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HP saves Palm, or does it?

After serving as the subject of rumors, the struggling mobile device company has a new owner, HP. The tech giant paid $1.2bn for the company that invented the smartphone.

Not only was HP not one on the list of companies thought to be looking closely at a Palm acquisition, but one might even question why HP was interested in Palm in the first place. The answer: HP has big goals in the mobile arena, and thinks Palm’s technology and expertise can help it achieve them.

Adobe looks to extend Flash dominance to the mobile

When it comes to the desktop, Flash Player is one of the more dominant plugins. Adobe claims it’s “the world’s most pervasive software platform…reaching 99.0% of Internet-enabled desktops“. There’s just one problem: internet-enabled mobiles are where much of the internet’s future growth is usage is expected to come from.

But Adobe is trying to make sure that Flash Player is as dominant on the mobile as it is on the desktop and is making lots of announcements about its Open Screen Project at the Adobe developer conference in Los Angeles today.

Palm proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks

Most of us tend to root for the underdog. There’s something powerful in
the thought that the most disadvantaged can muster up the strength to
overcome a significant challenge or a more potent competitor.

Few, however, seemed to be rooting for Palm, the company that created the market for the smart phone.