Computer giant Hewlett-Packard is set to cut more than 1,000 jobs in the UK as part of a global downsizing, the company announced today.
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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
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding