Jon Rubinstein

Senior Vice President for Product Innovation
Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard

Jon Rubinstein has had a long history in the mobile market, both up and down. At Apple, he worked on the introduction of the iconic iPod. After he left, Rubinstein tried to compete with his former employer in creating the Palm and its webOS oper- ating system. That did not turn out so well, but with its new home inside Hewlett-Packard, Rubsinstein has another chance to prove himself. Will it work? As head of the Palm global business unit, Rubinstein was leading HP's efforts in the mobility space, responsible for webOS software development and related hardware products. Before joining Apple, Rubinstein worked at HP and NeXT, and found- ed his own company, Firepower Systems. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a master's degree in computer science from Colorado State University.

Posts With Jon Rubinstein

Another webOS Executive Heads for the Exit at HP

Former webOS marketing head David Gee has joined Infoblox, a network-control company that has filed to go public.
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HP’s Greenblatt Leaves webOS Post for New Role

The head of HP’s now open-sourced webOS operation is staying with the company.
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HP to Cut 275 in webOS Division as Part of Refocus on Software

Hewlett-Packard has cut another batch of employees from the division that used to be the smartphone company Palm.
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Yet Another Departure From HP’s webOS Business

Brian Hernacki, chief architect of HP’s webOS business, is just the latest from that group to head for the exits.
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Rubinstein Interview: With webOS Transition Under Way, It Was Time to Leave HP

On the heels of the news of his departure from HP Friday, Apple veteran and onetime Palm head Jon Rubinstein spoke with AllThingsD about the move and the fate of Palm’s webOS.
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Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard

The former Apple executive who took over the handheld maker Palm has left its acquirer Hewlett-Packard.
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Hewlett-Packard: One Messy Piece of Business Cleared Up, Many to Go

Thursday’s decision by CEO Meg Whitman to keep Hewlett-Packard’s PC operations settled one of many outstanding questions about the company. But only one.
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Exclusive: Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Blake Krikorian Joins Amazon Board

Well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Krikorian has joined the board of Amazon, according to several sources close to the situation. He is considered one of tech’s most savvy execs with regards to video and media distribution, an area the online retailer is aggressively entering.
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Roger and Pre: Those Were the Days, McNamee (He Thought Palm Would Always Be)

It’s been a bad week for those who were big fans of Palm and its webOS operating system. So, it’s clearly time for a little McNamee.
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With HP’s Raising of the World’s Biggest White Flag, Will Jon Rubinstein and Todd Bradley Surrender Too?

Key webOS execs Todd Bradley and Jon Rubinstein were left out of the loop on HP’s dramatic departure from the consumer space this week. So, will they stay or will they go now?
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