Tag Archive | "Hewlett Packard"

When Steve Jobs tried to save Mark Hurd’s job as HP CEO

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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A recent story from Bloomberg shines some light on Steve Jobs’ efforts to save the job of Mark Hurd, the former Hewlett Packard CEO who resigned following reports of inappropriate conduct with respect to a sexual harassment claim. A company probe uncovered no sexual harassment claim but found that Hurd’s actions were not in line with [...]

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New HP Spectre One desktop looks a lot like the iMac

Sunday, September 16, 2012

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The new HP desktop, dubbed the Spectre One, looks an awful lot like Apple’s own iMac. And another photo, this one an official PR shot really demonstrates the similarities.   The Next Web writes on the glaring similarities: Note that even the keyboard and touchpad are nearly complete clones of Apple’s offerings. This is just [...]

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Former Apple executive Jon Rubinstein departs HP

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Jon Rubinstein, who former served as the senior VP of Apple’s iPod devision, has left Hewlett-Packard according to a recent report from Arik Hesseldahl at All Things D. Rubinstein is said to have no immediate plans, and had completed a 12- to 24-month commitment to stay with HP after the acquisition. “Jon has fulfilled his [...]

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Samsung reportedly interested in HP’s WebOS

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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With HP in the midst of what seems like an unprecedented scale of corporate suicide, Samsung’s mobile division is fending off an aggressive and multi-continent patent attack from Apple on the grounds that its implementation of Google’s Android OS infringes upon a number of Apple patents. Broadly speaking, Apple bluntly accuses Samsung’s mobile lineup of [...]

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WebOS ran twice as fast on an iPad 2 than it did on the HP TouchPad

Monday, August 22, 2011

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In the span of a few weeks, the HP TouchPad went from a highly anticipated device with a sleek Apple-esque UI to a product that completely failed to pick up any traction with consumers. The TouchPads’ inability to actually sell, which can be attributed to subpar reviews and shoddy performance, prompted the PC giant to [...]

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HP TouchPad skyrockets to the top of Amazon bestseller list; Is the iPad in trouble?!

Monday, August 22, 2011

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Man, HP sure made a boneheaded move when they decided to axe the HP TouchPad at the height of its popularity. I mean, why would a company discontinue a wildly popular and successful tablet when it’s not only outselling the iPad 2, but is also the most popular electronic device across all categories? Clearly, Apple’s [...]

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HP TouchPad available at insanely low $99 price

Saturday, August 20, 2011

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In late May, HP’s Matt Cador made a bold prediction: Just how HP became the top selling PC manufacturer, the storied tech company would also become the number one tablet manufacturer. Now, nearly three months later, HP has officially killed its HP TouchPad – not to mention all of its WebOS based mobile devices – [...]

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Breaking: HP getting out of the mobile WebOS business, says goodbye to the TouchPad

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Wow. In a span of just two months HP has done a complete 180. Just a few weeks ago they were talking about the importance of controlling both the hardware and software and now it’s being reported that they’re bidding adieu to WebOS and kissing the HP TouchPad and WebOS-based phones goodbye. As for the [...]

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HP TouchPad sales grind to a halt; Best Buy sitting on massive amount of inventory

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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As Apple continues to sell each and every iPad 2 it produces, competitors like HP are having a tough time getting people interested in rival tablets like the HP TouchPad. With lukewarm reviews, at best, the HP TouchPad has gotten off to a terribly slow start. So slow, in fact, that HP recently instituted a [...]

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HP TouchPad can’t compete with the iPad, knocks $100 off purchase price Aug. 5-7

Friday, August 5, 2011

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Out for just about a month, it seems that the HP TouchPad isn’t quite the iPad killer that some folks at HP thought it’d be. Remember that back in May, HP’s Matt Cador anticipated that the TouchPad would become the top selling tablet. Umm yeah, good luck with that. Despite the benefits of the WebOS [...]

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HP’s Jon Rubinstein compares HP TouchPad growing pains to early days of OS X

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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HP TouchPad reviews thus far have been sort of mediocre. While many are praising the device’s speed and of of course the intuitive WebOS software that powers the device, day to day use of the device isn’t exactly a seamless user experience. Writing for This is My Next, Joshua Topolsky writes that the TouchPad’s multitouch [...]

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HP open to licensing WebOS to third parties

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Interesting news from HP CEO Leo Apotheker who divulged during a D9 appearance today that HP is open to licensing out WebOS to third party manufacturers. This is my Next writes: Specifically, we gave the tantalizing (and purely hypothetical) example of HTC coming along and inquiring about manufacturing a webOS-powered phone. His answer was straightforward: [...]

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