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Company Overview of Palm, Inc.

Company Overview

Palm, Inc. develops and provides smart phones, as well as software, services, and accessories for individual users and business customers worldwide. The company offers integrated technologies that enable people to stay connected with their family, friends, and colleagues; access and share the information; and manage their daily lives on the go. Its products include Palm Pre, Treo, and Centro smart phones, which provide a range of productivity tools and personal and entertainment applications for the consumer and business markets. The company also offers Palm webOS, an operating system for mobile use, as well as provides related services, including software updates, back-up and restore of cer...

950 West Maude Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

United States

Founded in 1992

939 Employees





Key Executives for Palm, Inc.

Senior Vice President of System Software
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Palm, Inc. Key Developments

LG to Use Palm, Inc.'s Mobile Software for Smart TVs

LG will bring the software that once powered Palm, Inc.'s smartphones to the majority of its Internet-connected TVs in 2014. More than 70% of LG's new smart TVs in 2014 will be based on webOS, which helps simplify searching contents and setting up the TV. LG also expects the new OS will make it easy for developers to write applications for its TVs. LG also aims to use webOS to increase communications between smart TVs and other devices. Although LG did not say what other devices will become compatible with smart TVs, consumer electronics makers are envisioning households where consumers can easily control all kinds of home appliances and gadgets from one place.

Famed Attorney Willie Gary Files Half-Billion Dollar Lawsuit on Behalf of Music Legend Chubby Checker Against Hewlett-Packard Company and Palm, Inc. for Copyright Infringement

Famed attorney Willie Gary along with his law partner, Robert Parenti and associate attorney, Alicia M. Phidd of the Stuart, law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L. filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit on behalf of world-renown music legend, Chubby Checker who is known for the ever-popular #1 hit, "The Twist." The lawsuit was filed on Feb. 12, 2013 against technology giant Hewlett Packard and its subsidiary Palm, Inc. for maintaining a software application called "Chubby Checker" for Palm products. Hewlett Packard nor Palm, Inc. have been given permission directly, indirectly or otherwise to maintain the app. The suit was filed in St. Lucie County Federal Court. The lawsuit details the irreparable damage and harm that Hewlett Packard's bad business dealings caused Chubby Checker and his company. The complaint further states that despite numerous attempts to cease the "app," Hewlett Packard refused to dismantle the operation and, therefore, continues to perpetuate degrading and derogatory content directly linked to Chubby Checker. The "app" adversely affects Chubby Checker's brand and value and if allowed to continue, will cause serious damage to the Plaintiff's goodwill and will tarnish his image that he has worked to maintain over the last 50 years. The lawsuit alleges that the egregious and flagrant acts of Hewlett Packard and Palm, Inc., if not stopped immediately, will permit Defendants to enjoy profits to which they are not entitled.

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