Ashlee Vance and Stacy Cowley

Articles by Ashlee Vance and Stacy Cowley

Merged company starts off smoothly

The new Hewlett-Packard Co. will need to overcome countless challenges before it can call the acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. a success, but resellers, users and analysts say the company has started off smoothly.

Compaq shareholders approve acquisition

Shareholders of Compaq Computer Corp. approved the company's planned acquisition by Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) by a nine-to-one margin, Compaq announced Wednesday following a special shareholder's meeting in Houston.

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