Today in Tech: Dell says it's 'no longer a PC company'

February 28, 2012: 10:32 AM ET

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* Dell (DELL) enterprise group president, Brad Anderson, says Dell is no longer a PC company.  "Dell's changing very quickly," he said at an event. "It's no longer about shiny boxes. It's about IT solutions." Recent company's numbers corroborate that assessment: enterprise solutions and services now account for 30% of sales and 50% of profits, while consumer sales are dipping. (PC Pro)

* Though Google+ reports 90 million registered users, actual usage may be a different story. According to The Wall Street Journal, computer users spend an average of just 3 minutes a month on the social network, far less than the 7 hours each month Facebook users spend. (The Wall Street Journal)

* Yahoo (YHOO) may threaten Facebook with legal action over more than 10 patents covering areas like advertising, social networking and messaging. (The New York Times)

* One startup worth knowing this week: Karma. The spiffy mobile gifting iPhone and Android app from founder Lee Linden lets you send a variety of gifts from partnered companies -- a bottle of Chandon sparkling wine, a Spotify subscription -- to others while removing some of the barriers that may have stopped users from buying in the past. Best of all, the app surfaces possible occasions to send a gift based on Facebook information, whether it's a birthday or a group of people congratulating someone. (Karma)

* In AOL (AOL) news, top Huffington Post Media Group engineer Tom Dierks is leaving after only five months, and TechCrunch has a new top editor in Eric Eldon. (All Things D and TechCrunch)

* How Netflix (NFLX) is quietly transitioning from a movie service to one dominated by TV shows. (The New York Times)

* Hankil Yoon, a Samsung product strategy executive, admitted the company isn't doing well in the tablet market. (CNET)

* Could Android 5.0 come this as early as this fall? (Computerworld)

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JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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