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Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein calls sale to HP 'a waste'

Three years after the $1.2 billion acquisition, Rubinstein says it's unlikely he would have supported the deal if he'd had any idea that Hewlett-Packard would abandon WebOS.

By June 11, 2013


Former Palm CEO Rubinstein out at HP

Jon Rubinstein, who was brought into the fold after Hewlett-Packard acquired Palm, is leaving the company after a failed bid to turn WebOS into a mobile powerhouse.

By January 27, 2012


Ex-Palm chief joins Qualcomm's board

Jonathan Rubinstein most recently led product innovation at Hewlett-Packard, and he also had ties to Apple earlier in his career.

By May 6, 2013


HP cuts 270 employees from webOS division

According to The Verge, HP's axe falls on the troubled division for cost-cutting reasons, and calls into question the computing giant's commitment to the platform.

By February 28, 2012


WebOS chief: Don't fret over TouchPad reviews

An internal e-mail from HP Senior VP Jon Rubinstein shows him cheering up his staff by comparing complaints about WebOS and the company's new TouchPad to the first reviews of Apple's Mac OS X.

By July 5, 2011


WebOS could come to non-HP gadgets

WebOS, the operating system that powers the HP Pre 3 and HP TouchPad, could end up on non-HP devices, according to one of the company's execs.

By June 2, 2011


Palm's losses decline for second quarter

It's another losing quarter for the smartphone maker, but the company is showing some progress.

By December 17, 2009


Palm shows Pre at D

Former Apple hardware guru Jon Rubinstein touts Palm's Pre and its rival to the App store, an iTunes sync feature, and the ability to search Twitter.

By May 28, 2009


Palm settles shareholder suit

Similar class action suits remain open. The smartphone maker will hold a special meeting this month where shareholders can vote on the impending sale to HP.

By June 9, 2010


HP TouchPad 32GB to sell for $599 at Wal-Mart?

A leak of an internal Wal-Mart document shows what the retailer plans to sell HP's first touchscreen tablet for, but doesn't say when it will go on sale.

By May 20, 2011