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  • HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

    HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

    The race to the bottom is back. Reminiscent of the netbook war of yesteryear, HP just followed Toshiba’s lead with a $99 tablet along with introducing a $199 Windows notebook. Expect to see these colorful devices at a department superstore near you. HP hasn’t revealed the specs powering these Windows 8 machines. That’s by design and as we’ve said for years, the spec is… Read More

  • Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups

    Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups

    Cisco announced this morning it intends to buy Metacloud, a startup with OpenStack chops. This news comes hot on the heels of HP buying Eucalyptus last week and Rackspace announcing they are taking themselves off the market this morning. As Stephen Stills once sang, “There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” Metacloud offers OpenStack as… Read More

  • Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Last month Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos, a long-time critic of OpenStack, had a sudden change of heart. Yesterday his company was purchased by HP, a company that itself embraced OpenStack this year in a big way. Hard to imagine the timing of Mickos’ OpenStack epiphany was a coincidence. He wrote a blog post on his company website last month, explaining his change in thinking. He… Read More

  • HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

    HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

    Let’s face it, HP was once the king of Silicon Valley, but over the last several years, the company has had issues due in part to the revolving door in the CEO office. While the company has finally gained some stability with Meg Whitman, the lack of consistent leadership has resulted in shifting priorities and changing strategies. And the products for which they were once so… Read More

  • HP Slips After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Fiscal Q3 Revenue

    HP Slips After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Fiscal Q3 Revenue

    HP shares are off nearly 1 percent in after-hours trading despite posting better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter revenue, and in-line earnings per share. In its fiscal third, HP had revenue of $27.585 billion, ahead of an expected tally of $27.01 billion. The company earned $0.89 per share on a non-GAAP basis, matching expectations precisely. On a GAAP basis, not excluding certain costs… Read More

  • The Virtual Assistant Could Be The Next Interpreter Of Enterprise Data, Starting With Google Now

    The Virtual Assistant Could Be The Next Interpreter Of Enterprise Data, Starting With Google Now

    You can ask Siri, Google Now and Cortana about movies, weather and sports, but you can’t yet ask them about your company’s budget for the fiscal year, or your department’s sales performance last quarter. That may be about to change, however, as Google is said by The Information to be in talks with HP about giving Google Now access to enterprise data, effectively creating… Read More

  • HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion First

    HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion First

    What would it take to get people actually buying smartwatches in droves? Could FASHION be the answer? A new odd trio aims to find out, with HP teaming up with fashion flash sales site Gilt and designer Michael Bastian (via Fashionista) to create a smartwatch that looks smart, too, if you’ll permit me to use some slightly archaic language for the sake of a pun. The tech behind the new… Read More

  • HP, Shareholder Settlement Is Latest Chapter In Autonomy Saga

    HP, Shareholder Settlement Is Latest Chapter In Autonomy Saga

    Today, HP announced it had reached a settlement with its shareholders over its handling of the purchase of Autonomy for $10B back in 2011, but it’s far from the end of the story as the fight over the Autonomy purchase will very likely head to court, this time with HP and its shareholders at one table and Autonomy’s former executives at the other. Apparently, HP shareholders decided… Read More

  • HP Shares Dip As FQ2 ’14 Revenue Disappoints

    HP Shares Dip As FQ2 ’14 Revenue Disappoints

    Today HP’s earnings slipped out earlier than expected, with the company reporting a second quarter revenue tally of $27.3 billion, and earnings per share (non-GAAP) or $0.88. The market had expected the company to report higher revenue of $27.41 billion. Following the disappointment, HP shares fell several points before resurrecting to a decline of just over 2%. That decline in share… Read More

  • HP Crashes Downmarket With The $99 HP 7 Plus Android Tablet

    HP Crashes Downmarket With The $99 HP 7 Plus Android Tablet

    How bad do you need an Android tablet? HP’s latest Android tablet isn’t packed with the latest components, but it’s cheap. The buyer gets, um, a screen, some bits and bytes, and a bezel as wide as the Mighty Mississip’. But the HP 7 Plus is only $99. Read More

  • HP Reveals Android-Powered SlateBook 14, Which Looks Like A More Capable Chromebook

    HP Reveals Android-Powered SlateBook 14, Which Looks Like A More Capable Chromebook

    Google’s product lines were bound to come into conflict, and this HP SlateBook 14, which broke cover on HP’s website (via MobileSyrup) in the official trailer you see above, definitely leaves me scratching my head about the continued existence of Chrome OS. The SlateBook 14 in the video is powered by Android, not Chrome OS, and it begs the question of why every Google-powered… Read More

  • HP Planning To Enter The 3D Printer Space In June

    HP Planning To Enter The 3D Printer Space In June

    HP CEO Meg Whitman casually noted that the company would have a “big technology announcement” in June related to the 3D printing space, a move that could place 3D printers into the hands of casual home and industrial users. Whitman also mentioned that the company has solved a number of 3D printing problems and expects that “the bigger market is going to be in the… Read More

  • HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

    HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

    HP has quietly announced a new tablet. Meet the HP 8. It’s a rather mundane tablet with a ho-hum screen and above par specs. It’s nothing special. But it’s cheap and cheap sells. The HP 8 employs a 7.85-inch screen with a 1,024 x 768 resolution, which as Engadget points out, is a few pixels less than what’s found in competitor’s tablets. Inside, there is a… Read More

  • HP Posts Modest FQ1 Beat With Revenue Of $28.2B, Adjusted EPS Of $0.90

    HP Posts Modest FQ1 Beat With Revenue Of $28.2B, Adjusted EPS Of $0.90

    Today after the close, HP reported a slight beat in its fiscal first quarter, including net revenue of $28.2 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.90. Investors had expected $27.19 billion in revenue, and $0.84 in per-share profit, excluding items. Read More

  • Parsing HP’s Decision To Push Windows 7 More Than A Year Into The Windows 8 Era

    Parsing HP’s Decision To Push Windows 7 More Than A Year Into The Windows 8 Era

    Citing popular demand, HP is now pushing personal computers running Windows 7 over Windows 8 on its online store, a simple slight to Microsoft’s nascent Windows 8.x platform. (Update: The ever excellent Ed Bott has some good notes on what HP is not doing — running scared back into Windows 7’s arms — but more that it is refocusing its marketing notes. It’s… Read More

  • HP Sensibly Shuns U.S. To Launch Its First Android Smartphones

    HP Sensibly Shuns U.S. To Launch Its First Android Smartphones

    Once upon a time HP ruled the computing landscape. From consumer PCs to enterprise solutions, the house that Bill and David built was once the most powerful electronics company. But things are different today. So much so that HP is ignoring its home territory with its recently announced smartphones. Read More

  • Salesforce And HP Join To Offer Superpod, A Dedicated Hosted Service

    Salesforce And HP Join To Offer Superpod, A Dedicated Hosted Service

    Salesforce.com and HP are forming an alliance to create what they call a “Superpod,” which will provide customers with HP’s converged hardware to run on the SaaS provider’s infrastructure. HP CEO Meg Whitman will announce the news on stage tomorrow at Dreamforce with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Read More

  • HP Chromebook 11 Review

    HP Chromebook 11 Review

    Google’s fall harvest of new products includes some new Chromebooks, including an adorable and pugnacious little whippersnapper in the HP Chromebook 11. With its smooth, unmarked white plastic lid, you could mistake it for the white polycarbonate MacBook’s younger brother – but HP’s cute little Chrome OS notebook doesn’t quite fill those mighty big boots. Read More

  • Is HP Investing Properly For A Post-PC And Post-Printer Future?

    Is HP Investing Properly For A Post-PC And Post-Printer Future?

    Yesterday HP enjoyed a sharp rally following encouraging words from its CEO, the release of its fiscal 2014 guidelines, and promise that more cash would be returned to investors. The company, its CEO Meg Whitman said, is in the midst of real turnaround. Yes, revenue will decline in fiscal 2014 from fiscal 2013 levels, margins remain an issue, and HP will generate non-GAAP EPS only in the… Read More

  • HP Admits What We Already Knew: Microsoft Is At War With Its OEM Partners

    HP Admits What We Already Knew: Microsoft Is At War With Its OEM Partners

    HP stated the obvious today, clearing the air a bit in the world of personal computing, not to mention other areas of the technology industry. Microsoft, it said, is now a competitor to its business. Of course, we knew this. HP sells software, services, and devices. So does Microsoft. Here’s the key quote: “Current [HP] partners like Intel and Microsoft are turning from partners… Read More