CNBC's David Faber, citing sources, said the Redmond, Wash., software giant is in talks with Dell CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, the private equity firm eyeing a Dell buyout. He noted the investment wouldn't necessarily give Microsoft a significant equity stake in the company, but would help raise the funding needed to complete a deal.
Dell declined to comment, as did Microsoft.
Bloomberg initially reported last week that Dell was looking to go private. The Wall Street Journal later followed with its own report … Read more