August 15, 2012

HP Spins Off webOS Into A Brand New Company Called Gram; Mission Unknown

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Ever since HP killed off webOS hardware, the fate of the webOS GBU (general business unit) was as yet unknown. But according to a flyer that has floated out of the HP office, it would seem that the webOS group, along with Enyo and Cloud services, has branched away from the mother ship to start a brand new company: Gram.

According to a flyer sent out to announce the new brand, Gram is “Potent. Light. Nimble. At the core of all things big and small.” Alright? So what do you guys do at Gram?

“Gram is a new company leveraging the core strengths of webOS, Enyo and our Cloud offerings, as well as the firepower of our partners to create a technology that will unleash the freedom of the web.”

In other words, we have no earthly idea what Gram is all about. What we do know is that it will be a separate entity from HP, though still funded by the California tech giant. This will allow cash flow for the newborn company without tying it to the increasingly water-filled ship that is HP.

The folks over at webOS Nation managed to get their hands on an internal email to the new Gram employees, explaining that while the company is in stealth, workers should only build momentum for the brand with friends and family, but nothing further.


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