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Viewsroom: U.S. election, European banks, Uber-Didi

August 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battle over infrastructure needs, while Trump faces growing opposition from fellow billionaires. Also: the ups and downs of Europe's lenders after a stress test with no fail grade, and why Uber is ceding to Didi the ride-sharing crown in China.

Meg Whitman sullies good deal with fuzzy math

May 25, 2016

The HP Enterprise CEO is merging its services unit with Computer Sciences. It’s a decent way to salvage an awful 2008 acquisition. At best shareholders might manage to get half the $14 bln value implied by the cost and other benefits HPE is touting. But even that’s a stretch.

Meg Whitman at last splits Hewlett from Packard

By Rob Cox
October 6, 2014

The venerable tech conglomerate will cleave in two: a computer and printer business and a corporate hardware and services arm. Investors had baked in a breakup for ages, so there was only so much longer CEO Whitman could dawdle before losing control of HP’s narrative.

Meg Whitman is unjustifiable choice for HP

September 23, 2011

Hewlett-Packard's board just can't get out of its own way.

HP’s Autonomess should devour Marc Andreessen, too

By Rob Cox
November 20, 2012

The Silicon Valley visionary behind Netscape goaded Leo Apotheker, the CEO he recruited to HP, to bet big on Autonomy as part of his “software eating the world” thesis. Andreessen was also integral to the value-destructive Palm deal. HP’s board would be better off without him.