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- Hewlett-Packard plans to break into two (Wendy Koch, USA Today) Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) plans to follow IBM and spin off its "Q". The tech giant wants to focus on its technology services businesses and set up its personal computer and printer operations as a new standalone enterprise. The "Q" in the HP ticker represents Compaq Computer which merged with HP in 2002 to establish a then dominant position in the PC space. The story was broken Sunday morning by The Wall Street Journal. See also next article.
- HP's Split: Why PCs And Printers Might Be The Better Of Two Bad Bets (Peter Cohan, Forbes) Cohan says that, even if it benefits no one else, it enriches investment bankers and lawyers. Cohan says that even though the new PC business may struggle to compete with Lenovo, the IBM spin off beneficiary, it may be more successful than the commercial business which "has been shrinking at an alarming rate". See also story from Reuters: Silicon Valley giant Hewlett-Packard to split in two: WSJ.
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- Articles about conflicts and disease around the world:
Is it fair to blame the West for trouble in the Middle East? (The Conversation)
Cost to rebuild Gaza? $4 billion, political will (Yahoo! News)
British hostage released in Libya after five months (Yahoo! News)
Jordan tackles homegrown Islamists as it joins attacks on Isis (Financial Times)
Report: ISIS plots to seize Iran’s nuclear secrets (Al Arabiya News)
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