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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. July 18, 2014

    HP: tech shareholder activists

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

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. February 20, 2014

    HP turnround inches forward

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. November 27, 2012

    HP sued over Autonomy takeover

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

  32. 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...

  33. November 21, 2012

    M&A court battles on the rise

    Should Hewlett-Packard launch formal lawsuits over its $8.8bn Autonomy writedown, it would not be alone in turning to the...

  34. November 21, 2012

    HP due diligence thrust into spotlight

    In the blame game between Hewlett-Packard and Autonomy, the US company’s leadership has thus far distanced itself from...

  35. November 21, 2012

    HP should have known all about Autonomy

    Things got quite exciting in London at noon on Tuesday. First Kweku Adoboli, the rogue trader formerly employed by UBS, was...

  36. November 21, 2012

    Hewlett-Packard – gamblers only

    Anyone who would dare buy Hewlett-Packard’s shares must take four points as given. One: HP is badly managed. Sure, Meg...

  37. November 21, 2012

    Deloitte in focus over Autonomy claims

    Autonomy built its reputation with software that could analyse colossal volumes of information such as emails and web pages....

  38. November 20, 2012

    Controversy follows ex-Autonomy chief

    With a fierce competitive drive and barely concealed impatience, Mike Lynch has long been the champion for a generation of...

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