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From this morning’s San Jose Mercury News, I learned that HP CEO Carly Forina brought out the stars – Ben Affleck (also known as Ben Lopez), and some random B-listers. bq. In between all the celebrity razzle dazzle, there was one genuine piece of news: HP […]

From this morning’s San Jose Mercury News, I learned that HP CEO Carly Forina brought out the stars – Ben Affleck (also known as Ben Lopez), and some random B-listers.

bq. In between all the celebrity razzle dazzle, there was one genuine piece of news: HP this summer will begin selling an HP-branded version of Apple’s very popular iPod digital music player. “Our innovation strategy is to focus our efforts where we can make a unique contribution and lead, and partner for the rest,” Fiorina said. Or, to put it less kindly: If you don’t have bright ideas for the future, bring in big stars and start selling someone else’s hot product.

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