It's only been a little over a year since former HP CEO Mark Hurd resigned in a hailstorm of innuendo and disgrace, but—with HP having had two CEOs and a webOS saga since then—it already feels like ancient history. So this, er, blow by blow of sexual harassment charges dug up by AllThingsD? Strictly for you lovers of…
HP has named Léo Apotheker as its next Chief Executive Officer and President, effective November 1st. Apotheker was previously the CEO of SAP, the world's largest business software applications corporation.
The Mark Hurd saga has taken a not-unpleasant turn: the suit that his former employer, HP, leveled at his new employer, Oracle, has been resolved. Hurd has apparently agreed to waive half his separation compensation in the settlement.
Earlier we heard that HP is suing its former CEO, Mark Hurd, to protect trade secrets. Now we're hearing the harsh response coming from Hurd's new employer, Oracle:
Mark Hurd, the former HP CEO who was ousted last month amidst allegations of sexual harassment, just got a new job title: Co-President of Oracle. Shortly thereafter, he got slapped with a civil complaint from his former employer who says that his new position will necessarily require him to divulge HP trade secrets:
Following Reuters' sources-led report on Oracle offering former HP top man Mark Hurd a job, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed it. Hurd will be co-president of the Oracle brand (reporting to his public supporter CEO Larry Ellison), and will sit on the board of directors. He'll share co-presidency duties with Safra…
Sure, her Playboy spread was pretty sexy, but a CEO really shouldn't be googling* one of his hired marketing contractors whilst on the job. Computer analysis of Mark Hurd's computer has discovered he watched some of Fisher's saucy videos.
A lawsuit has been filed against the HP board of directors on behalf of an HP shareholder. The suit is alleging that the directors "violated their fiduciary duties in connection with the events surrounding the resignation" of former CEO Mark Hurd:
The lure of a sex scandal (even if they just dined out a few times!), a softcore porn actress, and the world's largest PC maker was too much for this Taiwanese news outlet to bear. So, to the animation desk!
Of all those offering their take on Mark Hurd's bizarre, unexpected resignation as HP's CEO, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of database software company Oracle, might be the loudest yet. He thinks HP's board just made a very stupid decision.
Jodie Fisher, the former HP contractor who sued former HP CEO Mark Hurd for sexual harassment, stated this evening that she is "surprised and saddened" he is without a job. And she was a softcore porn and reality TV actress.
Recently resigned HP CEO Mark Hurd has purportedly settled with his accuser out of court, sources told Reuters this weekend. The settlement will end legal proceedings, as the woman, a former HP contractor, has agreed to drop all complaints.