HP EliteBook

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February 23, 2011: 7:32 AM ET

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  • Cisco named 10-year company vet Gary Moore its first COO. Moore, who's been running the $8 billion-a-year Services business division as executive vice president, will help CEO John Chambers transition the company into new markets, including data center products like servers and consumer products such as its umi personal teleconference systems. (Computerworld and TechWorld
  • Amazon Prime customers can now stream some 5,000 TV and movie programs to their computers or supported devices like Roku for no additional cost. (Reuters)
  • HP's 8460 offers up to 32 hours of battery life. Photo: HP

    Give HP kudos for achieving what is likely a laptop battery life record. Its just-announced business-oriented HP EliteBook 8460p laptop can achieve 32 hours in between charges provided you do a few things: pick up the accompanying HP BB09 ultra-extended life notebook battery, download the latest Intel graphics driver and HP BIOS (ie. startup software), and get the Intel flash memory solid state drive option. Obviously, it'll cost more, and the battery will bring the laptop's weight to a hair under 6 lbs., but for more than a day's worth of juice, road warriors might argue that's a fair trade. (HP and VentureBeat)

  • Facebook continues to poach from Google. The social networking champ plucked Alexandre Hohagen, a top Google exec in Latin America, to serve as its VP of sales in that region. Hohagen helped establish Google's Latin American offices some six years ago and served as vice president of Google Latin America. (New York Times) More
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