Apple continues to be the market darling as investors eagerly anticipate more news about the iPad 3, and perhaps a dividend. The stock is up 24% in 2012.
HP stands for Hewlett-Packard. Shareholders can be forgiven if they thought it stood for "Help, Please!"
Maybe HP wants to rethink that whole "we're not getting rid of the PC" decision?
Hewlett Packard had a miserable autumn. As winter approaches, new CEO Meg Whitman hopes the bulbs the company is now planting will help the tech giant sprout new, lasting growth in the coming months and years.
I started the week with a column about IBM, so it's only fitting that I end the week with a piece about a company I like to call IBM Lite. Or "Little Blue," if you will.
Hewlett-Packard announced Thursday that it will continue selling personal computers after all, reversing an earlier decision to exit one of its core business lines.
Mike Tyson once famously boasted that he wanted to eat a rival's children. You kind of get the feeling that's how Oracle CEO Larry Ellison feels about Hewlett-Packard.
Hewlett-Packard's chairman of the board and new CEO aggressively defended the company's management late Thursday after coming under attack for making yet another controversial leadership decision.
Hewlett-Packard's board on Thursday ousted CEO Leo Apotheker after just 11 months on the job, replacing him with Meg Whitman.
The process of firing a CEO is always full of drama -- just ask Yahoo. But Hewlett-Packard's board has taken it to a new level.
Shares of Hewlett-Packard soared almost 7% on reports that the board is considering firing CEO Léo Apotheker.
And on the 61st day, the TouchPad rose again.
While an earthquake and a hurricane slammed the East Coast in August, the West Coast endured a different kind of turmoil.
For a "dead" gadget, the HP TouchPad keeps showing remarkable signs of life.
As Hewlett-Packard manages a tectonic shift in its business, thrifty consumers can expect to shake down more deals on gadgets.
Hewlett-Packard couldn't sell many TouchPad tablets for $499. It couldn't even sell them at $399, which is around what they cost to make. But $99? Bingo.
The Dow Jones industrial average already has a successful technology company that has pulled back on consumer gadgets in order to emphasize software and services. Its name is IBM.
The discontinued HP TouchPad continues its liquidation at fire sale prices, and the frantic search for the defunct tablet at that elusive $99.99 price was one of the trending topics on Twitter yesterday.
Shares of Hewlett-Packard tumbled Friday following the company's announcement that it is seeking to spin-off its PC division and will kill off the hardware line it built around Palm's webOS.
For nearly three decades, personal computer makers thrived by building their PCs around two key ingredients: Intel chips and Microsoft Windows.
Hewlett-Packard's investors woke up Friday to a 20%-plus loss after the tech giant announced drastic changes in its business strategy.
U.S. stocks were headed for another day of losses Friday, as worries of a global slowdown and Europe's debt crisis sparked a second sell-off in global markets.
Hewlett-Packard is taking a hatchet to its business and doing some radical restructuring.
News from the tech sector continues to disappoint, judging by the market's reaction to the latest corporate earnings reports.
HTC is making a $300 million bet that people want cell phones capable of producing high-quality audio. But will it pay off?
HP's TouchPad tablet went on sale Friday for $499, the same price as the iPad.
The market's biggest movers Thursday were also in the spotlight on StockTwits, with First Solar, Hewlett Packard, eBay, Mastercard and Visa among the top trending topics.
When the chips are down and the cards have been dealt, do you go big or go home?
Hewlett-Packard would love to be the next IBM: A mature, megacap tech company that is still winning praise from Wall Street for delivering steady growth.
Stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as investors digested a weak outlook from Hewlett-Packard, a grim read on the housing market and an unexpected drop in April industrial production.
Hewlett-Packard Co. reported a rise in quarterly profit and sales on Tuesday that beat Wall Street's forecasts, but a dour outlook overshadowed those results.
Hewlett-Packard disappointed investors on Tuesday with an outlook and sales that badly missed Wall Street's expectations.
Apple and other digital music retailers are in discussions with record labels to improve the quality of the song files they sell, executives involved in the talks say.
We all love our smartphones, tablets and other cool mobile devices. Personally, I can't wait for Apple to invent the iGlasses, which will download apps directly to my corrective lenses.
Forget Ashton Kutcher and Lady Gaga. On Twitter, mainstream media outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, and the BBC dominate trending topics.
Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited new tablet device called the TouchPad, alongside two new smartphones.
Hewlett-Packard showed the fruits of its acquisition of Palm on Wednesday.
Hewlett-Packard announced a major board of directors shuffle Thursday, with four members stepping down and five new directors joining the board.
Software sultan Oracle reported strong quarterly results Thursday, lifting its already hot stock up another 6% Friday. For shareholders of Hewlett-Packard, it's a painful reminder of the good old days.
Léo Apotheker, Hewlett-Packard's new chief executive, said Monday that the company had a bright future, so HP will raise spending on research and development as well as its employees' salaries.
Hewlett-Packard is releasing a sequel to one of the biggest disappointments in the short history of smartphones.
Léo Apotheker was the only person offered the CEO job at Hewlett-Packard, company leaders said Friday in a press conference to discuss their surprising choice.
Many thought Hewlett-Packard would name its new CEO on Tuesday since it was having an analyst meeting that day. That didn't happen.
U.S. stocks were poised for early gains ahead of the market open Tuesday, after reports that showed an bigger-than-expected uptick in new home construction.
Hewlett-Packard said Monday that it has settled its lawsuit against Mark Hurd, the company's ousted CEO, after the tech giant claimed he breached his separation agreement by taking a job at rival Oracle.
Cathie Lesjak, the interim CEO at HP, has a lot to manage. Last week, the battle with Dell for the acquisition of 3PAR, a battle HP ultimately won, dominated the US business news headlines. Today, HP announced the acquisition of yet another company, ArcSight. The lack of a permanent boss, in other words, hasn't slowed the company's growth plans at all.
Hewlett-Packard said on Monday that it has signed an agreement to buy ArcSight, Inc., a security software company, for $1.5 billion.
Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against Mark Hurd, its former chief executive, to block him from joining Oracle as co-president.
Mark Hurd is to become co-president of software maker Oracle only a month after being forced out as head of Hewlett-Packard over breaches of the computer makers' code of conduct.
The 3PAR bidding war continued into its third week, as both Dell and HP upped their offers for the high-end storage company.
How do computers remember things?
Hewlett-Packard and Dell's intense bidding war for the little-known 3PAR is starting to look a little nuts.
The bidding war over 3PAR reached a fever pitch on Friday, as Hewlett-Packard raised its offer to $2 billion just hours after Dell matched its earlier bid.
Hewlett-Packard once again raised its offer for storage company 3PAR on Thursday, outbidding Dell's revised deal made earlier in the day.
Hewlett-Packard said Monday it has submitted a bid to acquire data-storage company 3PAR for $1.6 billion, a 33.3% premium to the offer proposed by HP rival Dell last week.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher Monday, though investors maintained a wary outlook after two rough weeks of trading.
As expected, Hewlett-Packard reported quarterly earnings and sales on Thursday that that strongly topped its year-ago results.
Stocks were set to open lower Thursday after a weekly government report showed a surprise surge in jobless claims to the highest level since November.
If there's one person who's glad to see Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd go, it's Michael Dell. Since Hurd took over HP in April 2005, it's been a vastly different story for the two tech giants.
Mark Hurd made Hewlett-Packard boring. And investors loved him for it.
Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer Mark Hurd, one of the highest-profile CEOs in America, resigned Friday following a sexual harassment claim against him and the company.
HP has announced a major new initiative and a slew of new devices that enable users to print from any device to a web-enabled printer by simply using e-mail.
Hewlett-Packard says it's developing a next-generation wristwatch for the U.S. military.
Hewlett-Packard plans to eliminate 3,000 jobs over the next few years as it ramps up its use of automated data centers for business customers, the company announced Tuesday.
Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest technology company, used its heft to push sales and income higher last quarter as both consumers and businesses upped their spending on HP's computers and printers.
Hewlett-Packard has been on a tear since CEO Mark Hurd took over five years ago, but the company's size may start getting in the way of growth and quality.
Hewlett-Packard is making a bold gamble with its plans to buy struggling smartphone company Palm. But you know what? HP can afford to roll the dice.
With its purchase of Palm, Hewlett-Packard acquired more than just a smartphone maker. It also picked up a whole new strategy for its mobile devices.
Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday that it would buy struggling smart phone maker Palm for $1.2 billion.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Hewlett-Packard executives paid nearly $11 million in bribes to secure a contract from a Russian official's office, according to a news report.
Hewlett-Packard revised its first-quarter net income down by $73 million on Friday, thanks to charges for litigation involving a company that the computer giant acquired in 2008.
A year ago, when all sorts of investments -- stocks, bonds, commodities -- were being tossed on the scrap heap, dyed-in-the-wool bargain hunters who had the courage to sift through the market's ruins were richly rewarded.
It turns out Apple isn't the only company readying a touch-screen tablet computer.
Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday its quarterly results beat Wall Street's expectations as both businesses and consumers got back into IT spending during the holiday period.
Stocks rallied Thursday, ending higher for the third-straight session, as investors continued to dig back in after a month long retreat that left the Dow and other major indexes at three-month lows.
For all the buzz about "tablet computers" in recent weeks, one fundamental question about this supposedly break-through computer category remains unanswered:
Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 is a two-in-one laptop/tablet with detachable screen.
Can Hewlett-Packard's motion-tracking webcams follow black people? It's a question posed on a now-viral YouTube video.
Can Hewlett-Packard's motion-tracking webcams see black people? It's a question posed on a now-viral YouTube video and the company says it's looking into it.
Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Wednesday it will purchase networking company 3Com for $2.7 billion, and also preannounced higher fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and raised its outlook for fiscal 2010.
Hewlett-Packard Co. said it saw signs of stability as it reported a quarterly profit and outlook on Tuesday that beat Wall Street's forecasts.
In a poor economy, some budget PC brands are finding its customers happier than ever, according to this year's installment of the American Customer Satisfaction Index, an annual study completed by the University of Michigan each year.
Hewlett-Packard Co. cut its full-year sales outlook and announced another round of job cuts Tuesday as it reported that weak PC sales contributed to a 17% drop in quarterly profit.
Stocks ended mixed Tuesday, after trading in a tight range on both sides of breakeven, following an unexpected drop in homebuilding that clouded the economic outlook.
Hewlett-Packard, which will report quarterly results after the bell Tuesday, is expected to have pulled through the industrywide slowdown in PC sales fairly well, say experts.
Yes, HP's leap into the top 10 was aided by its funky fiscal year. HP closes its books in October, which means its 2008 revenues were shielded from the economic disaster that was last November and December. <P>Even so, HP's performance was impressive. Revenue and earnings rose 13% and 15% respectively, buoyed by strong demand for laptops (up 21%) and services (10%). And that latter figure doesn't even include the impact from newly acquired EDS. - <I>J.B.</I>
When Mark Hurd is at home in California, he wakes up each day at 4:45 A.M. - without an alarm clock. The certitude that a competitor in the Eastern time zone is already trying to gain an upper hand - Hurd uses a mild expletive to suggest what rivals might be trying to do to him - drives him to pop out of bed unaided long before sunrise.
Stocks gained early Thursday, bouncing off 3-month lows, as investors took abysmal readings on wholesale inflation and jobless claims in stride.
Hewlett-Packard is pulling out healthy growth where others are coming up empty. But investors won't get a free ride.
You can't really blame technology executives and pundits for not wanting to go too far out on a limb in making prognostications and predictions about 2009.
Similar to the New York Yankees, who missed the playoffs this year after 13 straight October campaigns, the HP Pavilion Slimline s3500f snaps the Slimline's run of four consecutive Editors' Choice awards.
The number of job cuts announced in September rose as the economy slowed, according to a report released Wednesday.
Dear Annie: I work for Hewlett-Packard, which, as you probably know, is planning to lay off more than 24,000 people worldwide over the next three years. It seems that most of those on the chopping block are employees who came along with HP's acquisition of EDS. Since I happen to be in that group, I wonder if I should leave now, or wait and see what happens. On the one hand, I like it here, and my immediate boss has told me that he sees a great future for me at HP, so I should "just sit tight." On the other hand, I have two other job offers, one that came from a recruiter, and another from a former EDS colleague who left before the merger. Any advice on what to do? -Dangling Man
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard said it will lay off 24,600 employees, or 7.5% of its workforce, over the next three years in a plan to integrate tech outsourcer Electronic Data Systems, which HP bought late last month.
Hewlett-Packard Co. says it plans to cut 24,600 jobs, or about 7.5 percent of its work force, over the next three years
The $150 HP Photosmart A636 is a slight upgrade to last year's A626, with a few minor software differences. The A636 retains the same body shape and design but adds additional photo customization and editing capabilities.
Its shape and feature set will be familiar to anyone who's seen other Pavilion dv6000 series laptops, but the Special Edition HP Pavilion dv6985se stands out for two reasons.
Rallying financial and energy stocks pushed Wall Street higher Wednesday, after a choppy session dictated by fluctuating oil prices and fears that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are on the brink of a government takeover.
Stock futures rose early Wednesday as solid earnings from Hewlett-Packard overshadowed financial sector woes.
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