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  1. August 4, 2014

    HP accuses Autonomy founder of fraud

    Hewlett-Packard levelled an accusation of fraud directly at former Autonomy chief executive Mike Lynch for the first time on...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Former Autonomy CFO seeks to block HP-shareholder settlement

    The former chief financial officer of Autonomy has accused Hewlett-Packard of using a legal settlement to cover up the real...

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  1. July 8, 2014

    Mike Lynch’s fund invests in biotech start-up

    Mike Lynch, the founder of UK software group Autonomy, has revealed the latest investment from his $1bn technology fund as...

  2. July 1, 2014

    Hewlett-Packard presses claims against ex-Autonomy pair

    Hewlett-Packard opened a new front in its fraud claims against former executives of UK software company Autonomy, as it...

  3. July 1, 2014

    HP-Autonomy: shaggy-dog story needs a public airing

    The dispute between Hewlett-Packard and UK tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch has turned into a real shaggy dog story. The mutt in...

  4. 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...

  5. June 10, 2014

    Lynch backs software company that seeks to predict behaviour

    Mike Lynch, the former chief executive and founder of software company Autonomy, is among a group of investors in...

  6. March 19, 2014

    Autonomy’s Mike Lynch accuses HP of misleading shareholders

    Mike Lynch, the former chief executive of Autonomy, has accused HP of misleading its shareholders about the $5bn writedown...

  7. February 17, 2014

    HP/Autonomy investigation: Tangled web of hardware and resellers

    Documents hold key to HP deal allegations Three weeks before Autonomy was due to close its books at the end of 2010,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. November 27, 2012

    HP sued over Autonomy takeover

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

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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