John Paczkowski

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HP Takes an Earnings Hit to Make DOJ Go Away

When Hewlett-Packard reports third-quarter earnings, they’ll likely be two cents lighter than they would have been otherwise, thanks to the settlement of a long-running U.S. Department of Justice probe.

After market close Monday, HP (HPQ) said it had tentatively settled a DOJ investigation into its handling of government contracts. Should it be approved, HP will have resolved, without admitting wrongdoing, allegations that it paid millions of dollars in kickbacks or “influencer fees” to systems integrators for preferential treatment on government contracts they were working on, though it had reasonable grounds to believe doing so was illegal.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus