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"His continued presence is the biggest overhang on Microsoft's stock." -- hedge fund manager David Einhorn on CEO Steve Ballmer (Reuters)
* Tech blog "This is my next" confirms Google will introduce the a near field communications (NFC) payment system later today along with participating retail partners that will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 26, 2011 10:33 AM ET
Big firms like HP supposedly inhabit the safe, stable sector of tech. But everything from the Japanese earthquake to an uncertain mobile future has led CEO Leo Apotheker to a moment of reckoning.
FORTUNE -- Last week, Cisco's troubles were made painfully apparent when the company announced there would be layoffs, likely in the thousands.
Then on Monday Bloomberg News got hold of a memo from Leo Apotheker, CEO of Cisco's (CSCO) MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 18, 2011 1:04 PM ET
Five months into his tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Leo Apotheker already faces a host of challenges. His board has mostly turned over. The company's financial results have flagged, along with its share price. Meanwhile, Apotheker has begun to articulate a new strategy for HP around cloud computing, even as it pursues a controversial strategy of designing its own operating system for mobile devices, a move certain to anger MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Apr 25, 2011 12:34 PM ET
Hewlett Packard can never write the Mark Hurd scandal out of its history. But have wholesale executive changes at least helped new management turn the page?
FORTUNE -- It's been a rough several months for Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) board. First they had to deal with a scandal that led to the sudden departure of their Chairman and CEO. Then they had to begin a search for new leadership. Finally, a third of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 31, 2011 2:16 PM ET
Oracle and Hewlett-Packard rarely miss an opportunity to diss each other. The latest round of press releases and quarterly earnings calls are no exception.
Earlier this week Oracle (ORCL) issued an oddly-worded announcement saying it would halt all development on software compatible with Intel's (INTC) Itanium microprocessor, and took the opportunity to point out that HP (HPQ) CEO Leo Apotheker did not mention his plans for Itanium in a recent presentation MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 25, 2011 11:40 AM ET
Léo Apotheker's vision for Hewlett Packard is a familiar shade of Big Blue.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
Behold the new HP. After a series of scandals, a change in CEOs and a rebuilding of its board, the tech giant revealed the new HP to the world: It's still very much a company that wants to be another company -- IBM.
Watching CEO Léo Apotheker and other HP (HPQ) executives present their vision last MOREMar 21, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Hewlett Packard's CEO plans to kick the company and its flagging stock back into gear in part by selling apps and services via a new public cloud.
It's been just over eight months since Mark Hurd left HP (HPQ) beneath an avalanche of tabloid covers. In that time, HP's stock has slid just over 10%, leaving investors wondering when and how the world's largest tech company can get back on course.
Hurd's MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 15, 2011 11:36 AM ET
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Put a fork in it, everyone -- the Zune is dead. Microsoft will reportedly put an end to its ill-fated music-video player due to lack of demand. Instead, the company will focus on putting its Zune software onto smartphones likely running Windows Phone 7. (Bloomberg)
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Let's kick off the new week with a new iPhone 5 rumor... An alleged leak from China reveals engineering sketches of Apple's next-generation smartphone which will be used to make case and bumper accessories. On first glance, you'll notice it pretty much resembles the iPhone 4, but MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 14, 2011 7:20 AM ET
You can't get any more CR-48 ChromeOS prototype laptops, but the real things are coming soon.
In a quick tweet last night, Google's (GOOG) Chrome Lead, Sundar Pichai, Tweeted that Google had run through its supply of the CR-48 laptops. He also reiterated Google's plans to release partner devices mid-year. So far, the only partners that have been named are Acer and Samsung. However, last year, on a number of occasions, HP (HPQ) MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 11, 2011 2:25 PM ET
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