HP buys Palm

By Brian Dolan 01:30 am April 29, 2010
$1.2B ending to the Palm scuttlebutt: Hewlett-Packard announced plans to acquire Palm for about $1.2 billion in cash. The Wall Street Journal summed the deal up nicely: The deal ends "the scuttlebutt about what would happen to the once-pioneering smartphone maker, [which] has come onto hard times as others have surpassed Palm's presence in the sector." Perhaps the medical industry more than...
By Brian Dolan 02:48 pm April 28, 2010
Hewlett-Packard, which is among other things currently the top seller of PCs in the US and abroad, today announced a $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm. That's right, the one-time mobile device darling of the healthcare industry may have just gotten another chance at winning back one of its old core user groups: Medical professionals. In a prepared statement Todd Bradley, executive vice president,...