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The sale of Autonomy to Hewlett Packard: good news or bad news?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dr Shai Vyakarnam was challenged with this question on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme (19 Aug) as Cambridge software firm Autonomy, founded by entrepreneur Dr Mike Lynch OBE, was sold to Hewlett Packard for around $7billion. Is this another UK tech firm losing its independence to a US giant multinational or a great entrepreneurial success story that’s good for Cambridge and the UK economy?

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