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HP writes down $8.8 billion over 'improprieties' in the Autonomy acquisition (i.
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 20, 2012
It was a little over two years ago that HP hired former SAP chief Leo Apotheker to be the Palo Alto tech giant's new CEO. Apotheker came from a short tenure as CEO of German enterprise software...
Maybe it's time to stop hating on HP?
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 18, 2012
Hate is an incredibly intense emotion. Hate implies that you want to see the object of that emotion ended at all costs, be it the weather, your nemesis, or that untrained dog next door that barks...
One year ago, HP cancelled webOS hardware and everything changed
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 18, 2012
August 17, 2011 was a weird day. The day prior the HP Pre3 became available in the UK with nary an announcement to herald its arrival. The 17th saw the surprise release of the white 64GB TouchPad in...
Former HP CEO Leo Apotheker joins board of French IT company Steria
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 01, 2012
Sometimes we're privileged to watch somebody go down in flames. If you're watching from the outside, it can be pretty amusing. If you've got chips in the game, it's galling and...
HP to possibly cut up to 30,000 jobs in restructuring plan
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by Ryan St. Andrie
May 17, 2012
According to several reports across the interwebs, HP could be cutting as many as 30,000 jobs in a new restructuring plan starting as early as May 23rd. On that day, according to several sources,...
Read This: Infighting, dysfunction, and the revolving CEO door; Fortune examines
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by Derek Kessler
May 08, 2012
By now you know how we feel about former HP CEO Léo Apotheker and his reign. Many of the major players in the tech industry - Apple, Google, Microsoft - have charismatic CEOs that act as the...
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 09, 2012
This time last year, Derek, Dieter, and Riz were running around San Francisco's Fort Mason Center covering what turned out to be the biggest planned event in the history of webOS. It was the...
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 06, 2012
HP CEO Meg Whitman isn't making out like a bandit as much as her predecessor, but she still has potential to do pretty well for herself as HP's chief executive. She agreed to a salary of one...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 28, 2011
VentureBeat is today reporting that through the course of their negotiations with various interested parties, HP attempted to recoup their purchase cost for webOS. That's $1.2 billion, if you'll...
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 22, 2011
On today’s HP conference call following her appointment as HP CEO, Meg Whitman laid out her plans for HP, and on the surface it sounded almost like she was reading something that predecessor Leo...