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Is Apotheker destroying HP?
Nine months back, B&E had questioned whether Leo Apotheker was the right choice to fill Hurd’s shoes at HP (article titled, “Wrong person. Wrong place?”). With his recent announcement to restructure HP’s healthy business, the questions are back. Will his bet pay off; or is it a fatal move for HP?
A week before former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker was set to assume the corner office at HP’s Palo Alto headquarters (on November 1, 2010), B&E had put forward two forecasts for HP. First, was an adoption of....Read More


Google’s calculated gamble?
The acquisition of Motorola Mobility presents the strongest means at Google’s disposal to challenge Apple’s dominance. Whether Google can pull that off remains to be seen
As the boards of directors of Google and Motorola Mobility approved the $12.5 billion (or $40 per share) buyout of the latter by the former on August 15, 2011, the $3.1 billion purchase of online adve....Read More




$197 billion in lawsuits. Serious.
So far, the July 2008 acquisition of Countrywide Financial has brought to Bank of America’s table, $197 billion in lawsuits. The bank is in a mess and there appears no relief to the state that the beleaguered entity is in at present. There is one quick-fix solution though – a spin-off!
Back in 2006, Bank of America (BofA) was a different company – profitable and growing endlessly. On July 20, 2006, this growing feeling of conceitedness encouraged Kenneth Lewis (the-then CEO of BofA)....Read More


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