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September 19, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Hewlett-Packard Co. supplied information to the House Energy and Commerce Committee about how the company obtained private phone records during an investigation of media leaks. The committee asked for information about HP's probe Sept. 11 after the Palo Alto-based company acknowledged that its investigators used fake identities to collect the private phone records of two employees, some directors and nine journalists. The House is investigating the practice, which is called pretexting.
December 6, 2011 | Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Patricia Dunn, the former Hewlett-Packard Co. chairwoman whose role in an explosive corporate spying scandal overshadowed her storybook rise from temporary secretary to one of corporate America's most powerful women, has died. She was 58. Dunn, who had battled ovarian cancer for nearly eight years, died Sunday morning at her home in Orinda, Calif. Her death was confirmed by Hewlett-Packard spokesman Michael Thacker. Dunn dropped out of the public spotlight since resigning as outside chairwoman of Hewlett-Packard in September 2006 amid a media firestorm that she had approved a surveillance and sting operation to plug board-level leaks about one of the world's largest technology companies.
September 1, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Powerwave Technologies Inc. agreed to buy Hewlett-Packard Co.'s radio-frequency power-amplifier business and manufacturing facilities for $59 million, the companies said. Irvine-based Powerwave supplies power amplifiers used in wireless phone networks. It had 1997 sales of about $129 million. Hewlett-Packard, the world's No. 3 computer maker, had 1997 revenue of $42.9 billion. The business, part of HP's Wireless Infrastructure division, makes amplifiers for cellular and wireless communications.
October 24, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s complaint seeking to bar imports of certain printer cartridges that it claims use protected technology won review by the U.S. International Trade Commission, a quasi-judicial federal agency. Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard says its patent rights are being violated by 11 companies in the U.S. and Asia.
May 6, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
It's no surprise that Hewlett-Packard Co. finished another year at or near the top of a bevy of key categories in The Times 100, including sales, profit and market value. The Palo Alto-based dean of high-tech companies has consistently turned in strong performances in a variety of product lines, including printers, calculators and personal computers. Last year HP laid the groundwork to boost its Internet-related business.
The odds of Hewlett-Packard Co. completing its $21-billion acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. fell below 50% on Wednesday, shareholders and analysts said, after another HP co-founder's son said he opposed the deal. David W. Packard said late Tuesday that he was likely to vote his personal HP shares and the 25 million shares held by the Packard Humanities Institute against the transaction.
Betty A. Sproule's employees at Hewlett-Packard Co. have noticed improvements in her style lately. "I'm making decisions faster," said Sproule, a marketing research manager. "I've been more efficient managing my time." Sproule, 44, credits a new Hewlett-Packard mentoring program, part of an accelerated development effort designed to ensure that women and minorities get the preparation needed to move smoothly into senior-level positions.
August 10, 2004
Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed to buy Britain's Synstar for $300 million to increase HP's information technology services in eight European nations.
August 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s profit dropped 19% in the latest quarter, dragged by ongoing weakness in sales of personal Scomputers and printer ink. The Palo Alto company reported Tuesday that consumer spending on PCs was improving, and that business in China was particularly good. Because of the recession, 2009 is shaping up to be the worst year in nearly a decade for the PC industry. HP, the world's No. 1 personal computer maker, has been branching out aggressively into other areas such as technology services and computer networking, but the PC business still makes up nearly a third of its revenue.
February 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 13%, and sales ticked up just 1%, as even the technology company's cash-cow printer ink business was hobbled by the recession. The world's top seller of personal computers also cut its fiscal 2009 guidance, but it was still in line with Wall Street's expectations. HP shares fell $1.08, or 3.2%, to $33 in extended trading, after closing down 26 cents at $34.08 during the regular session before the Palo Alto company reported its earnings.
November 20, 2008
Hewlett-Packard earnings: An article in Business on Wednesday about Hewlett-Packard Co.'s quarterly earnings forecast said the computer maker expected revenue of $33.6 million for the three months ended in October. The correct figure is $33.6 billion.
November 19, 2008 | TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Hewlett-Packard Co. surprised Wall Street by saying its earnings would be slightly above analysts' expectations, going against the grain as other technology bellwethers have slashed forecasts and posted weak results in the sagging economy. The Palo Alto-based computer and printer maker expects earnings of 84 cents a share and adjusted earnings of $1.03 a share for the three months that ended in October. This is slightly better than the $1 a share, excluding items, that analysts polled by Thomson Reuters are expecting.
February 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Stocks and bonds Wednesday shook off a surprising jump in consumer price inflation and another record close for oil prices. Stocks finished broadly higher and long-term Treasury yields ended flat to lower as a strong belief that the Federal Reserve would continue to cut short-term interest rates trumped other worries. The Dow Jones industrials gained 90.04 points, or 0.7%, to 12,427.
February 20, 2008 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday bucked the recent downbeat trend of other high-tech bellwethers, reporting a 38% jump in first-quarter profit. The Palo Alto-based technology company also raised its forecast for the full year. Its confidence surprised analysts, who have worried about the effect of a possible U.S. recession on high-tech in the wake of pessimistic forecasts from Cisco Systems Inc., Ingram Micro Inc. and others.
January 24, 2008 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to announce today that it has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to create made-to-order DVDs of some of the studio's movies and TV shows. The agreement, whose terms were not disclosed, boosts Palo Alto-based HP's ambition to play the middleman in the future of how entertainment is distributed.
December 28, 2007 | From Reuters
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has canceled its video download service less than a year after the site went live, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. The retailer shut down the download site after Hewlett Packard Co. discontinued the technology that powered it, spokeswoman Amy Colella said in an e-mail. She added that it would not look for another technology partner.
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