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LG Readies Updated WebOS Smart TV Platform to Meet Android TV Head-On

June 26, 2014 11:17 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

LG said it has a new version of its WebOS software that it plans to bake in to all its smart TVs starting next year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Korean company’s talk of smart TV software comes just as Google finished showing off its new Android TV platform. Google announced its big-screen version of Android will be on Sony and Sharp smart TVs by 2015.

CES: LG to Use Palm's Mobile Software for Smart TVs

January 6, 2014 4:39 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG unveiled webOS-based smart TVs at a trade fair in Las Vegas, less than a year after it bought...

LG Acquires WebOS From HP

February 26, 2013 10:30 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The Korean electronics company just acquired HP’s now defunct mobile operating system...

Chubby Checker Suing HP, Palm Over App

February 14, 2013 10:36 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

His attorney, Willie Gary, claimed in a press release the app has caused “irreparable damage and...

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HP Donates Phones to Help Fight Malaria

June 6, 2011 7:50 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

HP may not be selling boatloads of Palm Pre 2 devices, but it's putting hundreds of them to good use in Botswana, Africa.

Opinion: HP Justifies Palm Acquisition

February 10, 2011 7:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Yesterday's HP event was as much about a couple of smartphones and a tablet as it was about justifying to investors the $1.2 billion the company spent to acquire Palm.

Palm Head: Turnaround Hurt by Swifter Peers

December 8, 2010 7:05 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The head of Palm said the company's attempt at a turnaround was thwarted by competitors that simply moved too quickly.

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Palm Reaches Settlement Related to HP Acquisition

June 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Palm is close to settling at least one lawsuit related to HP's acquisition of the company.

webOS UI Guru Leaves Palm

May 27, 2010 7:43 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Palm has lost its user interface guru, Matias Duarte, according to a report filed by John Paczikowski at AllThingsD.

Palm Details Bids Leading to HP Buyout

May 17, 2010 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Palm said HP beat out four other companies in a bidding war that stretched for nearly two months...

The Fates of Motorola and Palm Diverged Over Android

April 29, 2010 7:12 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Motorola posted an unexpected first-quarter profit because of shipments of smartphones using the Android operating system.

Reaction Mixed on HP Buying Palm

April 29, 2010 8:14 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Industry analysts' reaction to HP's intention to buy Palm for $1.2 billion was mostly mixed as Palm shares surged after yesterday's announcement.

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Three reasons why HP is buying Palm

April 29, 2010 5:12 am | by Yankee Group | News | Comments

HP’s announcement that it is acquiring Palm today for $1.4 billion ($1.2 billion after factoring in Palm’s cash and debt) isn’t the most obvious deal in the world. But it does offer something for, if not everyone, at least three major players...

HP to Acquire Palm for $1.2B

April 28, 2010 1:58 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

And Palm goes to ... HP, which today announced it will acquire Palm for about $1.2 billion. The transaction has the blessing of both companies' boards.

Palm Exec Resigns, Retention Program Put in Place

April 19, 2010 8:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The first signs of big changes may have just begun over at Palm, but the company may not be readying itself for the takeover many have been predicting.

Vodafone, O2 Get Palm Pre Plus, Pixi Plus

April 13, 2010 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Palm today announced that the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus phones will be available in Germany on both O2 and Vodafone on April 28.

Report: Palm Preps for Sale

April 12, 2010 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a report from Bloomberg, Palm is working with Goldman Sachs and Qatalyst Partners to find a buyer.

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AT & T Welcomes Palm Pre Plus, Pixi Plus, Dell Aero

March 22, 2010 10:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A day before the official kickoff of the CTIA Wireless Conference in Las Vegas, AT&T today announced a trio of new smartphones.

Palm Posts Narrowed Losses, Problematic Device Surplus

March 19, 2010 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Palm said it shipped more than twice the number of devices it sold during its third fiscal quarter as sales of its hallmark devices...

Android Gains Trump Palm, WinMo

March 11, 2010 7:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Microsoft and Palm are losing market share to devices based on Google's Android operating system, according to January metrics compiled by comScore.

Palm Teeters in Crowded Smartphone Market

March 11, 2010 7:12 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Last year, Palm thought it had all the pieces for a turnaround in the market it pioneered: A new CEO known for making the iPod a household name, a sleek new smartphone called the Pre and fresh, intuitive operating software.

Palm Cuts Sales Forecast

February 25, 2010 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Palm says its 2010 sales will come in "well below" what it expected after carriers placed lower-than-expected orders for its devices.

Palm Shares Fall as Sales Appear Weak

February 24, 2010 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palm shares fell Tuesday as analysts raised concerns that the smartphones the company recently released through Verizon Wireless are not selling well.

Palm Opens Developer Program

January 8, 2010 7:22 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Palm not only unveiled new "Plus" versions of the Palm Pre and Pixie for Verizon Wireless' network yesterday, but it also opened the Palm webOS developer program and announced 3D gaming on its platform.

Nexus Effect on Shares: Not Much

January 5, 2010 11:42 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

 Fears that Google’s Nexus One announcement would wreak havoc upon the stock of other rivals in the smartphone space were put to rest. By mid-afternoon Eastern time today, shares in rivals such as Research In Motion (RIM), Apple and Nokia were barely touched. 

Verizon, Best Buy Cut Smartphone Prices for Black Friday

November 25, 2009 5:38 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Best Buy have slashed prices on netbooks, MiFi devices and smartphones in the hopes of luring customers into stores for Black Friday.

Palm Gives Up On iTunes Sync

November 20, 2009 7:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The back and forth between Apple and Palm concerning the Palm Pre's ability to sync with iTunes finally may have come to end.

Palm Readies eCommerce Strategy with webOS Update

September 29, 2009 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Palm last night released an update to the company's webOS platform, in the form of webOS version 1.2.

Palm Announces Euro Dates, Pricing

September 24, 2009 8:30 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Palm's international carrier base for the Pre is growing. O2, announced pricing and availability for the Palm Pre in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland.

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