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HP Job Cuts: Company Announces 27,000

HP announced a massive restructuring today, which it says will generate annual savings of $3.0 to $3.5 billion (exiting fiscal year 2014). These savings will be reinvested back into the company, HP says. The restructuring comes at the cost of 27,000 jobs, as the company announced that it expects as many employees to exit the company. That’s 8% of its …

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HP Windows 8 Tablet Possibly Shown in Leaked Slide

Brad Sams over at Neowin is reporting that the above slide is a real leak from part of an HP slide presentation. It depicts a mock-up of the “HP Slate 8,” a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows 8’s Metro user interface. Possible features of the tablet device are also listed, including digital pen input, a TPM embedded security device, and 8-10 …

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HP Shareholders Want HP To Be Like Apple

By all accounts, HP has had a rough year. A series of questionable business moves have left the company struggling to remain profitable. In an effort to set things right, HP CEO Meg Whitman has taken several steps to bring the company back onto firmer ground. As part of that, HP announced yesterday that they were beginning a massive reorganization …

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HP Announces Restructuring, Combines Printer And PC Groups

Yesterday we reported on rumors that Hewlett-Packard was preparing a major reorganization that would combine its printer and PC businesses into one division. The Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and the Personal Systems Group (PSG) will be combined to create the Printing and Personal Systems Group. The new division will be headed by former Palm CEO Todd Bradley, who currently …

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Hewlett-Packard Preparing Major Reorganization, Will Combine PC, Printer Groups

Hewlett-Packard may be preparing a massive reorganization that would see its PC and printer businesses merged. The restructuring would primarily serve to cut spending and streamline HP’s business. Citing “sources familiar with the matter,” AllThingsD is reporting that the current executive vice president in charge of the Imaging and Printing Group, Vyomesh Joshi, will leave HP, and that the new …

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HP Planning Amazon Web Service Competitor

Hewlett-Packard is preparing to launch a cloud computing platform that will compete directly with Amazon Web Services. The project, which which will be more business-oriented than AWS, is expected to launch by May, according to the HP executive in charge of the program. In an interview with The New York Times, HP’s senior vice president and manager of cloud services …

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Twitter Algorithm Can Predict News Popularity

News sites already know how to modify their stories to gain maximum search potential, but what if you could do the same with Twitter? Researchers at HP Labs were looking into the very matter with their new research, “The Pulse of News Media: Forecasting Popularity.” The three researchers, Bernardo Huberman, Sitaram Asur and Roja Bandari used the API of Feedzilla …

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HP Spectre Ultrabook Teaser Video Reveals Great Video Production

Eventually, laptops won’t even be seen. They’ll be thinner than air, at least that’s where were headed in the battle for the world’s thinnest Ultrabook. Look for this word to trend heavily in 2012 as we see laptop manufacturers release their specs with measurements which will look like 0.50282827 inches, trying to out-do the competition by marginal differences. As of …

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HP Makes webOS Open Source

This morning we brought you news that Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlitt-Packard, would be holding a meeting today at 10:30 AM Pacific time to determine the fate of the company’s webOS mobile operating system. The result of that meeting was a press release announcing that HP will be making the source code for the operating system available to developers under …

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Fate of webOS To Be Decided Today

Last week we brought you news that Hewlitt-Packard’s new CEO Meg Whitman had said in an interview that her company would be deciding the fate of its WebOS mobile operating system soon. It looks like “soon” has become “today,” as PreCentral reported last night that it had received word that the CEO is having a meeting with the webOS team …

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HP To Decide Fate of WebOS

The fate of WebOS will be announced by Hewlitt-Packard sometime in the next two week, says company head Meg Whitman in an interview with French news site Le Figaro (Google Translation). In a discussion about the future of HP as a whole, especially in response to reports that name Apple the worlds leading computer manufacturer, Whitman stressed that the decision …

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HP Decides Keeping PC Business More Cost Effective Than Dropping It

A couple months ago, HP announced it was exploring options for spinning off its PC business, but has now announced that it will keep it instead. In a statement, the company said it has completed its evaluation of strategic alternatives for its Personal Systems Group (PSG), and has decided that the unit will remain part of the company. “HP objectively …

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Amazon Looking to Buy Palm, Get Into the OS Game?

The days of Amazon being known as a bookseller or a retail giant might be coming to a close. Oh, of course they’ll still be both of those, but we might start thinking about the company more along the lines of tech giants like Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc. The company unveiled its Kindle Fire tablet and some new Kindles this …

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Meg Whitman Named New CEO of HP

It’s official: Meg Whitman is your new CEO of HP, replacing Leo Apotheker after just under a year on the job. Apotheker was tapped in September of last year to replace CEO Mark Hurd, after Hurd resigned his position amid a sexual harassment investigation. HP said that they found no sexual harassment violations as a result of the investigation, but …

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$1,500 Bounty For Android On HP TouchPad Tablet

Over the weekend HP announced that they would discontinue production of the TouchPad tablet. Shortly after this was announced the remaining unsold devices were sold via a firesale of epic proportions. The 16GB version was going for $99 and the $32GB version for $149. The price alone made almost everyone want one. Few took a step back to look at …

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HP TouchPad Tablet: From Promising Future to $99 Firesale

HP introduced the TouchPad with much fanfare back in February and began selling the tablets in June. It’s crown jewel was the webOS system, which they obtained after acquiring Palm for $1.2 billion. It was rumored that HP had big plans for webOS, as they saw it eventually migrating to PC’s and possibly into their cloud plans, as they attempted …

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HP to Explore PC Spin Off, Acquire Autonomy

Update: HP has officially announced its intent to acquire Autonomy in what would amount to about $10.2 billion at $42.11 per share. The exact words of the announcement are that they have: “announced the terms of a recommended transaction under which HP (through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, HP SPV) will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Autonomy for £25.50 …

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Steve Jobs Presents Apple’s New HQ to Cupertino City Council

Apple wants to centralize its campus and focus more on landscaping. That’s the message that came out of Steve Jobs’ presentation to the Cupertino City Council Tuesday evening. They propose to do this by building a massive office building that would expand the capacity of their centralized campus by over 400%. Apple’s original office park, according to Jobs, only houses …

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Google Cloud Print Printers Available From HP

About a year ago, Google introduced preliminary designs for Google Cloud Print. Today, Google and HP announced that all HP ePrint-enabled printers are now Cloud Print-friendly. Google Cloud Print can actually be used with any printer, but the new printers are “Google Cloud Print Ready,” which makes for a more “seamless” experience, according to Google. “Imagine printing an important email …

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Dell Rep Blasts Apple’s iPad Success

The iPad 2 has been quite the talk of the town since its opening weekend a couple weeks ago. The talk of every town in the world it seems like. Their sales during that first weekend eclipsed projections and bettered the sales for the original iPad. Not only have shortages been reported in numerous countries, but people have been scalping …

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HP Looking To Cloud For The Future

If you’re a new CEO and are looking to put your own stamp on a company upon starting, look to HP’s Leo Apotheker for inspiration. On Monday, Apotheker outlined his vision for the company and many came away impressed with his words. Citing cloud services, connectivity, and webOS, Apotheker has laid the foundation for the future of the company. Now, …

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HP Finds Twitter Trending Topics Often Dictated by Mainstream Media

HP has released an interesting report looking at where Trending Topics come from on Twitter. It claims that mainstream media are responsible for a lot of them. 

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HP Buys Vertica, A Data Analytics Company

HP announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a real-time analytics platform company Vertica.

HP says the pick-up will enhance the company’s capabilities for information optimization, and that Vertica’s platform will help its customers analyze massive amounts of data for "real-time business intelligence."

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Alicia Keys to Headline HP Ads During Grammys

It’s been a big day for HP, who unveiled the TouchPad iPad competitor, and the Veer and Pre3 smartphones. All of these products run webOS. 

Robert Scoble says the company has "fired Microsoft" and that it is making Android "look even more creaky (and RIM, Nokia, Microsoft not in the game)." Not bad for PR. 

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HP TouchPad, Veer and Pre3 Smartphones with webOS Introduced

Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced the TouchPad, described as a version of webOS for the big screen. It’s essentially an iPad competitor, and is due out this summer. 

"Today we’re embarking on a new era of webOS with the goal of linking a wide family of HP products through the best mobile experience available," said Jon Rubinstein, SVP and GM of HP’s Palm Global Business Unit. "The flexibility of the webOS platform makes it ideal for creating a range of innovative devices that work together to keep you better connected to your world."

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Amazon To Launch Kindle App For HP TouchPad

Amazon said today it is launching a free Kindle app for the new HP TouchPad coming out this summer.

Amazon said its Kindle app for the TouchPad will gives users access to more than 810,000 titles from its Kindle store.




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HP Launches Live Streaming Comedy Show On YouTube

HP has launched a live streaming comedy show on YouTube that is hosted by comedian Rob Riggle and will feature actors from the Upright Citizens Brigade.

The video series called HP ePrint Live calls on people to send in ideas for comedic skits.

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HP Settles E-Rate Fraud Charges For $16 Million

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay the government $16.25 million to settle e-rate fraud charges. The E-rate program, which funds Internet connections in schools and libraries, has brought Internet connectivity to virtually every classroom in the country. The Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission, acting on tips from whistleblowers, said contractors working with HP and other companies lavished gifts …

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HP Taps SAP for CEO Position

HP named Léo Apotheker, formerly CEO of SAP, as its new CEO to replace the recently ousted Mark Hurd. Apotheker will also join HP’s Board of Directors. 

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Oracle and HP Make Up

Update 3: The companies have apparently resolved their differences and will continue their partnership. Bloomberg BusinessWeek has details

Update 2: Oracle has responded with the following statement:

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Print from the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch with Apple’s Airprint

Apple announced that its releasing a beta version of Airprint wireless printing for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch as part of the iOS Develope Program. The service will be included in the iOS 4.2 software update in November.

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HP Acquiring ArcSight for $1.5 Billion

HP announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ArcSight, a security and compliance company, for $1.5 billion at $43.50 per share. There were rumors of the acquisition going around over the weekend, but the companies have now made it official. 

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HP Acquires Stratavia for Undisclosed Sum

HP has acquired Stratavia, a database and application automation company out of Denver.

HP says the addition of Stratavia will help strengthen its software and solutions portfolio, adding deployment, configuration, and management solutions for enterprise databases, middleware, and packaged applications.

HP’s goal is to simplify app deployment and management in hybrid IT environments.

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NYT: HP Staff Despised Hurd

A week ago, HP announced the departure of Chairman, CEO, and President Mark Hurd, following an investigation into sexual harassment claims that were later revealed to come from actress and former HP contractor Jodie Fisher.

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HP Shareholder Sues Board Over Hurd Investigation

Last weekend, HP announced the "resignation" of Chairman, CEO, and President Mark Hurd, following an investigation into sexual harassment claims that were later revealed to come from actress and former HP contractor Jodie Fisher.

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HP Sexual Harassment Claimant “Saddened” By News

Following the announcement of HP CEO Mark Hurd’s departure, the attorney of Jodie Fisher, the contractor who made the sexual harassment claim against him released a statement from her client.

Fisher had the following things to say:

"I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this. That was never my intention."

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HP CEO Out After Sexual Harassment Investigation

HP has announced that Chairman, CEO and President Mark Hurd has resigned his positions. This comes following an investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Hurd and the company made by a former contractor.

The company says the investigation determined there was no violation of HP’s sexual harassment policy, but did find violations of HP’s "Standards of Business Conduct."

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Apple’s iAds Now Appearing for Users

Apple’s iAds are making their way into the wild after weeks of hype. says, "their presence appears to be very spotty on iAd-compatible applications at the moment with banners appearing only occasionally while at other times the apps simply show blank space in the banner location."

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HP’s Acquisition of Palm is Complete

Update: The acquisition is now complete. See releases from HP and Palm.

Original Article (04/28): Hewlett-Packard just announced its intent to buy Palm for $1.2 Billion at $5.70 per share. The transaction has already been approved by the HP and Palm boards of directors.

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YouTube, Guggenheim Partner To Seek Creative Vids

YouTube, HP, and the foundation behind some of the most famous museums in the world have teamed up to discover creative online videos.  Winners of the YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video competition will then get to see their videos presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, along with the Guggenheim museums in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.

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Google Cloud Print’s Arrival Getting Closer

Google has provided an update on the Google Cloud Print service it announced back in April. Google Cloud Print was described as a service that would allow any desktop, web, or mobile app on any device to print to any printer that the user sets up.

Google now says development is progressing quickly, and they’re testing the service internally. Perhaps more interesting is the fact that Google hopes to launch the service in the coming months.

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HP Launches Music Service In Europe

Hewlett-Packard said today it is launching a subscription-based music service in Europe in partnership with Omnifone.

The service called MusicStation will be pre-loaded on 16 HP models across 10 European countries. The service will provide access to songs from all four major music labels and independent labels.

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U.S. PC Shipments Up 24%

The global PC market saw double-digit growth in the fourth quarter, led by strong U.S. holiday sales of low-cost netbooks, according to the latest report by IDC.

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What Microsoft is Sharing in Consumer Electronics

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s keynote last night was one of the most anticipated events of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It was expected that he would unveil a device to compete with a supposedly upcoming tablet from Apple, but people anticipating such news were met with the unveiling of a different device – the HP Windows 7 slate device, which apparently doesn’t live up to some of the tech crowd’s expectations.

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HP Unveils New Touch Notebook and Some New Minis

HP unveiled a few new mobile devices today at CES. These include a new TouchSmart notebook, and a handful of minis.

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