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PC World (US)
SAN FRANCISCO – The death of webOS has been proclaimed loudly and often ever since HP announced that it was donating the Linux-based mobile operating system to the open source community, but like the Energizer Bunny, it seems to keep going. The latest news? In a surprising turn of events uncovered by webOS Nation on Tuesday in the form of a leaked memo, it looks like HP’s webOS Global Business Unit is being spun off as an independent but wholly owned company called Gram, with the tagline “Potent. Light. Nimble. At the core of all things big and small.” Gram, it seems, will not focus on producing consumer hardware.