from between 2003 and 2007 for using their chips exclusively
  • $100 million the amount Dell has to pay in fines today; the Intel fees are subject of antitrust inquiries source
  • » Don’t forget: This was largely the same era during which Dell knowingly sold millions of computers with 97 percent failure rates. So if you want to talk about business practices which eventually led to lawsuits and SEC settlements, look no further than Dell circa 2005.

16 Dec 2009 10:48


Tech: Intel gets to try on Microsoft’s antitrust shoes for a while

The FTC sued the company for apparently using its market dominance to hold rule of the chip market. Which they’ve been doing for like 20 years, really. source

15 Jul 2009 20:55


Biz, Tech: The stock market is totally in love with Intel right now

  • Late Tuesday, Intel announced that they had estimated current quarter sales of $8.5 billion, which totally blew analysts’ numbers out of the water. Even better, their previous-quarter sales managed to top analysts’ numbers, too. Good to see someone’s doing really well.
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