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HP ousts Léo Apotheker, appoints Meg Whitman as new CEO

09/22/2011, 05:09 pm

HP's board has removed the chief executive it appointed just short of a year ago, Léo Apotheker, and has appointed former board member Meg Whitman in his place.


HP may oust CEO after less than a year on the job

09/21/2011, 01:09 pm

After HP's TouchPad quickly flamed out against Apple's iPad and the company announced a controversial decision to spin off its low-margin PC business, Hewlett-Packard's board is now set to meet and consider ousting Leo Apotheker as its chief executive.


Apple continues 'unstoppable' winning streak in customer satisfaction

09/20/2011, 09:09 am

Apple has once again topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for PC makers, making it eight years in a row that consumers have been most satisfied with the Mac maker.


IDC: Apple's iPad 2 took market share from Android tablets in Q2 2011

09/14/2011, 10:09 am

Apple's iPad 2 took the lion's share of global tablet shipments in the second quarter of calendar 2011, with a 68.3 percent share, while Android's share of tablets slipped, according to the latest figures from IDC.


Steve Jobs resignation has little effect on Apple product demand - report

09/13/2011, 09:09 pm

Consumer demand for Apple products is unlikely to be impacted by the resignation of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, says one of two new studies, while the other reaffirms that the iPad will continue “dominating” the enterprise tablet market for the foreseeable future.


HTC eyeing webOS purchase to compete with Apple's iOS

09/12/2011, 11:09 am

Smartphone maker HTC has publicly stated it is considering buying its own mobile operating system platform, with HP's webOS a potential option for acquisition.


HP's confounding call to build more TouchPads likely due to obligations

08/31/2011, 02:08 pm

With Hewlett-Packard estimated to lose $200 for each TouchPad it sells at a fire sale price of $99, the company's head-scratching decision to resume production of the failed tablet is likely a result of agreements made with component suppliers.


HP considers reviving TouchPad after death sparks sudden demand

08/30/2011, 07:08 pm

Hewlett-Packard has suggested in an interview that it is considering reviving the TouchPad in view of a potential spinoff of its computer division, and has confirmed that “one last run” of webOS tablets will be manufactured to “meet unfulfilled demand.”


HP favoring PC business spin-off over sale

08/29/2011, 08:08 pm

Hewlett-Packard revealed on Monday that the preferred strategic option for its struggling PC business is to spin it off into a separate company.


Samsung rumored to buy webOS to compete with Apple's iOS, Mac OS X

08/29/2011, 10:08 am

In an effort to more directly compete with Apple's integrated hardware-software approach, Samsung is rumored to be interested in buying webOS from Hewlett-Packard.


Apple's iOS unaffected by malware as Android exploits surge 76%

08/24/2011, 12:08 am

A new study has found that iOS remained untouched by malware during the second quarter, while Android faced 76 percent more threats than in the first quarter, making it the most targeted mobile platform.


Samsung considering purchase of HP’s PC business - report [u]

08/23/2011, 08:08 pm

Samsung is reportedly considering outsourcing notebook production to Taiwan-based OEMs, a move which sources attribute to the company’s unofficial interest in purchasing HP’s PC business [updated with Samsung response].


Microsoft shocked to find interest in Windows Phone 7

08/22/2011, 04:08 pm

After Microsoft's head of Windows Phone 7 offered free phones and training to any published webOS developers, he reported being "caught a bit flatfooted" to find 500 people interested in actually taking him up on the offer.


HP ran its webOS SDK on iPad 2, hopes to license it as mobile web app tool

08/22/2011, 12:08 am

After HP's webOS hardware unit was scuttled by upper management, the webOS software team has hopes of bringing their work to the mainstream, leveraging Apple's open web platform to do so.


HP begins TouchPad clearance with $99 fire sale [u]

08/19/2011, 10:08 pm

Resellers have begun clearing HP TouchPad inventory with a drastic sale that cuts the price of 16GB and 32GB models to $99 and $149, respectively, just one day after the device was discontinued.


Microsoft courting webOS developers with free phones

08/19/2011, 09:08 pm

Microsoft is looking to capitalize on HP's webOS failures by offering free phones, developer tools and training to developers left stranded by the demise of the platform.


HP eats $100 million charge to cover unsold stockpile of TouchPads

08/18/2011, 11:08 pm

HP announced on Thursday that it will take a roughly $100 million charge due to poor sell through of the TouchPad, likely in order to credit Best Buy and other resellers for their unsold inventory.


HP outlines "difficult but necessary" decisions spurred by success of iPad

08/18/2011, 06:08 pm

After just nine months on the job, HP's chief executive Léo Apotheker announced plans to radically shift the company away from the shrinking PC market, drop its mobile competition to the iPad and iPhone entirely, and instead focus on its online services, printing and software businesses.


HP's PC sales lead industry but 5.7% operating margins dwarfed by Apple

08/18/2011, 04:08 pm

HP's announcement that it will spin off its PC business stems from the razor-thin operating margins of just 5.7 percent the company has collected from its massive -- but not highly profitable -- computer sales.


HP kills webOS, spins off PC business to focus on software

08/18/2011, 02:08 pm

Hewlett Packard, the world's largest PC maker, has announced plans to spin off its PC business and scrap its recently acquired webOS smartphone and TouchPad tablet business to focus on software and services.