HP to announce spin-out of PC business during tonight's earnings call, report claims

Hewlett-Packard will announce on Thursday evening that it is separating its PC division into a new, separate company, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. HP, the world’s No. 1 PC vendor, will announce that it has acquired software giant Autonomy Corp. and its PC hardware business will be spun out into its own business. According to Bloomberg, HP may have spent approximately $10 billion on Autonomy. HP is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings following market close on Thursday.

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