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HP CEO Names Strategy Chief

Posted by Kevin Wade

Hewlett Packard named a new chief strategy officer to oversee some of its Internet and software efforts as the company works to retool management in the first year of Meg Whitman’s leadership.

HP said Bill Veghte, who spent two decades at Microsoft and helped launch Windows 7, will lead its cloud and webOS mobile operating system initiatives as part of his new role.

Four Technologies That Will Define 2012

Posted by Kevin Wade

This month instead of focusing on a specific subject, I thought I would take out the ole’ technology crystal ball (or is it a crystal tablet PC) and peer into the future to see what we can expect in the technology world in 2012. So here are the products and technology categories most likely to continue to emerge:

Ultrabooks

There is a fast-emerging new portable computer form factor called the “ultrabook.

Best Gadget Gifts for 2011

Posted by Kevin Wade

UP activity monitor (www.jawbone.com, $100). This colorful waterproof wristband, made to be worn 24 hours a day, measures the wearer’s number of steps and sleep patterns, issues reminders about getting up and moving around and tracks progress on a free iPhone app.

Yahoo fires CEO Bartz, HP PC Business Arguments, and Big Patent Law Changes

Posted by Kevin Wade

Yahoo Fires CEO Carol Bartz after growing impatient with the lack of a the company’s progress in making a successful turnaround. Bartz failed in multiple areas of attainment for which she was measured…

Yahoo CEO Bartz Fired

So Is Yahoo a Takeover Target?

HP announced a couple of weeks ago they were spinning off their PC business, which got a lot of industry analysts scratching their heads especially since they are the number one PC seller in units and revenue.

Steve Jobs: Just Another "Genius" of Modern-Day "Edison"?

Posted by Kevin Wade

In late August Steve Jobs announced his resignation as Apple Computer’s CEO just on the heels of shaking up the Apple world last January when he revealed he would be taking medical leave for an unspecified health issue. Jobs had only been back on the job less than two years after receiving a liver transplant that resulted from complication from a rare type of pancreatic cancer called islet cell neuroendocrine tumor.

Hackers Turning Their Focus on Small Business?

Posted by Kevin Wade

Computer network hackers have made the news recently by penetrating some of the largest companies’ networks. One of the more serious breaches targeted Sony Corporation recently. Customer information including credit card numbers and personal information were exposed causing a public relations nightmare and potential litigation risks for Sony.

Tech Talk: September 6, 2011

Posted by Kevin Wade

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO. Jobs’ symbolic image of the idiosyncratic, individualistic Silicon Valley entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of design and understanding the crucial role aesthetics play in public appeal.