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Best Global Brands: Google Climbs to No. 4

Interbrands' latest annual ranking of brand value once again has Coca-Cola as No. 1. But rising three spots within the Top 10 is Google. Now in the fourth spot, the search giant trails archrival Microsoft by only one rung on the brand-value ladder.

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.

As HP and Apple Show, CEO Succession Planning Is Key

It might be a scandal. Or an illness. Or the CEO could simply quit. Regardless of the cause, major companies can't afford to wait until a sudden crisis dictates the need to find a new CEO. Korn/Ferry's Ana Dutra explains.

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.

Hurd's Salary as Oracle President: $950,000

Mark Hurd will receive an annual salary of $950,000 and a bonus of as much as $10 million for fiscal 2011 in his new position as president of Oracle (ORCL), according to a regulatory filing. Hurd, who resigned as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) last month over allegations of falsified expense claims, will also have the option to buy 10 million shares in Oracle, and a further 5 million shares in each of the next five years.

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.

Why HP and Dell Are Crazy About 3Par

The bidding war for 3Par, which specializes in utility storage, now values the company at three times what it was worth before the offers started coming. What is it about 3Par that's so promising? It's all about the "cloud."

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.

HP Earnings Solid as Tech Giant Looks Beyond Mark Hurd

Scandal-shaken Hewlett Packard reported solid earnings results just days after company CEO Mark Hurd resigned following an sexually-tinged expenses imbroglio. The company's results weren't a surprise because it pre-announced its results after Hurd's departure.

HP Appoints Spencer Stuart to Help Find New CEO

Technology company Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) appointed executive search firm Spencer Stuart to handle all activities involved in the search for a new CEO. The company will consider internal as well as external candidates, HP said in a statement. The board appointed John Hammergren as chair of the search committee. The committee also includes Marc Andreessen, Lawrence Babbio Jr, and Joel Hyatt.

Details Emerge on Former HP CEO Sexual Harassment Allegation

Details have emerged of the sexual harassment allegations that led to the resignation of former Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd. Jodie Fisher, the former HP marketing contractor who made the allegation, claimed she lost work from the company because she did not have sex with Hurd, Reuters reported without naming its sources.

Jodie Fisher's Peculiar Relationship With HP

Jodie Fisher, the woman at the center of the Hewlett-Packard scandal, has already used up about 10 minutes of her 15 minutes of fame. But there are many unanswered questions in this sordid tale that should disturb investors.

Analysts: Todd Bradley is Favorite to Succeed Mark Hurd at HP

In the wake of Mark Hurd's resignation, HP's board now must assemble a list of possible candidates both from inside and outside the company. Some analysts call Todd Bradley, executive VP of HP's Personal Systems Group -- the $42 billion mobile and PC business -- the odds-on favorite.

Woman in HP Scandal Says She Is 'Saddened' CEO Lost His Job

Jodie Fisher, the woman at the center of the sexual harassment claim that led to Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd resigning, said that she is "surprised and saddened" that the events cost him his job. Fisher, 50, knew Hurd through her work as a contractor with HP%u2019s marketing department, The Associated Press reported. Between 2007 and 2009, she was paid as much as $5,000 per event to greet people and make introductions among executives at events.