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Carl Icahn buys into VMWare

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Carl Icahn has amassed a stake in VMware, the cloud computing and virtualization software company majority-owned by Dell Technologies, according to CNBC. The position is below 5%, thus not triggering reporting requirements.

Why it's a big deal: Because Icahn is no stranger to throwing a monkey wrench into Michael Dell's plans.