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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated September 5

Premium Lock From selfies to board room, new Lenovo gear looks to mix business with pleasure

Lenovo continues to release new products this week at the IFA trade show in Germany, and this final grouping of gear shows a hybrid of machines seeking to find the balance between work and play for today's consumer.

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Updated September 5

Motorola unveils circular smartwatch, updates smartphones

Motorola, which is set to become part of Lenovo later this year, rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices. Motorola also is updating its smartphone lineup.

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Updated September 3

Premium Lock Lenovo rolls out new Android tablet + good news for gamers

The first grouping of products being rolled out this week at the IFA trade show in Germany gives the world's largest PC maker its first Android tablet as well as new Lenovo desktops and notebooks sure to grab the attention of high-end gamers.

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Updated August 28

Premium Lock HP takes lead in sever market as IBM-Lenovo deal waits for approval

HP's Meg Whitman has been throwing around a lot of "FUD" - fear, uncertainty and doubt - about the Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal since it was announced. And guess who now leads in global server sales?

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Updated August 22

Premium Lock Lenovo exec, a former IBMer, says union claim about massive Big Blue layoffs in '05 is 'not true'

Alliance at IBM, which is seeking to represent Big Blue employees, on Thursday issued a statement in which it warned current IBMers who will transition to Lenovo as part of the $2.3 billion x86 server transaction, about layoffs. it claimed big layoffs were part of the initial IBM-Lenovo PC deal in 2005. A senior Lenovo executive and a former IBMer involved in that deal says the union's claim is "not true."

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August 21

Premium Lock Beware, Lenovo: HP's PC, x86 server revenues are surging

HP on Wednesday reported an increase in revenue for its most recent quarter, ending a streak of 11-straight declines. Surging PC and x86 server revenues helped - two markets where Lenovo either leads the world or hopes to when its $2.3B deal for IBM's x86 business closes. Analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business research examines HP's earnings report.

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August 20

Premium Lock Uber hires Obama exec; Salix near deal close; Ballmer leaves Microsoft board; Lenovo's NFL Fantasy; HTC's new phone

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of tech and life science news: Uber hires former Obama exec to help with lobbying; Salix nears deal close; Ballmer quits Microsoft board; Lenovo's new NFL Fantasy contest; HTC's new phone runs Windows.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock U.S. government clears $2.3B Lenovo-IBM server deal

Lenovo and IBM issue statements confirming that the U.S. government has approved the company's $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's x86 server business. The OK is a big step toward making 2,000 IBMers in RTP employees of Lenovo.

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Updated August 15

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Milestone quarter, mobility sales, IBM deal position add up to bright prospects for more growth

Analysis: Lenovo reported a "milestone quarter" in terms of revenue on Thursday with sales of mobile devices leading the way. For the first time, Lenovo - the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer - sold more smartphones than PCs. And more business is in the pipeline with the looming IBM x86 server deal, writes analyst Jack Narcotta.

Lenovo's growth "across all product lines." Lenovo's growth "across all product lines."

Updated August 14

Premium Lock Lenovo reports earnings surge, but deals with IBM, Motorola still under review

Lenovo banner at a trade show Lenovo reports an 18 percent annual increase in quarterly earnings for the period ending June 30. And Yang Yuanqing, its top executive, sees "even more opportunity to grow rapidly." However, the firm's acquisitions of IBM's x86 server business based in RTP and Google's Motorola Mobility are still under review, Yang says.

Updated August 12

Premium Lock SAS expands data, analytics services to Amazon's 'cloud'

Cloud computing Lenovo is one of the first disclosed customers for SAS' offerings as accessed through Amazon Web Services. SAS says the addition is designed to help give clients more "speed and flexibility." Further, SAS is organizing a "cloud" council that includes Intel as a member.

August 5

Premium Lock Xiaomi beats Samsung in Chinese smartphone market

Xiaomi Phones Lenovo falls to No. 3 in smartphone sales in China as unknown Xiaomi surges to No. 1 past Samsung in the second quarter of the year, a market research company said Tuesday.

August 4

Premium Lock NCTA names STEM scholarship winners

NCTA Every year, NCTA honors the memory of its founding CEO, Betsy Y. Justus, by awarding a scholarship in her name. This year, the scholarship was expanded to provide two students with a $4,000 scholarship and a computer from Lenovo.

July 30

Premium Lock Lenovo's top exec hails 'month of milestones' in growth

Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing hails results for Lenovo after research reports in PC, smartphone and table markets show continued sales growth. And Yang expects even more in months still to come as his "PC-Plus" strategy sweeps forward.

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Updated July 29

Premium Lock Report: Motorola Mobility sales surging ahead of Lenovo deal close

Is Lenovo acquiring Motorola Mobility at just the right time? Technology news site The Information reports that the Google smartphone division Lenovo is hoping to acquire for $2.9 billion is in the midst of a sales boom. So is Lenovo about to strike gold again as it did when it bought IBM's PC division almost a decade ago?

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July 29

Premium Lock Lenovo dials up global smartphone share in record quarter

Even before its $2.9 billion for Motorola Mobility closes, Lenovo continues to show growth in smartphone sales. The latest report from research firm IDC shows Lenovo shipped a record number of phones in the second quarter and drove up its market share. However ...

Lenovo (yellow) grows smartphone sales but still trails leaders in big way Lenovo (yellow) grows smartphone sales but still trails leaders in big way

Updated July 25

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?

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July 25

Premium Lock 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.

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Updated July 24

Premium Lock 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.

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July 24

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.

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