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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated 6:32 a.m. Friday

GSK layoffs in China?; Lenovo-Xiamoi showdown; NC wind energy study; China blocks VPNs; Box prices IPO; Uber woes; Verizon loss

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: GSK reportedly will lay off 1,000 in China; Lenovo takes on Xiaomi with own cheap smartphone in India; feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study; China shutting down virtual private networks; Box prices its IPO; Denmark may ban Uber; and Verizon reports a quarterly loss.

9:06 a.m. Thursday

Biogen tops sustainable corporations list; Novozomes, Lenovo, Cisco, EMC crack top 100

G100 The annual "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations" list has a distinct Triangle flavor to it. Biogen is No. 1. Also cracking the list are Novozymes, Lenovo, Cisco and EMC.

January 15

China's Xiaomi - already a big threat to Lenovo - takes aim at Apple

Xiaomi, a fast-growing startup that is battling Lenovo for the No. 3 spot in global smartphone sales and market share in China, is now targeting Apple. Xiaomi, which recently raised $1 billion in new capital, is launching a new, higher-priced, feature-packed smartphone after an early focus on cheap devices.

Showing off new Xiaomi phone Showing off new Xiaomi phone

Updated January 14

Lenovo mulls spinning off its new mobile device unit

Yang Yuanqing Facing a growing threat from China-based startup Xiaomi, which is valued at a whopping $45 billion, Lenovo's chairman and CEO says he is considering spinning off a new unit that is focused on selling mobile and Internet-connected devices.

Updated January 13

Lenovo's grip on No. 1 PC spot slips as HP surges

New statistics show that Lenovo is selling more PCs than ever and its global market share is growing. It's also closing in on Apple for the No. 3 spot in U.S. sales. But former No. 1 HP is surging, with a global growth rate twice that of Lenovo.

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January 8

Premium Lock Data center forecast: Look for more hardware consolidation

In the first of three special reports, analysts at Technology Business Research offer a detailed analysis of what is likely to happen across the data center industry. Transformation will reach "unprecedented levels" in a market were Red Hat, Cisco, NetApp, IBM, Lenovo, Oracle and many others are major players. And each of the mentioned firms has a major presence in the Triangle. WTW Insiders can read the details.

Inside NetApp's new RTP lab Inside NetApp's new RTP lab

Updated January 7

Lenovo offering buyouts to veteran workers to 'remain competitive'

Lenovo, its work force swollen by several thousand employees after two major acquisitions in 2014, is offering buyouts to veteran workers. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer says the offers are voluntary and includes several business units.

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Updated January 7

Premium Lock Buyout news puts damper on Lenovo's gadget show parties

Lenovo in recent years has turned the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas into one big party - from award-winning products to champagne-laced kickoffs. But today rain fell in the form of news that Lenovo is offering buyouts to veteran employees. While execs celebrate in Vegas, workers are mulling whether to take the money of a buyout and run or face the possibility of being laid off.

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January 7

Premium Lock Economist: Buyouts reflect 'intense competition;' workers face 'stressful' environment

North Carolina State University economist Dr. Michael Walden says the buyouts being offered by Lenovo reflect the "stressful environment" businesses face and the "stressful" labor market workers must deal with. We have the details for our WTW Insiders.

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Updated January 6

Lenovo's AnyPen for tablet writing, AT&T's cross-platform app among CES show highlights

The International CES show in Las Vegas this week isn't typically a major forum for mobile products, as many manufacturers wait a month or two for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But it's hard to separate mobile from other technologies these days. Here's a look at some of Monday's highlights.

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December 29, 2014

Premium Lock China's Xiaomi raises $1B, now has 3-times value of Lenovo

Watch out, Lenovo. An old enemy is even stronger. Lenovo recently grabbed third place in the global smartphone marketplace after closing on its Motorola Mobility acquisition. But the tech giant faces an even stronger threat from China-based Xiamoi, which has just raised $1 billion and is aiming to retake that third spot.

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Updated December 10, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Wednesday: Lenovo recall, Ebola, Uber, texting and driving Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 10, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo recalls 500,000 power cords due to fire hazard

Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is recalling 500,000 power cords in the U.S. and another 44,000 in Canada due to a power hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall Tuesday.

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December 8, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo to top Samsung in mobile computing; AT&T offers VR headsets; regulators OK Duke Energy solar projects; IBM idea to power poor villages; Red Hat downgrade

Bulldog In today's roundup of technology news: Lenovo to pass Samsung for No. 2 in mobile computing sales, report says; AT&T offering virtual reality headsets; Duke Energy wins regulatory approval for three solar projects; IBM says use old laptop batters to power poor villages; and Red Hat stock gets a downgrade.

December 2, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo launches new data app, bets $50M on 'cloud' hubs

Lenovo just didn't buy IBM's x86 server business to sell hardware, which is a low-margin business as are PCs. Rather, the world's top PC maker has an eye on selling high-margin services. Proof: A new initiative to build 50 "cloud" computing centers in China and to train some 1,000 workers on delivering services. Plus, its lineup of apps is growing.

Lenovo's new app Lenovo's new app

Updated November 12, 2014

Premium Lock Events this week show - again - US vets have ally in Lenovo

Lenovo banner at a trade show  Lenovo, with deep U.S. roots it acquired in buying IBM's PC business nearly a decade ago, shows a continuing commitment to U.S. military veterans - men and women - and their children with a series of events this Veterans Day.

November 11, 2014

Premium Lock Halo effect: Lenovo PC growth lifts mobile, too; servers are next

With its PC growth continuing and margins expanding, Lenovo now has Motorola on board for more mobile device growth. Next comes servers as the world's No. 1 PC maker and No. 3 smartphone seller takes aim at Dell and HP with IBM's x86 group as part of its arsenal. Analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research likes what he sees.

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November 10, 2014

Premium Lock BlackBerry CEO meets Lenovo's Yang but says he's not looking to sell

BlackBerry's Passport   Rumors have circulated for months that Lenovo is interesting it buying BlackBerry. And with the big IBM and Google Motorola Mobility deals closed, perhaps it's time to shop again. But BlackBerry's CEO says he met with Lenovo's top exec to talk partnership, not a sale.

Updated November 6, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo misses revenue estimates; shares tumble 5%

Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, says its latest quarterly profit rose 19 percent, driven by sales growth outside its home China market. However, shares fell 5 percent as results disappointed some investors.

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Updated November 5, 2014

Premium Lock Motorola deal to turbocharge Lenovo's smartphone rise

Inside Lenovo: With the acquisition of Motorola complete, Lenovo will assume the leading role in emerging smartphone markets, writes analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business research.

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