Items tagged with Jon Rubinstein

Jon Rubinstein, the former Chief Executive Officer of Palm, was willing to discuss the company's sale to Hewlett-Packard, and to say he may regret that decision is putting it lightly. Not only was it a bad decision on hindsight, but he called it a "waste" since HP ultimately ended up wiping its hands of webOS, the main nugget in the $1.2 billion Palm acquisition. "Well, I'm not sure I would have sold the company to HP. That's for sure. Talk about a waste," Rubinstein told Fierce Wireless. "Not that I had any choice because when you sell a company you don't get to decide that. Obviously, the board... Read more...
Well, isn't this something? We knew that Palm was looking to reinvent itself after the Centro, and that was never more apparent than when the slipping company managed to convince Apple's own Jon Rubinstein to step in and take on a high-level management position. Jon is largely credited with putting the wind back in Palm's sails and pushing the company to engineer the company's recently launched Pre. Thus, it should come as no surprise to see many similarities between the iPhone and the Pre. Heck, the Pre is even recognized by iTunes, and users can sync music and multimedia to it the same way you... Read more...