John Paczkowski

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Life Moves Fast: Palm Goes to HP on Thursday

Palm’s days as an independent company are nearly over.

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing released Friday, Palm (PALM) shareholders have approved the company’s buyout by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), clearing the way for a $1.2 billion deal to close July 1–this Thursday.

Then begins the hard work of transition and integration, a process that will see Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein taking the reigns of HP’s new mobile devices unit and rolling out some new webOS-based devices, hopefully sooner than later.

Asked about the company’s near-term product road map at a developer event Thursday, Palm’s Josh Marinacci had this to say: “I’m not allowed to talk about future road maps, especially because we’re in the process of being acquired by HP. But yes we have a road map. We are working on future devices. And a new version of the OS. So I think you’re going to find the next year very exciting.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik