Anyone who's worked in the corporate world can attest to the fact that corporate direction is a whim by the management, pandering to the investors for the next quarter.
Originally Posted by jl85
WebOS team purchase was a great press release to generate interest for their new platform, but really, the corporate culture may be far too ingrained in the old silo's, and old-world, low risk-diminishing return, business models, that will insure their slow death as the innovators invent a new game. The management likely thinks that they are amazing to have "Used" this dead OS group to create their new product, and therefore it is management that gets credit for "achieving" these results and the team is insignificant and probably a thorn that they will jettison as soon as they can, to eliminate any conflict to their actual corporate culture.
Maybe the WebOS team will prevail and the ideas will stick and influence the group. If the positive critical reception becomes positive consumer reception and vindicates the choices that were promoted by the team they might listen. Or they might just say we got what we wanted, so now we'll do it our way.
Sadly, corporations are comical, and predictable. :-(