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  • As Abbott Flocks From Palm To Twitter, Pass Becomes The First Twitter CTO

    As Abbott Flocks From Palm To Twitter, Pass Becomes The First Twitter CTO

    Last Friday, news hit that Michael Abbott, Palm's head of software and services, the man in charge of its webOS platform, was leaving the company. The news, which broke via a regulatory filing, made waves because it further highlighted Palm's vulnerable position — the company's stock price has been plummeting in recent months and it's now attempting to find a buyer. The same filing revealed… Read More

  • Palm now worth nothing

    Palm now worth nothing

    Woof. Analysts have placed a sell rating on Palm and are now valuing their stock, at least in hyperbolic terms, at $0. Quoth CNN: Shares of Palm (PALM) plunged 19% to $4.59 a share early Friday, a new 52-week low. Investors are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the company's future and several analysts downgraded their positions on the stock to "sell." Two analysts even lowered their price… Read More

  • Palm: We coulda been a contender

    Palm: We coulda been a contender

    In Greek tragedy, the flaw of hubris was the decisive plot point that brought down many great men. Palm, then, is the Oedipus of a modern tragedy, their efforts to rebuild hampered by a failure to see past their own greatness and a refusal to enter the market on the market's terms. To be honest, I was a Palm fan, then I wasn't a Palm fan, and now am part of the chorus of voices bemoaning the… Read More

  • Google Gains, Apple Stays Steady, And Palm Loses In Smartphone Share

    Google Gains, Apple Stays Steady, And Palm Loses In Smartphone Share

    No wonder Apple is suing HTC for patent infringement over its Android phones. In the three months between October and January, Android's overall share of smartphone subscribers in the U.S. rose 4.3 points to 7.1 percent, according to mobile market share data released by comScore.  Android showed the biggest single gain of any of the top five smartphone platforms.  Apple's share was virtually… Read More

  • In Mobile, Fragmentation is Forever. Deal With It.

    In Mobile, Fragmentation is Forever. Deal With It.

    Mobile data is on fire. Despite a few false starts, we are now in the midst of a transformative "Open Mobile 3rd Wave" (remember WAP, and J2ME?). We are just in the early swell of the wave; the iPhone itself is not even three years old, and thanks to continued improvements we’re now seeing in smart phones, mobile OS platforms and 3G/4G networks, the raw ingredients are just getting better every… Read More

  • Maybe it's horrible customer service that's hobbling Palm?

    Maybe it's horrible customer service that's hobbling Palm?

    Dwight “The Houston Tiger” Silverman, like so many tech dudes, likes the Palm Pre and Pixi and, in a way, doesn’t understand why Palm is on the rocks. However, he got an email from a reader who described her Verizon experience as sub-par at best. It began poorly: My original salesperson, upon hearing me say I was there for the Palm Pre, immediately mentioned that they were… Read More

  • Palm CEO talks about disappointing sales

    Palm CEO talks about disappointing sales

    Poor Jon Rubinstein. After a strong, early push, Palm's sales have slowed and revenue has dried up with $300-$320 million in Q3. Their "guidance" to Wall Street AKA how much they expected to make? $1.6-1.8 billion. Bloops. The letter is over at WSJ but here's an excerpt. This morning we announced preliminary results for our 2010 third quarter. Since the quarter has not yet closed, it is too soon… Read More

  • Palm Says Revenue Will Be Lower Than Expected, Cites Slow Sales

    Palm Says Revenue Will Be Lower Than Expected, Cites Slow Sales

    Handset manufacturer Palm has updated its guidance this morning, indicating that revenues for the quarter and full year will be "well below its previously forecasted range of $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion". The company expects that revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 will be in the range of $285 million to $310 million on a GAAP basis. In a statement, Palm says disappointing sales… Read More

  • Smartphone Sales Up 24 Percent, iPhone's Share Nearly Doubled Last Year (Gartner)

    Smartphone Sales Up 24 Percent, iPhone's Share Nearly Doubled Last Year (Gartner)

    Last year, Apple's iPhone nearly doubled its worldwide market share of smartphone sales to 14.4 percent, up 6.2 points from the year before, according to the latest market share figures put out by Gartner. The iPhone still trails behind Nokia's Symbian-powered smartphones (No. 1), which saw their share decline 5.5 points to 46.9 percent, and RIM Blackberries (No. 2), which gained 3.3 points to… Read More

  • Listen! Grooveshark debuts native Palm webOS app

    Listen! Grooveshark debuts native Palm webOS app

    Online music service Grooveshark is today announcing the launch of a native app for devices running Palm webOS, or in other words the Palm Pre and Pixi phones. With the app, Grooveshark users gain access to its vast on-demand song catalog - the number of tracks in there runs in the millions - but also to the personal playlists and favorites they and other users have cultivated on the kick-assRead More