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Topic: WebOS

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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Briefly: First Enyo-based iOS app, New Zealand trademark dispute

02/06/2012, 07:02 pm

The first app developed for Apple's iOS using the now open-source Enyo 2.0 framework has hit the App Store, while Apple seeks to bar the trademarking of a mobile device case called the "driPhone" in New Zealand.

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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 says it will build new webOS powered tablets by 2013

12/09/2011, 03:12 pm

While stating her company would "bet heavily with Windows [8 tablets]" in the short term, HP chief executive Meg Whitman stated that the company will return to building a webOS tablet by 2013, if not next year.

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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 CEO rumored to pronounce fate of webOS on Friday

12/08/2011, 11:12 pm

After months of deliberation, Hewlett Packard's new CEO Meg Whitman is rumored to announce the PC maker's plans for webOS on Friday.

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HP CEO: Apple likely to take away PC leadership position next year

11/30/2011, 05:11 pm

HP's new chief executive Meg Whitman told journalists Apple was doing "a great job" and that her company's once much smaller rival could likely pass HP to become the world's leading PC maker next year.

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HP's Chairman using MacBook Air, may detail webOS plans next week

11/23/2011, 05:11 pm

HP is expected to finally announce a future path for its webOS platform next week, on the heels of an embarrassing PR photo portraying chairman Ray Lane using a MacBook Air at home.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apple's iOS unaffected by malware as Android exploits surge 76%

08/24/2011, 12:08 am

A new study has found that iOS remained untouched by malware during the second quarter, while Android faced 76 percent more threats than in the first quarter, making it the most targeted mobile platform.

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