Jeffrey McCracken, Serena Saitto, and Aaron Ricadela, reporting for Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard Co., the world’s largest computer maker, is in
talks to buy Autonomy Corp. for about $10 billion and plans to
spin off its personal-computer business, people with direct
knowledge of the matter said.
Hewlett-Packard may announce the plans as early as today, said the
people, who asked not to be identified before a statement. The
Palo Alto, California-based company is scheduled to report
quarterly earnings today after markets close.
Largest computer-maker by unit sales, not by profit. And that’s the problem.
(No word on whether Palm/WebOS would be included in the spun-off PC business.)
★ Thursday, 18 August 2011