Arik Hesseldahl

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Hewlett-Packard Shareholders Approve Board Shake-Up

Hewlett-Packard shareholders approved the new makeup of the company’s board of directors at a meeting in Arlington, VA, today. The company had gotten some push-back from two shareholder advocacy groups, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis, who advised their clients to vote against the nomination of as many as three directors standing for re-election. All directors nominated were re-elected. The company announced a dramatic board shake-up on January 20, adding, among others, former EBay CEO Meg Whitman.


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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