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Dinosaurs Mating (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 4-September-2001  17:52:54 (GMT +10) - by Agg

This is something of a shock - HP has inhaled Compaq! Or rather, they've "merged" into a "new HP" which will be the 2nd biggest Technology company in the world - after Tyrannosaurus Rex itself of course, IBM. Anyway, Mort spotted it here on Slashdot, Deejay saw it here on CNet, Phil picked up the story here on NYTimes and here on Computerworld and Rodney found the Official Press Release on HP's site. Frank's obviously a CNN reader while Julian found it closer to home in The Melbourne Age. Gaz saw it on ZDNet.AU.

Go the newshounds! :) Funny comment from someone who should probably remain nameless: After we were shafted by Compaq swallowing DEC, then killing NT on the Alpha CPU, our account managers are gonna have to come up with some damn good freebies this time.

Another anonymous comment: As I used to work for HP, I'm interested in this. On the same day as they are sacking local staff, they are announcing a 25 Billion dollar spend on Compaq. Many long term staff in the Melbourne office are getting the axe, and I mean long term as in 10 - 20 years and close to retirement. How's that for a message to loyal employees of a former 'employer of the year'?



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