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Silicon Alley Insider Reports That Apple and RIM Tried to Buy Palm Before HP Won the Bidding War

Dan Frommer:

RIM basically had the deal in its hands and “had to work incredibly hard to blow it,” our source recalls. RIM initially came in higher than HP, but HP upped its bid, our source says.

And:

Google, likely interested in Palm’s intellectual property, supposedly only wanted it because Google thought Apple might want it. But Google supposedly didn’t know Apple was actually bidding for Palm, so it didn’t proceed.

Thursday, 15 July 2010