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Mobile etiquette lessons with Palm CEO Ed Colligan
In a sworn statement made public today, former Palm CEO Edward Colligan says Jobs brandished patents when trying to get Palm to agree to a deal in which neither company would nick the other's employees.
A paper trail of e-mails published by The Verge from court filings suggest that technology firms agreed not to recruit employees from each other.
Despite speculation that Apple was thinking about taking legal action against Palm's Pre, Palm's CEO thinks Apple was just staking out a defensive position.
Steve Jobs in 2007 wanted to stop Apple execs from jumping ship to Palm, but Palm's then CEO Ed Colligan wouldn't strike a deal, Bloomberg News reports.
Ed Colligan is stepping down as chief of the smartphone maker, and Jon Rubinstein takes over.
Palm's fourth fiscal quarter was just like the last few: sales of the Centro are taking off, but Palm's making little if any money on the sale of each $99 smartphone.
Mobile computing pioneer Palm has been battered the past couple of years, but is pinning its hopes on a Linux-based mobile operating system designed around the Internet.
CEO Ed Colligan provided little details on the new operating system at Palm's investor and analyst conference today.