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Another suicide at Foxconn factory

A worker has committed suicide at Foxconn Technology Group's south China manufacturing complex, the company said, the latest in a string of young migrant workers who have died at its factories this year.

Oracle primed for clash of the technology titans

Silicon valley is bracing itself for fireworks as a long-running intellectual property and industrial espionage dispute between two of the most powerful names in technology finally reaches court.

Cyberclinic: Forget RSI. 'Gorilla arm' beats it hands down

My posture is so appalling whileI sit for hours at this computer that I'm surprised I don't suffer from deep-vein thrombosis, never mind carpal tunnel syndrome. I've certainly got off lightly compared to friends and colleagues who, despite having orthopaedic chairs, wrist supports, footrests, and posture the envy of a concert pianist, still get shooting pains in their arms whenever they press Ctrl Alt Delete. Modern computers, with their almost brutal efficiency, don't give us the regular, convenient breaks that the old-style office environment did.

Paperless office? In your reams

Despite owning gadgets that were supposed to make printing obsolete, we are still obsessed with making hard copies of everything, says Clint Witchalls

HP prepares to scrap a further 1,300 UK jobs

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is preparing to slash a further 1,300 British jobs and move production overseas – a decision that led one trade union to describe the company as a "butcher".

Hewlett-Packard appoints new chairman

Hewlett-Packard, the US computer giant, stepped up its rivalry with software company Oracle last night, by appointing a long-time Oracle executive as its new chairman.

Hewlett-Packard lights the touchpaper for US takeovers

Investment bankers' hopes for a vigorous autumn of deal activity were being borne out in the US yesterday, where takeovers were announced in the software, biotech and leisure industries.

HP sues Mark Hurd to stop him heading to Oracle

Hewlett-Packard is suing its ousted chief executive, Mark Hurd, to prevent him immediately taking up a senior position at rival computer giant Oracle.

Disgraced Hurd leaves News Corp

Mark Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who was ousted in a sex and expenses scandal at the computer manufacturer, has also resigned from the board of Rupert Murdoch's media giant, News Corporation.

HP to pay $55m to settle kickbacks case

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $55m (£35m) to settle kickback allegations related to federal government contracts.

Stephen Foley: HP and Dell have lost their minds in this irrational bidding war

US Outlook: It is with some hesitation that I write about the battle for control of 3Par, a little California data storage company that is suddenly the hottest property in the tech industry. If Hewlett-Packard and Dell keep up the pace in their crazy bidding war, there could have been half a dozen more offers and counter-offers by the time you read this.

Dell raises bid for 3Par in takeover battle with HP

Dell has put the ball back in Hewlett-Packard's court in the computer manufacturing rivals' battle for control of 3Par, a California data storage company.

HP gatecrashes Dell deal with 3Par

Hewlett-Packard and Dell, the two largest computer manufacturers in the US, are duking it out for control of a California-based data storage firm as the move towards cloud computing accelerates consolidation in the industry.

HP launches $1.6 billion bid for 3PAR

Hewlett-Packard Co offered $1.6 billion (£1.03 billion) for 3PAR Inc today, topping technology rival Dell's deal to buy the data storage company and potentially sparking a bidding war.

Stephen Foley: HP board acquitted itself well in scandal

US Outlook: What a feast! Mark Hurd's ousting as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard is providing rich pickings for public relations folk.

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