November 28th, 2012

Can USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Co-Exist?

Thunderbolt hit the scene like a light drizzle. Its announcement by Intel and Apple was met with a slight air of confusion – don’t they remember FireWire? Why, oh why, would a regular user care about an extra half-second on an MP3 transfer? The situations seemed almost too similar to be credible, with a high-performance [...]

January 27th, 2012

Mobile Development Chief Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP

Jon Rubinstein, who helped quarterback the launch of Apple’s iPod, and was once the CEO of now defunct Palm, has left Hewlett Packard after spending two years with the company.   In an interview with technology blog The Verge, Mr. Rubinstein said he was “going to take some well-deserved time off after four and a [...]

January 24th, 2012

HP Agrees to $425,000 Civil Penalty for Failure to Immediately Report Li-Ion Battery

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $425,000. The settlement agreement (PDF) has been provisionally accepted by the Commission (3-1). The settlement resolves staff allegations that HP knowingly failed to report immediately to CPSC, as required by [...]

January 18th, 2012

Former Microsoft Exec Named as HP’s new Chief Strategy Officer

Hewlett Packard announced today that it is naming former Microsoft executive, and current vice-president of software, Bill Veghte, to the position of strategy officer. Mr. Veghte joined HP in 2010 after spending 19 years at Microsoft, having been repeatedly passed-over as a candidate for the presidency of the Windows division. “Every 10 to 15 years, [...]

November 21st, 2011

HP’s Earnings Plummet in Fourth Quarter

Despite a year that has been marred with disappointment and controversy for Hewlett Packard, the company managed to beat analysts’ expectations with its fourth-quarter earnings while seeing profits fall by 91%. HP reported a fourth quarter profit of $239 million, or 12 cents a share, on revenue of $32.1 billion. In comparison, their Q4 earnings [...]

August 30th, 2011

Potential HP Spinoff Leads to Mixed Messages

The announcement that Hewlett Packard intends to spinoff their Personal Systems Group has lead to mixed messages emerging from the corporate community. Tom Bradley, the current VP of HP’s Personal Systems Group, told Reuters in an interview that he expects HP’s PC arm to remain the largest in the world post spin-off and this play [...]

August 18th, 2011

Updated: HP to Ditch the PC Business

Updated 3PM Pacific Time. Hewlett Packard announced Thursday in an earning call that they are planning on exiting the PC market and scrapping the recently acquired webOS smartphone and tablet business in order to focus on enterprise level software and services. In 2005 I.B.M conducted a similar play as to what HP is planning, spinning [...]