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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

April 14

As revenues climb, Lenovo brings thousands to Triangle for kickoff

Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing aims for growth. No Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Hurricanes this year, but there will be a playoff atmosphere at PNC Arena today courtesy of Lenovo. General Manager and Coach Yang Yuanqing will be leading the cheers as the growing tech giant launches efforts to further boost sales around the globe. Already No. 1 in PCs, Y.Y. is aiming to be the champ in smartphones, servers and Internet devices, too. Expect to hear a lot of cheering from the Lenovo faithful. They may not all be Caniancs but they do know how to celebrate.

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Updated April 13

Lenovo widens hold on No. 1 PC global ranking, surges in US

Lenovo's products PC sales are plunging worldwide, but not at Lenovo. The world's No. 1 computer manufacturer widened its hold on the top sales spot in the first quarter, driving up sales and market share, two reports show. Lenovo also is continuing to gain share in the U.S.

April 9

Lenovo 'confident' of growth even as PC sales decline again

The leader of the world's largest PC manufacturer put a happy face on reports that PC sales continue to plunge as businesses move away from bulk purchases of desktop machines.

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Updated April 9

Premium Lock A must-watch: How Joe DeSimone is revolutionizing 3D printing (Think T2)

If you never thought "T2" technology would come to life .... well, not yet, anyway. But thanks to incredible progress being made by the 3D printing technology company founded by UNC/NCSU professor, inventor and tech wizard Dr. Joe DeSimone the days of 3D manufacturing based on liquids is coming. Fast.

Updated April 9

Premium Lock Exclusive: New Lenovo North America exec aims to drive more growth

In his first interview as president of Lenovo North America, Aymar de Lencquesaing says he is coming to the U.S. seeking ideas from managers and employees about how to grow market share. "You also get better thinking from multiple brains," he says.

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April 7

Lenovo names former Packard Bell CEO as new leader in North America

Lenovo               Aymar de Lencquesaing, a former CEO f Packard Bell, is the new president for North America at Lenovo. He replaces Jay Parker who was recently named to a new position.

April 3

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo smartphone shipments plunge in first quarter

Motorola's new Lenovo banner Digitimes Research in Taiwan is reporting that Lenovo shipped far fewer smartphones in the first quarter of this year than had been expected following its acquisition of Motorola Mobility and a rebirth of interest in that brand.

Updated March 19

Premium Lock 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.

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Updated March 3

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

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Updated February 27

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

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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.

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