Just Innovate, says Visionary Elon Musk

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At Dell World, Elon Musk discussed how he’s changing the world through electric cars and space exploration. Musk is a true leader, a risk taker and a visionary, said Michael Dell in his introduction. “A passionate believer in technology and innovation to lead society forward,” Dell said. […]

Seven Companies to Pitch to Michael Dell at DellWorld

Dell’s first Pitch Slam takes place Thursday afternoon at Dell World in downtown Austin. Dell chose six companies from regional pitch events and a final company via an online pitch contest to pitch their businesses to Michael Dell, Shark Tank’s Daymond John and the UN Foundation’s Resident Entrepreneur Elizabeth Gore. The event is being livestreamed […]

The New Dell is More Entrepreneurial and Innovative

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At Dell World, Michael Dell unveiled his new, private innovative and entrepreneurial technology company. The Round Rock-based company, which employs about 14,000 people in Central Texas, no longer has to adhere to the demands of the public stock market. As a result, Dell said the company can […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban likes to “Party Like a Rock Star” and Invest in Startups

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Since selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.7 billion in 1999, Billionaire Mark Cuban has invested in 80 startups. But his entrepreneurial ventures began as a kid growing up in Pittsburgh. “As long as I can remember I was an entrepreneur,” Cuban said. At the age of nine […]

Dell Becomes World’s Biggest Startup

Dell stockholders approved a $24.9 billion deal Thursday to let Founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners buyout the company and take it private. In a special meeting, the stockholders approved the deal in which they will receive $13.75 in cash and a dividend of 13 cents per share. They will also receive eight cents […]

UT Entrepreneurship Week features startups and tech veterans

In 1984, Michael Dell started his computer company in a dorm room at the University of Texas and now he is one of the world’s richest men and runs Austin’s largest company. Since then, hundreds of entrepreneurs have launched ventures while at the university or upon graduating. To put the spotlight on entrepreneurship, a group […]

The PC market is growing, says Michael Dell at Dell World

The PC market is alive and well. “We don’t see PCs going away at all,” Michael Dell said Wednesday afternoon, during a question and answer session at a Dell World press and analysts event in Austin. “There are a billion and a half PCs in the world and that seems to me like a pretty […]

Michael Dell hosts Dell World 2011 in Austin

At Dell World 2011, Michael Dell will take questions today during a panel discussion with press and analysts at the Long Center in Austin. The sold-out Dell World event begins with a welcoming reception at Austin City Limits Wednesday night. Then, bright and early, Michael Dell will deliver the keynote at 8 a.m. Thursday at […]