Feeds

Sakoman quits Palm amid job cull

20 per cent gone

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

One of Silicon Valley's best loved engineers, Steve Sakoman, has left PalmSource.

Sakoman was the de facto engineering chief for Palm's software division PalmSource, and led a team of forty-odd engineers from Be Inc who are writing a new OS for the PDA pioneer. Sakoman was formerly at Apple and served as CTO during Be's roller coast ride through the 1990s.

Remarkably for a takeover, almost all the former Be staff have remained at PalmSource, and personal loyalty to Sakoman was cited as a key factor. And that's been enough to revive interest in the platform, which had neglected its technical obligations for some time.

PalmSource has cut twenty per cent of staff across the board, according to the San Jose Mercury.

PalmSource could not be reached for comment at press time. (But we hope to find someone soon, as there's a PalmSource yacht bobbing a few away from your reporter in this chilly Cannes harbor). ®

Related Stories

Nagel, Sakoman map Palm's future
PalmOS 6 details emerge
Be Inc. completes takeover of Palm
A Silicon Valley funeral for Be Inc

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.