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Leap Motion seals deal with HP

Leap Motion, a highly accurate device allowing users to control their PCs with gestures, will be embedded into a range of HP laptops. The controller is able accurately to detect the movement of 10 fingers at once, allowing for intricate gesture-based controls.


HP says acquired company lied about finances

Hewlett-Packard Co. said that a British company it bought for $9.7 billion last year lied about its finances, resulting in a massive write-down of the value of the business. CEO Meg Whitman avoided calling it a fraud, but said Tuesday that there were "serious accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations at Autonomy Corporation PLC."


Tech giant HP to slash 27,000 jobs by 2014

Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard Co., the world’s largest PC maker, will cut 27,000 jobs, or about 8 percent of its staff, by 2014 to bring down costs and make the company more competitive in a changing marketplace.


HP Claims New Wireless Mice Last Two Years on a Single Charge

The braggadocios Energy bunny likes to beat his drum and tell everyone he can keep going and going and going, but would you have guessed Hewlett-Packard would emerge as the real battery life master? HP just announced a couple of new wireless mice that, amazingly, are supposed to last two years or longer on a single charge, or so the company claims.


HP donates WebOS to open sourcers

HP Touchpad

Hewlett Packard donates its mobile system software, WebOS, to the open source community and says it will continue to invest in the project. The tech company acquired the software when it bought the smartphone maker Palm for $1.2bn (£767m) last year. HP used the code to power its short-lived range Touchpad tablet computers before it abandoned the product line.


Exclusive: HP weighing sale of webOS unit

Exclusive: HP weighing sale of webOS unit

Hewlett-Packard Co is looking to sell Palm's webOS mobile software platform, a deal that could fetch hundreds of millions of dollars but less than the $1.2 billion that HP paid last year, four sources close to the matter said.

Senh: D'oh! Who would want a 4th tier mobile operating system, behind Apple's iOS, Google's Android, and Microsoft's WP7? Ok, Windows Phone 7 doesn't much of a market share now, but with the release of Windows 8, which uses a similar touch interface, there's more potential there.


Hewlett-Packard on Review for Possible Downgrade by Moody’s

Hewlett-Packard Co. had its credit ratings placed on review for possible downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service after the company decided to keep its personal computer business.

Senh: Why would they do that? I thought people in the media have generally reacted positively to the reversal by Meg Whitman.


HP U-turn to keep PC and tablets

HP U-turn to keep PC and tablets

Hewlett Packard says it has reviewed a plan to sell-off its personal computer division and it now intends to keep it.

Senh: Those flip-floppers. I'm sure all those Touchpad owners are overjoyed; they got their tablets for just $100.


HP TouchPad: Not Dead Yet?

Zombie tech? The products you thought were dead at HP may not be quite dead just yet. The HP TouchPad, the highly praised WebOS operating system, and the entire PC division are still on the chopping block, but sources at HP say that with the new CEO Meg Whitman, the butcher's blade hasn't yet fallen.


Hewlett-Packard Board Meets on Replacing C.E.O.

Hewlett-Packard Board Meets on Replacing C.E.O.

Directors of the company were considering Meg Whitman, the former chief of eBay, to replace Léo Apotheker, sources said.


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