Webwire: HP board may oust CEO; PLDT denies airline buy rumors

Webwire: HP board may oust CEO; PLDT denies airline buy rumors

Staff writer  |   September 22, 2011
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HP's board may replace CEO Leo Apotheker with former eBay manager Meg Whitman, two sources say, and might also reevaluate the decision to spin off the PC business, according to a third.
 
Despite official denials, the Philippines' PLDT is still rumored to be considering a “white knight” buyout of the struggling Philippine Airlines.
 
Japanese companies including NTT, NEC, Mitsubishi and social network operator GREE have set up a new fund to provide early venture capital funding to internet start-ups
 
Apple has secured 40 patents in China covering products including the iPhone and iPad, in a bid to better protect its intellectual property in the nation.
 
Shareholders seeking to boost RIM’s fortunes by selling its patent horde will be disappointed, one analyst warns, because the retail price will be over $1 billion lower than the paper value.
 
Google has opened its Google+ social network service to public registration, and debuted a host of new features including improved topic search functionality. The site launched in beta in June.
 
India's BSNL has handed Sterlite Technologies a 1.14 billion rupee ($23.6 million) central office broadband system contract.
 
A UK children’s charity says parents must do more to monitor their children’s online activities, as research shows 21% of adults fail to keep adequate track of their child’s social networking habits compared to 13% that report doing so.
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