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Daily Dose - Palm Software Lead's Last Day

04.23.2010
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Yesterday was the last day for Michael Abbot, the head of Palm's software and services team.  The news comes as no surprise since Palm has been struggling to stay afloat or possibly get bought out now that their stock is declining.  Palm did however, keep two senior VPs with cash bonuses of $250.  Abbot was the leader of Palm's application platform and services and he was a strong evangelist for WebOS.

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