Here’s a quick digest of the news you need to know from the past hour:
- 4 HP directors are stepping down – these are the one who pushed out Mark Hurd in the weird soap opera style of the “he said,” “she said” variety. Joel Hyatt, John Joyce, Robert Ryan and Lucille Salhany will step down, and five new members will take their places on Friday, bringing the total number of board members to 13. The five incoming members of HP’s board are: Shumeet Banerji, CEO of Booz & Company; Gary Reiner, formerly of General Electric; Patricia Russo, former CEO of Alcatel-Lucent; Dominique Senequier, CEO of AXA Private Equity; and Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay.
- HP is also investigating Hurd’s exit from the company. This is truly the never-ending tech story.
- Google had a blow out quarter and Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO – to be replaced by past CEO Larry Page.
- Bonus news: Headsets are getting accelerometers meaning soon we may not have to press buttons at all to communicate.