HP

December 9th, 2011

webOS to Live on as Open Source Software

Hewlett Packard has announced that they intend to donate webOS to the open source community. Under the regime of former CEO Leo Apotheker, the webOS project, which HP acquired with Palm, virtually collapsed when the company announced they intended to discontinue their TouchPad tablet. HP was adamant that webOS would live on as the operating [...]

November 22nd, 2011

Oracle Accuses HP of Paying Intel to Keep Itanium Alive

Hewlett Packard is conspiring with Intel to keep manufacturing Itanium processors to give the impression that the “processor is alive” and is a viable alternative to Oracle’s Sun servers, Oracle alleged Friday in a court filing. Oracle alleges HP’s strategy was to take away business from Oracle Sun, and to “reap lucrative revenues from the [...]

November 8th, 2011

HP to Sell webOS Unit?

Nearly a week after Hewlett Packard announced that they have cancelled plans to ‘spin-off’ their PC unit, the company is apparently mulling a sale of their webOS division. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, is reporting that HP’s potential sale of webOS would fetch “hundreds of millions of dollars”, but substantially less than what HP purchased the [...]

November 7th, 2011

HP Unveils TouchSmart 620 3D All-in-One PC

Hewlett Packard, who recently announced that they are not planning to ‘spin-off’ their PC division after all, today unveiled their new TouchSmart 620 3D all-in-one PC. The 620 3D sports a 23-inch (1920 x 1080) 3D tilt enabled touchscreen, a 3.1 GHz Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1.5TB hard drive, and [...]

September 26th, 2011

Hewlett Packard’s CEO Follies Have Cost $80 Million

Internet Evolution’s Robert McGarvey has calculated using publicly available data that HP’s repeated ousting of CEOs has cost the company $80 million in “golden parachute” payouts. Since 2003 HP has been through 3 CEOs, and each have commanded a rather hefty severance package. McGarvey writes: Start in 2005 with the ouster of Carly Fiorina, who [...]

September 21st, 2011

HP to Oust CEO?

Bloomberg is reporting that the Hewlett Packard Board of Directors will be convening soon to considering firing CEO Leo Apotheker. This comes days after it was announced that HP is facing a shareholder lawsuit which alleges that Apotheker and his executive team made false statements to shareholders regarding HP’s finances with the intent to artificially [...]

September 19th, 2011

HP Faces Shareholder Lawsuit

Hewlett Packard is facing a shareholder revolt in the form of a class action lawsuit launched in the Superior Court of Los Angeles by disgruntled shareholder Richard Gammel. The suit alleges that CEO Leo Apotheker and the HP executive team were purposely concealing the fact that they were planning on spinning off HP’s PC division [...]

September 2nd, 2011

Samsung CEO: We Will ‘Never’ Buy webOS

Earlier this week, Hardware Canucks reported on the rumors that Samsung was interested in purchasing orphaned mobile operating system webOS. As Samsung is also apparently interested in purchasing HP’s PC division, buying their mobile operating system property also made sense. We weren’t the only ones to think so, as many industry analysts also shared our [...]

August 31st, 2011

HP’s TouchPad and webOS Finding Second Life

Earlier this month it looked like the end was nigh for HP’s under appreciated TouchPad tablet and webOS mobile operating system. The company announced that it intended to spin off its PC division, and in the same breath said it was discontinuing the TouchPad while leaving webOS to fend for itself in the land of [...]

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 [...]