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Microsoft Snoops In Skype, Dissed By HP & More

Now, it seems, when HP CEO Meg Whitman is talking publicly she uses lots of breath praising HP’s new Android products while barely mentioning Windows 8, if she mentions it at all. Over at CNET, Brooke Crothers opines that HP and their ilk are merely hedging their bets, but we think something deeper is at play here. Hedging they may be, but they can do that only because they’re not scared of Ballmer & Company anymore. The big bad wolf, you see, needs a full set of dentures before his bite will be feared again – maybe not then.