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Monday, April 26, 2010

HP Drawn Into German Kickbacks Investigation

Hewlett Packard / HP Printer Cartridges Three one-time employees of HP were arrested by German officials, investigating alleged kickbacks paid in connection with an HP contract for Russian law enforcement equipment, according to The New York Times.

Hewlett-Packard is cooperating with German and Russian authorities after news that three people who worked in a Germany office of the California-based PC manufacturer were arrested by German authorities.

The arrests came as part of an investigation into “alleged kickbacks paid in connection with a contract to supply equipment to Russian law enforcement,” The New York Times reported April 15.

The kickbacks are said to have occurred from 2000 to possibly 2007 and totaled approximately $10.9 million.

The Times quoted a spokesperson for the Dresden state’s attorney’s office who said that two of the people no longer worked for HP, but he was unclear about the third. An HP spokesperson in Switzerland declined to offer clarification, according to the Times.

The investigation included nine individuals in all. In addition to the three affliated with HP, three Russians and three Germans, said to have worked as middlemen for smaller firms, were also involved. Though the Times reports that they have not been arrested.

“This is an investigation of alleged conduct that occurred almost seven years ago, largely by employees no longer with HP," a spokesperson for HP told eWEEK. "We are cooperating fully with the German and Russian authorities and will continue to conduct our own internal investigation.”

While HP is the leading PC manufacturer both worldwide and in the United States, it began 2010 with growth below the worldwide average, according to April 14 reports from Gartner and IDC. While HP improved worldwide sales by 19.9 percent between the first quarters of 2009 and 2010, Acer grew its shipments by 54.3 percent, Lenovo saw 59.2 percent growth and Asus posted an impressive 114.8 percent growth.

Original Source: HP Drawn Into German Kickbacks Investigation

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Lexmark Laser Technology Presentation

Learn how Lexmark laser printer technology works in this video from n-tara interactive. The complexities of laser printing are simplified using highly informative 3D animation.

Found on YouTube

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Inkjet cartridge trick that can Save A Lot of Money

Question: When my printer shows the ink cartridge as empty is it really empty?

Answer: Many manufacturers have installed small chips onto the cartridges to perform certain checks of the printer system. One of these functions is to monitor the remaining ink supply so they can sell you more ink and market their product directly to you. Many times the "low ink warning system" is not a very accurate program.

Watch this video and maybe you can improve the accuracy of the ink monitoring system.

Original video source: A Handy Trick to Get More from Your Inkjet Cartridges

Remember the money you save is YOUR MONEY.

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