Hewlett-Packard unveiled a new family of flexible laptop devices, starting with a notebook, the Pavilion x360, that can flip 360 degrees to transform into a tablet. The HP Split X2 tablet moves the hard drive from the keyboard base to the detachable tablet screen.
Hewlett-Packard has delayed new orders for its Slate 500 tablet until next year because of unexpectedly high demand for the product, according to reports, which quote buyers as being told of the back-ordering issue. HP issued the Windows-based tablet as an enterprise-oriented device.
Digitas CEO David Kenny expects no changes in the agency's dealings with General Motors in the wake of a top marketing executive leaving the Detroit automaker. Still, the Boston-based agency, whose third-quarter billings increased 43% from a year ago, is diversifying its portfolio with clients like KitchenAid, Pfizer and Hewlett Packard in Europe.
EBay chief Meg Whitman has sailed to the top of Fortune magazine's list of the world's most powerful corporate women, boosted by the online auction giant's $62 billion market value. Hewlett-Packard's Carly Fiorina, ranked No. 1 on the list for several years, slid to No. 2.