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HP to Launch Investigation into Hurd's Departure

Hewlett-Packard is planning an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the forced resignation of CEO Mark Hurd last year and the compensation package he received. A shareholder lawsuit claims HP's directors wasted company money by awarding Hurd as much as $53 million in severance.

Beyond TVs: Vizio Now Sees Big Growth in Small Screens

Now the No. 1. U.S. seller of LCD TVs, Vizio is setting its sights on the smartphone and tablet computer markets. But will its low-cost business model translate to the mobile electronics market? That's not a sure bet, but it'll be interesting to watch.

Hewlett-Packard Launches iPad Rival Slate

Hewlett-Packard Corp. on Friday began selling its own tablet-style personal computer, marking the computer-making giant's entry into a rapidly-growing market dominated by Apple Inc.'s iPad.

Jack Welch Disses HP's Board: 'Who Are These Board Members?'

Days after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison urged the entire board of Hewlett-Packard to "resign en masse right away," former General Electric CEO Jack Welch has jumped on the diss-HP's board bandwagon. The criticism comes in the wake of HP's hiring of Leo Apotheker as CEO. "Who are these board members?" Welch asked.

Larry Ellison: HP Board Must 'Resign En Masse Right Away'

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison doesn't think highly of Hewlett-Packard's board. In fact, he thinks the entire board should resign -- pronto. Why? Because "the madness must stop," Ellison said, referring to HP's hiring of Leo Apotheker, a former chief of German software giant SAP

$4 Million Signing Bonus for New HP CEO Leo Apotheker

HP shares dropped more than 3% in premarket trading Friday, a day after the company named Leo Apotheker to replace Mark Hurd as CEO. And if investors aren't impressed with the choice of the former CEO of software giant SAP to lead HP, they're really not going to like his compensation package.

Mark Hurd Pitches New Oracle Data Servers at Annual Confab

Oracle Corp. Co-President Mark Hurd, who was brought aboard by the software giant after leaving his CEO post at Hewlett-Packard Co. last month amid controversy, unveiled four new versions of the company's Exadata storage servers at Oracle's annual customer conference in San Francisco today, the Wall Street Journal reported.

IBM CEO Disses HP and Hurd, Praises Oracle and Ellison

Big Blue isn't bullish on Hewlett-Packard. IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano launched a verbal barrage Tuesday at its Silicon Valley rival, criticizing HP's expensive 3PAR purchase, its handling of the ouster of scandal-tarnished CEO Mark Hurd, and its overall strategy.

Larry Ellison's Endgame: Buy HP to Fight IBM?

Now that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has HP's Mark Hurd, he could be getting ready to make the next move -- and go for all of HP. Sounds crazy, but at least one respected tech analyst thinks it'll happen. And he notes that Ellison is used to winning.

Intel and HP Downgraded on Weak Demand

Shares of computer makers Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. were downgraded by UBS amid concerns that weak demand will force the companies to dramatically cut prices.

HP Sues Ex-CEO Mark Hurd Over New Oracle Job

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is suing its former chief executive, Mark Hurd, after news that he will be taking the post of co-president at competitor Oracle (ORCL). HP alleges that Hurd could end up violating confidentiality agreements by accepting the position.

Oracle hires former HP CEO Mark Hurd

Technology giant Oracle has hired as its new president Mark Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, who resigned amid a scandal. Hurd...

Hewlett-Packard OKs $10 Billion Share Buyback

Hewlett-Packard shares jumped nearly 2.76%, or $1.05, to $39.05 in premarket trading after the No. 1 PC maker announced Monday that its board of directors had authorized an additional $10 billion for share repurchases. HP expects to buy back at least $3 billion worth of shares in its fiscal fourth quarter.

Is Hiring New Workers Really
Too Expensive?

Businesses large and small have complained for years about the cost of doing business. And it's not unusual for them to use the cost of hiring moderate-income workers to illustrate their points. Here's what they fail to mention.

PC Industry's Woes May Mean Bargains

Computer makers are scrambling to goose faltering consumer demand after a weak start to the back-to-school shopping season. That could mean deeper price cuts and other promotions for shoppers this fall.