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HP appoints webOS and cloud tsar

HP appoints webOS and cloud tsar

HP has appointed a new chief strategy officer, with Bill Veghte taking on the challenge to "lead HP's cloud and webOS open source initiatives." Veghte, currently EVP of HP Software - a role he will continue to fulfill - will be charged with "keeping HP on the cutting edge of innovation", though webOS fans will likely be more interested in how the exec handles the open-sourcing of the ex-Palm platform.

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Sluggish code and HP power plays blamed for webOS’ failure

Sluggish code and HP power plays blamed for webOS’ failure

Angry ex-webOS team members have blamed poor code decisions by software-naive execs for the platform's demise, as well as power struggles amid the OS' adoption by HP. Jon Rubinstein - at the time CEO of Palm - opted for WebKit as the underlying engine on which webOS apps would run, something Paul Mercer, former senior director of software at Palm, tells the NYTimes was a huge mistake. "We just weren’t able to execute such an ambitious and breakthrough design" the ex-software chief argued, suggesting that WebKit simply wasn't up to running applications at the same speed as users experienced on, say, the iPhone.

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Final decision on the fate of WebOS to be decided today

Final decision on the fate of WebOS to be decided today

In November, we heard that a meeting to decide the fate of WebOS was happening within two weeks. HP is set for an all hands on deck meeting today to decide the fate of WebOS. The word of the meeting surfaced yesterday and it is set for this morning. Precentral reports that HP CEO Meg Whitman has looked at all the options and made a decision on the fate of the OS. The meeting is reportedly set for 10:30 PST.

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HP webOS decision within two weeks

HP webOS decision within two weeks

HP will announce a decision regarding the future of webOS within the next two weeks, CEO Meg Whitman has confirmed, as the company attempts to hold off Apple and readies its first Windows 8 tablet. Apple could well overtake HP in 2012, Whitman said in interview with French paper Le Figaro, though the chief exec said the products she has introduced into the pipeline should make the company more competitive when they arrive in 2013.

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HP & Intel open Palm sale talks; webOS printers still in pipeline

HP & Intel open Palm sale talks; webOS printers still in pipeline

HP is still quietly shopping webOS around among with other Palm assets, according to sources, but insisting that potential buyers of the platform agree to license it back for use in future HP printers. Intel has just entered discussions with HP, a source close to the negotiations spilled to VentureBeat, while Qualcomm - despite sidestepping any suggestions of interest in webOS - is also said to be still in the running.

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HP TouchPad Go 7-inch WebOS tablet emerges

HP TouchPad Go 7-inch WebOS tablet emerges

When HP first launched its 10-inch TouchPad webOS tablet, it was planning a follow-up with a smaller 7-inch model called the TouchPad Go. Unfortunately, with HP's abrupt decision to scrap the entire webOS ecosystem back in August, it's unlikely that we'll be seeing the TouchPad Go hitting the market. But we do get a glimpse at what could have been with several photos of the device surfacing today.

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Rumor: HP considers WebOS sale again

Rumor: HP considers WebOS sale again

So far, WebOS has failed at every turn. The operating system failed at Palm when the company tried to put it inside a new smartphone. HP paid big money for Palm after that failure to the tune of $1.2 billion just to get WebOS. HP turned around and tossed the OS onto a tablet only to see it fail miserably and leave the market after only about a month on sale. The only mild success that WebOS has recorded was when the HP Touchpad tablets went on the sub-$100 fire sale.

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HP may completely shutdown WebOS after all

HP may completely shutdown WebOS after all

According to the Guardian, internal HP sources have revealed that the company will be shutting down WebOS. HP had just confirmed yesterday that it will be keeping its PC business, reversing plans to spin-off the PSG division, and although it had insisted back in August that it would continue to support the WebOS software, a complete shutdown of the division looks to be imminent.

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Rumor: Head of webOS dev relations to leave HP

Rumor: Head of webOS dev relations to leave HP

I never really understood why HP thought buying Palm for $1.2 billion simply to get hands on webOS was a good idea. Palm was unable to mount anything resembling a fight against Android and iOS in the smartphone OS wars making webOS an also ran at best. Still HP plunked down big cash, revamped webOS slightly and tossed it onto the market inside the TouchPad only to see the tablet fail miserably.

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HP webOS still heading to printer range says insider

HP webOS still heading to printer range says insider

After the fail of the HP tablet that ran webOS, many of us assumed that HP would take a hint and the OS was dead. Apparently, that isn’t the case with a spokesperson telling Pocket-lint that the firm would be putting webOS inside its printer line still. I just don’t see any OS inside a printer taking off and this idea seems as destined to fail as the tablet was. The statement was made to Pocket-lint in Dublin at the HP Impact event.

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