Who Will Have the Better Season?

The baseball season is upon us and the Houston Astros have opened with their worst start since 1983. At 3-9, things may be looking a bit bleak for the hometown heroes. However several sportswriters have pointed out that the 1983 team ended up with a winning record, at 85-77. Things may be looking...

Too Late for HP in the Smart Phone Market?

Is HP's purchase of Palm for $1.2 billion seems too little too late for HP to compete in the smart phone market? As the largest manufacturer of computers in the world it does seem like HP should be in the smart phone market, and yet few people realize that HP already sells the iPaq which...

Wow! Google TV - What a Concept!

Google demonstrated its new entertainment hub for TV with a browser which includes a joint effort with Sony, Intel and Logitech . As part of the announcement Google explained that "Google TV is a new experience made for television that combines the TV you know and love with the freedom and power...

Mashable Media Summit 2010 - News and Politics

On June 8th I attended Mashable and CNN's conference about the intersection of digital media, news, and entertainment. Among other notable presentations was CNN's medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Guptap's (renowned neurosurgeon) interview of Mashable's founder Pete Cashmore and CNN...

HP Reaches Settlement With DOJ In Kickbacks Case

PALO ALTO, Calif. - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday that it has agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit by the Department of Justice, which alleged that HP and other technology companies paid kickbacks to Accenture PLC in exchange for recommendations for government work. HP denied "engaging...

Mixed Messages from Hewlett-Packard

On Friday, Hewlett-Packard fired its CEO because he violated the company's code of conduct. Mark Hurd had submitted inaccurate expense reports. That sounds like a good message from the Board. Anyone can be fired for violating the code. However, Mr. Hurd was given a severance package that...

HP Sues Ex-CEO Hurd Over New Job At Rival Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. is suing the chief executive it ousted last month, Mark Hurd, to stop him from taking a top job at rival Oracle Corp. The lawsuit , filed Tuesday in a California state court, came a day after Oracle hired Hurd as co-president. . . . Full version available to lexis...

How to Turn a Season Around

One of the more enjoyable aspects of a baseball season is its length. The fortunes of a team can ebb and flow over the course of a 162 games season. So even if a team starts out abysmally, it can pick things up over the course of the spring and summer and give some hope to the team in September and...

HP, Hurd Reach Settlement Over Oracle Gig

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. reached a settlement Monday with its former CEO that requires him to relinquish about $14 million in stock in exchange for the all-clear to work for rival Oracle Corp. The truce ends two weeks of uncertainty over whether HP, the world's biggest technology...

HP Sues Oracle As Tech Big Shots' Animosity Grows

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. has sued its friend-turned-foe Oracle Corp. in another sign of how badly the relationship between the information technology big shots has frayed. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court, accuses Oracle of behaving illegally in deciding...

eDiscovery Tool May Help HP Create a New Search Engine to Compete with Google & Bing

New Scientist reports that HP may use the Autonomy pattern-recognition eDiscovery tool to develop a new search engine which would work in tandem with HP's text-based search. The report includes this example : ...the ability to point your phone at an image and having it return web links,...

HP, the Failure to Listen to Employees or the Failure to Raise a Hand

The charging last week of three former Hewlett-Packard (HP) employees in Germany reminded me of some of the interesting underlying facts of the case. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that at least one witness has said that the transactions in question were internally approved by HP through...