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Palm stole the show at CES, unveiling the new Palm Pre – the first phone based on Palm’s groundbreaking new webOS. Mike Abbott, SVP of Application Software and Services for Palm explains how webOS will change the way users and developers think about mobile web experiences.

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Michael Abbott

Palm, Inc.

Michael leads the application platform and services development for the company’s next-generation Palm webOS platform. He has extensive experience in building technically challenging web-based applications and services.

Before joining Palm, Michael was the general manager of .NET Online Services at Microsoft, where he led efforts to deliver a services platform that enabled the development of large-scale Internet-based services. Prior to Microsoft, he co-founded Passenger Inc., where he served as chairman and led the development of the company’s consumer marketing SAAS platform. Michael also founded Composite Software, creator of industry-leading enterprise information integration software, where he served as the CEO/CTO.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. at the University of Washington.

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Mark Scrimshire
04/05/2009 3:53pm PDT

It’s a shame the Pre wasn’t very visible….

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Afrus Tavakoli
04/01/2009 10:27am PDT

I think we should go new ways to solve this problems. First point is to see devices as devices not as a new additional plattform. Developers need a cross plattform enviroment to develope once. And USer need it to access to the same sources … Thank you for your great speach!

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Windy Moore
03/31/2009 10:20am PDT

Hi Michael! I was tracking the status of “Palm” against the stiff competition. Obviously the application platform will mean alot to market positioning of Palm. Your work will mean a huge difference for the future of Palm.

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