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HP Looks to Pivot the webOS App Debate With New Online Magazine

Given that webOS isn’t going to rival the number of apps on Android or iOS any time soon, Hewlett-Packard is looking to change things up a bit.

The company announced on Wednesday that its forthcoming TouchPad tablet will feature a unique feature in its app catalog — an online magazine called Pivot.

“Pivot brings app discovery to a new level for customers and developers alike,” said Richard Kerris, the former Apple executive who heads HP’s webOS developer efforts. “We want our partners to experience webOS as the growing platform of opportunity, and we’re investing in new ways to help market their applications on our platform.”

The monthly publication will include articles, tips and other features, all with links to relevant Web OS apps that users can download.

Pivot will launch with the TouchPad, which hits stores July 1.

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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