Gateway Moves to Buy Packard Bell

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In an interesting chain of buyouts, US computer maker Gateway has now moved a step closer to purchasing Packard Bell, a decision which comes as Acer, headquartered in Taiwan, announced last week that it would...

Gateway to Sell Professional Business Unit

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Gateway Inc., a struggling computer maker, said Wednesday it will sell its professional business unit to Nampa, Idaho-based computer maker and seller MPC Corp. in a deal valued at about $90 million. MPC will continue...

Acer to acquire Gateway in $710 million deal

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Acer plans to acquire Gateway in a deal worth $710 million that Acer says will make it the world's third-largest PC vendor. Under terms of the agreement announced Monday, Acer will purchase all of...

Gateway recalls 14,000 notebook batteries

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Gateway Incorporated is recalling 14,000 batteries used in its notebook PCs after four customers reported that their computers had overheated. Sony fanboys will rejoice to know their company isn't to blame, this time. The new...

Gateway to Put Quad-core Desktops in Stores

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Gateway will be one of the first PC makers to put quad-core desktops on retail shelves and has already announced deals with Best Buy, Circuit City Stores and CompUSA to sell its FX series (starting...

Gateway Offers New Small Form Factor PC

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Gateway, the third largest PC vendor in the United States, is launching a new Intel-based small form factor desktop. The Irvine, California-based company is advertising the 2610N desktop as a small form factor PC with...

HP, Gateway Sign $47m Patent Pact

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HP and Gateway have agreed to settle their legal differences with a $47m payment, from Gateway to HP. The two firms fell out in 2004 over patent infringement allegations made by both companies against each...

Gateway CEO Inouye Steps Down

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Gateway said Thursday that chief executive Wayne Inouye has stepped down in favor of former Gateway president Rick Snyder, effective immediately. Inouye resigned his post to pursue other interests, the computer maker said. Snyder will...

Gateway Tunes Out TVs

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The Irvine, Calif., computer maker, which at one time claimed to be tops among sellers of plasma-screen TVs in the United States, has quietly phased out its plasma-screen and liquid crystal display TV sets in...

Microsoft Agrees to Pay Gateway $150M

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Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, has agreed to pay Gateway Inc. $150 million over four years to settle a legal dispute and the companies will work together on the marketing and development of...

Gateway to offer customized PCs again

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Gateway wants its customers to consider their options again. The Irvine, Calif., PC maker on Thursday will begin offering configurable desktop PC models directly to consumers, resuming a practice it abandoned in...

Gateway Plans Cooler BTX Desktop

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When Gateway introduces its new desktops in September, among them will be a consumer model using a chassis design touted by Intel. Gateway executives say they expect their desktops to be among the first built...

Gateway closes retail stores

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Gateway Inc. Thursday said it would close its 188 stores and eliminate about 2,500 retail positions, the biggest move the personal computer and consumer electronics maker has made since it bought eMachines Inc. last month....

HP Sues Gateway Over Patents

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The world's No. 2 PC manufacturer, Hewlett-Packard has filed an infringement lawsuit against Gateway over charges that Gateway did not extend licensing contracts on its patents. Officials involved in the case, which was filed in...

Gateway completes eMachines buy

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Gateway said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of low-cost retail PC leader eMachines, a move that will take the company further from its roots as a direct computer specialist. Poway,...

Gateway to cut more jobs

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Thanks xStainDx Gateway expects to reduce its employee roster by about another 1,000 this year, but the action is not related to its acquisition of eMachines, it says. Rod Sherwood,...

Gateway makes bid for rival eMachines

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Gateway plans to acquire rival eMachines in a bid to regain its footing in the PC game and broaden the distribution of its Gateway-branded consumer-electronics devices at retail. The Poway, Calif., company...

IBM unveils storage gateway

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IBM on Tuesday announced a new device for linking storage networks, saying the product offers greater performance and compatibility with other companies' storage gear. The product, called a network-attached storage (NAS) gateway, enables...

Gateway gets into portable music

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Gateway will release its first portable music player on Tuesday as it continues to expand into consumer electronics. The Gateway Digital Music Player combines three functions in one, according to Rick Griencewic,...

Gateway rolls out new desktops

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Gateway will refresh its desktop line this week with PCs featuring the latest chips from Intel as the company continues to rebuild itself. The Poway, Calif.-based company is coming out with new versions of the...

Gateway to go on a building spree

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Gateway plans to return to profitability by quickly evolving from a PC builder to a brand-name purveyor of many things electronic. Executives at Gateway's annual financial analyst meeting in San Diego said Thursday that the...

Gateway tests waters of music business

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The Poway, Calif.-based PC manufacturer is examining a number of strategies that could effectively turn the company into a player in the music publishing and distribution business. Gateway already maintains a site,...

MS scarier than the CIA, Gateway exec says

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One of the more controversial items in the Microsoft v. Stubborn States hearing is the uniform licensing agreement with OEMs, which, depending on who you talk to, is either a triumph of egalitarianism, or a...

Palm, Gateway to Testify Against Microsoft

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Nine states still pursuing an antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. will call executives from Palm Inc. and Gateway Inc. to testify in court hearings to help make their case for severe sanctions against the company,...

Gateway sales hit 25 million!

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Gateway, Inc. today will deliver its 25 millionth PC, 16 years after the company was founded in a Sioux City, Iowa, farmhouse. Quentin and Theresa Vasconcellos of Glendale, Ariz., who ordered the Gateway 500X PC...

Gateway wins White House

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Gateway has won another term in the White House. The PC maker announced Tuesday that it has signed a deal to provide systems to the Office of Administration, whose duties include managing...

Gateway pulls out of Ireland and England

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Reiterating its plans to concentrate on the U.S. market, Gateway confirmed Monday that it will pull out of Ireland and England. The direct PC seller, which also recently exited Asia, had notified its...

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