Dell, Hewlett-Packard Spar Over 3Par

The bidding contest between computer makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell for the data storage company 3Par is heating up. Even before Dell could make its latest offer public, HP has come back with a higher bid.


HP Boosts Bid for 3Par

SEATTLE (AP) _ Hewlett-Packard Co. boosted its bid for 3Par Inc. by 11 percent to $1.88 billion Friday, topping Dell Inc.’s offer and again raising the stakes in the bidding contest for the data-storage company.


HP Tops Dell’s Offer for 3Par

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) _ Hewlett-Packard Co. is bidding $1.5 billion for data storage provider 3Par Inc., just a week after rival Dell Inc. agreed to acquire the company for $1.13 billion.