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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated December 10

#WTWTrends for Wednesday: Lenovo recall, Ebola, Uber, texting and driving Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 10

Lenovo recalls 500,000 power cords due to fire hazard

Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is recalling 500,000 power cords in the U.S. and another 44,000 in Canada due to a power hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall Tuesday.

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December 8

Lenovo to top Samsung in mobile computing; AT&T offers VR headsets; regulators OK Duke Energy solar projects; IBM idea to power poor villages; Red Hat downgrade

Bulldog In today's roundup of technology news: Lenovo to pass Samsung for No. 2 in mobile computing sales, report says; AT&T offering virtual reality headsets; Duke Energy wins regulatory approval for three solar projects; IBM says use old laptop batters to power poor villages; and Red Hat stock gets a downgrade.

December 2

Premium Lock Lenovo launches new data app, bets $50M on 'cloud' hubs

Lenovo just didn't buy IBM's x86 server business to sell hardware, which is a low-margin business as are PCs. Rather, the world's top PC maker has an eye on selling high-margin services. Proof: A new initiative to build 50 "cloud" computing centers in China and to train some 1,000 workers on delivering services. Plus, its lineup of apps is growing.

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Updated November 12

Premium Lock Events this week show - again - US vets have ally in Lenovo

Lenovo banner at a trade show Lenovo, with deep U.S. roots it acquired in buying IBM's PC business nearly a decade ago, shows a continuing commitment to U.S. military veterans - men and women - and their children with a series of events this Veterans Day.

November 11

Premium Lock Halo effect: Lenovo PC growth lifts mobile, too; servers are next

With its PC growth continuing and margins expanding, Lenovo now has Motorola on board for more mobile device growth. Next comes servers as the world's No. 1 PC maker and No. 3 smartphone seller takes aim at Dell and HP with IBM's x86 group as part of its arsenal. Analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research likes what he sees.

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November 10

Premium Lock BlackBerry CEO meets Lenovo's Yang but says he's not looking to sell

BlackBerry's Passport   Rumors have circulated for months that Lenovo is interesting it buying BlackBerry. And with the big IBM and Google Motorola Mobility deals closed, perhaps it's time to shop again. But BlackBerry's CEO says he met with Lenovo's top exec to talk partnership, not a sale.

Updated November 6

Premium Lock Lenovo misses revenue estimates; shares tumble 5%

Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, says its latest quarterly profit rose 19 percent, driven by sales growth outside its home China market. However, shares fell 5 percent as results disappointed some investors.

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Updated November 5

Premium Lock Motorola deal to turbocharge Lenovo's smartphone rise

Inside Lenovo: With the acquisition of Motorola complete, Lenovo will assume the leading role in emerging smartphone markets, writes analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business research.

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Updated November 3

Premium Lock Red Hat, Lenovo among big donors to new NC development group

North Carolina's newly minted public-private partnership set up to create jobs across the state revealed its five major donors last week, among them Duke Energy and software firm Red Hat as well as Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. In all, the group has raised $440,000 - $190,000 more than required by law authorizing the organization.

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Updated October 30

Premium Lock Lenovo closes $2.9B Motorola deal; CEO says 'future even brighter'

Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the world's No. 1 computer maker a global smartphone brand. Lenovo is now the world's No. 3 smartphone provider.

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October 30

Premium Lock Mojo from Motorola: Lenovo's new branding challenge

In the name alone, Lenovo declares a new branding strategy from its many acquisitions over the years. "Motorola: A Lenovo Company." So declares the new logo unveiled Thursday as Lenovo formally closed on the $2.9 billion acquisition of the former Google Motorola Mobility. How times have changed since Lenovo bought IBM's PC business a decade ago.

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Updated October 30

Premium Lock New stats: Lenovo would be No. 3 if Motorola deal had closed before IDC released its latest stats

Well, just minutes after WRAL TechWire posted a story about the latest smartphone statistics, Lenovo announced closing of its deal for Google Motorola Mobility. With Motorola sales included, Lenovo would have returned to the No. 3 spot. So here's a revised story.

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October 23

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Thursday: Lenovo and Blackberry, Cree, Relias, #ATO2014 Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

October 23

Premium Lock Rumors Lenovo may buy BlackBerry may be true this time

Chatter on Wall Street supported by media reports that Lenovo might be buying BlackBerry appears to have legs this time. The talk is not fading as BlackBerry shares surge. A rebuilt BlackBerry under John Chen just could add a great deal to Lenovo's mobile offerings - not so much in phones but in software and services.

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October 17

Premium Lock #What's trending: IoT, Cisco, AskBio, Open Source and @JHibbets

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated October 16

Premium Lock Lenovo forming new company in China targeting smart devices

Lenovo               Lenovo is putting a new spin on its "protect and attack" strategy by doing a lot of both in its largest market: China. A new company led by the top executive for China and other Asian markets is being formed for launch next April.

October 16

Premium Lock Walls come alive - really - at Lenovo's headquarters

Lenovo employees in Research Triangle Park are getting a taste of the great outdoors with every trip to the campus cafeteria. The company has installed six Living Green Walls, custom, plant-covered designs by GSky Plant Systems, Inc.

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October 15

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Wednesday: Lenovo, Wearables, VC and Rainy trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

October 15

Premium Lock Lenovo backing Raleigh boy's smartwatch design

Davis Barrow, a 12-year-old from Raleigh who is trying to build a better smartwatch, got some major support this week from Lenovo - a $5,000 check.

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