Ad agencies, film producers and photo editors have sustained Apple's Mac business for decades. But sensing Apple's eye is off the ball, Dell is pushing hard to attract those lucrative buyers.
Thanks to the success of the iPhone, Apple has nearly $203 billion in cash. That could go a long way.
The $16.6 billion deal will see the companies combine their networking and telecoms strengths.
Jana Partners, which holds a major stake in the chipmaker, says Qualcomm is hurting shareholders by not breaking out its licensing business.
The deal, still awaiting regulatory approval, would give AT&T a national presence in the television business.
Japan's finance minister warns this latest scandal could shake the market's trust in the country's corporate governance.
In its third-quarter financial report, the chipmaker lays out restructuring plans and slashes projections due to lower expectations for the semiconductor business.
Chief executive Marissa Mayer delivers better-than-expected sales. But admits Alibaba gains are "top of mind" for investors.
The search giant has been trying to take a more measured approach with costs, especially as its cash cow search engine faces more competition.
Google's soaring stock price comes after the company announced second-quarter sales of $14.35 billion and a profit of $6.99 a share.