HP Tries A Little Voodoo To Get Spying Scandal Out Of The Headlines
from the do-something-pressworthy-quick! dept
With 10 of the folks involved in the HP spying scandal choosing to plead the fifth at various times during Congressional hearings, Patricia Dunn still acting combative and HP CEO actually taking some responsibility (which Dunn still refuses to do), it's no surprise that someone at HP decided they might as well try to announce something unrelated to the scandal. Apparently, the company has followed Dell's purchase of Alienware and bought VoodooPC to act as their high-end line for gamers. The company claims that they've been in discussions with HP for almost two years, but the talks only recently sped up. Yes, it's cynical to think the timing of the announcement had anything to do with the scandal (or, specifically, the hearings today) -- so we'll give the company the benefit of the doubt here and assume it's just a coincidence.