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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated March 19

Lenovo names former Acer CEO as president in corporate realignment

Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is making changes in its management structure following the recent closing of deals for IBM's x86 business and Google Motorola. Under the new structure, Lenovo has a president - industry veteran Gianfranco Lanci - who reports directly to chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing. The move affects Lenovo's two top executives in the Triangle: Gerry Smith and Jay Parker.

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March 19

Premium Lock So what do Lenovo executive changes mean to Triangle? To company?

Lenovo's Jay Parker In an exclusive interview, Lenovo's head of North America operations talks about the impact of the tech giant's many management changes announced on Thursday mean to the company, the Triangle and the top two Lenovo execs in the Triangle.

Updated March 4

Premium Lock Report shows x86 deal paying big dividends for Lenovo

Lenovo's server sales - bolster immensely by the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business - top $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter. a jump of 743 percent. Hardware shipments surge 250 percent. Both are far higher than over industry data, which also shows a big gain for Cisco.

 IBM touts its "X" server lineup  IBM touts its "X" server lineup

Updated March 3

Connecticut launches formal investigation of Lenovo adware

One of Lenovo's flexible Yoga tablets Lenovo has issued apologies, is offering free security software monitoring, and says it will produce bloatware-free PCs in the future. But if the world's top PC maker thought the Superfish debacle was over, it's not. The lawyers and attorney generals are coming.

March 3

Lenovo, Motorola join product parade at global wireless show

High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona,, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo, Lenovo-owned Motorola and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.

Going virtual  Going virtual

Updated February 27

Lenovo vows 'cyber attack' investigation but won't discuss all damage hackers did

Lenovo's website is fully accessible after being knocked offline for several hours Wednesday following a hack attack. Lenovo vows to tighten security and to find out what happened but won't discuss what all hackers - allegedly from Lizard Squad - did.

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Updated February 27

Lenovo offers free security service after adware debacle

Lenovo banner at a trade show     Wracked by the "Superfish" adware debacle last week, ensuing criticism worldwide and then hacked earlier this week, Lenovo on Friday issued a public "promise" to deliver "a cleaner, safer PC." Plus, it is offering free service to a McAfee security service.

Updated February 26

Lenovo website hacked; group known as Lizard Squad claims responsibility

A group of hackers called Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for a hack of Lenovo's website on Wednesday evening. A check of Lenovo's site early Thursday found that it is back online. The hackers said they attacked Lenovo in response to the raging Superfish adware controversy.

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February 25

Premium Lock Lenovo's Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers

Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Motorola is now owned by Lenovo.

A Moto E as sold by Republic Wireless A Moto E as sold by Republic Wireless

Updated February 25

Premium Lock IBM makes $1.5B profit on x86 server sale to Lenovo

IBM reports it is making a $1.5 billion profit in the $2.1 billion sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo. The disclosure came in IBM's annual report filed with the SEC on Tuesday.

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Updated February 24

Premium Lock Lenovo apologizes for adware; feds repeat security risk warning

Lenovo's chief technology officer issues a formal apology to customers about the Superfish adware - many call it malware and a security risk - in an attempt to quell a storm of global criticism. The world's No. 1 PC maker concedes that it was unaware of a security flaw until informed by others.

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Updated February 24

Premium Lock Citing security, feds warn Lenovo laptop buyers to ditch adware

Hackers   How serious is the security threat posed by adware installed on Lenovo laptops? Bad enough that the Department of Homeland Security early Tuesday called it "spyware" and issued another threat warning to consumers who have recently bought Lenovo machines to uninstall it.

February 23

Premium Lock Superfish: We're not to blame for security problem in Lenovo laptops

Superfish logo ‚ÄčA little-known Silicon Valley startup caught in a firestorm of criticism last week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information is defending itself.

Updated February 20

Premium Lock Is Superfish adware on your Lenovo laptop? Here's how to remove it

Lenovo publishes a guide on how to check for, find and remove the adware Superfish from more than 40 models of laptops that were shipped and sold between September of last year through January. Other sites also are offering information for removing the software that Lenovo pre-installed and some are calling a security risk as well as malware.

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Updated February 19

Premium Lock Lenovo: We're no longer installing adware in reaction to complaints

Lenovo               Lenovo says it has stopped installing "Superfish" adware on consumer notebooks. The company also says it has found no signs of a possible security loophole in the adware, which some have labeled "malware." Lenovo reacted to a worldwide flurry of news reports Thursday, many of which criticized the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Lenovo says adware "helps users;" customers aren't buying it

In an online forum, Lenovo recently defended the inclusion of Snapfish in "consumer systems" and said it has requested changes in the software that "addresses" concerns about security. But customers are still upset.

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Updated February 19

Premium Lock Is Lenovo spying on you? PC giant under fire for secretly installed adware, security threat

Lenovo banner at a trade show     Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is taking a huge public relations hit today around the world after news surfaced that its PCs come pre-loaded with adware that some experts say pose a privacy and security threat.

February 17

Premium Lock Cisco's $100M for French startups; Lenovo's AMR server move; another Cree breakthrough; Red Hat's Enterprise Linux cloud; AT&T tops rankings

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Cisco aims to invest $100M in French startups and to rain 200,000 people; Lenovo pursues development of ARM servers; Cree unveils new LED lighting array advance; Red Hat takes Enterprise Linux to the cloud; McClatchy backs new media incubator; and AT&T tops wireless survey.

February 16

Premium Lock AT&T launches GigaPower in KC; Valeant eyes Salix; Cary's new startup hub; Xiamoi No. 1, Lenovo No. 5 in China

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T launches GigaPower in Kansas City, taking on Google; Valeant reportedly eyes Raleigh-based Salix; a new startup hub in Cary; and Xiaomi tops smartphone sales in China while Lenovo is fifth on its home turf, says a new report.

February 13

Premium Lock It's 'show me' time for fast-growing Xiaomi in US

Xiaomi -- pronounced schow-mee -- has made a name in China by selling sleek gadgets at relatively low prices, using online sales and social media to keep marketing and distribution costs low. Some analysts have hailed the company as the Chinese equivalent of Apple, in part because of its intensely loyal fans. It's battling Lenovo for the No. 3 spot in global smartphone sales.

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