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HP CEO reiterates claims that the firm is back on track

Charlotte Jee | June 16, 2014
HP CEO Meg Whitman claimed that the company ‘has turned the corner' and is ‘back on a stable footing' during her keynote speech at the firm's biannual event ‘Discover'.

She referred to various notable products through the firm's history such as audio oscillators used by Disney for the film Fantasia in 1940, the first desktop calculator in 1968, the first rack mount server in 1999, its blade server launched in 2002 and HP Moonshot released last year, which the company claims is the world's first software defined server.

Whitman even staked a claim for HP as the original pioneer in wearable technology. She said: "Today the next big thing is often said to be wearables. Well, HP was a pioneer in wearables a long time ago. We created first wearable in 1977. I'm wearing one right now and it still works."

 

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