Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Major bombshell, and sorry, but this certainly requires a breaking tag as well: HP has announced it is discontinuing operations for webOS devices - effective immediately. Just like that... The TouchPad and Pre 3 are dead. Eh. Raise your hands if this brings back those painful memories of that infamous 'Focus Shift'. In addition, the company also announced its intention to sell its personal computer business.
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RE[2]: Well
by SilConGeeky on Sun 21st Aug 2011 04:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Well"
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Kaiwai No shock to anyone who worked in SV for 20-30 years. This isnt new to us. We saw the same happen to the semiconductor business back in the 80s. It happened in a short period where we stopped making DRAM chips in the valley. That whole business was gone overnight.

Only those who came to SV in the past 10 years, never saw or could imagine such events happening.

Hey, we used to make everything from Semi, Harddrive, Sun workstations, to Apple macs in Santa Clara County.

If anything it was certainly the Netbooks under $500 coming out of Taiwan which killed off the HP PC business.

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