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HP announces annual results and launches investigation into Autonomy acquisition

HP has announced financial results for its financial year, which ended on 31st October 2012. Net revenue was down 5% year-on-year to $120.4 billion (£75.6 billion), with the company making a $12.7 billion loss. Last year, HP made $7.1bn profit.

The company noted that it had recorded a one-off charge of approximately $8.8 billion related to Autonomy in the fourth quarter.

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HP releases Open webOS 1.0

Already ported to HP PC and Nexus smartphone

Last year HP decided to stop producing tablets and phones that ran its webOS mobile operating system, later deciding to contribute its webOS software to the open source community.

It’s now released the first full version of the operating system, Open webOS 1.0, which can be ported to new devices.

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O2 UK helps brands add augmented reality to their marketing campaigns

Telefónica Digital has announced a global partnership with augmented reality platform Aurasma that’ll see AR technology becoming one of the media services offered to Telefonica’s advertising partners.

The agreement will start in the UK with O2 Media helping brands integrate augmented reality with their marketing campaigns alongside other technologies such as location-based marketing and mobile coupons.

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Intel, HP and Apple commended for tackling 'conflict minerals'

Intel, HP and Apple commended for tackling 'conflict minerals'

A number of major consumer electronics companies are leading the way in rejecting the use of ‘conflict minerals’ that are mined illegally and traded illicitly, according to a new report.

The Enough Project, a US-based group working to end genocide and crimes against humanity, has published a report that assesses consumer electronics companies on their progress toward responsible and conflict-free supply chains. It comes two years after a law in the USA required companies to ensure any raw materials they used weren’t linked to the Congo conflict.

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Podcast - 30th May 2012

This week's mobile industry news podcast from The Fonecast takes a gloomy look at HP's job losses, the end of the Cisco Cius tablet and the growth in Android malware - before cheering up with encouraging news from Orange, Yahoo! and Sidecar.

You can listen to the programme on our website audio player, via iTunes, by using our RSS feed or by downloading the MP3.

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