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  • Note To Hewlett Packard: Hire Todd Bradley As CEO Before You Lose Him Too

    One thing Hewlett Packard has done well over the last five years since CEO Carly Fiorina stepped down: make money. A lot of that is thanks to Todd Bradley, EVP Personal Systems Group. If you think you’ve seen him before, you probably have. Bradley often speaks at tech events, and he’s the only HP exec I’ve ever seen out in the tech community. At a recent Fortune Brainstorm… Read More

  • Review: HP Photosmart D110a, the printer with an email address

    Despite numerous advancements in printer technology, the fundamental failing of almost every consumer printer on the market today is the necessity to install printer drivers. Usually these drivers are accompanied by all manner of essentially junk software that “helpfully” pop up reminders when your printer is out of ink, or out of paper, or whatever. Hewlett Packard is making… Read More

  • There We Go Again: Dell Offers $1.8 Billion For 3PAR – 3PAR Accepts. Your Turn, HP.

    The bidding war continues. Dell announced today that 3PAR has accepted its increased offer to acquire the storage leader for $27 per share in cash, or approximately $1.8 billion. Dell had previously signed an agreement to acquire 3PAR for $18 per share or $1.13 billion, with a provision for matching competing bids. HP then effectively outbid the company and offered $1.6 billion, but Dell… Read More

  • Dell Matches HP's $1.6 Billion Bid For 3PAR – 3PAR Accepts

    Dell announced this morning that 3PAR has accepted its increased offer to acquire the storage company for $24.30 per share in cash, or approximately $1.6 billion, net of 3PAR’s cash. Dell had previously signed an agreement to acquire 3PAR for $18 per share, with a provision for matching competing bids. HP subsequently outbid Dell for the data storage company, offering $24 per share in… Read More

  • Mark Hurd Had The Lowest Employee Approval Rating (34%) Of Any Major Tech CEO

    Mark Hurd Had The Lowest Employee Approval Rating (34%) Of Any Major Tech CEO

    Softcore-porn-actress-turned-marketing-consultant Jodie Fisher wasn’t the only person who failed to be enamored by HP CEO Mark Hurd, who was forced to resign as a result of an investigation into his relationship with Ms. Fisher. According to Glassdoor, a site where employees can anonymously rate companies and CEOs, Hurd had the lowest employee approval rating of any major tech CEO. Only… Read More

  • Cloud Wars: HP Poaches Salesforce Executive Mark Angelino

    Mark Angelino, formerly vice president at IBM and President at Sprint, was responsible for the adoption of Salesforce’s sales, call center and platform services in North America from May 2009 until last month. As you can tell from the screenshot above, he left Salesforce.com in June to become Senior Vice President at another company, but he played coy and marked his new employer’s… Read More

  • Cloud Wars: HP Poaches Salesforce Executive Mark Angelino

    Mark Angelino, formerly vice president at IBM and President at Sprint, was responsible for the adoption of Salesforce’s sales, call center and platform services in North America from May 2009 until last month. As you can tell from the screenshot above, he left Salesforce.com in June to become Senior Vice President at another company, but he played coy and marked his new employer’s… Read More

  • HP Completes $1.2 Billion Acquisition Of Palm, Plans webOS Slate PCs And Netbooks

    HP Completes $1.2 Billion Acquisition Of Palm, Plans webOS Slate PCs And Netbooks

    As widely expected following the approval by Palm shareholders, the acquisition of the company by Hewlett-Packard for roughly $1.2 billion has today been announced closed. The price, as previously announced, is $5.70 per share of Palm common stock, paid in cash. Once again, HP repeats that it intends to double down on the innovative webOS platform and Palm’s line of smartphone. The… Read More

  • HP Pays $12 Million For Phoenix' Virtualization Technology Assets

    Phoenix Technologies today announced that Hewlett-Packard has agreed to purchase the assets related to its HyperSpace, HyperCore and Phoenix Flip instant-on and client virtualization products. The consideration for the transaction is $12 million in cash and the closing is expected to occur this month. Read More

  • Hewlett-Packard To Kill Windows 7 Tablet Project

    Hewlett-Packard To Kill Windows 7 Tablet Project

    Hewlett-Packard has killed off its much ballyhooed Windows 7 tablet computer, says a source who’s been briefed on the matter. The device was first unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CES 2010 in January and was supposed to hit the market in mid 2010. But our source tells us that HP is not satisfied with Windows 7 as a tablet operating system and has terminated the project… Read More

  • HP invents amazing new driver technology for their new LaserJet printers

    Hewlett Packard is announcing that their new line of LaserJet printers is coming with an exciting new technology called “Smart Install”. This thrilling — nay, amazing! — technological development allows users to install only the print driver necessary to print from their computer to their Hewlett Packard laser printer. No more shall users be required to install all… Read More

  • Microsoft And HP Invest $250 Million In Joint Cloud Computing Venture

    Yesterday, Microsoft and HP announced a joint call to discuss a significant partnership. Now we know what it is. According to another announcement issued today, the two tech giants are jointly investing $250 million in a cloud computing venture. The solution will advance existing cloud computing by speeding application implementation and will be built on a next-generation… Read More

  • The Other HP Slate Runs On Android

    Last night, during his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off a prototype for a new HP Slate computer running on Windows 7. It was supposed to be an Apple-stealing moment and it was Microsoft’s moment, which is probably why Hewlett-Packard has not yet publicly mentioned that it is working on another tablet/slate computer that… Read More

  • Shareholder Class Action Suit Seeks To Block 3Com-HP Merger

    Networking and security services provider 3Com got hit by a shareholder class action suit seeking to block the $2.7 billion merger agreement with HP that was announced last week. The core allegation: 3Com was sold off too early, for too little. The plaintiff in this case, New York bankruptcy lawyer David Shaev, filed the action last Thursday in a Delaware Court, claiming the proposed… Read More

  • Wow, Here's Something No One Will Ever Use

    I love my inbox in the morning. There’s always at least one zinger that makes me think, wow, that’s something no one will ever use! Today’s contestant is Phanfare and Hewlett Packard. In a move that reminds me of this painful memory, the two have paired to create an iPhone app that lets people print photos on their iPhone to networked HP printers via the Phanfare Photon app. Read More

  • TouchSmart Web packs a touch interface PC into your printer

    Convergence. That’s the word that comes to mind when I watch the fancy demonstration of the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart web printer. We’ve all seen the all-in-one PC design, a la the iMac, but how often do we see a printer and a computer in one package? HP is bundling a teeny little touch-interface computer with their latest set of printers, allowing you to access stuff from… Read More

  • Cage Match! HP versus Kodak


    Kodak: We’re the cheapest cost-per-page photo printers on the market! Look, here’s a whole bunch of independent research proving it! Nya-nya! Hewlett-Packard: NUH-UH! You’re a big fat liar, Kodak! We’re the cheapest cost-per-page. Kodak: Pfffft! Hewlett-Packard: Stop it! I’m telling! Hey CrunchGear! Kodak is being mean!! CrunchGear: What? Huh? Don’t make… Read More

  • Pay cuts, not layoffs, coming to HP

    Hewlett Packard isn’t doing so well like ever other consumer electronic company. Profit and sales are down, blah, blah, blah. You know the drill. Anyway, instead of laying off the 20,000 people like the financials indicate, the company is issuing company wide pay cuts starting at the top. Read More

  • HP iPrint Photo App for the iPhone and iPod Touch


    Hewlett Packard announced their iPrint Photo applicaiton for the iPhone and iPod Touch, “the first application available on the Apple App store to print photos directly from an iPhone or iPod”. It’s a free download from the app store, so what are you waiting for? Read More

  • Holiday E-Commerce Sales Fall Flat

    Online holiday sales deflated 3 percent this year. ComScore estimates that holiday sales in the U.S. totaled $25.5 billion between November 1 and December 23, the last day orders could be delivered in time for Christmas. The comparable total in 2007 was $26.3 billion. Sales were struggling to keep up with last year’s totals all holiday season. In the end, they fell short. (Hitwise… Read More