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Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard weighs disposal of businesses that don't meet goals

Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard said it is evaluating the disposal of businesses that do not meet goals more than a year after chief executive Meg Whitman said she did not plan to spin off the personal-computer division.

Wednesday, 2 January, 2013, 4:24am

HP board and auditors sued by investors over autonomy deal

Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and one of America's richest woman. Photo: Bloomberg

Hewlett-Packard’s directors and auditors were sued by shareholders in federal court in San Jose, California, over alleged misstatements related to the company’s purchase of Autonomy Corporation.

28 Nov 2012 - 11:27am

Autonomy founder says its sales practices were legal

Mike Lynch, the founder of software firm Autonomy. Photo: Bloomberg

Mike Lynch, who founded the British software company accused by Hewlett-Packard of falsifying finances, said that while he might have used some of the contested accounting and sales methods, they were all legal.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:59am

HP accuses Autonomy of wrongdoing, takes US$8.8b charge

Hewlett-Packard's offices in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Reuters

Hewlett-Packard stunned Wall Street by alleging a massive accounting scandal at its British software unit Autonomy and taking an US$8.8 billion writedown, the latest in a string of reversals that renewed questions about the competence of the storied company’s board and senior managers.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:34pm