New software will focus on three main areas: better multitasking, access to apps and quicker set-up for first-time smart TV users
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Friday 19 August 2011
Hewlett-Packard is closing in on a $10bn (£6bn) deal to buy Britain's largest technology business Autonomy, with the US giant planning to spin off its troubled PC division once the takeover is finalised. Autonomy said it was in talks with HP shortly before the latter was due to report its third-quarter results last night.
Friday 19 August 2011
A technology company set up in 1996 is to be taken over by Hewlett-Packard in a £7.1 billion deal that will net its founder more than £500 million.
Friday 19 August 2011
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has agreed to buy Autonomy, Britain's largest software company, for £6.2bn as part of a fundamental shift away from the personal computer manufacturing business for which it is most famous.
Friday 10 June 2011
The "infinite Loop" – the street that's home to Apple's headquarters – clearly isn't infinite enough to cope with spiralling global demand for iPads, iPhones, iPods and elegant but slightly overpriced computers. Why else would Apple be planning to build a vast new Silicon Valley office complex that resembles a doughnut?
Thursday 09 June 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
Private equity group Bain Capital is targeting software group Micro Focus International and is preparing an offer that could be as much as £890m.
Saturday 09 April 2011
Lastminute.com's first major sale of the year has seen the cost of Easter breaks slashed. Top European destinations include Rome, where hotel rooms start at £35 a night, and Dublin where a night's stay is available from £44. Further afield, New York hotels can be booked for £49 a night, while an evening's accommodation in Dubai, below, is available for just £42. A conclusive list can be found at http://ind.pn/fmwRnz.
Friday 08 April 2011
Hewlett-Packard has opened up a new front in its war with software giant Oracle, suing a former executive for stealing trade secrets before he moved to a new job at its rival.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
More wise advice from the sage of Omaha on the secret of investing successfully: stick to buying what you understand, even if that means missing out on bandwagons everyone else appears to be jumping upon. So, says Warren Buffett, while he remains a long-term fan of Coca-Cola, he won't be sticking any money into Apple. "Even though Apple may have the most wonderful future in the world, I'm not capable of bringing any drink to that particular party and evaluating that future," he confesses.
Saturday 19 March 2011
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Leo Apotheker, the German software executive parachuted in to run Hewlett-Packard (HP) after the traumatic ousting of Mark Hurd last year, has adopted "cloud computing" as a unifying theme for the troubled IT giant.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Friday 11 February 2011
There was a definite Gallic influence on the blue-chip index last night, as news from two Paris-based companies prompted moves in both directions.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
Phew, we were starting to worry. Without certain hardy perennials – a Daily Mail story about repeats on the telly, for example – it just isn't Christmas. And with less than two weeks to go, we hadn't seen the "cost of the Christmas party" classic. Fortunately, here's Travelodge with some dubious research about the economic cost of a knees-up. "This revelry will cost £620m," the budget hotel group reckons. "On average, workers will spend three hours and five minutes just staring into space due to a raging hangover."
Thursday 25 November 2010
Ah, that demmed, elusive Pimpernel
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27