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HP Gives up on webOS Hardware, Leaves Door Open for Licensing

When HP bought Palm in 2010, it looked like webOS still had a bright future. First developed by Palm on top of a Linux kernel, webOS looked like it could potentially rival Android and even iOS at some point, especially given that HP wanted to put its full marketing power behind it. Today, however, HP announced that, as part of a major reshuffle of its business, it would stop developing webOS devices altogether.

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Google Maps Gets a Weather Layer

Google Maps now features a weather layer. It’s a slightly limited tool, though, and no substitute for a fully featured weather site. One of the most popular ways to use Google Maps on third-party sites is as a background for weather data. Quite a few of the larger weather sites use Google Maps to provide…