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Windows 8 Tablets Delayed

Windows 8 tablets from HP, Dell and others reportedly delayed

December 19th, 2012

Windows 8 tablets that were set to be equipped with a new, energy-efficient chip from Intel (INTC) are reportedly being delayed until early 2013, according to Information Week. PC makers are said to be having trouble building drivers for the company’s dual-core Clover Trial Atom Z2760 processor, which was expected to help manufacturers compete with …

IDC PC Laptop Sales 2016

IDC projections for PC and laptop sales look extremely weird – again

December 11th, 2012

IDC published a new report on connected devices this week. It was largely devoid of surprises, but one very strange aspect of IDC’s forecasting immediately popped out: Once again, IDC is projecting PC and laptop growth that is cheerfully out of sync with everything we know is happening in the computer industry.

Smartphone Tablet Shipments

Smartphone, tablet sales expected to surge during holidays as PC sales sputter

December 10th, 2012

Post-PC era, here we come. IDC is projecting that tablet and smartphone sales this holiday season will “grow 55.8% and 39.5% year-over-year respectfully, while PCs are expected to decline slightly from this quarter a year ago.” The big winners in this scenario aren’t hard to figure out: IDC says that Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930) are …

HP Autonomy Acquisition

HP bought Autonomy ‘out of frustration and desperation’ despite red flags

November 30th, 2012

Dating someone out of frustration and desperation is never a good idea, and it’s apparently not a good idea when it comes to corporate mergers either. Reuters recently posted a mammoth report detailing HP’s (HPQ) disastrous acquisition of IT software firm Autonomy, and it doesn’t make former CEO Léo Apotheker look very good. Essentially, unnamed sources told Reuters …

HP Autonomy Shareholder Lawsuit

HP gets sued by investors over $8.8 billion Autonomy write off

November 26th, 2012

And here come the lawsuits. Bloomberg reports that HP (HPQ) investors have unsurprisingly decided to sue the company over the $8.8 billion write off related to its 2011 acquisition of enterprise IT firm Autonomy. The complaint against HP “was filed today in federal court in San Francisco by the law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd …

HP Autonomy Scandal

Autonomy founder lashes out at HP’s ‘complete ambush’

November 23rd, 2012

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch is still hopping mad at HP’s (HPQ) accusations that his former company committed accounting fraud. In a new interview with Business Insider, Lynch accuses HP of conducting a “complete ambush” and says that he will not be the “scapegoat” for the company’s purported poor business decisions. Lynch also said that the …

HP Autonomy Scandal

Autonomy auditor says it found nothing to justify HP’s fraud allegations

November 21st, 2012

Congratulations, HP (HPQ) — this is the most interesting you’ve been in years! The New York Times reports that Deloitte, the firm whose work auditing software company Autonomy was cited by HP CEO Meg Whitman on Tuesday to justify fraud allegations, is denying that it ever found any scrap of evidence to indicate Autonomy had cooked …

HP Autonomy Scandal

Autonomy founder says HP lied about his company to cover up its own incompetence

November 20th, 2012

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch isn’t taking accusations that his former company swindled HP (HPQ) lying down. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Lynch says he was completely blindsided by HP’s announcement this morning that it would seek criminal charges against his former company for alleged “serious accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations.” …

HP Autonomy Scandal

Former HP CEO Apotheker says he’s ‘stunned’ the deal he engineered was allegedly riddled with fraud

November 20th, 2012

HP (HPQ) is still being haunted by the stench of former CEO Léo Apotheker. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apotheker, “who orchestrated” HP’s purchase of enterprise IT firm Autonomy, is “both stunned and disappointed” to hear that the company committed alleged accounting fraud that forced HP to write off $8.8 billion. But despite this, Apotheker …