From the Wall Street Journal:

Federal regulators are investigating Mark Hurd’s departure from Hewlett-Packard Co., in a broad inquiry that includes claims the former chief executive shared inside information, people familiar with the matter said.

As part of the probe, the Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether Mr. Hurd passed information about H-P’s $13.9 billion acquisition of technology-consulting company Electronic Data Systems Corp. to a former H-P contractor in 2008 before the deal was announced, the people familiar with the matter said.
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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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