Daily: A brief post about mergers, accounting and shareholder value using Hewlett Packard

Below are a number of articles I feel are worth reading on the Hewlett Packard acquisition of Autonomy and the accounting scandal associated with writedowns from that acquisition. I want to briefly analyse the fallout from this episode from a number of different levels from the economy-wide macro to the company specific and investing.
First, looking at the autonomy acquisition from an economy-wide perspective, HP's quarterly report is interesting.  Here's how Tech Crunch reported the earnings re...

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