Former Palm CEO knocks HP for killing webOS as rivals continue to steal its features

When former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein signed off on selling his company to HP for $ 1.2 billion, little did he realize he was giving it the kiss of death. In an interview with FierceWireless, Rubinstein now says that he’d do things differently if given another chance, and he described HP’s acquisition of Palm as “a waste.” In particular, Rubinstein regrets that HP shut down Palm’s webOS operating system despite the fact that other companies are still mimicking its innovative multitasking system. “Talk about a waste,” he tells FierceWireless. “If we had known they were just going to shut it down and never really give it a chance to flourish, what would have been the point of selling the company? I

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