Hewlett Packard, worst run tech company of the millennium, has found a solution to its long history of wasting obscene amounts of money: Install as CEO Meg Whitman, who spent a record breaking $43 per voter to lose the California gubernatorial election. Brilliant.
Technology seemed especially relevant in 2010, what with The Social Network's blockbuster receipts and mass mania for Apple's iPad and iPhone 4. The newfound attention helped turned some techies into genuine stars — while lending others real worldwide infamy.
Mark Hurd is paying dearly to roll with Oracle. The misbehaving former Hewlett Packard CEO will give up millions of dollars to settle an HP lawsuit and continue working with fellow bad boys at Oracle. He's an eternal bro.
Scandal isn't particularly costly in Silicon Valley. Just ask Mark Hurd, who was pushed out as Hewlett Packard CEO for falsifying expense reports, amid sexual harassment charges, and now has a posh new job and a platinum parachute.
Think of it as Delta Tau Chi vs. Dean Vernon Worner in Animal House: Buttoned-down tech giant Hewlett Packard has filed suit against its scandal-tainted former CEO for joining Oracle, home to the most infamous skirt chasers in Silicon Valley.
Oracle co-president Charles Phillips—the subject of an ex-mistress's embarrassing billboard campaign—has left the computing giant. But Oracle will maintain its "scandalous co-presidents" quota: It's hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd, who was just fired—thanks to a Playboy model.
Former HP Mark Hurd, who was fired amid a scandal involving softcore porn actress Jodie Fisher, has been offered a job at Oracle. Usually there would be some joke in here about sloppy seconds, but it's Sunday. The Lord's Day.
Have you seen clips of Jodie Fisher, the woman whose sexual harassment claims against HP CEO Mark Hurd led to his resignation, acting in 90s softcore? If so, you're just like Hurd, who "looked at clips from racy films" online!
After being accused of sexual harassment by employee Jodie Fisher, HP CEO Mark Hurd got a $28 million severance package. Fisher? Now working for her mom's New Jersey staffing agency. Hopefully some of those Body of Influence residuals are coming.
Jodie Fisher's days of fame-seeking might be well behind her, but the woman who claimed sexual harassment by Hewlett Packard's CEO is getting pushed further into the limelight: Playboy has now posted online 16 pictures from a 1980 Fisher shoot.
Larry Ellison has had it: The Oracle CEO is flame-mailing journalists left and right this week in what looks increasingly like an online rampage. He might be worth $28 billion, but that doesn't mean Ellison has to take your crap.
It's public knowledge that Jodie Fisher, the woman whose sexual harassment claims forced HP CEO Mark Hurd's resignation, was in softcore porn. What isn't widely-known is that a 20-year-old Fisher posed for Playboy in 1980. Well, we've got the pic.
Now that everyone has gotten over the shock of HP CEO Mark Hurd getting ejected on an August Friday afternoon—with the timing of the announcement obviously chosen to minimize bad PR—people are looking more closely at the details.
Fallen Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd was charged with "misusing company assets" after steering company money to his alleged love interest. But deploying corporate resources for personal interests is commonplace in Silicon Valley—even, it turns out, at HP.
Last week, Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd resigned after a sexual harassment investigation, earning himself a $28 million severance package. The woman involved has come forward, and it's... a skin-flick actress! (And saleswoman.) Want to see her sexy movies?
If we had $28 million dollars for every time we sexually harassed someone we would have $0. But HP CEO Mark Hurd snagged $28 million after trying to conceal a relationship with a contractor who said he sexually harassed her.
Mark Hurd, the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is resigning after a company investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him found "violations of the company's standards of business conduct." No replacement's been named yet. [NYT. Pic: Getty]
Rather than put more people on the street, Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd is cutting salaries by 5 percent or more across the board. It's a paycheck experiment never before tried at a company this large.