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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated 7:46 a.m. today

Premium Lock Lenovo catches Internet of Things fever - is it good idea?

The virus sweeping the global information technology business - "IoT" or Internet of Things - is driving up the fever within Lenovo. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer announced a wearable "smart glasses" deal on Thursday and has created a "New Business Development" team focused on IoT opportunities. But is the company overreaching?

Lenovo wants workers in China wearing smart glasses Lenovo wants workers in China wearing smart glasses

7:43 a.m. today

Research firm: Tablets far from dead but iPad share declines, Lenovo's grows

Research firm IDC reports that tablet sales are a long way from heading into a death spiral with sales growing 11 percent over a year ago. Plus, the recently announced IBM-Apple deal could drive enterprise sales. But Apple's share is declining and Lenovo climbs to No. 3.

Tracking tablet sales at IDC Tracking tablet sales at IDC

Updated 9:05 a.m. yesterday

Lenovo launching 'smart glasses' in partnership with NY firm

Lenovo, which recently filed for patent coverage of a Google Glass-like device, is partnering with New York-based Vuzix Corporation to launch "smart glasses." The devices will be sold first in China.

Vuzix M100 smart glasses Vuzix M100 smart glasses

9:02 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Lenovo's smart glasses partner is a CES-winner, costs $999

So what are the M100 Smart Glasses that Lenovo will soon begin selling in China through a new partnership with New York-based Vuzix? Here are some details.

The M100 smartglasses The M100 smartglasses

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Is IBM-Apple deal a slap in the face for Lenovo?

If Lenovo has a "parent" in its rise as a global technology powerhouse, it's IBM. After all, Big Blue's sale of its PC division to Lenovo in 2005 took the China-born company international. Now, Lenovo is trying to buy IBM's x86 server business and Google's Motorola Mobility to accelerate growth in servers and smartphones. So what does IBM do as Lenovo grows as a threat to Apple? The Skinny talks with an analyst about IBM's big deal with Apple. Is it a slap in the face to Lenovo? By the way, BlackBerry already is caught up in fallout from the deal.

Apple teams with IBM Apple teams with IBM

Updated July 10

PC shipment slump bottoms out, Lenovo still No. 1

A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.

Lenovo's T540p notebook computer Lenovo's T540p notebook computer

July 7

Chinese government approves Lenovo-IBM server deal

A ministry in the Chinese government has granted its OK for the proposed $2.3 billion Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal. U.S. regulators are still examining the sale, which was announced in January and would affect 2,000 IBM workers in RTP.

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

Updated July 2

Lenovo's chairman expects IBM server deal to win approval

Lenovo         "There is no change to the plan," says Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing about his company's plan to acquire IBM's x86 server businesses for some $2.3 billion.

July 1

Premium Lock Watch out, Lenovo, HP -Dell's Dropbox partnership to drive PC sales

Dell reports income Analysis: Dell is strengthening security of public cloud storage through its Dropbox partnership - and that will help drive Dell PC sales. Lenovo and HP offer their own cloud storage plans.

June 30

European Union approves Lenovo's Google Motorola acquisition

Google Motorola     Good news for Lenovo comes from the European Union, which has given approval to it's proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of Google Motorola Mobility.

Updated June 27

Lenovo exec: Acquisitions from IBM, Google are still 'on track'

Lenovo         Lenovo is still "on track" to close on its $5 billion dollars worth of acquisitions from IBM and Google before the end of the year, a company executive says.

June 26

Lenovo-IBM server deal 'in limbo' over security concerns

IBM              After months of talking, Lenovo and IBM remain involved in discussions with the U.S. government as they try to win approval for their $2.3 billion x86 server deal. The deal "remains in limbo," says The Wall Street Journal. In other news: An insider trading case involving an IBM deal expands.

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Lenovo seeks patent for device similar to Google's Glass

In a patent application filed last December and published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Lenovo says it has created a unique "electronic device and sound capturing method." But it sure looks a lot like Google Glass.

A drawing of the device in Lenovo's patent application A drawing of the device in Lenovo's patent application

June 19

Premium Lock Lenovo loses market share in global PC monitor market

Lenovo may lead the world in PC sales as it has done for going on two years now, but when it comes to PC monitors - well, it's No. 5 and losing market share, according to a new report from research firm IDC.

Lenovo losing PC monitor share Lenovo losing PC monitor share

Updated June 18

Premium Lock Red Hat earnings; Lenovo lawsuit?; Cisco leads 'cloud;' YouTube music; 'Nest' back on sale; Apple ebook deal

Bulldog Today's Bulldog wrap-up: What will red Hat report today?; Lenovo's price snafu in Canada may trigger class-action lawsuit; Cisco tops HP in latest "cloud" report; YouTube's new music service; 'Nest' detectors back on sale; Apple reaches a deal in ebook case.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Lenovo: North Carolina in the running for a new facility

Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the United States with plans for new offices in Danbury, Conn. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says, and North Carolina could land it.

Lenovo's headquarters Lenovo's headquarters

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Lenovo picks Connecticut for expansion, seeks another US site

Lenovo         Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the U.S. with plans for new offices in Danbury, Ct. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says.

Updated June 4

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo, IBM seek extension of $2.3B server deal

IBM              Bloomberg News is reporting that IBM and Lenovo are seeking more time for U.S. government review of the proposed $2.3 billion sale involving IBM's x86 business to Lenovo. Is the deal in trouble?

Updated June 2

Premium Lock Republic Wireless says Moto X plant closure won't affect its business

Google Motorola     Motorola's closure of its Moto X smartphone assembly plant in Texas apparently won't have any local impact on Raleigh-based Republic. Meanwhile, Lenovo, which operates its global executive headquarters in Morrisville and is seeking to buy Motorola Mobility for nearly $3 billion, isn't saying much about the deal.

May 26

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Latest data shows its growing power outside China

Sustained success in mobile devices and surging revenue from regions outside China and its pending acquisitions from Google as well as IBM show Lenovo will be a force to reckon with in 2014 and beyond, writes analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research. He offers an in-depth review of Lenovo's latest financial report.

One of Lenovo's flexible Yoga tablets One of Lenovo's flexible Yoga tablets

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