SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Hewlett-Packard Co was removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average a month ago, Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman sent an impassioned email to the company’s 300,000-plus employees.
“I hope that every HP employee took today’s announcement personally,” she said in the one-page internal memo on September 10.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nest Labs has a new gadget to sell and it’s another little-noticed, pedestrian home device: smoke detectors.
The Silicon Valley startup that elevated the lowly thermostat with attention-grabbing designs is now launching a $129 “Nest Protect,” a smoke and carbon monoxide detector that speaks and responds to hand gestures.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Facebook Inc was preparing to go public last year, the telephones at Granite Investment Advisors rang off the hook as clients called about the social media’s company’s highly anticipated debut.
In stark contrast, the investment company has not fielded any calls about Twitter as of Friday morning.