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  1. September 4, 2014

    HP weighed backing out of acquiring Autonomy

    Hewlett-Packard considered pulling out of its disastrous $11bn acquisition of Autonomy before the deal closed, court...

  2. November 20, 2012

    Software scandal in Silicon Valley

    Few big takeovers in recent years have received quite as harsh a reception as that accorded Hewlett-Packard’s $11bn bid for...

  1. October 3, 2012

    Hewlett-Packard shares tumble on warning

    Hewlett-Packard warned its underperforming business would get worse before it improved as the US computer maker issued an...

  2. June 6, 2012

    Whitman warns of long HP recovery

    The attempted turnround of struggling US technology conglomerate Hewlett-Packard will take as long as five years to pull off...

  3. March 7, 2012

    HP chief finds pitfalls easier to identify than fix

    The loud hissing sound that can be heard in the heart of Silicon Valley is air leaking out of Hewlett-Packard’s share price....

  4. March 4, 2012

    Autonomy founder’s new horizons in California

    In some ways not much has changed for Mike Lynch since his company Autonomy was bought by Hewlett-Packard for $10.3bn in the...

  5. December 27, 2011

    Tech sector: prize blunders

    Soulless technology marches relentlessly forward; decidedly human corporate management staggers about, often in the wrong...

  6. December 9, 2011

    HP to make webOS software open-source

    Hewlett-Packard will turn the smartphone software it acquired with the purchase of Palm into an open-source project akin to...

  7. November 18, 2011

    HP adds activist investor Whitworth to board

    Hewlett-Packard has added activist shareholder Ralph Whitworth to its board rather than risk more public conflict as it...

  8. November 1, 2011

    Is the G4S bid collapse cause for caution?

    Fortune does not always favour the brave. At least, not in the world of M&A. That world has once again been audience to a...

  9. FT Alphaville

    October 12, 2011

    HP reconsidering PC spin-off

    Hewlett-Packard is reconsidering its plan to spin off its personal computer division proposed by former chief executive Leo...

  10. October 3, 2011

    HP wins control of Autonomy

    Hewlett-Packard on Monday night declared that it had sealed its £6.7bn ($10.4bn) acquisition of Autonomy, bringing to a...

  11. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2011

    HP hires Goldman to defend embattled board

    Hewlett-Packard’s board has recruited Goldman Sachs to build defences against activist investors, the WSJ reports. The...

  12. September 23, 2011

    HP leader cull unlikely to benefit investors

    To lose one chief executive may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness. It is easier to misquote...

  13. September 23, 2011

    HP defends Whitman as ‘best choice’

    Hewlett-Packard investors confronting the prospect of more uncertainty at a company under its fourth top executive in less...

  14. September 23, 2011

    HP’s internal choice will fuel controversy

    The decision by Hewlett-Packard’s board to choose its new chief executive and chairman from among its own members is only...

  15. September 23, 2011

    New HP leaders reviewing strategic shift

    A key part of the new strategy with which Léo Apotheker had hoped to reshape Hewlett-Packard may not survive his departure...

  16. September 22, 2011

    HP shares tumble as Whitman takes over

    Investors showed their concerns about board strategy at Hewlett-Packard by sending shares down more than 5 per cent on...

  17. September 22, 2011

    Autonomy: the A-list guest in danger of a downgrade

    Roll up the red carpet and put the champagne on hold: Autonomy’s welcome at Hewlett-Packard may not be as warm as looked...

  18. September 21, 2011

    HP: Whitman is an odd choice

    Meg Whitman is an odd choice to run Hewlett-Packard. Léo Apotheker, the troubled computer company’s ousted chief executive,...

  19. September 21, 2011

    HP rises over talk about Apotheker successor

    Hewlett-Packard shares jumped nearly 7 per cent as the board of the largest computer maker by revenue met and considered...

  20. FT Alphaville

    September 13, 2011

    Closing the Autonomy deal

    From Dealbook: Hewlett-Packard has extended its offer for the Autonomy Corporation, as it attempts to win over shareholders....

  21. August 30, 2011

    ‘Big bang’ is exactly what HP needed

    From Mr Angus Neill. Sir, John Gapper is wrong (“HP should have avoided a big bang”, August 25). A “big bang” is precisely...

  22. August 29, 2011

    PC market: a price battleground

    A wry smile may have passed over Léo Apotheker’s face when he saw the weak second-quarter results of Taiwan’s Acer last...

  23. August 24, 2011

    HP chief hails PC unit despite spin-off plans

    Léo Apotheker is confident that Hewlett-Packard’s personal computer business will continue operating as well as it has been,...

  24. August 21, 2011

    HP directors defend shift in strategy

    Hewlett Packard bosses have come out fighting in defence of their sharp change in the tech group’s strategy last week, which...

  25. August 19, 2011

    HP shares plunge after strategic U-turn

    Hewlett-Packard’s shares have lost more than a quarter of their value in two days as investors take fright over the timing...

  26. August 19, 2011

    Wall Street bruised by heavy tech sell-off

    The S&P 500 index finished the week down almost 5 per cent, as tech shares suffered their steepest losses since the...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2011

    HP’s remarkably generous offer

    HP’s offer for the company represents an excellent outcome for Autonomy shareholders, particularly in the current phase of...

  28. August 18, 2011

    Apotheker engineers promised overhaul

    Léo Apotheker has taken less than a year to engineer the total overhaul of Hewlett-Packard, by announcing the largest...

  29. August 18, 2011

    HP acquisition fails to win over investors

    Hewlett-Packard shares tumbled more than 20 per cent during midday trading on Friday after UBS and Deutsche Bank downgraded...

  30. FT Tech Hub

    August 18, 2011

    A decade on, HP backtracks on PCs [Updated]

    Nearly ten years to the day since it doubled down on the PC business with the purchase of Compaq, Hewlett-Packard has...

  31. August 18, 2011

    HP plans to buy Autonomy for $10bn

    Hewlett-Packard is planning to buy Autonomy, one of the largest UK technology companies, for as much as $10bn and spin off...

  32. July 12, 2011

    JPMorgan hires HP executive for property

    JPMorgan Chase has hired a former Hewlett-Packard executive to supervise the bank’s real estate needs and oversee...

  33. July 5, 2011

    US shareholders grab chance for ‘say on pay’

    US shareholders have used new powers to stage protest votes over executive pay during this year’s annual meeting season. Pay...

  34. FT Tech Hub

    June 30, 2011

    LivingSocial eyes IPO options

    Tech news from around the web: Groupon competitor LivingSocial is considering a $1bn initial public offering, according to...

  35. June 14, 2011

    Livermore gives up key role at HP

    Ann Livermore, Hewlett-Packard’s longest-serving senior executive, is to give up her responsibilities as part of a top-level...

  36. June 2, 2011

    HP seeks bigger role in software

    Hewlett-Packard pledged to become a much bigger force in software, as the group said it would look beyond its traditional...

  37. FT Tech Hub

    May 26, 2011

    Further reading: Mac malware battle rages on and Ballmer under fire

    Tech news from around the web: Within 12 hours of Apple’s announcement that it had issued an upgrade to combat the Mac...

  38. FT Tech Hub

    May 17, 2011

    The mystery surrounding HP's services business

    Leo Apotheker has just added a valuable new euphemism to the business lexicon. In striving to maintain the profit margin in...

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