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The Reach For iPhone-ism Continues

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

'iPhone-ism' handily describes the effects of designing a user-centric device, with easy to learn (albeit subconsciously taught) functions, that make for an instant consumer hit.

HP To Buyback $10 Billion In Shares

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday its board has authorized the repurchase of $10 billion in shares. The announcement comes as...

HP Blasts Back With New Bid For 3Par, Besting Dell

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEATTLE — Hewlett-Packard Co. has again raised its bid for 3Par Inc. above an offer from rival Dell Inc., suggesting that the little-known data-...

The Layoff Kings: The 25 Companies Responsible for 700K Lost Jobs

DailyFinance | DOUGLAS MCINTYRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Between December 2007 (when the recession officially began) and last month, more than 8 million Americans have lost their jobs, according to the gover...

Accuser In HP Case Says Her Work Was Cut After Turning Down CEO's Advances

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The woman whose sexual harassment allegations led to the ouster of former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd claimed her work wit...

China Roiled by Washington's October Surprise

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Robert Gates agreed to hold talks with China next year. Cybersecurity, oil politics, and China's expanding role in Latin America will all be on the agenda. And if Liu Xiaobo doesn't have his 'get out of jail' card by then, he might be too.

Fiorina Is a Job Killer

Robert Greenwald and Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Tanene Allison

Carly Fiorina likes to tout her business experience from when she was CEO of Hewlett-Parkard, but leaves out the most important part of her track-record. During Fiorina's tenure, she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped their jobs overseas to India and China.

New Snapshot of Gov 2.0's Evolution

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Ressler

Many of the early adopters in the movement might argue that small steps toward greater transparency and engagement are significant achievements.

Why Oracle's CEO Should Be Fired and Its Board Sued by Shareholders

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Compensation of CEOs is generally deemed outrageous. But what is now at stake, is that, while the amounts themselves are outrageous, their correlation to performance is questionable, too.

HP to Bundle 7-inch Android Tablet with $399 printer

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

For me, the most interesting aspect of this announcement is that the tablet is an accessory to a multi-function printer/scanner/fax that costs maybe $100 more than what you might pay for a similar device without the tablet.

CEOs, Horny or Otherwise, Get too Many Breaks

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

If there's information out there about your negative financial background, your crummy criminal background, or your salacious sexual background, you're going to find it hard to find a job. Unless you're a CEO.

The King of Home Offices 2: The Effective (Barefoot) Executive

Ed Zitron | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Zitron

In a brutally busy city like New York, you need all the time you can get, and that requires one thing -- efficiency.

iPhone Supplier Holds HUGE Pep Rally After 12th Suicide This Year

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHENZHEN, China (AP)-- Following a string of suicides at its Chinese factories, Foxconn Technology Group raised workers' wages and installed safety ne...

A Perspective on the HP Tragedy: An Authentic Leader Loses His True North

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill George

Should the board treat Hurd differently from other HP employees that had committed similar indiscretions? Its answer was "no." The values and principles of the company had to take precedence over any individual.

Hewlett-Packard Shares DROP

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co. tumbled in heavy trading Monday following CEO Mark Hurd's sudden forced resignation from the world's la...

Ousted HP CEO Settles With Sexual Harassment Accuser

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The woman at the center of the sexual harassment claim that forced the resignation of Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd revealed...

Mark Hurd RESIGNS From HP CEO Position After Harassment Probe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mark Hurd has resigned from his position as Hewlett-Packard (HP) CEO, effective immediately, following an allegation of sexual harassment which found ...

Carly Fiorina: Runs to the Tea Party, Away From the Truth

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The fact of the matter is that Fiorina has sought to align herself with the Tea Party. She believes in what they stand for and what role they've played in the political dialogue. We believe she should denounce them.

Ex-CEO Wannabe Politican (Carly Fiorina) Hides Her Spots

Douglas M. Branson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas M. Branson

Were I to rank women CEOs, I would rank former Hewlett-Packard Carleton Fiorina, who seeks to unseat Barbara Boxer as one of California's senators, near the bottom.

Wal-Mart: The Largest (Sustainable) Company Ever

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Wal-Mart's pursuit of sustainability in its operations, and in particular in its supply chain, is changing the way products are made globally. Their scale will force everyone else to speed up

Can HP Save Palm?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Hewlett Packard's decision to purchase Palm for $1.2 billion strikes me as a bold but possibly misguided move to give HP the technology it needs to compete with Apple, Google and Research in Motion.

5 Lessons from the NAB

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By owning the day to day computing experience of so many people Apple is looking to lock down how people expect technology to work, and in doing so limit where their competitors can make headway in nearly every market.

HP's New Slate Coming Soon

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

2010-04-06-hppadsm.jpg There are over 50 iPad competitors coming to market, and one of them may have a shot.

Labor Standards: There's an App for That

Roger Alford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Roger Alford

If you scratch beneath the surface, Apple's own social audit report paints a different picture of its suppliers. It is a picture of employees who are routinely being underpaid, overworked, and poorly supervised.

Foxconn Suicides Continue: PHOTOS Inside The iPhone Factory Plagued By Deaths

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Foxconn Technology Group's factory in southern China has been plagued by suicides in recent months. A young man who jumped to his death late Wedne...