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HP's fourth-quarter profits surge
Hewlett-Packard posted fourth-quarter financial results Thursday that capped off a year of dramatic improvements in profitability, led by solid quarters from just about every business unit. HP said net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended October 31, rose to $1.
Thin client devices see growth: IDC
Australia's thin client device market is expected to grow by 28 percent for 2004 relative to 2003, slowing from the 48 percent growth figure for 2003 over 2002, analysts International Data Corp say. A report from IDC, entitled "Australia Thin Client Forecast, 2004 - 2008," says the thin client device market achieved record sales of 42,012 units in 2003.
Hewlett to directors: Give up on HP-Compaq
Walter Hewlett continued his assault on the rationale behind the Hewlett-Packard merger with Compaq Computer, saying in a letter to the boards of both companies that the "unhappiness" about the transaction goes far beyond what is publicly stated. Hewlett's letter, which was disclosed Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, urges the boards of both companies to agree to a "speedy, mutual unwinding" of the deal.
Fake HP cartridges seized in India
Several raids in the Indian cities of Delhi and Mumbai have turned up counterfeitHewlett-Packard laserJet and inkjet cartridges. A HP spokesperson said that the police--together with "HP's trained product identification experts"--acted onintelligence gathered from various sources, including tip-offs from affected customers.