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HP considering sale of webOS to 'several' companies including Oracle

11/08/2011, 09:11 am

PC maker HP is said to still be considering the sale of its webOS mobile operating system, though any deal is expected to be less than the $1.2 billion it originally paid to acquire the platform from Palm.

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Microsoft axed Courier tablet in favor of 'Windows Everywhere' strategy - report

11/02/2011, 01:11 am

Software giant Microsoft scrapped the Courier tablet project last year because the device diverged from its strategy of bringing Windows everywhere without compromise, a new report claims.

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All prospects for an internal HP webOS largely destroyed

10/28/2011, 06:10 pm

HP announced yesterday that it would retain its PC business while deflecting questions about the future of webOS for at least another month, but insiders note that HP has already destroyed the viability of the project moving forward internally, leaving a sale of the group its best hope for survival.

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Apple updates Thunderbolt software, Aperture and printer drivers

10/27/2011, 08:10 pm

Following Wednesday's slew of software updates, Apple on Thursday issued a second Thunderbolt software update, alongside new HP and Epson printer drivers and a minor update to Aperture.

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HP to keep PC business, future of webOS still uncertain

10/27/2011, 05:10 pm

Two weeks after calling an internal all hands meeting to discuss the status of its Personal Systems Group making PCs and mobile devices, HP has finally announced it will keep the division rather than spinning it off or selling it.

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HP set to decide future of Palm, webOS this week

10/10/2011, 05:10 pm

HP is rumored to have finished the initial bidding process for its webOS unit and will hold an all-hands meeting tomorrow that may reveal its future plans for selling or spinning off the group, according to people familiar with the company's plans.

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Adobe keynote coincides with Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event

09/30/2011, 10:09 pm

Adobe is planning to hold a keynote on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. Pacific, the same date and time of Apple's highly-anticipated press event, where the company is expected to announce a next-generation iPhone.

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Rumor: Amazon eyeing purchase of HP's Palm division for webOS Kindles

09/30/2011, 09:09 am

Amazon is said to be considering a purchase of Palm, the smartphone maker now owned by Hewlett-Packard, and its webOS mobile operating system.

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Patent suit targets Apple, 26 others over wireless transactions

09/23/2011, 10:09 am

Apple is one of a long list of companies accused of patent infringement in a new lawsuit related to wireless recording of transactions.

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Gartner projects Apple's iPad to maintain 50% market share through 2014

09/22/2011, 11:09 pm

Apple's iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market, maintaining more than 50 percent market share through 2014, according to a new analysis.

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HP ousts Léo Apotheker, appoints Meg Whitman as new CEO

09/22/2011, 05:09 pm

HP's board has removed the chief executive it appointed just short of a year ago, Léo Apotheker, and has appointed former board member Meg Whitman in his place.

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HP may oust CEO after less than a year on the job

09/21/2011, 01:09 pm

After HP's TouchPad quickly flamed out against Apple's iPad and the company announced a controversial decision to spin off its low-margin PC business, Hewlett-Packard's board is now set to meet and consider ousting Leo Apotheker as its chief executive.

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Apple continues 'unstoppable' winning streak in customer satisfaction

09/20/2011, 09:09 am

Apple has once again topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for PC makers, making it eight years in a row that consumers have been most satisfied with the Mac maker.

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IDC: Apple's iPad 2 took market share from Android tablets in Q2 2011

09/14/2011, 10:09 am

Apple's iPad 2 took the lion's share of global tablet shipments in the second quarter of calendar 2011, with a 68.3 percent share, while Android's share of tablets slipped, according to the latest figures from IDC.

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Steve Jobs resignation has little effect on Apple product demand - report

09/13/2011, 09:09 pm

Consumer demand for Apple products is unlikely to be impacted by the resignation of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, says one of two new studies, while the other reaffirms that the iPad will continue “dominating” the enterprise tablet market for the foreseeable future.

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HTC eyeing webOS purchase to compete with Apple's iOS

09/12/2011, 11:09 am

Smartphone maker HTC has publicly stated it is considering buying its own mobile operating system platform, with HP's webOS a potential option for acquisition.

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HP's confounding call to build more TouchPads likely due to obligations

08/31/2011, 02:08 pm

With Hewlett-Packard estimated to lose $200 for each TouchPad it sells at a fire sale price of $99, the company's head-scratching decision to resume production of the failed tablet is likely a result of agreements made with component suppliers.

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HP considers reviving TouchPad after death sparks sudden demand

08/30/2011, 07:08 pm

Hewlett-Packard has suggested in an interview that it is considering reviving the TouchPad in view of a potential spinoff of its computer division, and has confirmed that “one last run” of webOS tablets will be manufactured to “meet unfulfilled demand.”

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HP favoring PC business spin-off over sale

08/29/2011, 08:08 pm

Hewlett-Packard revealed on Monday that the preferred strategic option for its struggling PC business is to spin it off into a separate company.

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Samsung rumored to buy webOS to compete with Apple's iOS, Mac OS X

08/29/2011, 10:08 am

In an effort to more directly compete with Apple's integrated hardware-software approach, Samsung is rumored to be interested in buying webOS from Hewlett-Packard.

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