Amazon.com Inc ., the largest online retailer, appointed Hewlett-Packard Co .’s Jon Rubinstein to its board, adding expertise in mobile devices as it expands sales of the Kindle electronic book reader.
Steve Jobs, who built the world’s most valuable technology company by creating devices that changed how people use electronics and revolutionized the computer, music and mobile-phone industries, died. He was 56.
Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled a tablet computer called the TouchPad in a bid to gain a foothold in the market for handheld computers, and said the product’s software, acquired in last year’s purchase of Palm Inc., will run on personal computers this year.
Apple Inc. is known for producing great products, like the iPod. Now Google Inc. with its acquisition of Nest Labs Inc. and its Apple alumni founder Tony Fadell, is hoping it produces great leaders who can replicate that success as well.