Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein says that selling Palm to HP was a mistake.
With its webOS’s move to LG, its story has reached its latest, and perhaps strangest, chapter yet.
HP’s open source webOS project is on schedule, and one team has already brought it to the popular Galaxy Nexus.
HP may have failed at smartphones once before, but the company knows it can’t be absent from the market for long.
webOS daddy Palm is being reborn as Gram, but don’t expect a tablet from the new company.
It’s not a great day for HP employees. The company just announced it has laid off 275 employees from its webOS division, The Verge reported.
HP is moving forward with its plans to open source webOS, after failing to sell it off last year.
$1.2 billion. That’s how much HP paid for Palm last year, and it’s also how much the company was trying to sell its Palm assets for over the latter half of 2011, VentureBeat has learned.
Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman says tablets are still in the cards for the newly open sourced WebOS, despite lackluster sales for the mobile operating system’s original product, the Touchpad.
After shopping webOS around to major companies like Amazon and Qualcomm, HP has decided to make the platform available to the open source community, the company announced today.
New HP CEO Meg Whitman has a tough decision about what to do with webOS, so she’s given herself a little more breathing room by saying the final call will come in two weeks.
For some strange reason, HP is still really hot on the idea of mating webOS with its printers — to the point where it has become a crucial part of its negotiations to sell off its Palm assets.
In a company meeting Tuesday, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said she isn’t sure exactly what move to make with the company’s hobbled webOS operating system, reports The Verge.
The head of HP’s PC division Todd Bradley called a report yesterday that HP has decided to shut down its WebOS devision an “unfounded rumor.”
[Update: HP has since said this is an "unfounded rumor."]
An unauthorized shipment of TouchPads running the Android operating system has HP scrambling for leads, and open source advocates up in arms.
Editor's Pick Who will save what’s left of Palm from HP’s bumbling? It could be Amazon, as the online retailing giant is in serious negotiations to snap up Palm from HP, VentureBeat has learned.
The inevitable layoffs for workers in HP’s webOS division began this week, with the company planning to let as many as 525 workers go, reports All Things Digital.
Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung has quashed rumors that the company is interested in HP’s webOS software, saying that it would “never” pursue such a deal, Bloomberg reports.
Two weeks after announcing that it might be spinning off its PC business, HP is following through: It just put the business up for sale.
Customer relationship management (CRM) software provider Salesforce.com chief executive Marc Benioff said Hewlett-Packard made the right call by getting out of the PC industry.
App.net, a website for helping distribute and monetize mobile apps, got started in 2010 with iOS and Android. Today it is expanding its support to three new app platforms: Windows Phone 7 (WP7), Blackberry and HTML5.
Fans of Hewlett-Packard’s ill-fated TouchPad tablet might want to hold off on lamenting its death.
WebOS fans weren’t the only ones let down by HP’s sudden decision to give up on its mobile hardware weeks ago. Component suppliers who were gearing up to build 100,000 units of HP’s TouchPad Go, a 7-inch version of its tablet, were also left high and dry, Digitimes reports.
Samsung may be taking advantage of HP’s recent missteps. The company is reportedly thinking of purchasing HP’s webOS software, and it has also recruited HP’s ex-VP of PC marketing Raymond Wah, reports the Taiwanese news site Digitimes.
If recent news about HP’s bumbling of webOS is giving you a headache, you may want to stop reading right now.
Following HP’s swift destruction of its webOS ecosystem last week, Microsoft stepped up on Friday to give webOS developers a new home with free Windows Phone devices, training, and tools.
HP’s massive TouchPad fire sale won’t be hitting Best Buy stores in the U.S., as the retailer will be shipping its remaining stock back to HP, Engadget reports.
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“I don’t even want to look at the stock price today.”
One reason HP may have shuttered its webOS-based devices unit Thursday may be that its hardware was only half as fast as its major competitor.
In a move likely meant to stop employees from jumping out of windows, HP webOS VP Stephen DeWitt held a secret meeting with staff in the division yesterday to confirm that there is still a future for the OS, This Is My Next reports.
Hewlett-Packard’s announcement today that it will shut its WebOS operations and spin off its PC business is drawing some ridicule on Twitter. Among the witty cracks is a comment from Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, who wrote, “If HP spins off their PC business, maybe they will call it Compaq?”
Hewlett-Packard made some stunning decisions today that will affect its strategy for a long time to come. The announcements raise questions about what exactly is going through the mind of its chief executive, Léo Apotheker, and just how patient he will be when it comes to axing or keeping parts of the company that aren’t doing so well.
Hewlett-Packard is having quite a day.
Big companies go through a particular life cycle when it comes to expansion and vertical integration: They spend a lot of time growing businesses and then acquiring new ones. Hewlett-Packard did this when it acquired Compaq in 2001 under then-CEO Carly Fiorina.
When HP says it’s exiting its hardware business, you’d best believe. The company confirmed today that in addition to spinning off its PC hardware business, it’s also killing its webOS devices, including the TouchPad tablet, as well as the Pre and Pixi phones.