One in four self-made American billionaires dropped out of college

Bloomberg crunched the numbers on "self-made" billionaires in the U.S. and found that about a quarter of them were college dropouts. Ten of America's 43 self-made billionaires dropped out. One, Harold Hamm, never even attended college. » 11/10/14 2:54pm 11/10/14 2:54pm

Michael Dell Totally Didn't Mean to Talk Shit About Apple

Michael Dell, famous for making affordable PCs with his name tattooed on 'em, is also infamous for once saying if he was CEO of Apple, he would "shut it down and give money back to the shareholders". Well he totally didn't mean it like that. Or kind of did. Or something. It's confusing. » 10/18/11 3:39pm 10/18/11 3:39pm

Michael Dell Snipes at HP Social Media Intern In Epic Twitter Battle

August 21, 2011: The day billionaire Michael Dell got in a tit-for-tat scuffle with someone from HP, probably some poor social media intern who drew the weekend straw this week, about HP's withdrawal from the consumer PC space. » 8/21/11 1:45pm 8/21/11 1:45pm

The Mansions of Modern Tech Giants

My goodness, Steve Jobs' new house looks like it'll be a doozy. And it'll have to be, if he wants to keep up with the ivory castles his tech mogul cohorts have built for themselves. » 9/28/10 7:20pm 9/28/10 7:20pm

Dell Leaving China In Search Of "Safer Environments" In India

Dell's said to be joining Google in fleeing China in search of a "safer environment with [a] climate conducive to enterprise," potentially taking the $25 billion it spends on equipment and parts in China to India. » 3/24/10 9:03am 3/24/10 9:03am

Michael Dell Hates Netbooks, But Loves Windows 7: What About You?


Dell may have a page dedicated to pitching netbooks, but its founder and CEO slammed mini notebooks at last night's Silicon Valley dinner sponsored by the Churchill Club. He also said Windows 7 will help you love your PC again... » 10/14/09 6:50am 10/14/09 6:50am

Separated at Birth?

I'm sorry, but I just gotta know—are Dell Dude #1 Michael Dell and Iron Man director Jon Favreau secretly related? Does their freakish resemblance not trouble anyone else? » 6/13/09 4:00am 6/13/09 4:00am

Dell Reports 63% Drop In Earnings, Banks On Windows 7

Everyone in tech is taking an economic beating right now, but Dell is doing particularly badly. Why? Turns out their business customers—which make up about three quarters of total sales—are buying even fewer computers than regulars folks. » 5/29/09 8:01am 5/29/09 8:01am

Dell Encouraging Employees to Take Unpaid Time Off to Cut Costs

It seems like every tech company is feeling the pinch these days, and Dell is no different. In order to cut costs, they are encouraging employees to take up to five unpaid vacation days or a severance package during Q4. CEO Michael Dell has also initiated a hiring freeze and announced that the company will be using… » 11/05/08 6:00pm 11/05/08 6:00pm

Friday Caption Contest: Bill Gates, Bono and Michael Dell Walk into a…

Have you seen Bono more uncomfortable than this? Caption this picture of him supporting the Dell & Microsoft RED campaign. [Image courtesy Gadgetell] » 1/25/08 1:15pm 1/25/08 1:15pm

Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC Shown Off at Oracle OpenWorld

Michael Dell showed off the Latitude XT tablet at Oracle OpenWorld today, and from the looks of it, they might have a winner on their hands. Aside from previous specs (12.1 inches, 1.2 GHz processor, under 4 pounds, up to 3 GB RAM), the video reveals that the convertible tablet features multi-touch recognition that… » 11/14/07 9:51pm 11/14/07 9:51pm

Dell Wants You to Make It Suck Less with Digg Clone

A week ago, Dell launched its customer-centered "Dell 2.0" push with its Diggish customer suggestion site, IdeaStorm, where users can post ideas and thoughts on how to improve Dell products. Other users vote on the ideas so that the most popular ones hit the front page, ensuring that a set of eyeballs at Dell scopes… » 2/23/07 1:00pm 2/23/07 1:00pm

Dell Touts Upcoming Conroe-Packing and Overclocked XPS 700

Nothing like some friendly co-opetition between Dell subsidiaries Alienware and XPS to keep the blood boiling, and the next shot inside of Michael Dell's bucket is the upcoming XPS 700. It'll feature an overclocked and hyper-cooled Core 2 Extreme CPU (affectionately known as Conroe), and will also offer the option… » 7/13/06 11:05am 7/13/06 11:05am