HP bidding adieu to WebOS, PC business (roundup)

The tech titan embarks on a doozy of a shake-up that includes an end to its WebOS efforts, the potential sale of its personal systems group, and the acquisition of Autonomy.

The tech titan embarks on a doozy of a shake-up that includes an end to its WebOS efforts, the potential sale of its personal systems group, and the acquisition of Autonomy.

HP WebOS

Near death, WebOS is more popular than ever

The mobile operating system that Hewlett-Packard plans to shelve finds a new luster with discount sales and bids to lure application developers.
• 'Touchdroid' bringing Android to HP TouchPad
• 'Sweeping changes don't halt HP all-in-one PC launch
(Posted in Wireless by Jay Greene)
August 22, 2011 11:09 a.m. PT

ZDNet: HP's TouchPad fire sale: The fallout

HP's TouchPad liquidation sale says a lot about the company, the tablet market and its ability to keep an e-commerce site running.
• Post-HP: Dell or Apple?
• Michael Dell(!) mixes it up with HP
(Posted at Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
August 21, 2011, 6:37 a.m. PT

HP's Carly Fiorina era is finally over...good riddance

commentary The computing giant wants to get out of the PC industry. So what was the last decade about, exactly?
(Posted in Business Tech by Jim Kerstetter)
August 19, 2011 1:10 p.m. PT

What should WebOS smartphone and tablet owners do now?

CNET offers some humorous advice on what Palm WebOS device owners should do with their products. And we also offer some practical information about support for WebOS devices.
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
August 19, 2011 3:04 p.m. PT

ZDNet: Six reasons why HP's IBM moment will prove elusive

HP's transformation moves resemble what IBM pulled off, but the timing and situations are vastly different.
(Posted at Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
August 19, 2011, 7:18 a.m. PT

HP has suffered from Apple envy

commentary With Hewlett-Packard today announcing that it plans to spin off its PC business and discontinue its WebOS operations, can Apple be blamed?
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
August 18, 2011 5:48 p.m. PT

HP's greatest hits: These PCs were good

analysis Hewlett-Packard has sold some remarkable PCs over the years. Lest we forget, it sold today's Ultrabook equivalent back in 2000.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
August 18, 2011 9:17 p.m. PT

ZDNet UK: HP to buy software maker Autonomy

HP says the acquisition will make it the leader in enterprise information management, while also letting it "reinvent" the multibillion-dollar business analytics software and services space.
(Posted at ZDNet UK by David Meyer)
August 19, 2011, 3:52 a.m. PT

ZDNet: Making sense of HP's Autonomy acquisition

Unpicking the Autonomy acquisition reveals some interesting nuggets that better explain HP's decision to acquire. This analysis paints a positive picture so could be wrong. Time will tell.
(Posted in Irregular Enterprise by Dennis Howlett)
August 19, 2011, 12:38 a.m. PT

What will HP do with its PC business?

Hewlett-Packard said today that it would spin off or possibly sell its PC business. What are its options?
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
August 18, 2011 1:52 p.m. PT

What HP's PC spin-off plans mean for you

Hewlett-Packard said today that it would spin off or possibly sell its PC business. What are its options?
(Posted in Crave by Rich Brown)
August 18, 2011 1:48 p.m. PT

WebOS goes down in quiet death

HP will discontinue operations for devices running on WebOS. Despite critical praise, the WebOS software just couldn't compete in the crowded market for smartphone operating systems.
(Posted in Wireless by Roger Cheng)
August 18, 2011 12:31 p.m. PT

HP halts WebOS business, spins off PC business

Hewlett-Packard will discontinue its WebOS operations as it cuts its outlook for the next two quarters. It will also will spin off its PC unit.
• ZDNet: HP's Apotheker recounts TouchPad disaster in post mortem
(Posted in Business Tech by Larry Dignan)
August 18, 2011 12:16 p.m. PT

Previous coverage

Adios, WebOS

HP says it's done with WebOS and related devices. What should it do with WebOS now?


Apple grabs top spot in mobile PC market from HP

Thanks to the iPad, Apple is once again the top player in the mobile PC market, shipping more than 13.5 million mobile PCs during the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.
(Posted in Apple by Lance Whitney)
August 18, 2011 6:24 a.m. PT

ZDNet: HP's TouchPad launch, inventory under the microscope

HP's earnings conference call is likely to feature a bevy of questions about the TouchPad and the marketing and R&D resources it sucks up.
(Posted in Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
August 17, 2011 3:45 a.m. PT

PCs turn the tide; shipments up in second quarter

IDC says worldwide PC shipments were up 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2011 after disappointing results in the first quarter.
• Canalys: Tablets boost worldwide PC market in Q1
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
July 13, 2011 2:01 p.m. PT

WebOS chief: Don't fret over TouchPad reviews

An internal e-mail from HP Senior VP Jon Rubinstein shows him cheering up his staff by comparing complaints about WebOS and the company's new TouchPad to the first reviews of Apple's Mac OS X.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
July 5, 2011 12:03 p.m. PT

The historical record

HP buying Palm for $1.2 billion

Hewlett-Packard says it will purchase the PDA and smartphone pioneer for $5.70 per share, a premium of 23 percent, in a deal expected to close by the end of July.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
April 28, 2010 1:14 p.m. PT

Lenovo completes buy of IBM's PC business

The $1.75 billion deal creates the world's third-largest PC maker, trailing only Dell and Hewlett-Packard in sales.
(Posted at CNET News by Steven Musil)
May 1, 2005 11:15 a.m. PT

HP to buy Compaq for $25 billion

Hewlett-Packard will acquire Compaq Computer in a stock swap worth about $25 billion, creating a technology company second in revenue only to IBM.
(Posted at CNET News by Michael Kanellos and Ina Fried)
September 3, 2001 7:45 p.m. PT
 

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