HP Could Fire 25,000 In Cost-Cutting Move

A logo of HP is seen outside Hewlett-Packard Belgian headquarters in Diegem, near Brussels, January 12, 2010
Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), the No. 1 computer maker, were largely unaffected by a report it would fire as many as 25,000 employees as part of cost-cutting measures.

Settlement With HP Isn't Going To Happen: Oracle

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An Oracle Corp attorney ruled out a settlement with Hewlett-Packard Co in a bitter lawsuit over the Itanium microprocessor, a day after the judge refused to resolve the case for either side before trial.
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Mark Hurd Letter Details Sexual Harassment of HP's Jodie Fisher [FULL TEXT]

According the recently released letter, drafted by lawyer Gloria Allred, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO made a series of increasingly aggressive advances toward contractor Jodie Fisher from 2007 to 2009, kissing and fondling her and attempting to pressure her into an affair. Hurd's lawyer dismissed the letter (read here) as full of inaccuracies, but rumors of a settlement are fueling the fire.
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New details emerge on flap between HP, Hurd

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd made romantic advances over several years toward an independent contractor who later accused him of sexual harassment, according to a letter from her lawyer obtained by Reuters.
Mark Hurd, chairman, CEO and president of HP speaks at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Pasadena, California

Woman Accuses Ex-HP CEO Hurd of Sexual Harassment

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd made romantic advances over several years toward an independent contractor who later accused him of sexual harassment, according to a letter from her lawyer obtained by Reuters.
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HP Prods EU Antitrust Authorities Against Oracle

Hewlett-Packard is trying to enlist European antitrust authorities to investigate whether Oracle improperly leveraged its strength in software to freeze HP out of certain parts of the hardware market, attorneys for both companies said in court.
Hewlett Packard executive chairman and Kleiner Perkins managing partner Ray Lane works on his computer at his home in Atherton, California November 11, 2011.

Insight: Is Ray Lane HP's Agent of Change?

When Ray Lane took over as chairman of Hewlett-Packard Co a year ago, he was looking forward to working with longtime associate Leo Apotheker, who had just been appointed CEO to repair the damage done by the messy departure of Mark Hurd.
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HP: Does Whitworth Make a Difference?

Hewlett-Packard, the No. 1 computer services company, has elected Ralph Whitworth, a well-known activist investor to its board, its first election since new CEO Meg Whitworth was elected Sept. 25.
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Who are the Top 10 Women in U.S. Technology?

Nobody would ask who the top five men are in U.S. technology because their ranks fill the executive suites at Intel, Apple, Texas Instruments, Google, Microsoft, Nvidia, Motorola Mobility. But finding the women is harder because there are fewer, especially at the CEO level, where they can really influence the company and the industry.

Have CEO Severance Packages Gotten Out of Hand?

The whole process is to ensure that compensation is aligned with shareholder interest, Steve Rabitz, an attorney with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan who specializes in executive compensation, told International Business Times. But shareholders sometimes are angered by executive packages they believe are increasingly over-the-top.
Meg Whitman gives her concession speech during her election night rally in Los Angeles

HP's Whitman to Take Home $1 in Salary, Plus Incentives

Meg Whitman, as the new CEO and president of the Hewlett-Packard Co., will be getting $1 in base salary, a target annual bonus of $2.4 million for HP's 2012 fiscal year, and an option to buy 1.9 million shares of the company's stock at $23.59 apiece under certain conditions
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Touch. If Amazon buys Palm, the Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Fire could all run on an enhanced version of webOS.

Amazon 'Very Close' to Buying Palm, webOS Inc. is looking to buy Palm and its webOS mobile operating system from the Hewlett-Packard Co., and according to well-placed sources, the online retailing giant is very close to finalizing the deal.


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