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HP's top lawyer resigns ... Yahoo buys Jumpcut.com ... Intel unveils new notebook platform
News: HP's general counsel quits
News: Accenture hands $3.7B UK health IT contracts to CSC
News: BenQ Mobile to file for bankruptcy in Germany
News: Yahoo buys Web video site Jumpcut
News: HP CEO describes a 'rogue' investigation
Tip: File sharing in Windows Vista
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HP's general counsel quits
Another top Hewlett-Packard Co. executive will leave the company, with HP's announcement on Thursday that its general counsel, Ann Baskins, has resigned, effective immediately.
Accenture hands $3.7B UK health IT contracts to CSC
Accenture Ltd. has walked away from two contracts to deliver regional IT systems and services to the U.K. National Health Service (NHS). An alliance led by Computer Sciences Corp. will take over the contracts, the companies announced Thursday. CSC already has contracts to deliver services in two other regions.
BenQ Mobile to file for bankruptcy in Germany
BenQ Mobile GmbH & Co. OHG plans to file for bankruptcy protection in Germany after its Taiwanese parent decided to stop investing in the money-losing operation, the mobile phone maker said Thursday.
Yahoo buys Web video site Jumpcut
Yahoo Inc. agreed to buy Web video editing and publishing site Jumpcut.com on Wednesday, as Internet companies continue to seek ways to compete with YouTube Inc.
HP CEO describes a 'rogue' investigation
Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Hurd blamed the scandal that has besieged his company on "a rogue investigation" that got out of hand, in an advance copy of his Congressional testimony released by a House Subcommittee on Wednesday.
HD DVD coming to Xbox 360 in US, Europe
Microsoft Corp. has expanded on its plans to launch an HD DVD drive for its Xbox 360 console to markets in North America and Europe, the company said at its X06 gaming event in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday.
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