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Jonathan Rubinstein elected to QUALCOMM Board of Directors

Jonathan Rubinstein elected to QUALCOMM Board of Directors

QUALCOMM has officially announced that it has elected a new member to its corporate Board of Directors. The new member is Jonathan Rubinstein, and brings more than 30 years of experience in mobile, computing, and computer electronics to the table according to QUALCOMM. Rubinstein's last position was senior vice president of product innovation for HP.

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Jon Rubinstein leaves HP after webOS cut loose

Jon Rubinstein leaves HP after webOS cut loose

Jon Rubinstein, the ex Palm CEO who joined Hewlett Packard after the company acquired Palm back in April 2010, has left the company. No reason for the executive's departure has been given, though according to AllThingsD Rubinstein leaves HP effective today; "Jon has fulfilled his commitment and we wish him well,” HP spokeswoman Mylene Mangalindan said of the news. Rubinstein had been chief of the webOS division within HP, but was subsequently moved to a more generic "product innovation role."

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HP webOS gets exec shuffle: Rubenstein moves away, TouchPad owners concerned

HP webOS gets exec shuffle: Rubenstein moves away, TouchPad owners concerned

Ex Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein is stepping away from his central role in webOS management at HP, with Stephen DeWitt of the personal systems group stepping in to take charge of the TouchPad and smartphone platform. According to Palm, Rubenstein's new role as senior vice president for product innovation for the personal systems group will allow him to "leverage his experience with consumer products to propel innovation across a broad range of areas"; however, that isn't reassuring TouchPad owners, who are concerned that HP is diluting its enthusiasm for the webOS platform.

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Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

HP's decision to amputate its webOS hardware line and attempt to tourniquet the cash gush has left the platform's future in the air. The TouchPad and Pre lines may be dead in the water, but HP has made it clear that the company is "not walking away from webOS" but instead, according to developer relations VP for the platform Richard Kerris, intends to "explore the best hardware partner for it." Who, though, might be in the market for a plucky platform yet to find a manufacturer who can match it with appealing hardware? With the mobile segment in its current flux, there are some big names out there who could well be interested.

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Palm 9.5% “passive stake” hedge fund investment surprises analysts

Palm 9.5% “passive stake” hedge fund investment surprises analysts

After Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein dismissed talk of buy-outs with us the other day as "incessant" rumors, the company has just announced a new investor.  Harbinger Capital Partners have bought a 9.48-percent "passive stake" in Palm, joining 30-percent stakeholders Elevation Partners.  The move won't see Palm take any of the roughly $83m Harbinger spent on shares, but it will likely lend confidence in the firm's outlook.

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The Palm Paradox

The Palm Paradox

It's been a rough few weeks for the folks at Palm. First false rumors about Palm shutting down production lines, followed by less than stellar results have once again started the usual suspects putting Palm on either some death watch or have them about to be sold to (insert vendor's name here _____). Regarding the second, I don't believe Jon Rubenstein came out of retirement to build a world class product only to have it sold to (insert vendor's name here _____). But with regards to the whole death watch theme, Palm reminds me a lot of TiVo these days. It's not just the death watch meme that's plagued TiVo for years, it's the fact that Palm suffers from their own version of the TiVo paradox.

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Ex-Apple PR delivers Palm’s IP response

Ex-Apple PR delivers Palm’s IP response

Palm's response to Apple today was notable for a few reasons.  The obvious was their no-blink attitude, facing up to notoriously-litigious Apple and, in effect, telling them to put their lawsuit money where their IP mouth is.  Less obvious, but a whole lot more amusing, is Palm's choice of spokesperson: Lynn Fox, currently vice-president of public relations at Palm, and formerly head of Mac PR at Apple.

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HP TouchPad update due in ten days time

HP TouchPad update due in ten days time

HP will push out a webOS 3.0 update for the HP TouchPad tablet in around ten days time, according to personal systems group chief  Todd Bradley. Speaking on the shift of ex-Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein from his role as webOS lead to a more general position at the helm of product innovation, The Boston Globe reports, Bradley suggested that the TouchPad's July 1 release was, in fact, a "soft launch" for the slate, and that advertising and other efforts will be redoubled from next week.

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HP’s Rubinstein addresses TouchPad reviews; Compares webOS to early OS X feedback

HP’s Rubinstein addresses TouchPad reviews; Compares webOS to early OS X feedback

Ex-Palm CEO and current webOS lead at HP, Jon Rubinstein, has fired out an internal email of support to the TouchPad and webOS 3.0 teams at the company, urging them to keep faith in the product and platform despite mediocre day-one reviews. In the letter, leaked to PreCentral, Rubinstein cites early reviews of Mac OS X in which critics labeled it "sluggish" and derided its lack of apps, going on to say that "similarities to our situation are obvious."

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