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HP may keep its PC business after all

September 20th, 2011

In a recent interview with CRN, HP chairman Ray Lane outlined situations in which HP may hang on to its PC business. “If we don’t make that decision [to spin off], it’s because of two things: We can’t offer a better proposition to customers and investors,” Lane said. “If we can’t it stays inside HP.” …

FCC Chairman: ‘Serious concerns’ over impact of AT&T, T-Mobile merger

August 31st, 2011

In response to the U.S. government’s lawsuit against AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski issued the following statement on behalf of the FCC : By filing suit today, the Department of Justice has concluded that AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile would substantially lessen competition in violation of the antitrust …

House Judiciary chairman Lamar Smith pledges support for AT&T, T-Mobile merger

August 2nd, 2011

House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith wrote a letter to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski and Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, on Tuesday expressing his support of AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. Smith said he believes the FCC and the Department of Justice have only heard “one side of the …

Google chairman Eric Schmidt to testify during Senate antitrust hearing

July 11th, 2011

Google’s chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, Reuters reported on Monday. On June 24th, Google announced that the Federal Trade Commission would be reviewing its business practices. The search giant said it was “still unclear” as to what the FTC’s concerns were but that …

RIM accused of using ‘stall tactics’ to delay management changes

July 7th, 2011

Despite agreeing to address concerns over the shared Co-CEO and Co-Chariman roles held by Research In Motion bosses Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the company again finds itself in hot water after a report from proxy advisor Glass Lewis & Co. was obtained by Bloomberg on Thursday. RIM announced in June that it would assemble a …

Investor proposes RIM splits CEO and board chairmen roles

June 11th, 2011

Reuters reported on Friday that Northern and Ethical Investments, an investor in Research In Motion, has called for a shareholder vote to decide if co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie should remain both co-chief executives and co-chairmen of the company’s board. Northern and Ethical Investments reportedly wants the Waterloo based company to have an independent …

Clearwire CEO resigns, two more top execs will soon follow

March 10th, 2011

Clearwire on Thursday announced that CEO and director of the board Bill Morrow will resign effective immediately. Morrow cites personal reasons for his resignation and he will continue to serve as an advisor to the company while the interim CEO, chairman of the board John Stanton, transitions into his new role. “I would like to …

Nokia's chief of mobile solutions resigns

September 13th, 2010

The timing of the following announcement is a little shocking, with Nokia’s worldwide conference — Nokia World — set to kick off tomorrow, but it does seem to indicate that the world’s top handset OEM is not going to settle for business as usual any longer. Today, Nokia announced that Anssi Vajoki — the company’s head of mobile solutions …