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BeOS moves homes again

by @ Friday, September 9th, 2005. Filed under Be Inc

Man, I thought I was on top of news this morning, but IsComputerOn beat me to it. 😉 BeOS, or at least the intellectual property that was once known as BeOS, has shifted owners again. As stated in this press release, it seems a Japanese company, Access has purchased PalmSource (not Palm, the hardware portion […]

JLG is back, sort of

by @ Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004. Filed under Be Inc

Former CEO of Be Inc, Jean-Louis Gassée has moved to a new position at Palmsource. Plamsource has named him the Chairman of the Board according to this report. Our best wishes go out JLG in his new endeavor.

Microsoft Settles with Be, Inc.

by @ Friday, September 5th, 2003. Filed under Be Inc

Microsoft paid Be, Inc. $23,250,000 to avoid going to trial on antitrust violations. Be was destroyed by Microsoft’s antitrust violations. Be sued Microsoft after selling all assets to Palm Inc. Microsoft gave them approximately 1/1739th of their cash reserve to drop their lawsuit. Be accepted, calling the offer fair. Be, Inc. is now completely, utterly, […]

BEOS Stock Goes Up !?!

by @ Monday, July 7th, 2003. Filed under Be Inc

An interesting note from Jason Christie for all you with supposedly defunct Be stock – …my BeOS stock has quietly doubled in price recently. It’s at .23, right now. At any rate, it’s gone from $90 worth to $170. I thought it was off the market? Sure, now that we’ve finally removed the ticker from […]

Be.com for sale

by @ Wednesday, March 13th, 2002. Filed under Be Inc

Well, as some had speculated, The BeBox Zone is now reporting that the be.com domain name is up for sale. I say we all pitch in a few dollars and try to buy it to keep it to the community. 😉 I emailed to find out more information about the sale. I’ll keep everyone posted. […]

Beware the ides of march

by @ Monday, March 4th, 2002. Filed under Be Inc

Be, Inc. will cease to be on March 15th, according to a statement released today on their website. Be will remain as a corporate entity for 3 years after that date, or longer by decree of the Delaware Court of Chancery. This extended time is to be used only for prosecution or defense of lawsuits, […]

JLG’s New Job – It’s Not Palm

by @ Tuesday, January 8th, 2002. Filed under Be Inc

To stop all the rumour-mongering about JLG going to Palm, here’s a little news bit submitted by Galley_SimRacer in the forums. JLG will be heading up Computer Access Technology Corp, as reported by MercuryCenter/News.

More Nostalgia

by @ Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002. Filed under Be Inc

Well, since I have already brought up the “fearless leader” and “nipple” references… TotallyBe has a link to some more nostalgia for you – pics of Joe Palmer’s BeBox and other odds and ends. Don’t know who Joe Palmer is? See below posting. 😛 Enjoy.

The Fearless Leader No More

by @ Tuesday, January 1st, 2002. Filed under Be Inc

Meesa Back! Hope all had a safe and happy holidays. Foggy submitted this link that our fearless leader has stepped down from the CEO and President positions of Be, Inc., and Dan Johnston, Be’s General Counsel, will now act as Be’s President during the dissolution process. Not that this should come as a surprise to […]

Dave Haynie on the end of the Be era

by @ Sunday, December 23rd, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Well, it’s pretty much official (as if it wasn’t before 😛 ) – Be, Inc. is now gone. Their website is now but a single page, and \. posted the news. Be’s BeDevTalk and BeCodeTalk mailing lists are now gone (however, Bruno has created new lists on BUG-Br‘s server here and here, respectively). Dave Haynie, […]

Palm’s 32-bit OS plans

by @ Wednesday, December 19th, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Scottmc alerted our forum members to a couple of articles concerning Palm and their plans for the use of Be’s IP as well as the engineers that Palm has now working for them. The first article is an interview with David Nagel at the Software Development Times. The second article is from OS Opinion and […]

Shareholders approve Palm Sale and Be’s Dissolution

by @ Tuesday, November 13th, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Well, shareholders voted yesterday to disolve Be, Inc. and sell all of its IP to Palm, Inc. While some belive this marks the end of BeOS (which it likely does, considering Be, Inc. likely won’t exist in 2 months), BeUnited believes this could be the beginning of a new era in the life of the […]

BeOS’s new home in peril

by @ Friday, November 9th, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

It seems that Be’s new home may be made of straw. Palm‘s CEO has resigned as of Thursday night. This leaves what some view as a sinking ship drifting helplessly, while BeOS is tied to the mast wondering what will happen. Cheesy metaphors aside, this aint good folks. Meanwhile, reports are eeking out that Nov.27th […]

Special Be, Inc. Shareholder Meeting scheduled for Nov. 12th

by @ Tuesday, October 9th, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Be has announced a special shareholder meeting on November 12th to vote on the sale of Be’s complete assets to the ECA Subsidiary Acquisition Company, a wholly owned Palm subsidiary, and then dissolving what remains of Be, Inc. In other words, this is the vote for how Be dies. Do they sell it all to […]

BeOS Journal reports BeIA and eVilla dead – officially

by @ Thursday, August 30th, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Well, BeOS Journal has the scoop… Palm has officially said that there will not be any continued development of BeIA – in response to the other news item – Sony is buying back all eVilla systems and has discontinued it, due to the fact that it has not performed well, and supposedly has nothing to […]

Palm buys Be Inc’s assets. Be to close by year end.

by @ Saturday, August 18th, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Palm has purchased Be, Inc for $11 million dollars. (Press Release: Palm | Be) Several articles (C|Net 1,2, ZDNet) are around the net about it, and ZDNet says that Palm has no intention of developing BeOS as a stand alone OS. That means, no more BeOS. All that possibility is going to be stuck on […]

Register Article claims Be Takeover soon

by @ Friday, August 3rd, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Everyone and their cousin sent in links the register article claiming Be has found a buyer. The article mentions Sony in relation to BeIA, and says the recent layoffs were a condition of the merger. One reader went so far as to submit this link to a Palm press release as support for his theory […]

Be cuts 28 positions – thats 33% of their workforce

by @ Tuesday, July 31st, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Be, Inc today announced that they would be eliminating 28 positions, which account for 33% of their workforce. Positions cut include the entire sales & marketing departments, as well as some administration and engineering positions. The remaining employees are “primarily engaged in product development.” In fairness, this could be a bid to raise the value […]

Be announces Q2 earnings

by @ Wednesday, July 25th, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Be announced its Q2 earnings today. The revenue returns of $715,000 are better than last quarter and the same time last year, but still are not very high. That said, Be took another restructuring charge of $143,000 this quarter, and completed the changes. Perhaps now that the restructuring is done, revenues can grow. Of course, […]

Evilla pics from PC Expo

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2001. Filed under Be Inc

Ok. So here are the pics that were promised of the eVilla at PC Expo. I took about 12, but only 6 or so were actually usable, due to the crappy nature of my camera, the extreme lighting of the show, and the distortion of the screen (which turns out to be because the evilla […]

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