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Intel may launch Ivy Bridge processors on April 23rd

April 12th, 2012

Intel is expected to move up the announcement of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors from the original date of April 29th to April 23rd, Digitimes reported on Thursday. ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard are all preparing to release their second generation of ultrabooks in May, with average prices expected to “rapidly” drop from $999 to …

Apple’s Tim Cook named most popular CEO of 2012

March 30th, 2012

Glassdoor on Friday revealed its latest list of the “Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs of 2012.” Apple’s Tim Cook took the top spot with a 97% approval rating, leading Ernst & Young’s Jim Turley, Qualcomm’s Paul Jacobs and Google’s Larry Page. “I think leadership is doing an amazing job,” said one Apple employee. “We have …

HP confirms reorganization, PC and printer groups to merge

March 21st, 2012

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday confirmed earlier reports of a major reorganization within the company. The firm plans to merge its Personal Systems Group, responsible for PCs, with its Imaging and Printing Group. Current boss of the company’s printer division Vyomesh Joshi will retire after 31 years at the company, and current PSG executive vice president Todd Bradley will …

HP to reportedly combine PC and printer divisions

March 20th, 2012

Hewlett-Packard will reportedly soon undergo a reorganization that will see its Personal Systems Group merged with its Imaging and Printing Group. AllThingsD cites multiple unnamed sources in reporting the news, and additional details are light for the time being. Vyomesh Joshi, currently the executive vice president in charge of HP’s imaging and printing business, will …

In a post-PC world, Gartner sees PC growth accelerating in 2012

March 8th, 2012

Apple on Wednesday unveiled its new iPad, a sleek slate with a stunning 2,048 x 1,536-pixel Retina Display, a speedy Apple A5X processor and embedded 4G LTE. The Cupertino, California-based company repeatedly tossed around its “post-PC” buzzword — Apple’s post-PC devices accounted for 76% of its revenue in the fourth quarter last year — and …

HP cuts webOS team in half during the transition to open source

February 29th, 2012

Hewlett-Packard will cut 275 of its 500 remaining employees on the webOS team as its mobile platform transitions to open source, WebOS Nation reported on Tuesday. “As webOS continues the transition from making mobile devices to open source software, it no longer needs many of the engineering and other related positions that it required before,” the …

HP hopes to launch a Windows 8 tablet this year

February 24th, 2012

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman on Thursday said that the company has a bright future ahead, although it will take some time to rebuild after a year of disappointment, reports The Wall Street Journal. Within two to three years, Whitman expects the company to best be known for cloud computing, security and tools that help businesses …

iPad pushes Apple to 26.6% of the mobile PC market in Q4

February 23rd, 2012

Apple’s shipments of iPads and MacBooks in the fourth quarter combined to give the Cupertino-based company a 26.6% percent share of the mobile PC market, according to a report from DisplaySearch released on Thursday. Apple shipped a total of 23.4 million units, nearly three times the amount of No.2 HP. The iPad accounted for 18.7 million …

HP reports Q1 earnings: EPS beats but revenue and Q2 guidance both miss

February 22nd, 2012

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported its fiscal first-quarter earnings, which fell short of Wall Street’s expectations. Analysts expected the computer giant to pull in $30.75 billion and $0.87 per share, and while HP’s first-quarter earnings of $0.92 per share beat the Street’s consensus, revenue dipped 7% to $30 billion and missed estimates. “In the first quarter, …

HP CEO: Say goodbye to ‘open’ Android

February 16th, 2012

While speaking at HP’s global partner summit in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman discussed her company’s strategy moving forward, further emphasizing the potential of the now open-source webOS platform. Whitman is already on record saying that webOS offers big benefits compared to iOS (which is closed) and Android (which is fragmented), and …