Putting your company into play has its perils.
American business magnate Carl Icahn has signed a confidentiality agreement to review Dell's books and further evaluate the bid for a $24 billion leveraged buyout to take the company private.
Remember what Michael Dell said when he was asked back in 1997 -- when Steve Jobs returned to Apple -- what he'd do if he were Jobs?
"I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."
Netflix issued a new "rights plan" that protects the company's board of directors from outside investors buying up a huge stake in the company and demanding influence that isn't in the best interest of Netflix.
Billionaire financier Carl Icahn has set his sights on streaming video giant Netflix, taking a 10 percent stake in the company, according to an SEC document filed today.