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  1. December 6, 2013

    Lynch fund sees future in app that merges real and virtual worlds

    The future of dieting might look something like this. Your internet-enabled glasses identify and analyse the nutritional...

  2. March 21, 2013

    Hewlett-Packard: board beyond belief

    Not a bad gig. Walking in to Hewlett-Packard’s annual meeting in 2010, the board’s nine non-employee members looked back on...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. March 19, 2013

    Arm loses a pair of capable hands

    The unexpected departure of Warren East as chief executive of Arm Holdings comes as the company reaches an inflection point...

  4. March 5, 2013

    Investors told to reject members of HP’s board

    An influential proxy advisory firm has urged Hewlett-Packard shareholders to vote against the re-election of Ray Lane, the...

  5. February 11, 2013

    UK accounting body probes Autonomy

    The UK’s accountancy watchdog has launched a rare investigation into the financial reports of Autonomy and the work of...

  6. 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...

  7. December 2, 2012

    Autonomy deal is a lesson for managers

    Since Hewlett-Packard dropped its bombshell last month about massive writedowns at Autonomy, most of the attention has...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. November 27, 2012

    Autonomy founder puts pressure on HP

    The founder of Autonomy Corporation has stepped up pressure on Hewlett-Packard, issuing an open letter to the board and...

  12. November 27, 2012

    HP sued over Autonomy takeover

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

  13. November 26, 2012

    UK accountancy regulation ‘toothless’

    Accounting regulation in the UK has come under fire from Citigroup in response to allegations of improprieties at Autonomy,...

  14. November 25, 2012

    Autonomy cannot dent Cambridge’s tech role

    The shiny, identikit business parks that surround Cambridge could belong to any small UK city – if the companies that they...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. November 21, 2012

    Lynch stands by Autonomy methods

    Mike Lynch, the British software entrepreneur at the centre of the accounting scandal that has rocked Hewlett-Packard, has...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. November 20, 2012

    HP takes $8.8bn hit over Autonomy

    Hewlett-Packard has been plunged into an accounting scandal over its 2011 acquisition of Autonomy, the UK enterprise...

  21. November 4, 2012

    ‘Super-angels’ fund Cambridge tech groups

    Cambridge has a secret weapon to see its high-tech and scientific businesses through times of economic hardship: the...

  22. October 8, 2012

    Osborne delights Tory right with speech

    George Osborne has delighted the Tory right with plans to let bosses strip new staff of employment rights in exchange for...

  23. October 5, 2012

    Retention pay is a bonus for turning up

    Shareholders in Xstrata face an unusual choice. At an extraordinary meeting, probably in November, to consider the $80bn...

  24. September 10, 2012

    Microsoft executive to run HP unit

    Hewlett-Packard has poached Robert Youngjohns, Microsoft’s North American president, to run its struggling Autonomy software...

  25. September 7, 2012

    ‘Golden era’ for those with confidence

    Peter Marks, who next year retires as chief executive of the Co-operative Group, one of the UK’s largest retailers, said in...

  26. July 20, 2012

    Defeating the vicarage syndrome

    In the past, successful British entrepreneurs who reached their goal of selling or listing their business would all too...

  27. May 26, 2012

    Small caps: Lynch’s HP exit hits Blinkx

    Blinkx, the video search engine spun off from Autonomy in 2007, slumped 14.5 per cent this week on news that Autonomy...

  28. May 25, 2012

    Lynch eyes next autonomous move

    No one was especially surprised when Mike Lynch, founder of Autonomy, parted company with Hewlett-Paclard this week. After...

  29. May 24, 2012

    Huddle raises $24m to fund US expansion

    Huddle, the London-based online collaboration service, has raised $24m as it seeks to emulate UK tech success story...

  30. May 24, 2012

    HP /Autonomy: a necessary gamble

    That gleeful background noise, as Hewlett-Packard presented its quarterly results on Wednesday, was Larry Ellison giggling....

  31. May 24, 2012

    HP seeks return to its R&D roots

    For Hewlett-Packard, buying a future has not worked. Now it has to do the hard work of building one for itself. That was the...

  32. May 24, 2012

    Control of Autonomy frays nerves

    By the time Mike Lynch was given his marching orders by HP on Wednesday night, he was the last man standing among the senior...

  33. May 24, 2012

    Insults fly over troubled HP buyout

    As many as a quarter of the staff at Autonomy quit the British software group soon after its acquisition by HP, former...

  34. May 24, 2012

    HP’s lynch mob decapitates UK tech leader

    The decapitation of Autonomy is complete. The exit of Mike Lynch from Hewlett-Packard comes less than a year after it bought...

  35. May 23, 2012

    Autonomy founder to leave HP

    Hewlett-Packard has confirmed it will make 27,000 job cuts in a major restructuring of its struggling computer business. An...

  36. March 9, 2012

    Nascar nation

    In passenger cars, pickup trucks and motor homes the fans come to the central Florida coast. More than 180,000 of them...

  37. March 4, 2012

    Giving a FIG about potential Autonomys

    Over the clink of wine glasses on the sixth floor of the BBC’s White City headquarters, entrepreneurs are taking turns to...

  38. 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...

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