No, they don't plan to produce "one last run" in order to make it up in volume
Can you spot the dissemblance in the announcement posted Monday on Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) The Next Bench blog?
Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don't know exactly when these units will be available or how many we'll get, and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 31, 2011 11:51 AM ET
HP's plan to sell or spin-off its PC decision was viewed as the undoing of Carly Fiorina's grand vision. Today, she weighed in on the decision.
FORTUNE -- The interviewer in this Bloomberg TV clip wonders whether Hewlett Packard has mismanaged its PC business, forcing the company to make the surprise announcement last week that it's shopping its Personal Systems Group. "It's not for me to say," said interviewee Carly Fiorina, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 24, 2011 4:23 PM ET
Apple was No. 1 and HP was No. 6 in San Jose metro area job listings
Apple (AAPL) topped list in the San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara metropolitan area with 847 help-wanted ads, according to a survey conducted by the California labor department in July 2011.
It was followed by Yahoo (YHOO), Lockheed Martin (LMT), eBay (EBAY), Stanford University and -- of all companies -- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).
HP was trying to fill 358 positions in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2011 6:29 AM ET
A news event worthy of a "Downfall" parody (Warning: not safe for office viewing)
I know. I know.
Parodies of Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Downfall" are among the stalest jokes on YouTube. The film's original subtitles have been rewritten to cover everything from Kanye West's diss of Taylor Swift to Apple's (AAPL) rejection of the Fuhrer's Flash app.
But this one -- from the 3:49 scene when Hitler learns that the war is truly lost -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 22, 2011 1:01 PM ET
The board sealed the fate of HP's personal systems group when it hired the CEO of SAP
What the hell happened to Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) last week?
The simplest explanation is the one suggested Thursday by Techcrunch's MG Siegler and picked up Sunday by Daring Fireball's John Gruber: HP's board put an enterprise software guy in charge of a low-margin PC business and a high-risk play to outflank Apple (AAPL) in smartphones and tablets. When MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 22, 2011 8:02 AM ET
It didn't help that Best Buy asked it to take back its tablet which was a dud with consumers. But its core businesses aren't doing well either.
FORTUNE -- A report that Best Buy wants Hewlett-Packard to buy back all the TouchPad tablet computers that the retailer is storing, unsold, couldn't have been timed worse. HP is slated to announce its third-quarter results on Thursday, and while the TouchPad makes up only MOREAug 18, 2011 11:18 AM ET
Especially if you throw in iPad sales, as yet another Wall Street analyst has done
If you look closely at the chart at right, taken from a note to clients issued Monday by Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore, you'll see that it has two entries for the second quarter of 2011.
Both show notebook computer sales as reported by the six largest vendors. The difference -- which Whitmore has highlighted with an orange MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 8, 2011 7:09 AM ET
Android, at 39%, is OS No. 1 in the U.S. But Apple, with 28%, is the No. 1 manufacturer
If you're having trouble interpreting the chart of the U.S. smartphone market released Thursday by Nielsen, think of it as a brownie pan, a spokesman helpfully suggests, not a pie.
And depending how you slice the brownies, Apple (AAPL) is either No. 2 or No. 1 in the U.S.
When all the Android phones are combined, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 28, 2011 8:00 AM ET
Customers have moved to the digital realm -- but big-brand advertisers are following reluctantly.
By Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney tech editor
FORTUNE -- There's a disconnect between big brands and their customers. People are spending more and more time online and on their gadgets, but advertisers remain wary about shifting their spending into the digital realm. Internet analyst turned venture capitalist Mary Meeker estimates that there's a $50 billion gap between where the money MOREJul 20, 2011 5:19 PM ET
When you look at the market caps of its competitors, the picture is pretty clear
UBS's Maynard Um posted two interesting charts in a note to clients Monday.
The first compares the growth in Apple's value since 2007 with its chief competitors in the PC and handset businesses.
Apple's (AAPL) market capitalization (calculated by multiplying its share price by the number of shares outstanding) now stands at $327 billion, making it the world's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 12, 2011 7:49 AM ET
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