Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Ex-Apple, ex-Palm exec Jon Rubinstein now leaving HP

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Sometimes the revolving door spins quickly at the top. AllThingsD reported today that HP executive Jon Rubinstein is leaving the company for places unknown.

Rubinstein is perhaps best known for his days at Apple, when he spearheaded the rapid growth of the iPod music player -- the piece of Apple hardware widely remembered as the "gateway drug" that has since attracted millions of customers to the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. After Apple, Rubinstein worked at venture firm Elevation Partners, then moved to Palm.

In 2009, Rubinstein replaced Ed Colligan as Palm's CEO, overseeing the ill-fated switch from the old PalmOS to WebOS. The latter mobile operating system first appeared on the Pre, Pixi, and Veer smartphones. Rubinstein became an HP exec when the consumer electronics giant acquired Palm, and was at the driver's seat of the mobile division as the WebOS-powered TouchPad tablet crashed and burned.

When HP decided to get out of the mobile devices hardware market, Rubinstein was given a "product innovation role" at HP's Personal Systems Group designed to lessen the eventual impact of his departure.

In this article: apple, hp, iPod, jon rubinstein, JonRubinstein, palm
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro in Texas

Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro in Texas

View
Google's Play Pass app subscription service is now available

Google's Play Pass app subscription service is now available

View
Hyundai teams with Aptiv to put self-driving cars on the road by 2022

Hyundai teams with Aptiv to put self-driving cars on the road by 2022

View
Microsoft announces plan to make the Xbox carbon neutral

Microsoft announces plan to make the Xbox carbon neutral

View
Get ready for a week of home theater tech on Engadget

Get ready for a week of home theater tech on Engadget

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr