United Technologies Corporation Makes A Bid For Diebold
from the buy-now,-vote-later... dept
Just as the Onion is poking fun at Diebold for releasing the results of the 2008 Presidential election months early, it appears that United Technologies Corporation is attempting a hostile takeover of the company after it turned down a private offer. Diebold is mostly known these days for its controversial e-voting business (which the company has renamed “Premiere” to try to disassociate it with the Diebold name) but is also a major player in the ATM business. Whether or not UTC takes the company over, there’s little doubt that Diebold has done a terrible job responding to the questions and accusations about the security and reliability of its e-voting machines. Having a company like UTC come in and take over could actually do a lot for the company to regain some trust.
Filed Under: hostile takeover, mergers
Companies: diebold, united technologies corporation
Comments on “United Technologies Corporation Makes A Bid For Diebold”
Somebody needs to buy it and clean it up…what a golden opportunity if the reputation can be repaired. Even the least savvy user knows that the system Diebold uses for its voter is very poorly design and thus not credible.
Conflict of Interest
I have a bad feeling about this
Re: Conflict of Interest
The Onion vid was a hoot, and probably more accurate than we would like to think.
Oh no, very very bad--UT buying Diebold??
Lovely. So now the military-industrial-government complex enriches itself and the same company owns the voting machines?
Why not just come right out, burn down the Reichstag, and declare us fascist openly instead of sneaking around like no-one has noticed?
What's left to trust?
You can’t trust the machines, you can’t trust the software, you can’t trust the management, you can’t trust the name.
What exactly would UTC be buying? Does Diebold have a particularly nice office building?
Why do I have a sickening feeling that if I start to google United Technologies Corporation and Hillary Clinton I’ll get a ton of matches….
Is she still trying to win?!
Yep, I Was right
Well, well well: http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.aspx?Feed=PR&Date=20080128&ID=8099868&Symbol=UTX
Who do you trust? Hubba Hubba Hubba Money Money Mo
Hey, If it has Jack Nicholson’s seal of approval, who elses does it need?
Re: Who do you trust? Hubba Hubba Hubba Money Mone
Hillary is getting way desparate, man. Give it up.
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How’s China printing industry developed this years, who can tell us?
China based injection molding services with low costs and supeior quality