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Cisco CEO John Chambers said Meg Whitman took the HP CEO job "out of the goodness of her heart."

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Cisco CEO John Chambers said Meg Whitman took the HP CEO job "out of the goodness of her heart."

Chambers on Whitman Taking HP Reins: ‘I Would Have Told Her Not to’

John Chambers, chief executive officer of Cisco Systems, supported Meg Whitman when she ran for governor of California. But he would have discouraged her from becoming CEO of Hewlett-Packard, he said today. “I like Meg Whitman a lot,” Chambers said...

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PayScale's report examines tech companies' pay, perks and job satisfaction, among other things.

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PayScale's report examines tech companies' pay, perks and job satisfaction, among other things.

Geek Alert: Tech Companies That Stand Out in the Battle for Talent

Among the largest tech companies, which one do you think offers the best starting pay? Apple? Maybe Google? Try Nvidia. The maker of graphics processors offers median starting pay of $99,400, according to data from online compensation data provider PayScale...

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Bug-brokers are willing to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars for the most destructive software flaws.

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Bug-brokers are willing to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars for the most destructive software flaws.

Where Did the Bugs Go? Check the Gray Market, HP Report Says

On its face, it seems like a good sign in the battle against hackers: The number of known software vulnerabilities fell by nearly 1,700 last year. Not so. A new report from Hewlett-Packard said the drop — to 6,843 last...

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Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle Corp.

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Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle Corp.

Old Rivalries Die Hard: Oracle’s Ellison Takes Fresh Shot at SAP

Larry Ellison has made Hewlett-Packard its No. 1 enemy the last couple of years. But a brewing battle in software had Oracle’s CEO taking shots at his old SAP rival Hasso Plattner today. During Oracle’s quarterly conference call with Wall Street...

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The 'HP Garage' stands in the backyard of the former home of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in Palo Alto, California

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The 'HP Garage' stands in the backyard of the former home of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in Palo Alto, California

HP’s Whitman Wants Next CEO to be Internal. Who Are the Contenders?

Five months into the job, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is thinking about grooming her successor — and it’s likely an executive from inside the computer maker. At a Wall Street Journal conference in Menlo Park, California, Whitman said: “I will...

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HP CEO Meg Whitman spoke with analysts today about her company's outlook.

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HP CEO Meg Whitman spoke with analysts today about her company's outlook.

HP’s Whitman Says Turnaround Could Take ’3 or 4 or 5 Years’

Years of R&D cuts and shifting strategies have left Hewlett-Packard in rough shape. How rough? Today, CEO Meg Whitman gave Wall Street its first sense of how long HP’s problems may take to fix. Whitman, who became CEO in September,...

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