June 8, 1999 |
CMGI Inc., an Internet venture-capital firm, said Dell Computer Corp. and Microsoft Corp. bought stakes in NaviSite, its Web-site services provider. Dell acquired a 4.9% stake in NaviSite and Microsoft took a 4.4% stake for undisclosed prices. In return, CMGI agreed to promote their products to NaviSite customers. Both agreements are nonexclusive.
August 21, 1998 |
Dell Computer Corp. is launching its popular direct sales strategy in China, training its sights on an explosive market that will fuel the Texas company's growth in Asia, Dell executives said. Chinese in nine major cities can now buy Dell's made-to-order laptops, desktops and servers with a phone call or the click of a mouse, said John Legere, Asia-Pacific president of Dell Computer Asia Ltd.
August 26, 1999 |
Dell Computer Corp., the leading direct seller of PCs, plans to unveil a machine in the fourth quarter that will connect users to Dell's computer support desk with the touch of a button. Dell officials wouldn't say how much the new machine will cost. The PC, code-named Webster, is part of a larger effort by Dell to automate computer services.
December 17, 2002 |
Intergraph Corp., which settled a lawsuit accusing Intel Corp. of using its technology without permission, is suing Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Gateway Inc. for patent infringement. The computer-server and software company filed suit in Texas against the three largest U.S. makers of personal computers, saying their products infringe its "clipper" chip patents, the company said. Dell is the largest U.S. personal computer maker, followed by HP and Gateway.
February 2, 2000 |
Seeking to regain momentum in its money-losing commercial desktop PC business, Compaq said it cut prices as much as 13% on most of its desktop PCs to make way for nine PC models. Starting prices on the older models begin at $849. Separately, rival Dell Computer said it cut U.S. prices on selected models of Dell Precision workstations by up to 17%.