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HP: Autonomy overinflated its accounts and we have to foot the $8.8bn bill

HP: Autonomy overinflated its accounts and we have to foot the $8.8bn bill

HP has reported its Q4 and full-year 2012 results, and there's an unpleasant $8.8bn hit on the balance sheet over alleged "serious accounting improprieties" at Autonomy prior to its acquisition. The writedown has been blamed on claims that Autonomy execs inflated the value of the firm so as to drive up HP's bid, and has referred the case to the US SEC's Enforcement Division and the UK's Serious Fraud Office for civil and criminal investigation.

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HP PC chief: “Kludgey” Microsoft Surface is “hardly competition”

HP PC chief: “Kludgey” Microsoft Surface is “hardly competition”

HP's PC chief has dismissed Microsoft's Surface tablet as "slow and a little kludgey" and blamed the tech press for over-hyping what he would "hardly call ... competition" to HP's own products. "Holistically, the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than what the world has chosen to believe" Todd Bradley told CITEworld, going on to say that HP's initial focus with Windows tablets is the enterprise, with consumer-centric models not expected until 2013.

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Department of Veterans Affairs signs $36m cloud-computing deal

Department of Veterans Affairs signs $36m cloud-computing deal

The Department of Veterans Affairs has signed a $36 million deal with HP and Microsoft that will result in 600,000 users being migrated to Microsoft's cloud email and collaboration services. The contract is for 5 years, and involves an initial amount of 15,000 employees being transitioned to Office 365 for Government. The rest of the staff will be transitioned over the rest of the contract's duration.

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HP unveils lineup of Windows 8 PCs and tablet

HP unveils lineup of Windows 8 PCs and tablet

Today, HP announced the pricing and availability of a large portfolio of various Windows 8 PCs, as well as a tablet. Some of these products have previously been available with Windows 7, and have been relaunched for the latest upcoming Windows operating system. The devices utilize HP's TouchSmart technology, and offer features such as Snapfish and HP Connected Music. Now, in a press release, HP has announced the devices' pricing and availability.

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Windows 8 HP PCs pop up at Best Buy stores

Windows 8 HP PCs pop up at Best Buy stores

We've heard a lot about Windows 8 today - Netflix pushed a Windows 8 update earlier today, we learned a little more about the Windows 8 marketing campaign, and - most importantly - the new OS officially went up for pre-order. With that mind, Best Buy has wasted no time putting Windows 8 PCs on display in some of its stores. WinSource reports that at least one Best Buy store is showing off a number of HP Windows 8 notebooks, ultrabooks, and all-in-one PCs to get customers excited about the release of the latest Windows installment.

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