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A week ago, the Wall Street Journals' Re/code quoted a Lenovo marketing executive as saying that Hollywood star and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher was working with the company to create a smartphone. Lenovo says that's not true but offers no other insight.
The New York Times and Financial Times report that workers at an IBM plant near Hong Kong have continued a strike for the fourth consecutive day. They are protesting the sale of IBM's x86 server business to Lenovo. IBM says it hopes workers will accept the transfer.
Workers in the U.S. aren't expressing much sympathy for IBMers in China who are protesting layoffs and the sale of Big Blue's x86 server business to Lenovo. Why? If your job was off-shored, how would you feel?
Thousands of IBM workers in China - some carrying banners describing IBM as a "Sweat Shop" and "We are not merchandise" - staged protests Wednesday in reaction to layoffs and the sale of IBM's low-end server business to Lenovo.
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres posed a "selfie," and the star-studded photo immediately crashed Twitter. But who didn't make the photo taken with a Samsung smartphone? Lenovo tweets its own response noting that its camera would have captured more iconic star faces. So tweet, that, Samsung!
Lenovo's chief marketing officer tells "Re/code" that the star of "Two and a Half Men" is helping design a line of special edition phones. Lenovo already sells a "K" phone endorsed by NBA start Kobe Bryant. So what will the new K phone be called?
Tech news site CNET says a quarter of IBM's Systems Technology Group, which has a large presence in the Triangle, could be laid off in the job cuts that started Thursday. Meanwhile, new data from research firm IDC says IBM's server sales are plunging, adding to the dire news. Is this more bad news for Lenovo which is buying the x86 server business?
Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing steals the headlines at the Mobile World Congress by vowing to quickly turn around money-losing Motorola Mobility after its $2.9 billion deal with Google closes. However, Motorola Mobility makes its own news by announcing a new smartphone and shows some moxie with a smartwatch while deeming rival products as "extremely ugly."
Just a year ago, Lenovo helped launch a new security organization called Fast IDentity Alliance, or FIDO, in an effort to improve authentication - perhaps even replacing passwords. On Wednesday, Lenovo stepped up its commitment by investing in Nok Nok Labs, a startup that helped launch FIDO.
Google has received inquiries from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the company's sales from advertising and mobile-phone unit Motorola Mobility. Lenovo is seeking to buy the group for $2.9 billion. Lenovo declined comment about the SEC inquiry.
News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.
The world's No. 1 PC maker is determined to become an even larger player in the mobile communications space. And that effort is being displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with a barrage of new product and software announcements. Note: We've updated our report with more details on the new "S" phones.
Analysis: Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research says HP has some advantages over Lenovo in the battle for PC and server infrastructure - at least for now. Converged solutions are crucial, he says.
HP has lost the world's No. 1 PC mantle to Lenovo and faces the potential of increased competition in the server market as IBM sells its x86 server business to the PC leader. But Meg Whitman, 2 1/2-years into her turnaround role at HP, is on the attack as HP regains its footing.
Dennis Woodside, the Google exec chosen to rebuild Motorola after the Intrernet giant acquired the struggling company, is bolting his post for startup Dropbox. Will this hurt Lenovo as it prepares to take over the business in a $2.9 billion deal?
Lenovo's sales climbed 15 percent to $10.8 billion, beating estimates of 19 analysts compiled by Bloomberg. Net income climbed to $265.3 million, topping average of 12 analysts' estimates. Its chairman and CEO used the news announcement as an opportunity to defend Lenovo's $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
Emerging markets in Africa are the latest targets for growth by Lenovo and IBM. Lenovo is rolling out smartphones in new markets. Meanwhile, IBM plans to invest $100 million in "Watson" supercomputer efforts.
A Lenovo spokesperson won't talk about rumors that the world's No. 1 PC maker is negotiating some kind of deal for Sony's Vaio computer group, but investors are. Lenovo shares plunged 16 percent Tuesday in the wake of the Sony story and the $2.9 billion Google Motorola Mobility deal. Five analyst firms also downgraded the stock. Meanwhile, Lenovo did shed some light on that deal. In another clarification, Google is not parting with its own secretive "skunk works."
Lenovo has turned to national security insiders to win U.S. approval to buy Google's Motorola Mobility phone unit and IBM's low-end server business, people familiar with the two deals said. The deals announced over the past two weeks total more than $5 billion.