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Jon Rubinstein: Validated, but Palm sale to HP was "a waste"
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 11, 2013
Given the chance to do things over again, former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein would not have sold the company to HP. When asked by FierceWireless about whether he would have done anything differently,...
The Palm Timeline
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 28, 2013
Palm Computing > US Robotics > 3Com > HandSpring > Palm > palmOne > Palm > HP > LG To say it's been a long and winding road for Palm and webOS would be an understatment....
Steve Jobs threatened Palm with a patent lawsuit should employee poaching contin
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 23, 2013
It's not news that late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs approached former Palm CEO Ed Colligan to instate a no-poaching agreement between the two companies. And it's no secret that...
Building Palm 2.0: Assemble your webOS hardware dream team [from the forums]
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 18, 2012
Let's say you have a few billion dollars burning a hole in your pocket (HP certainly doesn't). Being a good and loyal webOS fan, you decide that the best way to spend this money is to...
HP writes down $8.8 billion over 'improprieties' in the Autonomy acquisition (i.
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 20, 2012
It was a little over two years ago that HP hired former SAP chief Leo Apotheker to be the Palo Alto tech giant's new CEO. Apotheker came from a short tenure as CEO of German enterprise software...
webOS moving across the street next week, here's a first look inside
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 13, 2012
  With all of the layoffs and departures that have hit the webOS Global Business Unit, the headcount in Sunnyvale isn't nearly enough to justify the three whole buildings that had...
One year ago, HP cancelled webOS hardware and everything changed
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 18, 2012
August 17, 2011 was a weird day. The day prior the HP Pre3 became available in the UK with nary an announcement to herald its arrival. The 17th saw the surprise release of the white 64GB TouchPad in...
Derek's Sunnyvale Pilgrimage - what do you want to know?
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 01, 2012
Tomorrow, I, your fearless Editor-in-Chief, will be boarding an airplane bound for Salt Lake City. From there, I will board an airplane bound for San Jose, California. And from there, I will get in...
Read This: In depth on the rise and fall of webOS
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 05, 2012
The tl;dr version: webOS got screwed, time and time again. Sometimes by Palm's own ambitions, sometimes by supposed partners, and sometimes by fate. The Verge's Chris Zeigler has put...
HP earnings
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by Phil Nickinson
May 24, 2012
HP on Wednesday announced its Q2 2012 earnings. In an exceedingly dry news release, HP noted a 3 percent drop in revenue, from $31.6 billion a year ago to $30.7 billion for the three months ending...