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Jon Rubinstein leaves HP

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jan 2012 12:50 User comments (3)

Jon Rubinstein leaves HP In April 2010, HP announced it was purchasing the struggling smartphone maker Palm for $1.2 billion, after at least four other companies gave serious bids.
Palm had put itself up for sale that March after it became clear that the company's phones were not selling and it only had enough cash to last the next 12 months.

With the acquisition, former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein came on board as high-ranking executive at HP, with a commitment to stay 12-24 months.

After a rough year at HP, in which the company discontinued all of its webOS hardware projects and then turned the software open-source after unsuccessfully trying to sell it, Rubinstein has left. Says HP: "Jon has fulfilled his commitment to HP. We wish him well."

A spokesperson for Rubinstein says the exec is "going to take a well deserved break after four and a half years of developing webOS."

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3 user comments

129.1.2012 19:33

Once he found out that WebOS (Palm) was a dud, he got the hell outta there, and I don't blame him for leaving either.

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230.1.2012 14:39

Will be interesting to see how well the company does with the edited by ddp gone.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Jan 2012 @ 23:42

330.1.2012 23:44

hearme0, do that again & it will be a permanent ban, post edited.

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