HP minus iPod: Why it makes sense

For the past decade or so, HP has been too focused on deciding who to be like, rather than on finding its own way.
Peter Burrows

Financially speaking, Mark Hurd's decision for Hewlett-Packard to stop selling Apple Computer's iPod music player is very nearly a non-event. With just 5% of all iPod sales, revenues from the "Apple iPod from HP" have been a rounding error for HP since the deal commenced in early 2004.

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