Good morning, Austin techsters. A happy Wednesday to you.
As we hit the midpoint of the work week, here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories making news and generating buzz around the Internet today.
More on the Dell IPO/sale/merger talks
If you’ve been paying attention to news about Dell Technologies, you know the Round Rock-based tech giant recently confirmed that it is pondering major changes -- including a potential IPO, or even a reverse merger situation in which Dell would “sell” itself to its subsidiary VMWare.
Now, tech website Tech Target has a new piece that takes a look at what a Dell merger with VMWare could mean for EMC Corp., the data storage company that Dell bought for more than $60 billion in 2016. The upshot: For now, EMC might see little impact -- but it’s hard to forecast all the future outcomes of a major Dell shakeup.
ESPN Plus set to launch -- but will anybody want it?
One of the most anticipated streaming video services of the year has been ESPN Plus, which many sports fans hoped could be a step toward cutting the cable TV cord. But alas, it seems that is not the case. On a Tuesday conference call, CEO Bob Iger of ESPN’s parent company Disney unveiled more details about ESPN Plus. Those included that the service will cost $4.99 per month -- and that it will still require you to have a cable subscription to authenticate and watch live sporting events and other live content. Which, of course, is exactly the point for most sports fans. So, be interesting to see where this all goes.
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