By Vangie Beal
May 8, 2002
(AP) With Silicon Valley's harshest proxy fight fading into history, Hewlett-Packard Co. finally began absorbing Compaq Computer Corp. and announced which of the companies' products will live and die. Standing in front of multicolored panels bearing employee pictures and the words "we are ready," HP's top executives told a news conference Tuesday that HP and Compaq's Web sites had been meshed, and the 150,000 employees had gotten "playbooks" explaining the transition.
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