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Quora: Finally, a Killer Online Q&A Service Comes Together

Under the radar, a little company called Quora has started to go ballistic. It aims to create a social watering hole where interesting, sophisticated questions are asked, and intelligent answers are provided, without spam, trolls, stupidity or flame wars.

Investors Boo Dell's Bid for Compellent

Under the agreement, Dell will pay Compellent investors $27.75 a share in cash. Problem is those investors had bid up the stock to above $34 in anticipation of a much a better offer. If they ultimately reject Dell's deal, it'll be another black eye for the computing giant.

Walmart Will Join Auction to Buy Indonesia's Hypermart

The world's largest retailer, Walmart Stores, wants to get even larger: It has joined the bidding war for Indonesian retailer Matahari's hypermarket business, Hypermart, a deal that could be worth up to $1 billion, unnamed sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Hewlett-Packard Outbids Dell for 3Par

The bidding war between rival PC makers Dell (DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) over small data storage company 3Par (PAR) has heated up once again. HP announced Thursday that it is increasing its tender offer to acquire 3Par to $33 per share in cash, or about $2.1 billion. The board of 3Par has determined that HP's revised proposal constitutes a "Superior Proposal" and notified Dell of its intention to terminate its merger agreement with it.

Dell May Drop Out of 3Par Bidding War, Analysts Say

PC maker Dell Inc (DELL) may drop out of the bidding war with technology company Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) for data storage company 3PAR Inc (PAR) as the bids move out of its price range, analysts say. According to a survey of eight technology investors and analysts carried out by Reuters, most market players expect Dell to either drop out of the bidding war now or to do so after topping HP%u2019s latest offer by a few dollars.