Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated 3:34 p.m. Friday

Fingerprint sign-in: Lenovo adding biometric sensors to Yogas, desktops

Sign in to your desktop or tablet with a fingerprint and then be able to make secure payments? Yes, says Lenovo, which is working with several industry partners, including PayPal and Intel, to bring biometric security sensors to its Yoga convertible devices as well as desktop PCs. The move comes as a new report finds the global embrace of biometric security is growing stronger.

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Premium Lock Lenovo: We're not to blame for Linux install woes

The penguin is the symbol for Linux  The penguins are marching against Lenovo, and the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is trying to calm a controversy on the net among Linux users. The company insists it is not intentionally blocking Linux installations on some new PCs.

Updated September 12

Premium Lock Lenovo delaying augmented reality phone release, reports say

Lenovo is pushing back the official launch of its highly touted augmented reality-equipped phone. according to several phone industry websites. Lenovo is counting on the large phone with a 6-inch screen as part of its efforts to reignite its struggling smartphone business.

September 7

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Data center future will be determined by its ability to refine sales execution

Analysis: Despite a return to revenue growth, Lenovo's Data Center Group must be more agile in adaptation of go-to-market initiatives to secure future success, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber. Lenovo's Data Center Group is based in RTP.

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Updated September 6

Scoop? Lenovo leaks rumored new iPhone 7 specs

Lenovo and its Motorola smartphone group are getting credit for delivering a scoop about the new iPhone 7 specs, which Apple is expected to announce Wednesday.

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September 5

Premium Lock Inside the PC war: HP Inc's move into premium markets paying off (+ video)

Analysis: HP Inc., which continues to fight with Lenovo and Dellin the race for No. 1 among global PC sellers, is finding success with a focus on premium machines, says Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils tablet with handwriting input, flat 'halo' keyboard

Lenovo promised to unveil "incremental" to "incredible" new products at a huge European trade show on Wednesday - and a headliner is the new Yoga Book. The tablet is light, enables note taking and drawing, and features what Lenovo calls a "halo" keyboard - flat, no keys.

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August 30

Premium Lock Forecast: Computer sales to keep dropping in '16, '17

A Lenovo gaming-geared laptop   Worldwide desktop and notebook computer sales to continue dropping but could rebound in 2018, according to a new forecast.

August 23

Premium Lock Why the Lenovo licensing deal with Microsoft matters

Lenovo will load Microsoft's productivity apps -- including Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype -- on select Lenovo devices that use the Android operating system in a deal Fortune Magazine says matters.

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August 22

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Promising new products, technology can't hide current problems

Analysis: Prolonged revenue and profit declines in Lenovo's PC segment weigh on the company's long-term ambitions. Plus there are continuing challenges in its data center and smartphone businesses nearly two years after the acquisition of IBM's x86 server group and Google's Motorola Mobility. The tech giant is promising a wave of new products, but right now there are many issues to be addressed.

Updated August 19

Premium Lock Lenovo expands RTP sales force as North America market grows

Lenovo is continuing to add a mix of full-time and contractor employees as it expands its sales force and call center operations to meet growing customer demand, says the company's top North America executive. Plus, Lenovo is remodeling part of a campus building "to offer all the things millennials love."

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Updated August 18

Premium Lock Analyst: Lenovo's errors trigger plunging smartphone sales

Lenovo   Lenovo's smartphone business continues to bleed money with revenues down $110 million from a year ago. A big sore spot is China where Lenovo's shipments and market share have plunged. And an IDC analyst in Beijing says Lenovo's own errors have helped create the mess.

Updated August 18

Premium Lock Property sale helps Lenovo beat revenue, profit forecasts; phone sales plunge

Yang Yuanqing Leneovo boosts its net revenue 64 percent year-over-year even as revenue declined 6 percent, the world's top PC seller says. Cost cuts made over the past year help Lenovo overcome declining PC sales and a sharp drop in smartphone shipments. Plus, sale of a property adds to big one-time boost.

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils 'Cylon' VR-ready PCs (+ Get the sepcs)

Hoping to capitalize on demand for high-powered, virtual reality gaming-capable PCs, Lenovo rolls out two new models at a conference in Europe. The reaction is immediate - and mixed. Plus, get the specs on the new machines.

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August 11

Premium Lock Video: Lenovo teases 'incremental to incredible' new products

Lenovo is offering a quick, sneak peek at its 2016 holiday product lineup with a new video teaser. Glances include enticing advances such as a bendable tablets and phones.

August 11

Premium Lock Report: Public cloud spending to double, hitting $195B by 2020

In the cloud Good news for Red Hat, IBM, Cisco, Oracle and all those other firms focused on "cloud" computing: Business is going to get even better in terms of cloud-related software and services.

Updated July 19

Premium Lock Lenovo's big $1.35B China real estate project - any RTP impact?

Lenovo is teaming with big international real estate developer Tishman Speyer for a huge $1.35 billion real estate project just outside Hong Kong. Will there be any impact on the Triangle? WTW talks with a Lenovo executive about the deal.

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