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HP Shopping WebOS Patents

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Oct 24, 2013, 9:09 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

HP is looking to sell its mobile technology patents in order to improve its financial footing, reports Bloomberg. Most of the patents pertain to webOS, which HP acquired when it bought Palm in 2010. HP killed off Palm's devices in 2011 and eventually open-sourced webOS before selling the operating system to LG. HP has approached several companies that it thinks might be interested in the patents, but those companies were not named by Bloomberg's sources. HP paid $1.2 billion for Palm, but there are no estimates about the value of the remaining patents. HP uses Microsoft's Windows platform and Google's Android platform for its PCs and tablets, respectively.

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T Bone

Oct 24, 2013, 10:48 AM

Still Angry

I'm still angry about how poorly HP handled webOS, they barely made an effort with it, then quickly killed it, reducing our mobile OS options from 5 to 4....I hold grudges HP, long ones, I'm still angry at Apple for cancelling the Apple II line in 1993.
Maybe this is why HP didn't mind that Apple COPIED the multi-tasking cards with swipe up to close feature from WebOS into their new iOS 7.
Yes, it definitely does suck. However I can understand why they didnt aggressively pursue the development of this operating system. Not enough people wanting to switch and develop for it. Same thing is happening with Blackberry. I like both but right ...
Those so and so's. Messed over my webOS 👿 👿
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