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Tag: Meg Whitman

November 21, 2012 | 10:39 am

HP Says Fraud Prompted $5B Overpayment

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NEW YORK (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. said on Tuesday that it’s the victim of a multi-billion dollar fraud at the hands of a British company it bought last year that lied about its finances.

HP CEO Meg Whitman said executives at Autonomy Corporation PLC “willfully” boosted the company’s figures through various accounting tricks, which convinced HP to pay $9.7 billion for the company in October 2011.

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May 23, 2012 | 1:31 pm

HP to Lay Off About 27,000 by 2014

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hewlett-Packard plans to jettison 27,000 workers as the growing popularity of smartphones, the iPad and other mobile devices makes it tougher for the company to sell personal computers. The cuts announced Wednesday represent the HP’s largest payroll purge in its 73-year history. The reductions will affect about 8 percent of Hewlett-Packard Co.’s […]

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September 23, 2011 | 11:11 am

Best HP-Related Tweet So Far?

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Our Online Community Engagement Specialist Ian Hill, who is on Twitter a lot, flagged it: It’s just like Andy Warhol said: “In the future, everyone will be CEO of HP for 15 minutes.” — Brian Alvey (@brianalvey) September 23, 2011 Yesterday, Mina Kim talked to Crawford Del Prete, analyst and executive vice president of International […]

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Meg Whitman Replaces Apotheker as HP CEO; HP Chair: “It’s…open season to write about this board.”

September 22, 2011 | 3:12 pm

Meg Whitman Replaces Apotheker as HP CEO; HP Chair: “It’s…open season to write about this board.”

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Update 3 p.m. Here’s some analysis from AP about HP’s big move today. It’s called “As H-P’s CEO, Whitman an imperfect fit.” Hewlett-Packard Co.’s decision to fire CEO Leo Apotheker after just 11 months and replace him with former eBay chief Meg Whitman is another dizzying turn of the executive merry-go-round at a company whose […]

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Bloomberg: HP Board Said to Weigh Replacing Apotheker as CEO With Meg Whitman; Shares Soar

September 21, 2011 | 8:44 am

Bloomberg: HP Board Said to Weigh Replacing Apotheker as CEO With Meg Whitman; Shares Soar

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Report from Bloomberg here… Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ)’s board plans to meet to consider whether to oust Leo Apotheker as chief executive officer after less than 11 months on the job, two people familiar with the matter said. Under a scenario being considered, Hewlett-Packard’s directors may appoint former EBay Inc. (EBAY) CEO Meg Whitman as his […]

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January 20, 2011 | 2:03 pm

Meg Whitman Named to HP Board in Housecleaning

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No pun intended in that headline. From NBC Bay Area: The former Republican governor hopeful is one of five new directors set to join the Hewlett-Packard board of directors. The world’s largest computer maker announced Whitman’s appointment after the close of the bell Thursday. Whitman will be joined by Shumeet Banerji, CEO of Booz & […]

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November 17, 2010 | 11:43 am

Meg Whitman’s Former Housekeeper Gets $5500 in Back Wages Settlement

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From Carla Marinucci on the Chronicle’s Politics Blog: Closing out a chapter which roiled her GOP gubernatorial campaign for weeks — and became a turning point in her race against Democrat Jerry Brown — billionaire former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has agreed to pay $5500 to Nicky Diaz Santillan, who worked as her undocumented former […]

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November 2, 2010 | 8:14 pm

The “Queen Meg” Isn’t Dead

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The California Nurses’ Association has been lampooning Meg Whitman for months with a “Queen Meg” character, trailing her around on campaign stops. Apparently, she was still going strong tonight, but I assume she abdicated after the polls closed. Here’s a video, filched from the San Francisco Chronicle’s Politics Blog:

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November 1, 2010 | 11:35 am

California Governor’s Race: The Other Candidates

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If you’re like most California voters, you’re going to vote on Tuesday for either Meg Whitman or Jerry Brown, if you have not already done so. Still, you do have some other choices besides the Republican and Democratic candidates; there are four other names on the ballot, representing third parties. The California Report’s Governing California […]

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October 29, 2010 | 11:58 am

Talking Politics With the Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci

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Scott Shafer talked with the San Francisco Chronicle political analyst and intrepid blogger Carla Marinucci for tonight’s California Report. Here’s the full interview, which covered the political dynamics affecting the Boxer – Fiorina race, the “wheels coming off” the Whitman campaign, the latest Field Poll showing Boxer and Jerry Brown with a lot of momentum, […]

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