The death of Palm.
Palm once defined the PDA market and created the first smarphones. And then it all fell apart. The Verge has a post-mortem on the last days of the once-proud Palm. The former head of webOS developer relations responds
posted by bitmage
on Jun 6, 2012 -
New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera's column last weekend
excoriated HP and SAP, and presented Oracle in a positive light. One problem
: Nocera's fiancee is the PR person for Oracle's lead attorney in its lawsuit against SAP. Woops
. (via gawker)
posted by VicNebulous
on Oct 14, 2010 -
People find printing Web pages too hard.
Hewlett-Packard is devising ways to get people to print Web pages instead of reading them on-screen. Last month, H.P. bought Tabblo
), whose software creates templates that reorganize the photos and text blocks on a Web page to fit standard sizes of paper. H.P. wants to make the software a standard by making it ubiquitous like flash, java and Acrobat.
posted by pithy comment
on Apr 12, 2007 -
"Time: elusive and immediate...limited yet infinite. Because time is important to you, Hewlett-Packard introduces the HP-01
, a new dimension in time management and personal computation." Truly, such an important model number could only be bestowed upon the king of all early calculator watches. No less than three batteries were required (two for the LED display alone), and even HP's impressive engineering
was unable to save the HP-01 from the curse of bulkiness
; it did not sell well at the $650 price point. The HP-01 was discontinued in 1980, as inexpensive LCD calculator watches
began flooding the market (don't lie, you know you had one
posted by Galvatron
on Mar 27, 2005 -
A good amount of bloggers are outright thieves.
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Labs found that a vast amount of popular bloggers stole ideas, topics, and content from lesser-known weblogs without any sort of attribution or crediting. The researchers created a new ranking algorithm called iRank to track the source of new ideas and topics, which you can play around with here
posted by Darke
on Mar 5, 2004 -
Security warning draws DMCA threat
Find a flaw in HP Code? Prepare to go to prison or pay a $50K fine if you tell anyone. Invoking both the controversial 1998 DMCA
and computer crime laws, HP has threatened to sue a team of researchers who
publicized a vulnerability in the company's Tru64 Unix operating system
. So now, it appears that some technology companies see "security debate" on the same level as "piracy" or "copyright controls."
posted by dejah420
on Jul 31, 2002 -
HP shareholders vote to acquire Compaq... or not?
Stop me if you've heard this one before: One side has already declared victory while the other won't concede defeat until all the votes are counted. The margin appears to be less than one half of one percent, and a manual count is in the works.
posted by jjg
on Mar 19, 2002 -
HP's proposed buyout of Compaq has run into some unexpected resistance -- from a couple of guys named Hewlett and Packard
posted by jjg
on Nov 7, 2001 -
HP buys Compaq for $25 Billion
(NY Times link) - The resulting company would be nearly as big as IBM. "The merger ... could create a stronger competitor for Sun Microsystems and IBM in the server computer market while putting pressure on IBM, Dell and Gateway in the personal computer business... The merged company would be in a position to compete with IBM across virtually its entire product line." Now if we can just get someone to fight Microsoft.
posted by mrbula
on Sep 3, 2001 -
Now, I have nothing but respect for Carly Fiorina.
She's done an outstanding job at HP and deserves to be rewarded. But I've never understood this business of having the CEO also be the chairman of the Board.
The most important job that the Board of Directors has is to decide when to fire the CEO, which I emphasize that Ms. Fiorina does not deserve in the slightest at this time
. But that time may eventually come, as it does for all CEOs, and how the hell do you do it if the CEO you're trying to fire is also the chairman of the Board of Directors?
Would Corel be in the mess it's in today if Michael Cowpland had not been on its board?
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Sep 23, 2000 -