Daily Archives: October 1, 2010

Apple TV is the best set-top box out there for streaming movies, music and photos to your TV, from my first impressions of trying Apple’s new device.

But it also has the potential to be much more and, contrary to Steve Jobs’ assertion that users don’t want a computer by their sets, Apple TV might just become one. Read more

After the mess of Mark Hurd’s departure, it’s good to see that Hewlett-Packard’s board has learnt a few lessons.

Leo Apotheker’s employment contract, on file today with the SEC, reveals that the new CEO has no guaranteed contract term. Instead, he is employed “at will”, which effectively makes it easier for the company to dispense with his services any time it likes.

Perhaps even more important is HP’s stipulation of the circumstances in which it can sack Mr Apotheker “for cause” – another glaring omission from the Hurd contract, and an issue over which HP has been heavily criticisedRead more

The debutantes of the tech start-up world emerged to make their pitches in September at Demo Fall 2010 in Silicon Valley and TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

After looking in earlier posts at Bump.com and other startups presenting, this week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section takes a view on some of the gadgets that could be heading your way from these shows and their chances of success. Read more