This week in pictures: Whitman takes the helm at HP

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Also: Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington; Page and Ellison fail at mediation; Al Gore slips iPhone 5 release date; Yahoo blocks emails about Wall Street protest; Richard Stallman attacks open source; and Kim Kardashian dresses as Slave Leia.

Meg Whitman as HP CEO: Obvious choice or obvious disaster?

Former eBay chief executive, current HP board member, replaces Leo Apotheker in top spot. Read more.

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HP confirms layoffs at Palm unit

HP has started laying off workers associated with last year's billion-dollar acquisition of Palm, as it closes down the mobile device business it planned to base on Palm's webOS. The news comes almost exactly a month after HP announced a sweeping reorganization and refocusing of its business. Read more.

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