November 22, 2012

How the "HP Way" Screwed HP

Robert McMillan, Wired

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These days Hewlett Packard can’t do anything right. But, in particular, it really can’t do software. One year after paying $11 billion for Big Data search outfit Autonomy, HP is taking a $8.8 billion write off on the deal, saying that Autonomy cooked its books prior to the acquisition.

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