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    1. October 12, 2014

      High-tech groups should stick to the knitting

      What one CEO hath joined together, let the next put asunder. In the past fortnight, three big technology companies have...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Tech splits: stubbed mitosis

      Maybe it comes down to your preference in jargon. Is “focus” your thing – or “synergy”? Symantec announced on Thursday it...

    1. October 6, 2014

      HP signals dealmaking is on cards

      HP divides in two Hewlett-Packard has indicated that it is considering further dealmaking, as it split its PC and printer...

    2. October 6, 2014

      HP’s chief seeks to double its chance of success

      HP divides in two The conglomerate sprawl that helped make Hewlett-Packard the technology industry’s dysfunctional colossus...

    3. October 6, 2014

      HP to separate PC unit from software and hardware businesses

      HP divides in two Hewlett-Packard is to separate its PC and printer arm from its software and corporate hardware business,...

    4. 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...

    5. August 21, 2014

      HP to return to dealmaking as sales recover

      Hewlett-Packard says it anticipates a return to dealmaking, as the company reported growth in quarterly revenue thanks to a...

    6. August 17, 2014

      Biliousness in business does no favours for investors

      In recent weeks we have seen an outbreak of bile in the business world. A disagreement between Amazon, the online retailer,...

    7. August 12, 2014

      Hewlett-Packard v Autonomy: Bombshell that shocked corporate world

      To understand how the failure of a business transaction has descended into a bitter and personal war of words, Mike Lynch,...

    8. August 11, 2014

      In defence of angry outbursts in the office

      Fred Goodwin, disgraced former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, was notorious for what were nicknamed “morning...

    9. July 18, 2014

      HP: tech shareholder activists

      Are shareholder activists just greedy opportunists? Not necessarily. Just look at Hewlett-Packard’s waltz with its...

    10. July 15, 2014

      Ralph Whitworth steps down as Hewlett-Packard chairman

      Ralph Whitworth, a leader among the activist investors who are shaking up US corporate governance, has stepped down as...

    11. June 27, 2014

      HP in talks to settle Autonomy lawsuits

      Hewlett-Packard is in talks to settle shareholder lawsuits over its disastrous $11bn acquisition of UK software company...

    12. May 23, 2014

      GameStop jumps on higher profits and console sales

      GameStop, the US video game retailer, was among the market leaders on a slow trading day ahead of the holiday weekend after...

    13. May 1, 2014

      Ebay settles ‘no poach’ probe with Department of Justice

      Ebay is the latest Silicon Valley company to settle with US authorities over allegations it struck illegal agreements with...

    14. February 20, 2014

      HP turnround inches forward

      The protracted turnround at Hewlett-Packard inched forward in the latest quarter as the US technology conglomerate...

    15. February 17, 2014

      Leaks leave HP’s reputation less than snowy white

      Mike Lynch, founder of UK software group Autonomy, was described as “the sixth dwarf” in an email from a Hewlett-Packard...

    16. November 26, 2013

      Shares leap at ‘battle ready’ HP

      Shares in Hewlett-Packard jumped as much as 8 per cent in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the technology company...

    17. October 9, 2013

      HP shares rise as sales forecast improves

      Hewlett-Packard expects to stabilise its falling sales next year and to return more money to shareholders, as it reaches the...

    18. August 23, 2013

      Week in review, August 24

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Meg...

    19. August 22, 2013

      Hewlett-Packard: buyer’s remorse

      The scariest words in English, when spoken by the boss of Hewlett-Packard in a call with investors: “We will be back in the...

    20. July 19, 2013

      Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

      It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

    21. June 18, 2013

      HP changes PC management

      Hewlett-Packard has announced a management shake-up, with Meg Whitman, chief executive, replacing Todd Bradley, head of its...

    22. Material World

      June 14, 2013

      The way to win with fashion reality TV

      It’s been an interesting week in fashion reality TV. Grace Coddington solidified her position as one of the industry’s...

    23. April 8, 2013

      HP puts emphasis on new server

      Hewlett-Packard is launching a new kind of server called Moonshot, a move designed to shift the focus from its earthly...

    24. April 5, 2013

      Second coming

      The only picture on Jerry Brown’s desk in the California state capitol building in Sacramento is a black-and-white...

    25. March 24, 2013

      HP investors look beyond troubled board

      For owners of the best performing stock in the Dow Jones index of blue-chip companies this year, shareholders in...

    26. March 21, 2013

      HP authorises 10% dividend increase

      Hewlett-Packard has authorised a 10 per cent dividend increase for shareholders, a day after three board members barely...

    27. March 20, 2013

      HP board survives investor protest vote

      Hewlett-Packard, the world’s biggest PC maker by unit sales, suffered a shareholder protest vote at its annual meeting on...

    28. March 20, 2013

      Autonomy founder urges clarity from HP

      Autonomy’s former chief executive has asked investors in Hewlett-Packard to seek more detail on the company’s $8.8bn...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 22, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE A Bumi rush: Good news for Sir Richard Gozney (KCMG, CVO, KStJ), who will be joining...

    30. FT Alphaville

      February 22, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks inched back after a day of selling across US and European markets: the Nikkei advanced more than 0.5 per cent...

    31. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2013

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP US stocks down for the second day in a row. The S&P 500 fell 0.6 per cent, closing at 1,502.42, after poor data...

    32. February 21, 2013

      Relief over HP results buys Whitman time

      Meg Whitman bought more time for her attempted turnround of Hewlett-Packard on Thursday as the struggling computer maker...

    33. December 28, 2012

      HP discloses US probe into Autonomy

      Hewlett-Packard has revealed that it is mired in legal actions and is co-operating with the US Department of Justice over...

    34. November 29, 2012

      KPMG disputes role in Autonomy writedown

      KPMG sought to distance itself from allegations of accounting improprieties at Autonomy, the British software company bought...

    35. November 28, 2012

      Moody’s downgrades HP credit rating

      Moody’s delivered another blow to Hewlett-Packard’s floundering turnround efforts on Wednesday when the credit rating agency...

    36. November 27, 2012

      Active stance makes Qatar a powerful arbiter

      It is hard to know how to refer to Qatar Holding, which steered the outcome of the Glenstrata merger vote and has just sold...

    37. November 27, 2012

      HP sued over Autonomy takeover

      Investors have taken legal action against Hewlett-Packard over its allegedly overvalued acquisition of Autonomy with...

    38. November 23, 2012

      Hewlett-Packard: Down in the valley

      The story of Hewlett-Packard, an outwardly staid technology company, has come to resemble the plotline of an improbable...

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