Dell withdraws as HP offers $2.4 billion for data-storage company 3Par

The very public bidding war between Dell and HP for the data storage company 3Par may finally be coming to an end. HP announced today that it increased its offer for 3Par to $33 per share — or $2.4 billion. Shortly thereafter, 3Par announced that it will accept the offer, and Dell said that it won’t revise its previous $2 billion offer, and will pull out of acquisition talks.