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Palm Boss Jon Rubinstein Talks About Life at HP (Video)

Jon Rubinstein used to run one of the biggest companies in mobile. Now he’s working for somebody else.

What’s that like? The former Palm CEO is still overseeing Palm, but he’s doing it as a Hewlett-Packard employee, following HP’s $1.2 billion acquisition of his former company in July.

Rubinstein talked to All Things D‘s Kara Swisher about the change, Palm’s chances against Apple, Google, Microsoft and Research in Motion–and whether he’s finally gotten around to using an iPhone.


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When I was in college I liked this Elvis Costello song, ‘What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?’ I think today we need a new song, ‘What’s So Funny About Individual Freedom, Free Enterprise and Accountability?’

— Yahoo activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point, in a speech after receiving the Columbia University 2012 John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement