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Patent trolls of the Piney Woods

In my latest Texas Monthly column, I discuss how the tiny East Texas town of Marshall became a haven for patent trolls. One of the few things that Barack Obama and Antonin Scalia may agree on is that Marshall may … Continue reading

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Overstock Takes Bitcoin International

A big online retailer is going to start accepting Bitcoin on international transactions, according to the New York Times’ Dealbook site.¬†Overstock.com, which has been an outspoken proponent of the virtual currency, will introduce on Sept. 1 a new payment system … Continue reading

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What Michael Dell knew

This summer, I wrote a piece for Texas Monthly on the management-led buyout of Dell in which I argued that going private was Dell’s best option for survival. The deal was controversial because some big investors, including Carl Icahn, claimed … Continue reading

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Michael Dell prevails in takeover fight — now what?

Here’s my update for Texas Monthly on the takeover battle for Dell Inc., which was finally put to a shareholder vote and approved last week. Now that the seven-month battle is behind him, Michael Dell must implement the big changes … Continue reading

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`Dell and Back:’ My Texas Monthly debut

A few weeks ago, the editors at Texas Monthly asked me to write a piece about the buyout battle being waged for Dell Inc. I covered Dell in the 1990s and early 2000s, and I jumped at the chance. The … Continue reading

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