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HP execs: Hear no evil. See no evil. Have the fun?

After having to interrupt my coverage of the Congressional hearing to tape this week's episode of the Dan & David Show, I'm tuned back into the hearing (which is still going on) and, based on what I've heard before regarding an e-mail that HP Mark Hurd claims not to have read, and what I'm now hearing from Patricia Dunn, it seems sort of odd to me how, even if the evil comes your way, as long as you don't see or hear it, you still get to have the fun (escape accountablity).

September 28, 2006 by David Berlind


Video: Dunn defends herself and politicians lash out at HP

We have video from this morning's hearing in which politicians lash out at HP, and many of the witnesses exercise their Fifth Amendment rights, refusing to answer questions from the Congressional subcommittee. Former Chairwoman Patty Dunn attempts to paint herself as a victim of untrustworthy elements inside and outside the company.

September 28, 2006 by Dan Farber


HPGate meets Congress, DemoFall roundup, IDF highlights and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the latest from the HP follies, including the testimony today before a Congressional subcommittee in which most of the witnesses, which included HP's now former general counsel, Ann Baskins,  exercised their Fifth Amendment.DemoFall 2006 was host to 70 product introductions from mostly startup companies, and our bloggers covered our share as did news.

September 28, 2006 by Dan Farber


HP's lawyers deservedly take the fall

While everyone involved in HP's out of control quest to staunch board leaks is culpable for moments of stupidity or at least poor judgement, the lawyers deserve special note. This morning, prior to testifying  before a U.

September 27, 2006 by Dan Farber


PatriciaGate Update: Another head rolls (the GC's)

In advance of a Congressional hearing today, HP's top lawyer has stepped down bringing  the total number of executives who have lost their jobs as the result of a recent privacy scandal at the IT company to four. News.

September 27, 2006 by David Berlind


HP cutting IT workforce 58% by 2008

Speaking at a conference in Singapore, HP CIO Randy Mott explained how his company is going to be a poster child for automating IT. The former Dell CIO said HP is targeting a spend of only 25 percent of IT resources on support and the other 75 percent on innovations by 2008.

September 27, 2006 by Dan Farber


Microsoft's solution to having its DRM hacked: sue

When it comes to keeping Microsoft's digital rights management technology from getting hacked -- a situation that recently provoked one of the fastest patches ever to be turned around by the Redmond-based company (because of the stakes) -- the company has already shown how its technological options are limited.

September 27, 2006 by David Berlind


DemoFall 2006: VoIP upstarts

Jahah launched a Web service that makes most phone calls free about six months ago, and today at DemoFall 2006 the company introduced a version of its service that lives on cell phones. Jahah Mobile currently supports Java-based and Symbian TM S60 version 7.

September 27, 2006 by Dan Farber


Prefpass bypasses registration walls

At DemoFall 2006, PrefPass introduced a way to personalize Web sites without having to register. The software allows users to anonymously share their preferences with sites without any passwords.

September 27, 2006 by Dan Farber