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  • Flashback: Hewlett-Packard Top Executive Ousted (Fiorina)

    03/30/2015 9:32:41 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    AP, via NBCNews.com ^ | 2/9/2005 | AP, via NBCNews.com
    Carly Fiorina’s nearly six-year reign at Hewlett-Packard Co. ended abruptly Wednesday as board members forced her out, disappointed by her inability to transform a plodding technology giant dominated by printer sales into a more nimble innovator. H-P’s stock, which has gone nowhere for two years and is down two-thirds from its peak in 2000, rose almost 7 percent after earlier soaring almost 11 percent on the news of her ouster. Board members said they fired the chief executive — perhaps corporate America’s most influential woman — because Fiorina failed to slash costs and boost revenue as quickly as directors had...
  • This Is Why Hewlett-Packard Is Firing 58,000

    02/25/2015 7:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The biggest scandal in today's release of Hewlett Packard Q1 earnings was not that, just as the Nasdaq is knocking on 5000's door, it reported revenues of $26.8 billion missing consensus expectations of $27.3 billion, while beating non-GAAP EPS by 1 cent to $0.92 (up from $0.90 a year ago) entirely due to a massive reduction in outstanding stock and some truly gargantuan non-GAAP addbacks (GAAP EPS declined from $0.74 a year ago to $0.73) pushing the stock down 7% after hours. The biggest scandal was the company announced that having cut 44,000 workers so far, it will cut...
  • The Deadbeat Candidate

    12/28/2014 5:46:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Carly Fiorina is gearing up to run for president. National Journal reports she already has begun hiring staff. Fiorina has run for office only once, as the Republican challenger to Sen. Barbara Boxer of California in 2010 -- and she lost. Still, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO won prime attention by running and losing. She's on "Meet the Press" all the time. She's still rich and still good-looking. (In 2010, Fiorina and husband Frank claimed a combined net worth of $30 million to $120 million.) Insiders think she's probably running for vice president; if Hillary Clinton is the Dems' nominee, the...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaking at CPAC, but first, headlining Zionist Org. of America awards in NYC

    11/18/2014 11:17:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Celeste Katz
    Republican Texas Sen. and likely 2016 White House competitor Ted Cruz will speak at next February's Conservative Political Action Conference -- but first he'll be honored in Manhattan by the Zionist Organization of America. The ZOA, which calls itself the nation's "oldest pro-Israel organization," will give Cruz the Dr. Bob Shillman Award at its annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis dinner on Nov. 23. The Shillman Award goes to "an outstanding pro-Israel U.S. legislator who has a consistent and extraordinary record supporting Israel and promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations." It will be presented to Cruz at the Grand Hyatt in midtown by...
  • HP Increases Layoffs AGAIN To 55,000, And More Cuts Are Likely

    10/06/2014 12:53:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Yahoo Finance via Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2014 | Julie Bort
    As HP cleaves itself in two, the company will also trim another 5,000 employees from its payroll. And even that won't be the end of a massive multiyear layoff that grows bigger every few months, HP CEO Meg Whitman essentially told CNBC's Dan Farber on Monday. HP first announced its layoffs plans in 2012. Back then, HP said it would cut 27,000. By June of this year, it had doubled the target, to 50,000, with 36,000 employees already gone. On Monday, it bumped up the new layoff target, yet again, to 55,000. Even so, HP remains an enormous employer, with...
  • Hewlett-Packard to Split in Two, Cut 5,000 More Jobs

    10/06/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 10/06/2014 | Supantha Mukherjee and Edwin Chan
    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations, and eliminate another 5,000 jobs as part of its turnaround plan. HP said its shareholders would own a stake in both businesses through a tax-free transaction next year, the details of which still needed to be worked out. Each business contributes about half of HP's revenue and profit. Shares of the 75-year-old company, which has struggled to adapt to the new era of mobile and online computing, were up 4 percent at $36.60 in early trading...
  • Pro-Palestinian group marches to protest Hewlett-Packard

    08/12/2014 3:59:57 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/12/14 | O'Ryan Johnson
    Pro-Palestinian protesters marched from downtown to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center last night to protest technology giant Hewlett-Packard over its Israeli business. “I want to make sure that Hewlett-Packard cannot have a conference without being greeted by 1,000 protesters,” said Liza Behrendt with Jewish Voice for Peace Boston. Hewlett-Packard has been targeted by protesters over technology used by 
Israel in operations involving Palestinians, according to news reports. Hewlett-Packard said in a statement last night: “HP has been strongly committed to socially responsible business practices throughout its 75-year history. It is not our policy to take sides in political disputes...
  • HP Will Bet the Company on a Combination of Memristors and Silicon Photonics

    06/13/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    nextbigfuture.com ^ | 06-12-2014 | Brian Wang
    Hewlett-Packard has kicked off an ambitious project that aims at nothing less than reinventing the basic architecture of computers. It looks like servers are its initial target, but HP is also working on an Android version that it says could lead to smartphones with 100TB of storage. HP said Wednesday it was working on a new computer architecture, dubbed The Machine, based on memristors and silicon photonics. Bloomberg Businessweek reports up to 75% of HP’s once fairly illustrious R&D division — HP Labs – are working on The Machine. In the words of HP Labs, The Machine will be a...
  • HP Unveils Revolutionary Computer That Could Shrink A Data Center To The Size Of A Refrigerator

    06/12/2014 9:06:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/12/2014 | Julie Bort
    HP demonstrated on Wednesday a breakthrough computer project from HP Labs known internally as "The Machine." The new computer was the highlight of a keynote speech by CEO Meg Whitman and CTO Martin Fink, the head of HP Labs, at the company's HP Discover customer conference being held this week in Las Vegas. The Machine is a project that, if successful, could replace a giant data center worth of gear with a computer the size of a refrigerator, reports Businessweek's Ashlee Vance. More importantly, it will instantly process mind-boggling amounts of data while sipping only a tiny bit of energy....
  • Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition

    04/04/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 3, 2014 | Byron York
    Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause. But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together. How could Big Labor and the Chamber of Commerce and the tech world and Big Agriculture all unite behind one bill? Very tentatively. It wouldn't take much to break the coalition apart. And if that happens, the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform could blow up, not just for the moment, but for some time to come. And there are signs that is exactly what is occurring now....
  • Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity

    03/18/2014 4:22:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times - AP ^ | March 18, 2014 | Martha Mendoza & Jesse Washington
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding. Jackson’s strategy borrows from the traditional civil rights era playbook of shaming companies to prod them into transformation. Now he is bringing it to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.
  • HHS swapping Verizon with Hewlett-Packard for Healthcare.gov

    11/27/2013 6:10:08 PM PST · by matt04 · 21 replies
    The Department of Health and Human Services has tapped Hewlett-Packard to replace Verizon Communications' Terremark subsidiary as the Web-hosting provider for HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace that has had a troubled rollout since launching in October. A spokesman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services division confirmed the move Wednesday but noted that the change in providers had been contracted well before the website launched. "As we think about the overall performance and functionality of the site, redundancy is a critical part of our planning and we are working to ensure it in all aspects of the system,"...
  • Whitman: HP will enter 3D printing but not via acquisition

    11/26/2013 8:58:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    GigaOM ^ | November 26, 2013 | Barb Darrow
    Hewlett-Packard will enter the growing 3D printer market next year and will do it organically, not by acquisition, CEO Meg Whitman told analysts on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call Tuesday night. Whitman made the remarks, which echo statements she made last month, in answer to an analyst’s question about HP’s plans for this market. 3D printers can manufacture everything from toys to automotive parts. Many of us have wondered why HP, which has been a power in conventional inkjet and laser printing for decades, has let this market lie fallow – except for a past partnership with Stratasys, a...
  • The Interview: Carly Fiorina (Life after HP and a U.S. Senate run)

    09/14/2013 11:54:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Sep 13, 2013 | Raj Mathai, Liza Meak, and Alex Bozovic
    Raj Mathai sits down for a rare one-on-one interview with former HP CEO Carly Fiorina. Carly Fiorina's been out of the spotlight for nearly three years, after losing a hard-fought U.S. Senate race to longtime Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. So what's the former Hewlett-Packard CEO doing these days? "I'm not doing any one thing full-time, and that's the biggest difference," Fiorina said. "I remain engaged politically, but I'm at the stage in my life now where I choose the things I can do and that's a wonderful place to be." These days, Fiorina splits her time between Sausalito and Virginia....
  • Hewlett Packard Could Have Been Apple, But It Made 5 Poor Decisions

    02/01/2013 9:53:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/01/2013 | Julie Bort
    Back in the 1970's Steve Wozniak worked for Hewlett Packard designing its hit product, engineering calculators. At night and on the weekends, often in his HP cubicle, he tinkered on a little project that would one day become the Apple I computer. Woz designed the hardware, circuit boards and operating system for the Apple I. Woz took his pet project to HP and "begged" them to manufacture the PC, he told Georgia State University students on Wednesday. "Five times they turned me down," the Atlanta Business Chronicle quotes Wozniak from his lecture. When Steve Jobs saw the Apple I, he...
  • Huawei linked to plan to sell restricted equipment to Iran

    12/31/2012 3:49:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    CNET ^ | December 30, 2012 7:34 PM PST | Steven Musil
    Already considered a potential threat to U.S. national security, Huawei is again finding itself under scrutiny, linked to an offer to sell embargoed computer equipment to Iran. A major partner of the Chinese telecommunications gear maker offered to provide €1.3 million ($1.7 million) of Hewlett-Packard computer equipment to Iran in 2010, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. However, Huawei says neither it nor Hong Kong-based Skycom, its privately owned partner, provided the equipment to Mobile Telecommunication Co of Iran, known as MCI. …
  • Hewlett-Packard says it’s the victim of fictitious accounting at company it acquired

    11/20/2012 9:28:22 AM PST · by mojito · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/120/2012 | Unattributed
    Hewlett-Packard Co. said that a British company it bought for $9.7 billion last year lied about its finances, resulting in a massive write-down of the value of the business. CEO Meg Whitman avoided calling it a fraud, but said Tuesday that there were “serious accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations at Autonomy Corporation PLC.” HP is taking an $8.8 billion charge in its latest quarter largely to align the accounting value of Autonomy with its real value. The revelation is another blow for HP, which is struggling to reinvent itself as PC and printer sales shrink. Its shares hit...
  • Hewlett-Packard edged out as biggest personal-computer seller, according to industry report

    10/10/2012 5:34:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/10/2012 | Steve Johnson
    Amid a global slump in personal computer sales, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has relinquished its position as the world's biggest PC seller for the first time in five years, one research firm reported Wednesday, while another had the Palo Alto technology giant clinging to the top spot. The bad news for HP was compounded by an additional report Wednesday that PC shipments from computer makers for the year would likely shrink about 1 percent, with the last such drop recorded during the dot-com bust of 2001. "HP has given up the PC vendor position for the first time since the third quarter...
  • HP and IBM: Two paths, one future: The two giants have very different philosophies.

    09/20/2012 3:08:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/20/2012 | By Kevin Kelleher
    On the face of it, Hewlett-Packard and IBM have a lot in common. Both are storied brands with rich legacies that shaped high-tech. Both are working with companies large and small to help manage their technology. Both are angling for a piece of the markets -- like cloud computing and big data -- that promise years of growth. And both have new chief executive officers: Meg Whitman moved into HP's (HPQ) CEO office a year ago; Virginia Rometty took the reins at IBM (IBM) in January. Both companies share a similar vision for success. And both face similar challenges to...
  • HP’s Historic Loss: Can Meg Whitman Save the PC Giant? Can Anyone?

    08/23/2012 8:59:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/23/2012 | Stacy Curtin
    Hewlett Packard (HPQ) reported its worst quarterly loss in its 73-year history Wednesday. The PC-maker suffered an $8.9 billion loss in its fiscal third-quarter, or $4.49 a share. The hit to HP's bottom line was due in large part to an $8 billion write-off of its 2008 acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) Excluding one-time charges, HP earned $2 billion in the quarter, down from $2.3 billion a year-ago amid a 5 percent drop in overall revenues to $29.7 billion. The company's major PC business slowed in the quarter as sales dropped 10 percent from the previous year. Printer...
  • HP to cut 27,000 jobs

    05/23/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 23 May 2012 | Dave Goldman
    Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday that it is slashing 27,000 jobs in a widely expected maneuver aimed at slimming down the struggling tech giant. The company expects the layoffs, which amount to 8% of its worldwide workforce, to save $3 billion to $3.5 billion by the end of 2014. The majority of that savings will be reinvested in research and development, HP said. The changes "will further streamline our operations, improve our processes, and remove complexity from our business," Meg Whitman, HP's CEO, said in a prepared statement. "While some of these actions are difficult because they involve the loss of jobs,...
  • Hewlett-Packard To Lay Off 27,000 Employees; 2Q Profit Down 31%

    05/23/2012 2:05:15 PM PDT · by matt04 · 131 replies
    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) unveiled plans to lay off 27,000 employees as the technology giant also reported its fiscal second-quarter earnings slumped 31% amid relatively flat revenue in its personal computer business and lower sales in its printing segment. However, shares were up 7% at $22.46 in recent after-hours trading as earnings beat the company's expectations and as the company raised its full-year view. The company said it plans to lay off about 8% of its workforce by the end of fiscal 2014. Its restructuring plans are expected to generate annualized savings of between $3 billion and $3.5 billion by 2014,...
  • HP’s Whitman to Announce Restructuring Plan Wednesday; 30,000 Jobs Targeted

    05/17/2012 3:37:09 PM PDT · by John W · 10 replies
    All Things D ^ | May 17, 2012 | Arik Hesseldahl
    The daunting task of restructuring Hewlett-Packard will begin in earnest next Wednesday when the company reports its quarterly earnings. Sources familiar with the company’s plans say that CEO Meg Whitman will discuss the opening steps of a company-wide restructuring plan that will include the elimination of about 30,000 jobs. A report by Business Insider yesterday pegged the range of cuts at HP to between 10 percent and 15 percent of its current work force of 320,000 people. But sources familiar with HP’s plans tell AllThingsD that the cuts will be carried out over a relatively long period of time, perhaps...
  • HP mulls cutting at least 25,000 jobs: sources

    05/17/2012 1:02:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/12 | Poornima Gupta
    Hewlett-Packard Co is considering cutting its workforce by 8 to 10 percent, or a minimum of 25,000 jobs, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as newly installed CEO Meg Whitman strives to return the storied Silicon Valley institution to growth.
  • HP Is Not Apple, Meg Whitman Is Not Steve Jobs, But Here's Why I'm Bullish Anyway

    11/17/2011 7:02:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2011 | Rich Karlgaard
    In late September, when Steve Jobs was a fortnight from his long night, HP, whose co-founder Bill Hewlett had once chatted with and inspired the high-schooler Jobs, named Meg Whitman as its latest CEO. Meg Whitman has many positive and unappreciated qualities, but no one has ever compared her to Steve Jobs. He was the West Coast acid-dropping dropout and seeker; she was the East Coast Ivy Leaguer who kept her nose clean. Her rise up the corporate ladder to eBay was as predictable as any Harvard Business School grad’s can be: Disney, Procter and Gamble, Bain Capital. Even her...
  • Is HP's board the worst ever? (Ousts CEO, Apotheker Only to Replace him with Meg Whitman)

    09/22/2011 2:53:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/22/2011 | By Julianne Pepitone
    The process of firing a CEO is always full of drama -- just ask Yahoo. But Hewlett-Packard's board has taken it to a new level. It's all but certain that members of HP's (HPQ, Fortune 500) own board leaked the big news -- that they were planning to oust CEO Léo Apotheker -- to media outlets including Fortune on Wednesday. The leak hit before HP finally made an official announcement on Thursday, saying it had replaced Apotheker with former eBay (EBAY, Fortune 500) head Meg Whitman. The surreal spectacle raised the bar for boardroom dysfunction. "These guys are a bunch...
  • Breaking: Meg Whitman named CEO of HP.

    09/22/2011 1:17:35 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 71 replies
    WS Journal ^ | 09-22-11 | WSJ
    Breaking. Just a banner.
  • Whitman Considered for HP CEO: Report

    09/21/2011 10:50:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 | RJ Middleton
    All Things D reports that former eBay CEO, gubernatorial candidate could replace Apotheker. Silicon Valley veteran and politically connected former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is being considered to replace Leo Apotheker as Hewlett-Packard's CEO, according to sources speaking with All Things D. The NYSE seems to be on board, as HP stock spiked after the rumors surfaced. (You can follow the stock in real time here.) Apotheker's recent moves -- shuttering TouchPad, WebOS and shopping the PC business -- has left at least 500 people out of work. Those layoffs were announced this morning. The TouchPad was on shelves only...
  • Thinking The Unthinkable: Is Oracle Considering Buying Hewlett-Packard?

    08/23/2011 7:52:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 08/23/2011 | Eric Savitz
    In what would be Larry Ellison‘s crowning achievement if he could pull it off, the market is buzzing over the idea that Oracle could make a run at Hewlett-Packard. This idea stems from a New York Post story Sunday, which asserts that the sell-off in the stock last week has “put the world’s largest tech company in a vulnerable position and may make it an Oracle takeover target.” The piece says that “one source close to the situation” thinks Ellison is ready to pounce, and that a deal is “inevitable” if HP’s share price keeps dropping. The source told the...
  • Advances Offer Path to Shrink Computer Chip

    08/31/2010 12:58:52 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2010 | JOHN MARKOFF
    Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are reporting this week that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization of computer memory that has been the basis for the consumer electronics revolution. In recent years the limits of physics and finance faced by chip makers had loomed so large that experts feared a slowdown in the pace of miniaturization that would act like a brake on the ability to pack ever more power into ever smaller devices like laptops, smartphones and digital cameras. But the new announcements, along with competing technologies being pursued by companies like IBM...
  • Hewlett-Packard shares tumble on ex-CEO Mark Hurd's shock exit over sex harassment probe

    08/09/2010 4:07:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 08/08/2010 | Ritsuko Ando
    Hewlett-Packard Co's stock looks like a bargain, analysts said, but uncertainty may limit its gains until the company finds a CEO to replace Mark Hurd, who quit over a scandal with a female contractor. HP's share price, which had doubled since Hurd took the helm five years ago, fell eight per cent to close at $42.60 on Monday on the New York Stock Exchange (all figures in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted). The company said last Friday that an investigation found that Hurd had falsified expense reports to conceal a relationship with a female contractor, identified as 50-year-old actress Jodie...
  • Contractor Linked to Former H-P CEO Hurd Disclosed

    08/08/2010 4:22:14 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The marketing contractor linked to former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Mark Hurd is Jodie Fisher, an actress who most recently appeared in the reality TV show "Age of Love."
  • H-P Chief Quits in Scandal

    08/06/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by ken in texas · 54 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 6 Aug 2010 | KEVIN KINGSBURY
    Excerpt: Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Hurd has resigned in the wake of a sexual-harassment investigation.
  • Fiorina Approvingly Cites Her Work With Jesse Jackson

    06/01/2010 8:10:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 458+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1/22/10 | Phil Klein
    Via Red State, I find disturbing audio of California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, speaking in glowing terms about Jesse Jackson, who she did work with while at Hewlett Packard. Here's what she had to say: "And I thought about something that the Reverend Jesse Jackson said to me several years ago. He very graciously came to the offices of Hewlett Packard to visit me, because we were doing some work together for his Rainbow Coalition. And he said to me, 'You know, Carly, every game is better when everybody gets to play.' And I thought it was such a...
  • Packard heir slams GOP Senate candidate, former Hewlett-Packard chief Fiorina

    03/09/2010 10:19:40 AM PST · by americanophile · 61 replies · 297+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | March 8, 2010 | Seema Mehta
    Republican Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina touts her business resume, particularly her years as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, as the reason GOP voters should nominate her to face Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. But this morning, an heir to one of the company’s founders issued a slashing rebuttal, arguing that Fiorina nearly drove the technology firm into the ground. “I know a little bit about Carly Fiorina, having watched her almost destroy the company my grandfather founded,” wrote Arianna Packard, the granddaughter of David Packard, in a letter posted on www.redstate.com. Fiorina is in a tough three-way GOP race to take on...
  • Hewlett Packard to buy 3Com for $2.7B

    11/11/2009 1:51:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 358+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/11/9
    Palo Alto, Calif. (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. says it has agreed to buy networking software and equipment maker 3Com Corp. for about $2.7 billion in cash. The 3Com products will be folded into HP's own networking equipment business. . . .
  • CA: Fiorina, eyeing Senate run, faces questions over HP sales in Iran

    08/31/2009 8:33:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 995+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/31/09 | Mike Zapler
    SACRAMENTO — Over the past dozen years, Hewlett-Packard has sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of printers and other products to Iran through a Middle East distributor, sidestepping a U.S. ban on trade with the country. Now the person who headed HP for much of that time, Carly Fiorina, is ramping up to run for U.S. Senate. And questions are emerging about what Fiorina knew about HP's growing presence in Iran during her six-year tenure at the Silicon Valley firm from 1999 to 2005. With Iran drawing condemnation abroad for its suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons and crackdown on...
  • Greenpeace vandalizes HP roof in toxics protest

    07/28/2009 12:22:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 956+ views
    Greenpeace USA said Tuesday that it painted a message on the roof of Hewlett-Packard Co.’s head office in Palo Alto and voice-mailed HP employees with messages from William Shatner protesting the use of toxic materials. The group claimed that its members had painted the words "Hazardous Materials" and Greenpeace on the roof using non-toxic childrens' fingerpaint. The message reportedly is spread over about 11,500 square feet. The Washington, D.C.-based group also said it had sent voice messages to HP employees from Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in “Star Trek,” calling on the company to phase out toxic chemicals.
  • HP Welcomes Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

    04/22/2009 2:07:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 518+ views
    Enhanced Online News ^ | April 22, 2009 | Pamela Bonney
    PALO ALTO, Calif.--The following is a statement from Yvonne Hunt, director Social Investment at HP: “HP is very pleased that President Barack Obama has signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, a law designed to encourage volunteerism in the United States. The House of Representatives and the Senate should also be congratulated for passing the bill and fostering community service. “The Serve America Act will encourage many Americans to contribute to their communities through service. It provides scholarships to retirees who volunteer; expands the kinds of activities eligible under the AmeriCorps program; and calls for an additional 250,000 participants...
  • McCain adviser Fiorina: Palin not ready to run a corporation

    09/16/2008 8:39:43 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 71 replies · 515+ views
    CNN ^ | September 16, 2008
    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned top John McCain aide, said she doesn't think Sarah Palin is qualified to run a major corporation. For that matter, Fiorina said, McCain, Obama and Biden aren't capable of that kind of job either. Ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO and McCain adviser Carly Fiorina said Sarah Palin could not run a major company. The Republican presidential candidate has been trying to portray himself as someone who can fix the country's economic woes. But that is a far different task than running a Fortune 500 corporation, Fiorina told MSNBC Tuesday. Democratic candidate Barack Obama's camp immediately circulated...
  • HP to cut 24,600 jobs worldwide

    09/15/2008 11:52:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 154+ views
    RTE ^ | 09/16/08
    HP to cut 24,600 jobs worldwide Tuesday, 16 September 2008 07:28 US technology giant Hewlett-Packard has said that it will cut 24,600 jobs worldwide over the next three years as part of its integration with computer services firm Electronic Data Systems. The company employs 4,000 in Ireland in locations in Leixlip, Dublin, Galway and Belfast. World leading computer maker HP bought Texas-based business services outsourcing titan EDS in August as part of a $13.9 billion deal that aimed to create a global powerhouse in computer services to compete against IBM. Advertisement The workforce reduction aims to 'streamline the combined company's...
  • Emcee of Out & Equal Workplace Awards Trashes Palin Family, Christians (Check Corp. Sponsors)

    09/12/2008 1:52:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies · 120+ views
    Friday, September 12, 2008 | Kristinn
    Self-described Vagina-American Kate Clinton trashed the family of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as "insane" today, called religious conservatives "cancerous" and mocked their belief in Jesus Christ in an article posted at Progressive.com (http://www.progressive.org/mag/wxclinton091208.html).Clinton, an out lesbian comic is the emcee of the Out & Equal Workplace Summit 'Outie Awards' dinner being held in Austin, Texas this weekend.The gay and lesbian meeting is sponsored by many top American companies, including Hewlett Packard which is sponsoring the awards dinner.Other sponsors include Freddie Mac, which is being bailed out by the federal government and many other companies that will disappoint many...
  • Is Carly Fiorina the Answer to McCain’s Prayers for a VP?

    07/03/2008 3:05:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 87 replies · 224+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 30, 2008 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina may or may not be on Arizona Sen. John McCain's short list for vice president, but she already is taking a crucial role in the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign. In March, Fiorina was picked by the Republican National Committee to chair a group directed to raise money and get out the vote for this year's elections. Shortly after that move was announced, Fiorina was interviewed by Business Week about her role. "My role is to be the primary advocate for John McCain and for the Republican Party," she said. "Certainly there are a lot of...
  • False Diagnosis (Check date on this one!)

    05/22/2008 8:45:27 AM PDT · by Hildy · 21 replies · 103+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | June 1996 | Virginia Postrel
    One day's obituaries reveal the blind spots of the opinion establishment. On the day of the California primary, an all-but-meaningless election with record-low turnout, two famous men died, both in their early 80s. One was Edmund Muskie, former senator, briefly secretary of state, and the candidate wistful Democrats like to imagine might have been their 1972 nominee if not for a dirty trick and tears in the snow. (They forget, conveniently, that McGovernites had engineered the delegate-selection rules.) Muskie's obituary took 82 column inches in The Washington Post, 84 in The New York Times. The other man--eulogized in a mere...
  • AMD now has 'more than allegations' against Intel

    05/06/2008 11:55:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 100+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | Monday 5th May 2008 21:14 GMT | Austin Modine
    As Intel and AMD near the end of the discovery process in their US antitrust battle, the two companies have begun fighting over whose testimony will make it to the big dance. In a legal filing, AMD has pointed to the employees at some of the technology world's biggest names - HP, Dell, IBM and others - who it thinks will help make its case. Intel has responded in kind, and it's now up to a judge to decide on the strength of the vendors' arguments. Following a dispute over the number of depositions allowed in the case, Special Master...
  • State-Led Drive Aims to Close Technology Gap

    12/06/2007 7:35:21 PM PST · by do the dhue · 6 replies · 112+ views
    Moscowtimes.com ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2007 | Lyubov Pronina
    He walks with a cane and is a bit hard of hearing. Yet Boris Chertok, 95, a former deputy chief designer in the Soviet bureau that put the first Sputnik satellite into orbit 50 years ago, still has strong opinions on the evolution of the country's space program. Chertok says the free-market changes instituted by President Boris Yeltsin after the Soviet Union fell apart were disastrous for Russian science. "We need to restore what we have lost over 15 years of destructive reforms," said Chertok, whose very name was once a state secret. "The market economy is incapable of fulfilling...
  • Albania's long-lost Roman city [ Butrint ]

    07/08/2007 10:40:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 279+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, July 7, 2007 | Malcolm Billings
    Richard Hodges, Professor of World Archaeology at the University of East Anglia, directed the first excavations in 1994... Thirteen years on, the English lords still support the work at Butrint, along with another multi-millionaire, David Packard of the Hewlett Packard computer fortune. Between them about £500,000 is being spent on Butrint every year... At the foot of the acropolis there is a well-preserved Greek temple with Roman additions. And alongside the massive walls of an early Christian church, I could make out the double circle of pillars of a Baptistery in the centre of a perfectly preserved intricate mosaic floor....
  • What Do I Do? Hewlett-Packard Shipped Me 2 Computers (Vanity)

    04/25/2007 5:08:58 AM PDT · by toddlintown · 50 replies · 871+ views
    4-25-07 | Bob Skilnik
    Sent my HP laptop into HP for repairs since I had their accidental damage coverage. The problems started soon after. Although I had registered the computer when I bought it and had a copy of the insurance policy on hand, I still had to find the sales receipt of the laptop and the policy before they would process the claim. Rather stupid since they had all the info on file. The policy says 6 day door-to-door service. I was given a return date of 13 days later. The computer never showed up. I had a URL to a status page...
  • Hewlett-Packard extends lead over Dell in worldwide PC market

    01/17/2007 5:29:09 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 29 replies · 608+ views
    AP Worldstream (excerpt) ^ | January 17, 2007
    Excerpt - BOSTON, Jan 18, 2007 (AP Worldstream via COMTEX News Network) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. extended its lead over Dell Inc. in the worldwide personal-computer market in the fourth quarter, according to a report by two top technology research firms. The analyses from IDC and Gartner Inc. produced slightly different numbers but the same general results: With overall PC sales unspectacular, HP managed to outgrow the rest of the market and lead the worldwide tally of PC sales for the second quarter in a row. PC sales increased roughly 7.4 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Gartner, while IDC...
  • Hewlett-Packard Supplants Dell As the World Leader in Personal Computer Shipments

    10/18/2006 6:03:25 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 314+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | October 18, 2006
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. supplanted Dell Inc. as the world leader in personal computer shipments during the third quarter, returning the bragging rights to Silicon Valley for the first time in nearly three years, according to figures released Wednesday by two influential research firms. Both Gartner Inc. and IDC pegged the overall third-quarter growth of the global PC market at just under 7 percent, but that trend was overshadowed by the industry's new pecking order. The changing of the guard occurred after HP's shipments climbed by 15 percent from a year ago while Dell's edged up by...