Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Major bombshell, and sorry, but this certainly requires a breaking tag as well: HP has announced it is discontinuing operations for webOS devices - effective immediately. Just like that... The TouchPad and Pre 3 are dead. Eh. Raise your hands if this brings back those painful memories of that infamous 'Focus Shift'. In addition, the company also announced its intention to sell its personal computer business.
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RE[2]: That's the end of HP
by 1c3d0g on Fri 19th Aug 2011 02:40 UTC in reply to "RE: That's the end of HP"
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Hurd was NOT a great CEO! It only appears that way, but once you dig up the facts and talk to the people involved with HP, you'll quickly realize he's made major mistakes. I admit, not as horrible as Fiorina, but still, his decisions were not so favorable for the company. His relentless cost-cutting measures, for the most part, really did the most damage, especially to the R&D division. If a company won't spend on R&D, it might as well be dead, as it's only prolonging an inevitable failure.

I'm not saying I necessarily agree with Apotheker's decisions, but so far he seems to give good reasoning behind his actions and it appears the board members also agree with the direction he's taking with the company.

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