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$1,500 Bounty For Android On HP TouchPad Tablet $1,500 Bounty For Android On HP TouchPad Tablet
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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 …

HP TouchPad Tablet: From Promising Future to $99 Firesale 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 …

HP to Explore PC Spin Off, Acquire Autonomy 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 …

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

Google Cloud Print Printers Available From HP 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 …

Dell Rep Blasts Apple’s iPad Success
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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 …

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 …

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. 

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."

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. 

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."

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.

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 …

HP Taps SAP for CEO Position
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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. 

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:

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

HP Acquiring ArcSight for $1.5 Billion
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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. 

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.

NYT: HP Staff Despised Hurd
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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.

HP Shareholder Sues Board Over Hurd Investigation
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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.