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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 Jun. 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 Jan. 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 Feb. 28, 2012


Five ways Lenovo could outdo Google in remaking Motorola

Motorola's recent smartphones are good, but Lenovo has the chops to make them truly great.

By Jan. 29, 2014


WebOS lives on to make LG's smart TVs smarter

With WebOS debuting on LG's televisions, CNET takes a look back at the tortured history of the once promising mobile platform.

By Jan. 6, 2014


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 Jul. 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 Jun. 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 Dec. 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