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HP's board has elected ex-SAP CEO Léo Apotheker as their company's new CEO and president, and provided him with a seat on the board. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers managing partner Ray Lane was also named as non-executive chairman with a seat on the board. "Léo is a strategic thinker with a passion for technology, wide- …

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Anonymous Coward

Is someone trying to mend fences with Oracle

or

is someone have a quick stir?

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Anonymous Coward

Considering...

who we just hired as our new non-exec chairman (this guy: http://news.cnet.com/2009-1001-243126.html) I'd say not

Someone said there was an article floating around with the title "HP declares war on Oracle" or something like that

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Megaphone

@AC nend fences?

Ray Lane .. as in ex-Orcl? that's not so much mending fences as in creating a new Berlin Wall ....

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Now THAT

is what I call a slap in the face to Oracle.

Bring on the war, and let the best businesspeople be the victors. To arms, lads! To arms!

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Grenade

5th on the list

It's bad when the top 4 tell you thanks but no thanks. HP is f'd and its not worth the millions for the headache.

I saw today two IBMers were offered the job and said no. I also heard Charles Phillips was offered and #2 at Apple.

Praise the lord for the ink cash cow, otherwise this sick puppy would have to be put down.

Go Razorbacks!

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Welcome

Make it so!

Looks scarily like Jean-Luc Picard !

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