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Ubuntu jumps to tablets in a long-term bet on mobile convergence
Activist Hedge Fund Buys $2 Billion Worth Of Microsoft (MSFT)

After Its Worst Quarter In 8 Years, IBM Might Sell Its Server Business

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On the same day that IBM posted one of its worst quarters in eight years -- at least according to this analyst -- word leaked that it might be trying to sell its x86 server business to China's Lenovo Group. The news first broke yesterday by Kevin McLaughlin at CRN...
After Its Worst Quarter In 8 Years, IBM Might Sell Its Server Business

Tim Cook: Here's Why Microsoft's Plan For Windows 8 To Work On PCs And Tablets Is Insane (MSFT, AAPL)

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On Apple's earnings call CEO Tim Cook addressed the forthcoming tablets from Microsoft. In short, he's a skeptic. Microsoft's plan is to release an operating system that works on traditional PCs as well as tablet computers. Cook thinks that's crazy. He said anything can be forced to converge. But the...
Tim Cook: Here's Why Microsoft's Plan For Windows 8 To Work On PCs And Tablets Is Insane (MSFT, AAPL)

Why Meg Whitman Is Glad To Be Out Of Politics (HPQ)

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Meg Whitman is a billionaire who loves politics. She doen't need a job, much less being CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a troubled, iconic Silicon Valley tech company. Anne Thompson of the Today Show asked Meg Whitman why she took on the CEO job at HP. "Because HP matters," Whitman said, adding that...
Why Meg Whitman Is Glad To Be Out Of Politics (HPQ)
HP board reportedly mulling breakup of company, says Quartz

Eight Questions for Hewlett-Packard Software Head George Kadifa

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It wasn’t so long ago that Hewlett-Packard looked like a hardware company fundamentally transforming itself into a software company. Until former CEO Léo Apotheker was fired by the company’s board of directors and replaced with current CEO Meg Whitman, the official line at HP was that the way out of...
Eight Questions for Hewlett-Packard Software Head George Kadifa
Samsung unveils Series 5 Ultra touch ultrabook

Microsoft's New Plan To Raise Prices Is Scaring Some Enterprise Customers, Expert Says (MSFT)

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Microsoft rolled out a new pricing scheme on an enterprise product called BizTalk that could cost some of its biggest customers a lot more money, licensing consultant Cynthia Farren told Business Insider. Microsoft changed the way it calculates how much to charge for this product, reports Microsoft reseller SHI International....
Microsoft's New Plan To Raise Prices Is Scaring Some Enterprise Customers, Expert Says (MSFT)

Remember webOS? LG Acquires webOS From HP, But Only Plans To Use It In Smart TVs

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Troubled operating system webOS isn’t defunct yet. According to CNET, LG just acquired software, licenses and the team working on webOS from HP. LG plans to implement it in its smart TVs — not in its phones. In yet another surprising event, Palm’s OS will experience a third (or fourth)...
Remember webOS? LG Acquires webOS From HP, But Only Plans To Use It In Smart TVs

Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

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Those always-chatty bankers are at it again. Today they’ve told Bloomberg News that Dell is one of several companies in talks to acquires Quest Software. I’ve never heard of Quest Software, but its a 25-year old company that last year it reported $857 million in sales and a $44 million...
Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)

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Investors were happy enough with HP's beat on its earnings-per-share to drive the stock up over 13% in after hours trading (so far). But there were still some shocking numbers in its quarter, like how PC revenues tanked 20% year over year. Back in January, 2012, Whitman was saying about...
HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)

HP turns to design for reversal of PC fortunes

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Hewlett-Packard is barely holding on to the top spot in the laptop and desktop market, but hopes a renewed vigor regarding product design will help reverse the fortunes of its PC business.The company is standardizing the design and features in its laptops and tablets to help customers identify its...
HP turns to design for reversal of PC fortunes

Jon Rubinstein, Force Behind TouchPad, WebOS, Leaves HP: "We Ran Out Of Runway"

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Jon Rubinstein, the former CEO of Palm and the man behind WebOS, has left HP.It's hard to imagine that only about 19 months ago, HP acquired Palm for $1.2 billion. In that short span, HP embarked on an aggressive plan to produce smartphones and tablets running WebOS--before deciding to kill that...
Jon Rubinstein, Force Behind TouchPad, WebOS, Leaves HP: "We Ran Out Of Runway"
The End Of The Mac, Depicted In Beautiful Charts (AAPL)

Here's Why HP Isn't Going To Sell Off Its PC Business Or Autonomy (HPQ)

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HP shares are climbing today after HP revealed in SEC documents that it's looking to dump some of its weaker business units. But investors shouldn't think this means HP will sell or spin off its PC business. Nor will it dump its troubled Autonomy unit, according to IDC market research...
Here's Why HP Isn't Going To Sell Off Its PC Business Or Autonomy (HPQ)

iPad Keeps Apple No. 1 in Mobile PC Sales

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The mobile PC business is booming, and thanks to exploding iPad sales, Apple remains its undisputed leader. According to NPD, Apple during the first quarter of 2012 shipped 17.2 million mobile PCs* worldwide, enough to capture a 22.5 share of the market — more than double that of its closest...
iPad Keeps Apple No. 1 in Mobile PC Sales
Secrecy: The Real Reason Taking Dell Private Makes Sense

Who's Running HP's New Printing and Personal Systems Group? Read The Memo

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Now that Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has ordered the company’s printing group and personal computers group to re-combine and undo a the separation forces upon them in 2005, the group’s boss, Todd Bradley, wasted no time putting his team in place. Below is an internal HP memo shared with me...
Who's Running HP's New Printing and Personal Systems Group? Read The Memo

HP Hires Former Amazon Kindle Exec Mike Nash

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And here’s yet another new hire at Hewlett-Packard. The tech giant has recently hired a former Amazon executive to join the consumer portion of its PC business. As first reported by GeekWire, and since confirmed by a company spokesman, Mike Nash, a former vice president at Amazon’s Kindle business unit,...
HP Hires Former Amazon Kindle Exec Mike Nash

REMINDER: While Intel Is Messing Around With TV, The PC Business Is Dying (INTC)

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Intel is crazy to think about starting a pay TV service. Not only does Intel have zero relevant experience in the area, it's also a distraction from Intel's real problem. The personal computer is slowly dying. And Intel has almost no presence in the smartphones and tablets that are...
REMINDER: While Intel Is Messing Around With TV, The PC Business Is Dying (INTC)

LIVE! HP's Earnings (HPQ)

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Hewlett Packard just reported its quarterly earnings and we're covering live. Hewlett-Packard posted Q2 EPS of $0.87, $0.06 better than expected. Revenues were $27.6 billion versus the consensus estimate of $28.12 billion. Analysts were looking for 81 cents for earnings per share and 28.12 billion in revenue. That's was a...
LIVE! HP's Earnings (HPQ)

Dell Doesn't Want To Be Tarred With The 'PC' Brush

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Less than six months ago, Michael Dell posted an impassioned defense of the PC business to his Google+ account, and explained that "Dell remains very committed to PC solutions and beyond." He was responding to reports that HP was considering selling its PC business. What a difference a couple...
Dell Doesn't Want To Be Tarred With The 'PC' Brush

Michael Dell: We Do $8 Billion A Year Selling Services To Big Businesses (DELL)

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Micheal Dell wants you to know that the real money for his company has nothing to do with PCs or Windows 8. It's about selling data center software, hardware, and services to enterprises. But not everyone believes Dell is growing its enterprise business fast enough to offset its shrinking PC...
Michael Dell: We Do $8 Billion A Year Selling Services To Big Businesses (DELL)

How Will PCs Sales Grow in 2012? Sloooooowly.

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The worldwide business of PCs is still going up but it’s still a lot slower than it used to be, says the market research firm Garnter in a forecast out today. While 368 million units — the the number Gartner reckons will be sold this year — seems like an...
How Will PCs Sales Grow in 2012? Sloooooowly.

The Building Is the New Server

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Image copyright Oleksiy MarkThe personal computer is dead. As quickly as we moved from the desktop to the laptop, we are moving to the tablet — never to return. With the death of the PC, an entire ecosystem dies with it. The chipset is ARM-based, rather than Intel. The operating...
The Building Is the New Server

HP To Take A Lot of Bitter Medicine In Earnings Report Today

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We already know most of the bad news, and some of the good, though it was spare, that Hewlett-Packard will announce after the close of markets in New York today. It announced nearly everything worthy of note on Aug. 9. The good news is that earnings on a per-share basis...
HP To Take A Lot of Bitter Medicine In Earnings Report Today

PC epicenter shifts to Asia as Dell, HP and others regroup

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Asia is fast becoming the epicenter of the PC market as Chinese and Taiwanese companies challenge the turf occupied for more than a decade by prominent U.S. PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell, whose laptop and desktop shipments are stumbling. Lenovo, Asus, and Samsung are increasing PC shipments at the...
PC epicenter shifts to Asia as Dell, HP and others regroup

HP honcho Bradley: Post-PC world claim "just wrong"

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Hewlett-Packard's Todd Bradley might have missed his calling as a politician. Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, clearly lives and breathes his company's products, and it shows in his answers to my questions during a recent phone and email Q&A. His answers often include...
HP honcho Bradley: Post-PC world claim "just wrong"

Carl Icahn and HP -- match made in heaven?

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Weary Hewlett-Packard watchers this week were downright relieved to hear reports that Carl Icahn was sniffing around the beleaguered IT giant. The unconfirmed rumors sparked a rally in HP shares. The company has been through the wringer over the past 5 years, so news that the famed corporate raider might...
Carl Icahn and HP -- match made in heaven?
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