HP shakes up webOS team; moves Jon Rubenstein to product, puts Stephen DeWitt in charge

By on July 11, 2011 at 6:01 PM.

HP shakes up webOS team; moves Jon Rubenstein to product, puts Stephen DeWitt in charge

While HP didn’t exactly hit the ground running following its Palm acquisition, webOS is still one of our favorite mobile operating systems and we can’t wait for the Pre3 to drop at some point this summer. With that said, it looks like HP is moving some executives around, and for good reason. Jon Rubenstein, who was vice president and general manager of HP’s webOS global business unit is moving into an executive role as senior vice president of product innovation for the Personal Systems Group. Stephen DeWitt, who formerly occupied the role Rubenstein is taking over, will replace him as head of the webOS global business unit. Hit the break for HP’s press release.

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Dell, HP executives take shots at Apple, iPad; look foolish

By on March 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM.

Dell, HP executives take shots at Apple, iPad; look foolish

Here’s a head scratcher: You’re an executive at a major electronics manufacturer. A company, Apple, has beaten you to market with its first tablet offering, the iPad, by nearly one year. In this single year, your competitor sold nearly 16 million tablets worldwide and managed to accumulate 75% of the tablet market share. What should you do? Make outlandish accusations and start calling that company names, of course. Executives from both Dell and HP have weighed in on what exactly is wrong with Apple’s iPad — aside from the fact that people are lining up to buy them the world over — and some of the quotes are quite humorous. More →

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