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H-P (HPQ) has hired Microsoft (MSFT) North American chief Robert Youngjohns to be the new head...

H-P (HPQ) has hired Microsoft (MSFT) North American chief Robert Youngjohns to be the new head of its Autonomy enterprise search/analytics software unit. Like Autonomy itself, Youngjohns hails from the U.K. He arrives shortly after H-P kicked out Autonomy founder/ex-CEO Mike Lynch in response to a stunning license revenue drop, and as H-P struggles to overhaul Autonomy's sales infrastructure in the midst of widespread defections. H-P bought Autonomy for over $10B last year.
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  • p_medica
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    Thanks Leo, you piece of c@#p for paying 22x revenue for a company one of your buddies owned and taking what we had left in the treasury and spending it! What a great growth strategy that was!! 58B of Goodwill on the balance sheet was just tooooo good!
    7 Sep 2012, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • Big Moose
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    Another stunning hire at the executive management level by HP! This man (Robert Youngjohns) was a disaster at Sun, ran Callidus to ground before he vanished to MSFT.. Way to go Meg!
    10 Sep 2012, 02:10 AM Reply Like
  • MSF INVESTMENTS
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    Technicals are all bullish on Microsoft with resistance at $32.00.

     

    We will see Microsoft at least at $40.00 by this year.

     

    Lahiem
    10 Sep 2012, 04:28 AM Reply Like
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