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  • HP Confirms Federal Investigation Of Autonomy’s Alleged Fraud In Its Annual Report

    HP Confirms Federal Investigation Of Autonomy’s Alleged Fraud In Its Annual Report

    HP has confirmed that the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation stemming from the Palo Alto company’s allegations that it uncovered widespread accounting fraud at Autonomy, the British software maker it acquired for $11 billion last year. HP confirmed the investigation in its annual report filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, though it offered… Read More

  • HP Revises Its Layoff Plan By Increasing Job Cuts To 29,000 By 2014

    HP Revises Its Layoff Plan By Increasing Job Cuts To 29,000 By 2014

    Back in May, HP announced that it would cut 27,000 jobs in an effort to reduce costs. In an SEC filing today, the company announced that the plan will be even more important than that by bringing the job cuts to 29,000. It expects to save $3.7 billion by 2014. It might not even be enough to offset HP’s current situation. The company employs around 350,000 people worldwide. But the… Read More

  • HP: 27,000 Job Cuts To Save Up To $3.5B By 2014, Q2 Sales Down 3% To $30.7B

    HP: 27,000 Job Cuts To Save Up To $3.5B By 2014, Q2 Sales Down 3% To $30.7B

    A mixed bag of news for HP today: it has posted Q2 sales that have just edged out analyst expectations, but it has also confirmed 27,000 job cuts that should save the company between $3 billion and $3.5 billion by 2014. The company is a tech behemoth: it employs 350,000 people worldwide, before these cuts were announced. This means the cuts are equivalent to about 8 percent of its workforce. Read More

  • HP Plugs Security Hole With LaserJet Firmware Update, Says No Record Of Printers Set Ablaze By Hackers

    HP Plugs Security Hole With LaserJet Firmware Update, Says No Record Of Printers Set Ablaze By Hackers

    Remember when researchers said a security vulnerability could allow hackers to remotely take over Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printers and even cause them to burst into flames? Fun times, for sure. Of course, HP was quick to point out that the researchers had it all wrong, lamented the “sensational and inaccurate reporting” surrounding the supposed security flaw and said not a… Read More

  • HP acquires German web-to-print software solutions company HIFLEX

    Hewlett-Packard has acquired a German company called HIFLEX, based in Aachen, which develops software that helps companies in the print and media industries automate their business and technical processes. HIFLEX products include HIFLEX MIS (Management Information System), HIFLEX Print Support and an open web-to-print system dubbed HIFLEX Webshop. Read More

  • HP Acquires German Web-To-Print Software Solutions Company HIFLEX

    HP Acquires German Web-To-Print Software Solutions Company HIFLEX

    Hewlett-Packard has acquired a German company called HIFLEX, based in Aachen, which develops software that helps companies in the print and media industries automate their business and technical processes. HIFLEX products include HIFLEX MIS (Management Information System), HIFLEX Print Support and an open web-to-print system dubbed HIFLEX Webshop. Read more at TechCrunch Europe. Read More

  • Former Boeing, Verizon Wireless Exec John Hinshaw Joins HP As EVP

    Former Boeing, Verizon Wireless Exec John Hinshaw Joins HP As EVP

    Hewlett-Packard has announced that former Verizon Wireless SVP and CIO John Hinshaw has agreed to join the company to serve as its executive vice president of Global Technology and Business Processes, a newly created position. Hinshaw most recently worked at The Boeing Company, where he was vice president and general manager of Boeing Information Solutions. His job there involved… Read More

  • HP To Apple: You Win.

    HP To Apple: You Win.

    As I write this, I’m sitting in a cafe. Around me, there are five people on laptops — four of them are MacBooks. Four other people are using tablets — all four are iPads. Welcome to the Post-PC world. That phrase was one of the first things that jumped to my mind today when I heard the news that HP was not only killing off their TouchPad and Pre webOS-based products, but… Read More

  • Apple’s Tech Support Is Not As Good As It Used To Be, Study Claims

    Apple’s Tech Support Is Not As Good As It Used To Be, Study Claims

    According to a study conducted by Minnesota-based research firm Vocal Laboratories (aka Vocalabs), Apple’s lead in tech support quality is slipping, while consumer satisfaction scores for HP are improving. Vocalabs interviews people by telephone right after a customer service experience, and for this study completed 4,161 surveys between May 2008 and June 2011. Read More

  • The HP TouchPad Will Come With Its Own Facebook Tablet App (Leaked Pics)

    The HP TouchPad Will Come With Its Own Facebook Tablet App (Leaked Pics)

    The world has been waiting for an official Facebook tablet app, and waiting, and waiting. But that app may not appear on the iPad first (although Facebook is working on an iPad app for sure). Instead, Facebook’s first tablet app will appear on the HP TouchPad, which comes out this Friday and runs the WebOS it bought with Palm.  Unless the iPad app also launches this week, the… Read More

  • Apple Now Worth As Much As Microsoft, HP And Dell … Combined

    Apple Now Worth As Much As Microsoft, HP And Dell … Combined

    If you look at how Apple fares on the public markets today, compared to other tech powerhouses, you’ll notice that the Cupertino computer giant is currently valued at roughly $301 billion, which is close to the sum of the market cap of three of its closest rivals: Microsoft (~$200.3 billion), Hewlett-Packard (~$72.8 billion) and Dell (~$29.3 billion). Market cap is of course just one… Read More

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