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Today’s e-Reads: HP Braces for Trouble; E.U. Ponders Microsoft-Skype Deal Today’s e-Reads: HP Braces for Trouble; E.U. Ponders Microsoft-Skype...

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Today’s e-Reads: HP Braces for Trouble; E.U. Ponders Microsoft-Skype Deal

A week after firing its CEO, Hewlett-Packard has hired Goldman Sachs to help defend itself from activist shareholders who may be unhappy with the company’s recent moves, The Wall Street Journal reported. Hewlett-Packard directors were concerned about a potential bid from Oracle as the company brought in Meg Whitman as CEO, Bloomberg reports

An Italian software maker has asked European authorities to block Microsoft’s purchase of Skype unless it agrees to remove the Internet phone service from Microsoft’s Office product, according to The New York Times


Google plans to build three data centers in Asia, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Time magazine questions whether Facebook's new features have irreversibly changed social networking.

Internet advertising revenue jumped 23 percent in the first half of the year, according to Bloomberg.


Apple is planning an iPhone-related event on Oct. 4, fueling speculation that it will unveil the next iteration of the device, the Associated Press reports.

The other Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi, tells the San Jose Mercury News how her work to help make Facebook a valuable tool during the 2008 elections inspired her to strike out on her own.

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