SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co shuffled its top ranks on Wednesday, shifting a star executive to a role identifying acquisition targets after a disappointing performance from the division he oversaw curtailed the No. 1 PC maker’s 2014 outlook.
Shares in HP dropped 8 percent in after-hours trading after the company reported a 9 percent decline in Enterprise Group revenue, the company’s second-largest division and a critical component of CEO Meg Whitman’s plan to transform HP into a provider of enterprise computing services able to take on IBM and Cisco Systems Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co replaced Dave Donatelli with Bill Veghte at the helm of its second-largest business division on Wednesday, reassigning the star executive to a new role identifying potential tech acquisitions as it reported a larger-than-expected 8 percent slide in third-quarter revenue.
The world’s largest personal computer maker recorded revenue of $27.2 billion in the fiscal third quarter, down from $29.7 billion a year earlier, as PC sales continued to slide amid a shift toward mobile computing, and its enterprise business grappled with tepid worldwide information technology spending.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc, the PC maker embroiled in a takeover battle between its founding CEO and activist investor Carl Icahn, on Thursday reported a 72 percent slide in quarterly earnings as PC sales extended their downward spiral.
Dell once led the world in computer sales and was held up as a model of production-chain innovation, but in recent years has become one of the more prominent victims of PC market erosion from mobile devices.
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Activist investor Carl Icahn said he has amassed a “large position” in Apple Inc and believes the stock could be worth as much as $700 a share if Chief Executive Tim Cook pushed for a larger stock buyback.
The surprise revelation from the billionaire activist caused a stir on Wall Street and pushed Apple’s stock almost 5 percent higher to close at a 7-month high of $489.57 on the Nasdaq on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Activist investor Carl Icahn said on Tuesday he has built a “large position” in Apple Inc and had a “nice conversation” with CEO Tim Cook about a larger stock buyback, sending the company’s shares to a near seven-month high.
The billionaire with a reputation for pushing aggressive corporate change said on Twitter he planned to talk more with Cook, who has presided over a sharp fall in the share price over the past year.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Investors breathed more easily after Apple Inc turned in a quarterly report card with a pleasant iPhone sales surprise. But the resultant share-price rally may prove short-lived as Wall Street frets about sliding margins and puzzles over a dramatic revenue drop-off in its No. 2 market of China.
Without releasing a new product, Apple sold 31.2 million units of the iPhone – its most important device in the fiscal third quarter – or about 20 percent more than analysts had envisioned.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc unveiled a music streaming service called iTunes Radio and new mobile software on Monday, in the biggest re-design of its operating system since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007.
The new software, designated iOS 7 and announced at Apple’s annual developers’ conference in San Francisco, sports a streamlined design, employs translucency and a fresh palette of colors, and features animation in apps.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc, known for its bold experiments with computer design, has come up with a radically re-imagined Mac Pro that departs from the venerable, boxy design of the typical desktop personal computer tower.
The company on Monday offered a sneak peek at a top-of-the-line computer destined for store shelves later this year: a sleek cylindrical chassis that, according to Apple, packs several times the processing power of its predecessors but stands just shy of 10 inches.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc showed off a new line of Mac computers on Monday, including a sleek, cylindrical-shaped Mac Pro due later this year that will be assembled in the United States.
Executives showed off the computer as Apple kicked off its annual conference for its developers, where it is also expected to unveil a new streaming-music service.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief
Executive Tim Cook kicked off the company’s annual confab for
its developers on Monday, where the company is expected to
unveil a new design and revamped features for its iOS mobile
operating system along with a new streaming-music service.
Apple began its product showcase by announcing a new
operating system for the Mac called “Mavericks,” moving away
from its penchant for naming its computer software after big
cats. The new OS can now handle multiple display and “tagging”
of documents, among other new features.