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  • Ouch! shows her layoffs at HP

    05/04/2015 10:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 05/04/2015
    If you're going to run for president, buy every website domain with your name. On Monday morning, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced she's running for U.S. president. But if you head to, you'll find a message that criticizes her for firing tens of thousands of workers at HP (HPCQ). It shows 30,000 sad faces -- one for every employee that was laid off while Fiorina was chief executive from 1999 to 2005. The accusation that she outsourced so many American jobs is a major thorn in Fiorina's side -- and one reason she lost her bid for U.S....
  • Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Presidential Bid on 'GMA'

    05/04/2015 7:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/04/2015 | By Hilary Lewis
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina launched her Republican presidential bid on Monday's Good Morning America. The one-time California Senate candidate made her announcement in a sit-down interview with George Stephanopoulos shortly after the ABC morning show's 7 a.m. start time. She also posted an online video about her campaign at roughly the same time. Fiorina had teased on Twitter that she was stopping by GMA to "discuss some big news." When Stephanopoulos asked her if she is running for president she replied, "Yes, I am running" and listed her qualifications, saying she "understand[s]" the economy; "how the world works"; "bureaucracies,...
  • Carly Unplugged: Fiorina takes aim at liberal elitism, politics’ glass ceiling

    02/17/2015 7:36:34 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/16/2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Carly Fiorina, who rose to power in corporate America to become Hewlett-Packard’s first female chairman and CEO, is aiming to smash two more glass ceilings, but this time in politics. One is the 159-year history of total male dominance of Republican presidential nominations. The other is the 225-year period when a “For Men Only” sign has hung over the door to the Oval Office. Mrs. Fiorina has no problem breaking glass to do it, candidly discussing what she sees as the foreign policy failures of George W. Bush, her opposition to amnesty and her disdain for crony capitalism that marries...
  • Carly Fiorina Hiring for Presidential Campaign

    12/19/2014 6:00:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 18, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    arly Fiorina is laying the groundwork for what one ally says is an "imminent" presidential campaign—one that could launch as early as next month. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, who raised her political profile with a failed run against Sen. Barbara Boxer of California in 2010, has frequently been mentioned as a long-shot contender to seek the Republican presidential nomination. The speculation is driven by equal parts novelty and activity: Fiorina, who paid several high-profile visits to early-nominating states in 2014, acknowledged that she would likely be the only woman in the GOP field.
  • 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...
  • Carly Fiorina Hits the Trail With an Eye on 2016

    09/26/2014 11:20:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Emily Schultheis
    She's been to New Hampshire three times and South Carolina once. She's heading to Iowa this weekend, and then North Carolina and Michigan after that. Clearly, Carly Fiorina is thinking about 2016. But is anybody thinking about Carly Fiorina? The former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2010 Senate candidate is hitting the campaign trail in the lead-up to Election Day for her new super PAC, teaching activists and politicians how to talk to female voters—and building herself a grassroots base in a half-dozen electorally important states in the process. While her efforts are focused on helping the GOP win control of the...
  • The 10 Most Iconic American Muscle Cars

    08/03/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 2, 2014 | Becky Graebner
    1. Ford Mustang Where does one even start when talking about the Ford Mustang? This car has become the embodiment of America’s love affair with speed and muscle. This iconic Ford instigated the creation of the “pony car” classification of automobiles and prompted competing car manufacturers to crank out America’s other favorite muscle cars. For Ford, the Mustang was (and continues to be) a smash hit. The first Mustang debuted at the New York World’s Fair in April of 1964. It was originally equipped with a 260-cubic-inch (4.3L) V8 but was quickly upgraded to a 289-cubic-inch (4.7L) V8 in its...
  • 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 ^ | 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....
  • This Is Why Hewlett Packard Just Announced Another 16,000 Job Cuts

    05/22/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-22-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 05/22/2014 16:26 -0400 The biggest scandal in today's release of Hewlett Packard Q2 earnings was not that it hit 30 minutes prematurely, catching algos unaware and unable to BTFD when the stock tumbled on what was a revenue miss and 1% decline from last year, nor that the company guided below estimate, pushing its stock some 3% lower in the last minutes of trading. The biggest scandal was this disclosure in the second quarter results press release: "As HP continues to reengineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives, the previously estimated number of eliminated...
  • [Vanity/Geek Humor and Otherwise] RPN Jokes?

    03/27/2014 6:18:30 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    2014-03-28 Zulu | my $self = undef
    My recent post (my other car is a cdr) brought forth the best of the high-functioning geeks that inhabit this here space. Since the thread veered off (as they always tend to do) into general computer language humor, mostly dealing with Lisp, I got to thinking about RPN (Reverse Polish Notation) and the Hewlett-Packard calculators that were popular in my post-college days working in IT around 1971 or so.Are there other FReepers that still like RPN over infix notation for math? My trusty old H-P has long since departed (wish I still had it) but I've found RpCalc to be...
  • HP brings back Windows 7 by popular demand

    01/20/2014 12:35:23 PM PST · by dangerdoc · 66 replies
    The Verge ^ | 1/20/14 | Tom Warren
    HP really wants people to buy a Windows 7 PC instead of a Windows 8 machine. The PC maker has been emailing customers over the weekend noting that "Windows 7 is back." A new promotion, designed to entice people to select Windows 7 over Windows 8 with $150 of "savings," has launched on HP’s website with a "back by popular demand" slogan. The move is clearly designed to position Windows 7 over Microsoft’s touch-centric Windows 8 operating system.
  • Dow Jones Adds Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike: Drops Bank of America, HP and Alcoa

    09/10/2013 7:25:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Top News USA ^ | 09/10/2013 | Ryan Bilanich
    Dow Jones Industrial Average has planned adding Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike. The index will also remove Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America and Alcoa. Investment bank Goldman Sachs would benefit from the addition to the stock index. The changes will be implemented from September 23. Dow Jones includes 30 stocks and gives an indication of the better performing companies in the stock market. The three companies to be removed from the index were trading low on the stock markets. The stocks have underperformed the market. Goldman Sachs stock was up by 2.3 percent in premarket trading. Visa and Nike both were...
  • When Windows XP Goes Away, HP Thinks Businesses Will Start Buying PCs Again

    06/15/2013 10:29:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 179 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/15/2013 | Kevin McLaughlin
    Microsoft was hoping Windows 8 would be such a hit with enterprises that they'd stop using Windows XP, an aging operating system that debuted in 2001. That hasn't happened, but HP thinks enterprises will have no choice but to upgrade to new PCs when Microsoft stops releasing security fixes for XP next April. "We think this will bring a big opportunity for HP," Enrique Lore, SVP and GM of HP's business PC unit, said in a press conference Monday on the eve of HP's Discover customer conference, as reported by Computerworld's Patrick Thibodeau. Lore said 40% to 50% of businesses...
  • Why Hewlett-Packard is hiring dancers (Dump any HP stock you might have)

    04/23/2013 12:49:44 PM PDT · by tje · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 23, 2013: 5:51 AM ET | Cheryl Strauss Einhorn
    Most dance companies make money by selling tickets to their performances. Boise-based troupe Trey McIntyre Project has a more expansive business model: "We've decided that we have a real asset, which is the creative process itself. We're selling that," says John Michael Schert, the company's co-founder and executive director. Companies are buying the pitch. Corporate giants such as Hewlett-Packard (HPQ, Fortune 500) and Aetna (AET, Fortune 500) have signed on, and The University of Chicago Booth Business School recently hired Schert for advice on getting inspired.
  • Printers: the ubiquitous symbol of modern hell

    02/26/2013 6:58:01 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 34 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | February 26th, 2013 | By Jack Rivlin
    Warning: this blog post does not tackle the big issues of the week. But it is about one of life's recurring frustrations. Printers. Guardian Money reported yesterday how printing companies are screwing consumers with smaller cartridges. Measure-for-measure, ink is now more expensive than vintage champagne. Hewlett Packard cartridges, for example, are five times worse value than a decade ago. The other manufacturers are just as bad, making cartridges smaller and harder to refill. They've got ink on their hands. Epson say the technology is more efficient now, meaning it's better value. They're efficient all right, when they work. The machines...
  • 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...
  • Mysterious donors (Another conservative businessman's money goes Left)

    01/25/2013 2:50:07 PM PST · by Edmunds mom · 29 replies ^ | 1/25/2013 | Scott Walter
    Can you name this donor? He co-founded Silicon Valley’s first great corporation. He funded and befriended every Republican President from Nixon to George H.W. Bush. His decisive actions helped save two conservative think tanks, the Hoover Institution in the 1950s and the American Enterprise Institute in the 1980s. In 1992 he declared, “the Democratic Party has been the party of socialism since President Roosevelt’s term,” and it “is indentured to union labor.” Your last clue: The foundation named for him—America’s seventh largest—is a pillar of the liberal philanthropic establishment.
  • Windows 8 Allows New HP ARM Thin-Clients, AMD APU Clients Also Showed Off

    10/17/2012 12:06:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | October 16, 2012 1:33 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Yes, they can even play Crysis The idea of so-called "thin-client" virtualization is simple and not terribly new.  The idea is basically you take a very powerful server computer and create a number of hosted environments on it, and then stream video to cheap, low-powered desktop clients.  The hosted environments receive all the input (say keyboard and mouse) from the clients.   I. Power Efficient CPUs Drive HP's Growing Thin-Client Army While the idea itself is not all that new, low-power processing and broadband streaming technology has only just now reached the point where server makers can come up...
  • False Diagnosis (And the Passing of Arlen Specter)

    10/15/2012 10:13:36 PM PDT · by Hildy · 22 replies
    REASON MAGAZINE ^ | June 1, 1996 | Virginia Postrel
    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 28 inches by the Post (eight devoted to his two years...
  • 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 adds to layoff tally, now plans 29,000 job cuts

    09/10/2012 1:40:48 PM PDT · by massmike · 45 replies ^ | 09/10/2012 | n/a
    Hewlett Packard now plans to layoff 29,000 employees, increasing the total number of job cuts by 2,000 over the next two years as it tries to kickstart growth. HP, which will cut jobs through a combination of involuntary cuts and early retirement offers, expects to take charges of about $3.3 billion through the end of HP's 2014 fiscal year for the workforce reductions, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday. HP will likely have cut 11,500 jobs by end of fiscal 2012, the company has said.
  • 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 spin off webOS division as Gram stealth subsidiary

    08/15/2012 6:20:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    tThe Register ^ | 15th August 2012 23:21 GMT | Neil McAllister
    Mystery software venture to focus on webOS, Enyo, cloud The Hewlett Packard global business division formerly known as Palm is in major upheaval yet again, as HP moves to spin off its webOS team into a new subsidiary, to be called Gram. The new venture was announced at an internal meeting late last week, webOS Nation reports, but exactly what Gram is being launched to accomplish remains something of a mystery. Newly christened Gram employees are being told to treat the venture as they would a startup. They can discuss what they're doing with close friends and family, but outsiders...
  • CVS drops sponsorship of business-backed conservative group ALEC (Also John Deere)

    07/12/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 29 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | July 10, 2012 | Philip Marcelo
    July 10, 2012 12:21 pm By Philip Marcelo WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- Drugstore giant CVS Caremark is among the latest corporate sponsors dropping their support of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a business-backed national conservative group. CVS Caremark joined John Deere, MillerCoors, HP and Best Buy in deciding not to fund ALEC, according to, an organization opposed to the stricter voter-identification laws ALEC advocates for. ColorOfChange issued a news release Tuesday with this comment from Larry Burton, CVS Caremark senior vice-president for government affairs: "Over the last few weeks, we have closely followed the issues surrounding the American...
  • 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.
  • Enabling multiprocessor support on a HP xw8400 workstation

    03/28/2012 3:16:01 PM PDT · by MeganC · 28 replies
    Self ^ | 28 March 2012 | Self
    Hello, I'm looking for some technical help and FR never steers me wrong! I have an older Hewlett Packard xw8400 workstation that came with one CPU and it is now running 64 bit Windows 7 with the 2010 BIOS update. I've now inherited another 8400 that isn't working and I've transplanted the RAM, a hard drive, and the CPU to my original machine. The motherboard has two CPU slots and the new CPU fan runs fine in the slot. But I'm not getting the new CPU to run. I also can't find in the BIOS how to enable multiprocessor support....
  • Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd made brazen sexual overtures . . .

    12/30/2011 7:53:25 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/30/11 | Brandon Bailey
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd made brazen sexual overtures to actress, Gloria Allred's letter claims On the first day she worked for Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Jodie Fisher was taken to dinner by then-CEO Mark Hurd, who touched her with his hand in a way that made her uncomfortable and asked her to spend the night in his room, according to a long-secret letter -- obtained Thursday by this newspaper -- that celebrity attorney Gloria Allred wrote on Fisher's behalf.The confidential letter, which ultimately led to Hurd's abrupt ouster from the world's largest tech company in 2010, also alleged that Hurd told...
  • Request for assistance for HP color laser printer (vanity)

    12/12/2011 3:36:15 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 19 replies
    self | December 12, 2011 | Neil E. Wright
    Greetings computer guru FReepers, In 2009, my sister bought, new, an HP CLJ9500MFP color laser printer/copier. Over the past 2 years things were going along well. Until about a week ago. Last week, she started getting an error "REPLACE TRANSFER KIT" and the printer would not print the jobs she tried sending to it. Now the Transfer Kit is supposed to be good for 200,000 copies, and she has only printed somewhere in the neighborhood of 20,000 copies. When she checks the available supplies for the toner and transfer kit, the printer shows that 94% is still available on the...
  • HP TouchPad gets one last fire sale on eBay, $99 for a refurbished unit

    12/11/2011 4:35:01 PM PST · by KyGeezer · 30 replies
    THE VIRGE ^ | December 11, 2011 | Joanna Stern
    If you missed out on the original HP TouchPad fire sale but still want to get in on the webOS action after HP announced its open source move, it's not too late. As originally leaked by TechCrunch, the company is putting refurbished units for sale on its eBay store this evening. Just like the first time around, the 16GB unit costs $99 while the 32GB version runs $149. HP is also offering a $79 accessory bundle which includes a case, charging dock, and Bluetooth keyboard. Customers will be limited to purchasing two each.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Presbyterian Church Accuses Companies of 'Non-Peaceful' Support of Israel

    09/19/2011 4:06:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 16 September 2011 | Luisa Oleszczuk
    The Presbyterian Church USA (PC USA) has accused Caterpillar, HP and Motorola of supporting the Israeli government in a "non-peaceful way." As a result of those claim, the Church has now indicated that it will divest of the companies' stock. The Church has been trying to convince Caterpillar to cease its indirect engagement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for years, a PC USA representative wrote in a statement.Caterpillar, a producer of mining equipment, has “profited from sales of its products to Israeli military and civilian authorities, including its D-9 bulldozers which are used to demolish Palestinian homes and construct settlements and...
  • After HP: The PC Isn't Dying — It's Just Evolving

    09/04/2011 6:19:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/03/2011 | Harry McCRaken
    On Aug. 12, the IBM PC — the classic machine from which all modern Windows computers descend — turned 30. IBM's Mark Dean, who helped engineer the original PC, commemorated the anniversary by congratulating his company for having abandoned the PC business back in 2005. He declared that we live in a "post-PC era" and said his main machine now is a tablet. Some celebration! Less than a week later, HP — today's biggest PC brand — had some news of its own. CEO Léo Apotheker announced that the company was thinking about spinning off or selling its PC group,...
  • New HP TouchPad shipment will maintain $99, $149 pricing

    09/03/2011 9:06:06 PM PDT · by bigbob · 26 replies
    punchjump dot com ^ | 9-3-11 | Marcus Lai
    HP Inc. will maintain the clearance pricing of the next batch of TouchPad tablet devices according to a new report. The New York Times this week said HP the limited supply of TouchPad will be available by the end of Oct. at $99 for the 16GB SKU and $149 for the 32GB SKU. The Palo Alto, CA-based company said this week it will manufacture a limited quantity of TouchPad tablets in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011, which ends Oct. 31, to meet demand. HP previously said it would end the manufacture of webOS devices in the fourth quarter. In...
  • 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...
  • HP to Discontinue webOS Hardware, Discussing the Future of webOS

    08/18/2011 4:03:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 8/18/2011 4:11:00 PM | Anand Lal Shimpi
    HP just announced its plans to discontinue operations on webOS devices, specifically the recently announced TouchPad and webOS phones. The future of webOS is uncertain as HP simply added that it would "continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward". This likely means that HP is looking to either license out the software or dump it in an outright sale.  At this point I don't know that HP needs to be at the helm of the webOS project. Licensing it out could generate short term revenue from companies looking to hedge their bets against Google/Motorola,...
  • Apple, HP and Dell among companies responsible for 'electronic sweatshops', claims report (China)

    07/21/2011 8:58:28 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph, (UK) ^ | 7/21/11 | Malcolm Moore
    As Apple celebrated record profits, and moved closer to becoming the world's most valuable company with a market capitalisation of over $360 billion, China Labor Watch (CLW), a New York-based rights group, presented its evidence about the true cost of our obsession with technology China Labor Watch sent investigators to work on the production lines of ten major Chinese electronics factories, which assemble products for Apple, Dell and HP as well as Sony, Nokia, Motorola and many others. Over an eight month period, the investigators also interviewed over 400 workers about conditions that they claim were not only unethical, but...
  • Breaking; Huffington Post Discovers Media Bias!

    03/22/2011 6:33:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 21 Mar 2011 | Tom Tillison
    As a public service announcement I caution all before reading this critique of the Huffington Post article referenced below to ensure that you are sitting down and that there are no sharp objects around before proceeding. A stunning revelation has just been discovered that may very well shock you! A crack writer at HuffPo, Lee Stranahan, in reference to the multiple death threats against Wisconsin Republicans not being reported in the media, states; “Ignoring the story of these threats is deeply, fundamentally wrong. It’s bad, biased journalism that will lead to no possible good outcome and progressives should be leading...
  • What HP really bought from Palm -- A mobile future, untethered from Microsoft

    02/15/2011 10:39:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 9, 2011 3:41 PM | Michael V. Copeland, Senior Writer
    The Touchpad, not reliant on Android, Windows or (of course) iOS, is a sign that HP demands to be taken seriously as a software company.Yes, HP (HPQ) has now jumped into the tablet fray with its TouchPad.  It's a whiz-bang cool gadget, and some folks will want to rush out and buy it.  Are we talking iPad numbers? Not likely, but whether HP sells as many of its flavor of tablets  in this first outing isn't perhaps as important as HP finally wrenching its destiny away from Microsoft (MSFT) and placing it in its own hands. Let's be very clear,...
  • Qualcomm's Announces Krait CPU: The Successor to Scorpion

    02/15/2011 9:51:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 2/14/2011 3:38:00 AM | Anand Lal Shimpi
    Last year Qualcomm told us about the MSM8960, its next-generation Snapdragon SoC based on a brand new microprocessor architecture. Today Qualcomm announced some more details on the architecture behind the MSM8960 as well as a couple of new SoCs based on that architecture.   The CPU architecture is codenamed Krait. I'll be meeting with Qualcomm later today to talk about architectural details in greater depth as today's release has little information other than some general performance numbers. Krait, like Scorpion before it, is a ground-up CPU design by Qualcomm. The architecture will debut at 28nm and run at speeds of...
  • ARM Holdings could penetrate PC marketplace say RBS

    02/10/2011 6:02:52 AM PST · by seton89 · 6 replies
    The Economy News ^ | 10 FEBRUARY 2011 12:38 GMT | SAM COVENTRY
    RBS (LON:RBS) have today advised that they remain buyers of ARM Holdings Plc (LON:ARM) in light of recent developments at HP. Last night, HP announced it would use the Palm/WebOS in its PCs later this year. According to RBS this could help ARM penetrate the PC market as the WebOS is based on ARM CPUs. Didier Scemama at RBS says: "We believe this announcement is potentially significant for ARM as HP, the leading PC vendor, intends to use a different OS than MSFT’s Windows, in its PCs. "Currently all HP’s PCs are based on x86 processors from INTC or AMD....
  • Sorry, But HP's TouchPad Is No Threat To Apple's iPad (Still waiting for the iPad killer)

    02/09/2011 12:56:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/09/2011 | Dan Frommer
    HP unveiled its iPad clone, the TouchPad today. While the TouchPad is not a complete disaster -- it looks pretty nice, and seems to have good software -- it is NOT a significant threat to Apple's iPad. We still expect Apple to dominate the tablet market for years to come. Why isn't HP a threat? * It's not better than the iPad -- especially the improved iPad 2 that is already in production. The hardware and software need to be MUCH BETTER than the iPad to stand out -- a "leapfrog" product -- and they're not. Sure, there is nifty...
  • HP Announces TouchPad, Veer and Pre 3: All Powered by Qualcomm

    02/09/2011 12:18:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 2/9/2011 2:27:00 AM | Mithun Chandrasekhar
    We're here at HP's webOS 2.1 event in San Francisco. HP has announced a couple of big things today; a tablet (HP TouchPad), a (tiny) smartphone (HP Veer) and a professional phone (the Pre 3), all running the webOS 2.1 operating system.The TouchPad is a 9.7" (1024x768) tablet powered by the Qualcomm MSM8x60 SoC with a 1.2GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU, a 1.3MP webcam, 16 or 32GB storage, 1GB RAM and 802.11 b/g/n. The TouchPad weighs in at about 1.6 lbs and 13mm thick. The TouchPad WiFi-only version will be coming to US sometime this summer with 3G/4G versions and other...