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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The real issue
by MattPie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:19 UTC
MattPie
Member since:
2006-04-18

I think the real issue here is the rapidly accelerating use of the Breaking: tag. Sure, this is in lowercase, but in 14 years OSnews has only used it three times: once in 2010 and now twice in the last week. Before you know it, every article will be BREAKING.

Maybe I'll look around for a TouchPad and hope someone puts Meego or Android on it...

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RE: The real issue
by Lennie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:33 in reply to "The real issue"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Maybe because of the bad economic climate combined with how news travels faster on the internet these days.

A heared from someone, who had a reletive die in not-so-normal-circumstantes it was on the internet news sites even before they were notified.

So maybe news really does travel fast these days.

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RE[2]: The real issue
by zima on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 18:17 in reply to "RE: The real issue"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I fear where technology in the style of predictive typing or search - data mining in general and advanced prediction of trends - might eventually lead us, when it comes to "timely reports" of such circumstances ;)

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