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Andreessen joins HP's board

HP said Thursday that Marc Andreessen will join its board of directors.Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder and chairman of Ning, will join HP's board immediately.

HP said Thursday that Marc Andreessen will join its board of directors.

Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder and chairman of Ning, will join HP's board immediately. The total board members will move from 10 to 11.

Andreessen knows HP well since the company bought Opsware from him. Andreessen used to be chairman of Opsware, which now plays a critical role in HP's software lineup.

In a statement, HP CEO Mark Hurd said:

Marc’s entrepreneurial background and industry expertise will be a welcome addition to the HP board of directors.