Chicago police respond to fewer 911 calls; Michael Dell, partners to purchase Dell for $24.4 billion

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> Chicago police, according to The Wall Street Journal, have stopped physically responding to some non-life threatening 911 calls, an effort it says will help it resolve the city's homicide rate. Article

> Michael Dell, in partnership with investment firm Silver Lake, has reached a deal to acquire Dell for $24.4 billion under which company stockholders will receive $13.65 in cash for each share of Dell common stock they hold. Article

Cable News

> News of Virgin Media's "possible transaction" with John Malone's Liberty Global has sent its shares up 17 percent in Tuesday morning trading. Article

> Charter has refreshed its financial management team by naming Charles Fisher as SVP of corporate finance and Stefan Anninger as VP of investor relations. Article

Online Video News

> A new iResearch study has forecast that China's online advertisement spending will quadruple in the next four years. Article

And finally… Nathan Newman, a Huffington Post contributor and NYU Information Law Institute Fellow, asks whether content providers should be taxed to fund broadband build-outs. Post