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HP to acquire Samsung’s printer business for $1 billion

Did you know Samsung makes printers? Well, not for long… because HP has just announced it’s acquiring Samsung’s printer business for a little over $1 billion. HP says its plan is to “disrupt and reinvent the $55 billion copier industry,” which the company says “are outdated, complicated machines,” while also strengthening HP’s consumer printer business. […]

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Epson EcoTank printers ditch ink cartridges for cheaper ink bottles

Tired of buying replacement ink cartridges for your printer? Epson has a new line of inkjet printers that doesn’t use cartridges. Instead, Epson EcoTank printers have refillable tanks, so instead of buying replacement cartridges, you buy bottles of ink to fill up the tank. How is that better? Because bottles will sell for $13 each […]

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HP plans to split into 2 companies: Are 2 better than one?

As expected, HP has announced plans to divide into two companies. One will be called HP Inc, and it’ll be a PC and printer company that creates devices fro the consumer market. It’ll also keep the HP logo. The other company will be called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and it’ll focus on providing hardware, software, and services to […]

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Tablet proliferation could save trees… does that make them good for the environment?

Morgan Stanley Research has put out a big report on tablets, looking at their role in the computer market. But the folks at All Things D noticed an interesting sidebar buried in the report: the growing popularity of tablets could lead to a decline in paper use. Here’s the idea: you don’t have to print […]