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HP CEO Whitman Says Autonomy Is Its Last Big Software Deal

October 05, 2011

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. won’t look for big takeover targets in the software industry following its $10.3 billion purchase of Autonomy Corp., Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said at an event in San Francisco today.

“It’s certainly the end of big acquisitions,” said Whitman, when asked whether she would continue the software expansion strategy of her predecessor, Leo Apotheker, who was ousted as CEO last month.

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