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HP Makes Boring News with Fortify Acquisition

So, this morning, when your editor saw an e-mail from his colleague, Jeff Schwartz, with "HP" in the subject line, he naturally thought, "Yes! Another Mark Hurd story! Thank you, HP, for this gift that keeps on giving."

Alas, Jeff's story was "only" about HP buying a company called Fortify, a security-software company that... Oh, never mind. Our heart's not in it. Just when news in the dog days of summer was starting to dry up like the Red Sox' playoff chances, Hurd came along like a cool rain on yet another 90-plus-degree day.

But this darn 24-7 news cycle is pretty unforgiving (Do you still remember who Steve Slater is?), so HP is back to making dull corporate news now. Whoopee. At some point, though, the tech giant will have to name another CEO. (Where have you gone, Carly Fiorina? Oh, to the U.S. Senate, maybe? That's weird.) Anyway, Jeff did a nice job with the Fortify thing, so give it a read while we at RCPU scour the Web for Perez Hilton-like stories about tech CEOs.

Posted by Lee Pender on August 18, 2010 at 11:56 AM


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