Monthly Archives: June 2016

Private Equity Has a Crush on Tech


Buyout shops have become comfortable with some corners of the tech sector that they see as relatively stable, such as corporate-software providers.

HP Inc. to Offer PCs as a Service


HP Inc. on Thursday said it plans to provide companies with personal computers and other devices as part of a service, the latest example of shifting business models as PC makers grapple with weak demand and other pressures.

Sony Re-Commits to Roots With Return to Robotics


Sony’s return to robotics–a step announced this week along with a bullish profit outlook–reflects a commitment to its roots as a consumer-electronics giant, Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said.

Microsoft CEO Signs Book Deal


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has signed a deal to write his first book. “Hit Refresh” will focus, in part, on his journey leading Microsoft through the transition from troubled tech giant to industry thought leader.

Hertz Offering Special Rental Rates to Uber Drivers


Hertz said it will provide special rental rates to drivers working for Uber and Lyft, a move designed to bolster its presence in the ride-sharing industry.

U.K.’s EU Exit Poses Data-Protection Dilemma


Brexit risks stripping companies of their ability to freely store information about EU residents on British soil, potentially creating a new barrier to trade in the region.

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