The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, February 24
As HP reports numbers, questions will be on its split
Hewlett-Packard is due to report its first-quarter results on Tuesday afternoon, but analysts will be more interested in hearing updates from CEO Meg Whitman on plans for the company’s split into two, says re/code. The company’s earnings are expected to hit $27.4 billion.
GOPers on FCC want to delay net neutrality vote
The two Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission want to put a last-minute roadblock in the way of a proposal to reclassify the Internet as a utility and put stronger net neutrality protections in place. In a move that’s unlikely to succeed, Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly want to delay the vote scheduled for Thursday, and have the FCC open the 332-page proposal to the public for comment. An agency spokeswoman said that the FCC already has already gotten “unprecedented levels of public comment on a variety of options” for net neutrality rules.