Tag Archive: HP

If Palm were for sale today, the deal would probably be a lot more interesting

Jul. 18, ‘11: HP acquired Palm last April for $1.2 billion, winning a bake-off that also included RIM, Apple, and Google, according to my reporting last summer. A lot has changed since then — both at HP and in the mobile industry — … Continue reading →

The notebook PC market has hit the wall — except for Apple

Jul. 12, ‘11: The iPad has hit the notebook PC market hard. A market that was growing 20% to 40% year-over-year per quarter just a couple of years ago is now basically flat. Yet Apple — the company that is leading the tablet … Continue reading →

Jon Rubinstein’s new job at HP: Make it more like Apple

Jul. 11, ‘11: Jon Rubinstein, the former Apple engineering exec, has a new job at HP. He is no longer directly in charge of WebOS — the mobile operating system he developed while running Palm, which HP acquired last year. Rubinstein’s new title is “senior … Continue reading →