Private-equity group making rival bid for the computer maker has reportedly discussed the CEO's position with the former HP chief.
Apple's co-founder reportedly urged a reconciliation between the beleaguered former CEO and Hewlett-Packard's board.
Two main excerpts from the press release Hewlett-Packard put out Friday announcing CEO Mark Hurd's departure following sexual harassment claims.
In a new court filing, Oracle says Hewlett-Packard committed fraud by not disclosing plans to hire two former Oracle executives while the two companies were at work on a settlement.
Less than two weeks after suing Mark Hurd for taking a post at competitor Oracle, the two companies settle out of court after he agreed to return stock to HP.
The 8-page missive from Jodie Fisher's attorney alleges the former HP chief made repeated sexual overtures, which Hurd's lawyer denies.
Hurd, now president of Oracle, loses an appeal in court this week that would keep the letter accusing him of sexual harassment confidential.
A former salesperson and actress expresses sadness that the former HP CEO lost his job but reiterates the two did not have a sexual relationship.
A copy of the e-mail sent to HP employees by interim CEO Cathie Lesjak, following Mark Hurd's resignation Friday.
As a well-managed company, HP's next few months will likely be business as usual. But the next CEO has opportunities to expand HP's reach and vision even further.