Jon Rubinstein

  • Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP After “Fulfilling Commitment”

    Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP After “Fulfilling Commitment”

    HP’s had quite a 2011 and Jon Rubinstein, former Palm CEO and a top-level executive at HP after the giant acquired Palm in 2010, was along for the ride. But according to a report out of AllThingsD, Rubinstein has officially left the company. Read More

  • Former Palm CEO John Rubinstein Joins Amazon's Board

    Former Palm CEO John Rubinstein Joins Amazon's Board

    Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein was elected to join Amazon’s board, the company announced today via an SEC filing. Rubisntein is currently a senior VP and general manager at Hewlett-Packard, following HP’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm earlier this year. Before joining Palm, Rubinstein was in charge of Apple’s iPod division and was the company’s senior hardware… Read More

  • Jon Rubinstein On Steve Jobs: "I'm Definitely Off The Christmas List"

    Jon Rubinstein On Steve Jobs: "I'm Definitely Off The Christmas List"

    “It was a disaster.“ That’s how Palm head (now a part of HP) Jon Rubinstein described Apple when he joined the company in the 1990s after they acquired NeXT. That was about six months before Steve Jobs came back, Rubinstein said. “Basically, the company was going out of business. It had lost its way, its focus,” he continued. Rubinstein sat down to discuss Palm and… Read More

  • If HP Really Wants To Be Apple, Here's Their Shot. What About Rubinstein?

    If HP Really Wants To Be Apple, Here's Their Shot. What About Rubinstein?

    Let me start off by saying that I don’t think this is going to happen. And a number of people I’ve spoken with today don’t think this is going to happen. But it’s something interesting to think about and discuss nonetheless. Following HP CEO Mark Hurd’s resignation today, what if the Board were to appoint former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein to be their new… Read More

  • Palm Shake-Up Imminent, Rubinstein May Be Out

    Palm Shake-Up Imminent, Rubinstein May Be Out

    Palm right now is a disaster. Its sales are going nowhere, its market share is plummeting, and try as it might, it can’t even find a buyer. Industry sources tell us that a major restructuring and management shakeup is imminent and CEO Jon Rubinstein may be replaced. This is still a rumor at this point, but it makes sense. Palm is suffering from a ton of unsold inventory, and it… Read More