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Topic: Palm

Apple licenses $10M in patents originally created by Palm, others

04/10/2013, 07:04 am

Apple has reached an agreement to license intellectual property from a Japanese company that owns patents originally created by Palm and PalmSource, creator of the Palm OS PDA operating system.

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LG acquires webOS from HP to power smart HDTV sets

02/25/2013, 09:02 am

LG on Monday announced it has acquired the webOS operating system from Hewlett-Packard, which it will use to power its next-generation television sets.

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Apple's iPhone tops JD Power satisfaction survey for 8th straight time

09/07/2012, 09:09 am

Apple's iPhone once again topped the J.D. Power and Associates rankings for customer satisfaction, marking 8 straight surveys of besting the competition.

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Former Apple exec and Palm chief Jon Rubinstein leaves HP

01/27/2012, 12:01 pm

Hewlett-Packard on Friday confirmed that Jon Rubinstein, who came to the company through its $1.2 billion purchase of Palm, has left the company.

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64GB iPhone 4S takes 21% of sales, 36% of iPhone buyers come from another platform

01/23/2012, 10:01 am

A new survey of recent iPhone customers found that 21 percent of iPhone 4S buyers chose Apple's highest capacity 64-gigabyte model, while 36 percent of users migrated from another platform like Android, BlackBerry or Palm.

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iPhone 4S launch propels surging Apple 20% to close the gap with Android

01/18/2012, 08:01 am

The launch of the iPhone 4S last October had an "enormous impact" on the U.S. smartphone landscape, boosting Apple's share among new buyers by almost 20 percent and putting it neck-and-neck with Android in December.

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HP to keep webOS, make available as an undefined open source project

12/09/2011, 02:12 pm

HP has finally outlined its plans for webOS today, stating that it will "contribute the webOS software to the open source community," apparently because it couldn't find a suitable buyer for the platform.

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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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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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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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HTC sues Apple for third time over patents it obtained from Google

09/07/2011, 06:09 pm

HTC this week used nine patents recently obtained from Google to up the ante in its high-stakes intellectual properly infringement war with Apple, slapping the iPhone maker with a third lawsuit while amending a previous complaint to allege broader infringement.

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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 slashes iPad-competing TouchPad price to $399 1 month after release

08/05/2011, 08:08 am

Just over a month after the HP TouchPad hit the market, its price has been cut by one-fifth for a special weekend sale intended to boost sales of the iPad-competing tablet.

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Google Android continues growth streak over Apple's iPhone

07/05/2011, 09:07 pm

Google's Android mobile OS has continued to widen its lead on Apple's iOS in terms of U.S. smartphone subscribers, while Research in Motion and Microsoft have fallen even further behind, according to a new survey.

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Palm chief addresses poor TouchPad reviews, compares webOS to Apple's early Mac OS X

07/05/2011, 12:07 pm

Former Palm CEO and current HP executive Jon Rubenstein sent a letter to employees addressing lukewarm reviews of its new TouchPad tablet, and suggested that criticism of its webOS operating system is similar to complaints reviewers had with early versions of Mac OS X.

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Apple's iPhone passes RIM's BlackBerry in US smartphone usage

06/03/2011, 03:06 pm

While the iPhone has outsold Research in Motion's BlackBerry line for some time now, a new survey found that Apple's handset has now surpassed RIM in terms of active U.S. users.

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Palm, Facebook investor changes tune on Apple over iPad, apps

04/14/2011, 09:04 pm

In a marked shift from his former belief that sales of the iPhone would dry up after two years, Roger McNamee, a prominent venture capitalist who has invested heavily in Palm and Facebook, said in an interview that Apple will likely lead a 10-year technology growth cycle with the continued success of the iPad and its App Store ecosystem.

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Gartner sees Apple's iPad dominating tablet market through 2015

04/11/2011, 10:04 am

Research firm Gartner sees Apple's iPad controlling the lion's share of the tablet market for the next three years, and remaining the top mobile platform in terms of sales through at least 2015.

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'Unstable performance' of Android 3.0 seen as benefit to Apple's iPad

04/08/2011, 03:04 pm

Tablet makers who craft their own mobile operating system -- particularly Apple and its iOS -- stand to gain from the "unstable performance" of Google's tablet-centric Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb.

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HP hires former Apple exec to pitch webOS to developers

02/10/2011, 02:02 am

HP has hired Richard Kerris, Apple's former Senior Director of Worldwide Developer Relations, to help attract developers to the webOS platform as it attempts to challenge Apple in the smartphone and tablet markets.

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