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Xerox abandons $35 billion hostile HP bid
Published in News
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 11:22

Xerox abandons $35 billion hostile HP bid


Plans kung flued

Copier maker Xerox has given up on its $35 billion hostile cash-and-stock bid for the maker of very expensive printer ink HP and blamed the pesky coronavirus for interfering with its plans.

HP teases new Reverb
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 13:41

HP teases new Reverb


More VR headsets

HP is teasing a Reverb G2 VR headset developed in tandem with Microsoft and Valve that should be "more immersive, comfortable and compatible" than previous-generation hardware.

HP rejects Xerox's latest bid
Published in News
Friday, 06 March 2020 11:22

HP rejects Xerox's latest bid


Copies it a quick message

The maker of expensive printer ink which is nearly as expensive as race horse semen, HP, has rejected Xerox takeover bid of about $35 billion, saying it undervalued the personal computer maker.

US tries to extradite Michael Lynch
Published in News
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:56

US tries to extradite Michael Lynch


Wants him on wire fraud

The United States has formally requested the extradition of Michael Lynch, the British tech billionaire who sold his data company Autonomy to Hewlett Packard in an ill-fated $11.1 billion deal, to face charges including securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.

Xerox considers buying HP
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:30

Xerox considers buying HP


Merger possible

Xerox is considering making a cash-and-stock offer for HP which has a market value of about $27 billion.

HP abandons “expensive printer ink” model
Published in News
Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:59

HP abandons “expensive printer ink” model


Moves to “expensive printer” model instead

The maker of expensive printer ink HP has decided that its model has run out of steam.

HP lays off staff
Published in News
Friday, 04 October 2019 12:38

HP lays off staff


16 per cent to go

Maker of expensive printer ink HP has announced it is culling 16 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan aimed at cutting costs.

HP replaces Weisler with Enrique Lores
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 23 August 2019 11:57

HP replaces Weisler with Enrique Lores


Company reports mixed results

Longtime HP veteran Enrique Lores, who runs the $20 billion printer business, is succeeding Dion Weisler as CEO, effective November 1.

US Product and Safety Commission recalls 78,500 HP laptops
Published in PC Hardware


Fire and burns hazards

The US Product and Safety Commission (UPSC) has announced a "battery safety" recall of about 78,500 HP laptops for what the UPSC calls "fire and burn hazards".

HP's gaming laptop has a HP's 240Hz display
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 11:15

HP's gaming laptop has a HP's 240Hz display


Claims that the Omen 15 is the first gaming laptop to get it

HP has jacked up the the refresh rate on its latest Omen 15.