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November 26 Update: This began as an HP/Xerox Dance, became an aggressive tango, and now almost fisticuffs. In its November 25 letter to Xerox, HP stated that “…we are not dependent on a Xerox combination” and “We will not let aggressive tactics or hostile gestures distract us…” Where will it all end? Read the full text of Xerox’s Nov. 26 letter.

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In Sunday’s letter, HP rejected Xerox’s “intent on forcing a potential combination” by issuing threats. The response was, “We will not let aggressive tactics or hostile gestures distract us…” HP’s response let Xerox know that ‘It’s YOU, not us’ who are responsible for stalling the deal. Then HP provides a long list of reasons why. Click through for...

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HP said ‘NO’ last week to Xerox’s buy offer. Yesterday, Xerox responded, asking “Why” since the offer was higher than your financial advisor set? Meanwhile, Carl Icahn now owns substantial share in both firms. What’s the next step in the dance? We are providing you Xerox’s offering letter, HP’s rejection letter, and Xerox’s response. Read on for mo...

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Deborah Corn’s podcast with Andy & Julie Plata discusses the future workforce as universities continue canceling graphic arts programs. The Platas share how a university upgraded courses, with industry vendor assistance, to attract digital-native millennials. Graduates learn to initiate, produce, and manage a broad mix of media disciplines - includ...

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