DoJ and SEC get their pound of flesh.
HP (NYSE:HPQ) has, err, "resolved" several allegations that it bribed officials in Mexico and Eastern Europe. The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission don't take kindly to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, you see.
Oh. Wait. Did I say "HP"? Of course I actually meant "HP subsidiaries." So that's all right then.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers watch Bill and Dave roll in their respective graves.
Wait. Did I say 'fire'? I meant to say WFR and EER.
In surprise news, HP (NYSE:HPQ) is doing well. Bill 'n' Dave's formerly-eponymous company -- we used to call it Hewlett-Packard -- made more money than expected last quarter.
Meg Whitman seems to be building a solid defense for her strategy of workforce-reduction, enhanced early retirement, and business-refocusing.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers invent reasons for Whitman's success.
Android has long dominated Windows on mobile devices, but now PC makers are doing the previously unthinkable: Aiming it straight at traditional PCs, the heart of Microsoft's core business. Will Microsoft be able to survive this latest assault on Windows?
ARM servers: A great idea whose time hasn't come.
Calxeda has ceased to be. Not great timing for its employees, sadly. Nor for HP, which was about to launch the ARM-based version of its Project Moonshot hyperscale servers -- looks like it's now stuck on Opteron and Atom. To misquote H2G2: The low-power CPU market is mostly ARMless. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the future for low-power, ARM-based servers. Or lack of it.
Google, you've got some great stuff going on with Chrome OS these days -- but there's one big piece of the puzzle still missing.
Acer's new C720 Chromebook couldn't be more different from the recently released HP Chromebook 11 -- both for better and for worse.
Acer's Chromebook C720 has more horsepower and a lower price than HP's Chromebook 11. So what does HP's system have going for it that makes it worth buying?
HP, built in part on a long-time partnership with Microsoft, has declared war on its partner, and it's not just a war of words. HP is building multiple devices to compete with Windows machines. Where HP goes, will other PC makers follow?
Sales of Windows-based PCs may be plunging, but shipments of Chromebooks in the second half of the year are expected to rocket by as much as 200% to 300%, according to a just-released export. Acer, Lenovo, HP and Samsung will all be cashing in by launching new Chromebooks. How badly will Windows 8 be hurt?