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New software will focus on three main areas: better multitasking, access to apps and quicker set-up for first-time smart TV users

Divorcing the deal-maker: Hewlett-Packard falls out of love with Carly

She was the high-profile, glamorous face of the computer giant. But behind the scenes, a hard-won battle to bring off a controversial $19bn merger helped cause her downfall. Keith Rodgers reports from San Francisco on the Fiorina legacy and where it may lead

`When abroad, a survival instinct kicks in'

IF RICHARD Nazarewicz had not moved to Spain, he might never have started up his own business.

The rise and dramatic fall of a corporate American `rock star'

BUSINESS ANALYSIS Hewlett-Packard's CEO comes to terms with her ignominious end - and a $21m pay-off

Fiorina ousted from American computer giant Hewlett Packard

CARLY FIORINA, for years regarded as the most powerful woman in corporate America, abruptly resigned from her leadership post at Hewlett Packard, after being ousted by a board frustrated by the company's sluggish performance and the disappointments of its merger in 2002 with Compaq Computer.

OUTLOOK: Firing Carly Fiorina

IS IT `cos I's female? Well, yes, the board of Hewlett-Packard might have said to Carly Fiorina. We would have sacked you ages ago but for the fact that you are a woman, the first one, moreover, to lead a Dow Jones Industrial Average company. Just as Marjorie Scardino, chief executive of Pearson, is sometimes referred to as the first lady of the FTSE 100, Mr Fiorina was the first lady of the Dow and that was part of her celebrity and fascination.

ITnet shares rise on bid approach

Shares in the IT services group ITnet surged yesterday as the company revealed it was in discussions that may lead to an offer, although it did not name its potential suitor. The shares jumped 9.5 per cent to 258.5p, valuing the group at £190m.

Business Essentials: 'Furnace contracts have put our plans in the melting pot'

New orders are pouring in at Omega Foundry Machinery, but should it risk cranking up its resources? asks Kate Hilpern

Kevin Beeston: Caught on camera - but Serco's chief isn't about to take his foot off the accelerator

It's time for the City's favourite support services group to hit the road. Clayton Hirst clocks its plans to keep the contracts coming

Just look what they're up to in the living-room

Surf the web from your TV, play music downloads through your speakers. Stephen Pritchard sees how computing is changing to suit lounge lizards

Tibbett & Britten chiefs share £5m takeover windfall

The directors of the haulage and logistics company Tibbett & Britten stand to share in a pay-off worth up to £5m, following the takeover of the business yesterday by its UK rival Exel.

Salvesen shares fall on gloomy forecast

Christian Salvesen saw its shares plunge 14 per cent yesterday after it warned that it would see no profits growth in the financial year that has just started.

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