After HP announced it would get rid of its hardware devices - the HP TouchPad and its mobile devices, Ars Technica reports the company is splitting its webOS software into its Office of Strategy and Technology, which could mean the company has some future plans for the operating system.

What would those plans be? Who knows. There's been talking of selling it for a while but it's awfully murky who would buy it and for what. Could the odd success of the post-cancellation TouchPad be making HP change its mind about mobile? One wouldn't think so but my doctor says I need to stop trying to figure out HP anymore.

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow John Moe at @johnmoe