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: Comment by motang
by ricegf on Fri 19th Aug 2011 15:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by motang"
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They would need to find a company that would be content with a steady revenue stream from loyal delighted customers rather than world domination.

Think Opera. They keep plugging away with their (excellent, or so I'm told) desktop browser, with little chance they'll ever surpass Firefox, Chrome or IE in installed base. But their customers are loyal, and AFAICT they make a nice profit on their specialty browsers.

+1 for them. We need more stable companies like *that* and fewer erratic mega-corps like HP. IMHO, of course.

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