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Could a Kickstarter campaign raise enough to make new webOS devices?
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 19, 2012
There's been a big question mark hanging over webOS since HP announced their plans to open source the operating system: then what? Come September, assuming HP has met their roadmap obligations,...
Oracle considered purchasing Palm or RIM to jump into the smartphone business
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 17, 2012
April 2010 brought the surprise announcement that HP was purchasing Palm for $1.2 billion. It wasn't a surprised that Palm was for sale or that they had found somebody to buy them up, the...
Fast, good, or cheap - or why you can't build a smartphone
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 21, 2012
Every other week or so a new thread pops up in the webOS Nation Forums about the possibility of building our own webOS smartphones or tablets. It always seems to garner a bit of attention,...
Palm veteran Fred Patton takes the reins of webOS Developer Relations
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 15, 2012
Nearly five months ago HP VP of webOS Developer Relations Richard Kerris vacated his post for a new job at Nokia, just eight months after he was trotted out before the world at Think Beyond. Granted...
Open Source
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 14, 2012
In a new posting to the HP webOS Developer Blog, webOS CTO Sam Greenblatt announced that HP intends to publish additional components from the already-released webOS 3.0.5 to open source, branding...
Phil McKinney
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 13, 2012
Phil McKinney left his position as HP CTO and chief big thinker at the end of this past October. Since then he published a new book, Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing...
HP cutting webOS staffing by half, engineering employees on the way out
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 28, 2012
HP today announced that as part of their transition to making open source software instead of devices and hardware they are further reducing the headcount at what remains of the webOS unit....
Hoping Android falters won't work
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 16, 2012
Yesterday HP CEO Meg Whitman spoke at the HP Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas, touching on HP's multi-year commitment to webOS. It's stuff we like to hear - that even though it will...
webOS on Android hardware
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 15, 2012
webOS and Android both have something very fundamental in common - they're based off of the Linux open source kernel. Up until the decision to go open source, Palm and then HP used a custom...
Meg Whitman
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 15, 2012
HP CEO Meg Whitman took to the stage at HP's Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas today, and what she said was both encouraging and left us with our mouths hanging wide open. According to...