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    Interesting read about the possibility of Oracle looking to take over HP. With some good soap opera childishness added in by the executives on all sides.

    Oracle kicks HP while it's down. But why? -- The Buzz - Sep. 29, 2011

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    Link to this in OP's article...

    ouch!
    Another Whopper from Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch

    I can smell a burn when i see one.
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    This will not happen unless HP decides to shutter all enterprise business in favor of buying Baskin Robbins in order to add another flavor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogeypre View Post
    This will not happen unless HP decides to shutter all enterprise business in favor of buying Baskin Robbins in order to add another flavor.
    The facts will come out as

    • HP overpaid Autonomy by 4-6 billions.
    • Leo is getting kickbacks from the deal ( European connection).
    • HP wanted to be in mobile space, but Leo wanted to buy Autonomy , he killed webOS to support his intention.

    I do not have Harvard degree, but I can tell , buying anything for 10 B , in this economy ? really? Unless you make 100 million profit per month.

    ORACLE will completely destroy HP. Anyone who wants to comment on HP should read about Ray Lane and his ORACLE days.
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    My point is that HP will never be sold. I think they made the correct choice with Meg Whitman, and you might see a reversal of some of the "LEO"'s policies.

    Just because a bigger company buys you, doesn't mean that you will suddenly turn things around....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogeypre View Post
    My point is that HP will never be sold.
    The article linked to discusses the option of Oracle taking on HP by going around the HP board. In that case, It doesn't really matter if HP wants to be sold or not.

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    • Oracle buys HP
    • Oracle decides they want to sell webOS
    • Oracle prices webOS based on the number of processor cores. They charge a multiplier of one when sold for an x86 platform (laptops, netbooks) and 1.8 on ARM (phones, tablets).
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    The whole situation is hilarious, but it's really depressing that webOS had to be made a casualty. Oracle is having a field day with Leo's decisions, and trying to sell the idea of bumbling management to HP shareholders, which is probably why HP felt the need to protect itself from "activist" investors.

    In this sort of climate, unless webOS is sold to a competent company, I would not expect any new webOS devices any time soon, perhaps for the next year at least. A company mired in all this drama cannot make big decisions like reviving webOS.
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    I have a bad feeling. Ellison's prophecy is legendary. He said HP board is bunch of jokers. It turned out to be true. He said Leo is stupid. We know it now.

    Now comes the acquisition price for Autonomy. I hope HP survives only for them to support webOS ( even in software form).

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