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CNNMoney: Revenge of the tech geezers!updated: Tue Mar 27 2012 07:18:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP should stand for 'Help, Please!'updated: Tue Mar 27 2012 07:06:00

HP stands for Hewlett-Packard. Shareholders can be forgiven if they thought it stood for "Help, Please!"

CNNMoney: PC slump kills HP and Dell's bottom linesupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 16:20:00

Maybe HP wants to rethink that whole "we're not getting rid of the PC" decision?

CNNMoney: HP profit plunges but investors cheer Whitmanupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 18:16:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP: Nowhere to go but up?updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 14:51:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP decides to keep its PC businessupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 17:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: Oracle kicks HP while it's down. But why?updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 18:26:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP fends off accusations of dysfunctionupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 05:41:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP CEO Apotheker fired, replaced by Meg Whitmanupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 18:16:00

Hewlett-Packard's board on Thursday ousted CEO Leo Apotheker after just 11 months on the job, replacing him with Meg Whitman.

CNNMoney: Is HP's board the worst ever?updated: Thu Sep 22 2011 17:31:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP stock rises 7% on rumor CEO Leo Apotheker is getting firedupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 17:43:00

Shares of Hewlett-Packard soared almost 7% on reports that the board is considering firing CEO Léo Apotheker.

HP resurrects TouchPad tablet to pacify rabid customersupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 07:49:00

And on the 61st day, the TouchPad rose again.

CNNMoney: The month that changed tech foreverupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 05:41:00

While an earthquake and a hurricane slammed the East Coast in August, the West Coast endured a different kind of turmoil.

'Dead' HP tablet comes back to life with help of hackers, deal-seekersupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 16:39:00

For a "dead" gadget, the HP TouchPad keeps showing remarkable signs of life.

HP: More discounted TouchPads coming, $75 smartphones in Europeupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 12:59:00

As Hewlett-Packard manages a tectonic shift in its business, thrifty consumers can expect to shake down more deals on gadgets.

CNNMoney: $99 is the magic tablet price pointupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 12:24:00

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.

CNNMoney: Should HP (aka IBM Lite) be kicked out of Dow?updated: Mon Aug 22 2011 13:29:00

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.

How to find a deeply discounted HP TouchPadupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 08:27:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP plummets 20% to six-year lowupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 16:07:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP is Wintel's latest victimupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 15:23:00

For nearly three decades, personal computer makers thrived by building their PCs around two key ingredients: Intel chips and Microsoft Windows.

CNNMoney: Tech investors weigh in on HPupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 12:20:00

Hewlett-Packard's investors woke up Friday to a 20%-plus loss after the tech giant announced drastic changes in its business strategy.

CNNMoney: Stocks headed for more lossesupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 08:40:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP kills TouchPad, looks to exit PC businessupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 18:12:00

Hewlett-Packard is taking a hatchet to its business and doing some radical restructuring.

CNNMoney: Tech stocks take a hit: Dell, HP and Tudou in focusupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 12:15:00

News from the tech sector continues to disappoint, judging by the market's reaction to the latest corporate earnings reports.

Do people really care how their gadgets sound?updated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:35:00

HTC is making a $300 million bet that people want cell phones capable of producing high-quality audio. But will it pay off?

CNNMoney: HP TouchPad tablet debuts to mixed reviewsupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 05:44:00

HP's TouchPad tablet went on sale Friday for $499, the same price as the iPad.

CNNMoney: StockTwits: First Solar, HP and eBay in the spotlightupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 12:53:00

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.

HP's WebOS tablet plays solid hand against stacked deckupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 07:56:00

When the chips are down and the cards have been dealt, do you go big or go home?

CNNMoney: HP is still trying to be the next IBMupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 12:33:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks bounce off lowsupdated: Tue May 17 2011 17:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP's outlook sours on Japan, slumping PC salesupdated: Tue May 17 2011 10:24:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP shares sink 12% on disappointing outlookupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 17:57:00

Hewlett-Packard disappointed investors on Tuesday with an outlook and sales that badly missed Wall Street's expectations.

Apple in talks to improve sound quality of music downloadsupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 07:10:00

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.

CNNMoney: The PC ain't dead yetupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 18:30:00

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.

Study: News outlets drive Twitter trendsupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 16:59:00

Forget Ashton Kutcher and Lady Gaga. On Twitter, mainstream media outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, and the BBC dominate trending topics.

CNNMoney: HP unveils TouchPad tabletupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 12:16:00

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited new tablet device called the TouchPad, alongside two new smartphones.

HP unveils TouchPad tablet, two phonesupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 16:41:00

Hewlett-Packard showed the fruits of its acquisition of Palm on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: 4 HP directors step downupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 18:09:00

Hewlett-Packard announced a major board of directors shuffle Thursday, with four members stepping down and five new directors joining the board.

CNNMoney: Hewlett-Packard: The biggest dog of the Dowupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 14:19:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP CEO out of hiding, gives rosy outlookupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 17:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP's Palm Pre 2 limps out the doorupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 13:33:00

Hewlett-Packard is releasing a sequel to one of the biggest disappointments in the short history of smartphones.

CNNMoney: HP CEO Apotheker nabs rich compensation dealupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 11:09:00

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.

CNNMoney: Still waiting for HP's new CEOupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 14:34:00

Many thought Hewlett-Packard would name its new CEO on Tuesday since it was having an analyst meeting that day. That didn't happen.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for early popupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 08:49:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP settles with former CEO Hurdupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 18:03:00

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.

Fortune: Should CEO be a team job?updated: Mon Sep 13 2010 12:45:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP keeps dealing, buys ArcSight for $1.5Bupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 10:43:00

Hewlett-Packard said on Monday that it has signed an agreement to buy ArcSight, Inc., a security software company, for $1.5 billion.

CNNMoney: HP sues Hurd to stop him from joining Oracleupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 16:58:00

Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against Mark Hurd, its former chief executive, to block him from joining Oracle as co-president.

Ex-HP chief named co-president at Oracleupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 01:05:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP tops another raised Dell bid for 3PARupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 10:01:00

The 3PAR bidding war continued into its third week, as both Dell and HP upped their offers for the high-end storage company.

Making computer memory work like the human brainupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 17:08:00

How do computers remember things?

CNNMoney: 3PAR bidding war: Are Dell and HP crazy?updated: Mon Aug 30 2010 15:36:00

Hewlett-Packard and Dell's intense bidding war for the little-known 3PAR is starting to look a little nuts.

CNNMoney: HP-Dell bidding war over 3PAR heats upupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 13:11:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP again outbids Dell for 3PARupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 16:38:00

Hewlett-Packard once again raised its offer for storage company 3PAR on Thursday, outbidding Dell's revised deal made earlier in the day.

CNNMoney: Bidding war between HP and Dellupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 10:27:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to edge higherupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 09:17:00

U.S. stocks were set to open higher Monday, though investors maintained a wary outlook after two rough weeks of trading.

CNNMoney: HP reports sales lift, stays mum on CEOupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 19:05:00

As expected, Hewlett-Packard reported quarterly earnings and sales on Thursday that that strongly topped its year-ago results.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to fall after weak jobs dataupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 09:06:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP scandal: Finally some good news for Dellupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 04:00:00

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.

CNNMoney: Hurd mentality: Is HP no longer a buy?updated: Mon Aug 09 2010 12:41:00

Mark Hurd made Hewlett-Packard boring. And investors loved him for it.

Fortune: HP chief Hurd quits after sexual harassment claimupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 18:52:00

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 looks to change the way we printupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 14:06:00

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.

HP developing a 'Dick Tracy' wristwatchupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 18:08:00

Hewlett-Packard says it's developing a next-generation wristwatch for the U.S. military.

CNNMoney: HP to cut workforce by 3,000updated: Tue Jun 01 2010 14:27:00

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.

CNNMoney: PC sales spike drives HP profit growthupdated: Wed May 19 2010 12:50:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP's size mattersupdated: Tue May 18 2010 12:56:00

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.

CNNMoney: Big tech's $188 billion war chestupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 13:18:00

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 Palm, HP reboots mobile strategyupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 10:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP to buy Palm for $1.2 billionupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 03:42:00

Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday that it would buy struggling smart phone maker Palm for $1.2 billion.

CNNMoney: U.S. investigates HP execs for bribery - reportupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 16:24:00

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.

CNNMoney: Legal charges trim HP profitupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 11:14:00

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.

Money Magazine: 3 ways to find value in a pricey marketupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 04:25:00

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.

Reading the tea leaves of iPad competitorsupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:54:00

It turns out Apple isn't the only company readying a touch-screen tablet computer.

CNNMoney: HP beats expectations, boosts outlookupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 13:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stock rally: Three days and countingupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 18:35:00

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.

What is a tablet, anyway?updated: Sat Jan 09 2010 07:44:00

For all the buzz about "tablet computers" in recent weeks, one fundamental question about this supposedly break-through computer category remains unanswered:

Dual laptop/tablet unveiledupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 07:44:00

Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 is a two-in-one laptop/tablet with detachable screen.

'Racial' webcam?updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 19:25:00

Can Hewlett-Packard's motion-tracking webcams follow black people? It's a question posed on a now-viral YouTube video.

HP looking into claim webcams can't see black peopleupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 19:25:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP to buy 3Com for $2.7 billionupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 17:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP sees biz stabilizing as PC shipments riseupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 18:25:00

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.

Budget PC brands see biggest gains in consumer satisfactionupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 12:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP cuts outlook and jobs - PC sales slumpupdated: Wed May 20 2009 16:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks slog to mixed finishupdated: Tue May 19 2009 17:41:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP weathering the PC downturnupdated: Tue May 19 2009 14:27:00

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.

Fortune: Hewlett-Packard ranks No. 9 on the 2009 Fortune 500updated: Mon Apr 20 2009 12:01:00

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>

Fortune: Mark Hurd's momentupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 10:18:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks pop in early tradingupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 09:49:00

Stocks gained early Thursday, bouncing off 3-month lows, as investors took abysmal readings on wholesale inflation and jobless claims in stride.

Fortune: HP: Decent growth, not quite cheapupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 10:27:00

Hewlett-Packard is pulling out healthy growth where others are coming up empty. But investors won't get a free ride.

Fortune: 4 tech predictions for 2009updated: Mon Dec 15 2008 09:33:00

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.

HP's Slimline desktop is a cheap, compact PCupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 14:05:00

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.

CNNMoney: More job cuts loom as economy slowsupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 07:36:00

The number of job cuts announced in September rose as the economy slowed, according to a report released Wednesday.

Fortune: Leave now - or risk getting laid off?updated: Tue Sep 30 2008 08:46:00

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

CNNMoney: HP to cut nearly 25,000 jobs by 2011updated: Mon Sep 15 2008 18:43:00

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. HP to Cut 24,600 Jobs in EDS Integrationupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 17:00:00

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

New HP printer an upgrade over last year's modelupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 14:42:00

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.

HP laptop is heavy but packs great battery lifeupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 14:48:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks fight backupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 17:55:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks ready to reboundupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 07:19:00

Stock futures rose early Wednesday as solid earnings from Hewlett-Packard overshadowed financial sector woes.

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