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Data from two reports clearly demonstrate why Lenovo Chair Yang Yuanqing shuffled leadership in the company's smartphone business: Shipments of Lenovo and Lenovo Motorola smartphones plummeted in the second quarter.
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung. Maybe they should be called the "your phones" as the Lenovo-owned company is stressing the personalized choices it offers with the latest additions to its lineup.
Lenovo retains its top position astride International Data Corp. (IDC) second quarter PC shipment market share tracker, moving from 19.4 percent of the market a year ago to 20.3 percent. Lenovo CEO Gianfranco Lanci says the PC business is a powerful growth engine for the company.
Motorola's chairman recently was ousted in an executive shakeup but the Lenovo company is continuing to develop new products. And website Technobuffalo says it has "leaked" photos of what would be the first smartphone produced under Lenovo's ownership. Will Republic Wireless offer it?
When does legend become fact? In the case of Lenovo and its founder Liu Chuanzhi, the fact is the company and Liu are bona fide entrepreneurial success stories dating back to humble beginnings in 1984. A big IPO for Lenovo's parent adds to a remarkable legacy. And Liu shares some advice for others to emulate.
Lenovo earlier this week entered the "dongle" market with its PC-on-a-stick called the Ideacentre Stick 300. And it's the leader over Intel as well as Google and Asus, declares Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil.
Lenovo, the world's biggest PC manufacturer, is also a maker of among the smallest: On Tuesday, Lenovo unveiled its Ideacentre Stick 300, a device small enough to fit on a keychain but powerful enough to turn devices such as TVs into computers. The Stick also comes equipped with Windows software.
In light of the recent massacre in Charleston, a company in the U.S. would be well advised to stay away from a "Killer" campaign. But Lenovo is hyping what appears to be a new smartphone "Killer" in India and is offering a contest in which smartphone users can "bury" their old devices. Smart? Distasteful?
Lenovo parent raising $2B; all fed workers' data exposed; France targets Google links; Citrix shareholder demands cuts; EU probes Amazon
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Lenovo's parent is raising some $2 billion in an IPO; a union says all federal workers' data was exposed in big hack; France tells Google to remove links in "right to be forgotten" order; a big Citrix shareholder wants more cuts; and Amazon faces an EU probe over ebooks.
Analysis: Lenovo's most recent quarterly earnings report shows that internal, or organic, growth is slowing. That means the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is going to have to rely on other business units to maintain momentum, says Technology Business Research analyst Daniel Callahan.
Pinterest adding 'buyable pins;' GSK sells some OTC brands; female VC appeals discrimination verdict; high court tosses Facebook threats case; startup in Lenovo adware fiasco closing
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Pinterest will start offering "buyable pins;" GSK is selling some over-the-counter brands; a female venture capitalist is appealing her discrimination case; the Supreme Court tosses a verdict in a Facebook threats case; and the startup involved in the Lenovo adware fiasco is shutting down.
Just days after Lenovo hosted its huge "Tech World" event in Beijing and after touting the performance of its mobile performance group, the company on Monday disclosed that its top mobile business executive and chair of Lenovo's Motorola Mobility is out. The move also affects Lenovo's Internet spinoff with the leader of that group now taking over mobile.
Lenovo, its income driven up 20 percent over the past year due in part to $5 billion in acquisitions, didn't deliver on the amount of profit financial analysts had forecast in its annual financial report issued early Thursday.
If only one thing has become clear to most observers about Lenovo's top executive Yang Yuanqing since the company bought IBM's PC business a decade ago, it's this: He's always on the attack, looking to grow the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. His new target of opportunity: What he calls the "social mobile Internet." And that means continuing change for the company, which already has diversified into a global powerhouse.
Lenovo is putting on a star-studded "Tech World" event in Beijing later this month with the CEOs of Intel, Microsoft and Baidu delivering keynote addresses along with Lenovo chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing.
Lenovo confirms that it is cutting jobs in its x86 server business with 235 people being told Monday they were being laid off. Of those, 155 are based in the Triangle, a company spokesperson says. Lenovo only cut jobs in the U.S. Some contractors also were let go.
Consumer Reports notes that Lenovo's award-winning, "superlight" coveraible laptop LaVie Z is being shipped with "some flaws." Buyers are being offered a 5 percent discount. The laptop was a huge hit at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Apple is surging in smartphone sales across China and Lenovo is dropping, according to new statistics from research firm IDC. Overall, year-over-year sales in China fell for the first time in six years.
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