Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 14:03 UTC
In the News Hard to believe, but articles are popping up at business websites claiming that venerable Hewlett-Packard may fail. In their most recent fiasco, HP wrote off a loss of $8.8 of their $11.1 US billion acquisition of Autonomy and have alleged fraud in the deal. Revenue is down 7% from a year ago and the stock has hit a 10-year low. The company is laying off 27K employees but that may not be enough. Some speculate HP might be broken up into parts with buy-outs involved. This article from last May offers a good in-depth analysis of how all these problems came to pass.
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RE[2]: The "Microsoft" effect.
by chemical_scum on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE: The "Microsoft" effect."
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LOL... nice way to look at it. But Nokia is kind of different from the others you mentioned; in their case, they didn't just decide to go Microsoft-only. Mr. Head Dumbass Elop made the braindead decision to practically throw everything they had out and switch to Microsoft overnight.

Elop is not braindead, he is a deliberate wrecker sent in by MS to do the job. No OEM wanted to use Windows phone. Once Elop forces it onto Nokia all the other OEM's have to bring out a phone to compete and MS got its edge in the market. Now Nokia longer matters to them Elop can destroy it and arrange for MS to end up holding the patents. Just another MS saboteur and the Nokia board fell for it. No Elop is smart he has done his job and will be well rewarded for it. The Nokia board is braindead.

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