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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work