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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated July 3

Analyst sees 3 strikes against Lenovo, says 'Sell'

Lenovo banner at a trade show       Lenovo faces trouble on all of its three big product markets - PCs, smartphones and servers - leading an analyst firm to slash its rating on Lenovo shares to "Sell."

July 1

Premium Lock Is the 'Osprey' Lenovo's first Motorola smartphone?

Motorola's new Lenovo banner Motorola's chairman recently was ousted in an executive shakeup but the Lenovo company is continuing to develop new products. And website Technobuffalo says it has "leaked" photos of what would be the first smartphone produced under Lenovo's ownership. Will Republic Wireless offer it?

Updated June 29

A nearly $2B IPO adds to legacy of Lenovo's founder

When does legend become fact? In the case of Lenovo and its founder Liu Chuanzhi, the fact is the company and Liu are bona fide entrepreneurial success stories dating back to humble beginnings in 1984. A big IPO for Lenovo's parent adds to a remarkable legacy. And Liu shares some advice for others to emulate.

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Tags: Lenovo
June 25

Premium Lock Analyst: Lenovo's 'Stick' is top dog of the dongles

Lenovo earlier this week entered the "dongle" market with its PC-on-a-stick called the Ideacentre Stick 300. And it's the leader over Intel as well as Google and Asus, declares Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil.

Lenovo's Stick 300  Lenovo's Stick 300

June 23

Computer on a key chain: Lenovo's new Stick 300

Lenovo, the world's biggest PC manufacturer, is also a maker of among the smallest: On Tuesday, Lenovo unveiled its Ideacentre Stick 300, a device small enough to fit on a keychain but powerful enough to turn devices such as TVs into computers. The Stick also comes equipped with Windows software.

Lenovo's Stick 300  Lenovo's Stick 300

Updated June 23

Premium Lock In the name of hype, Lenovo launches a 'Killer' campaign

In light of the recent massacre in Charleston, a company in the U.S. would be well advised to stay away from a "Killer" campaign. But Lenovo is hyping what appears to be a new smartphone "Killer" in India and is offering a contest in which smartphone users can "bury" their old devices. Smart? Distasteful?

Lenovo's "Killer" teaser at Twitter Lenovo's "Killer" teaser at Twitter

June 12

Lenovo parent raising $2B; all fed workers' data exposed; France targets Google links; Citrix shareholder demands cuts; EU probes Amazon

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Lenovo's parent is raising some $2 billion in an IPO; a union says all federal workers' data was exposed in big hack; France tells Google to remove links in "right to be forgotten" order; a big Citrix shareholder wants more cuts; and Amazon faces an EU probe over ebooks.

June 10

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Slowing PC, server, smartphone growth means tougher times

Lenovo's LaVie Z Analysis: Lenovo's most recent quarterly earnings report shows that internal, or organic, growth is slowing. That means the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is going to have to rely on other business units to maintain momentum, says Technology Business Research analyst Daniel Callahan.

Updated June 3

Premium Lock Pinterest adding 'buyable pins;' GSK sells some OTC brands; female VC appeals discrimination verdict; high court tosses Facebook threats case; startup in Lenovo adware fiasco closing

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Pinterest will start offering "buyable pins;" GSK is selling some over-the-counter brands; a female venture capitalist is appealing her discrimination case; the Supreme Court tosses a verdict in a Facebook threats case; and the startup involved in the Lenovo adware fiasco is shutting down.

Updated June 2

Premium Lock Leadership stunner at Lenovo: Top mobile exec, Motorola chair is out

Just days after Lenovo hosted its huge "Tech World" event in Beijing and after touting the performance of its mobile performance group, the company on Monday disclosed that its top mobile business executive and chair of Lenovo's Motorola Mobility is out. The move also affects Lenovo's Internet spinoff with the leader of that group now taking over mobile.

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Updated May 21

Premium Lock Lenovo revenues surge 20% but profit misses analysts expectations

Lenovo banner at a trade show       Lenovo, its income driven up 20 percent over the past year due in part to $5 billion in acquisitions, didn't deliver on the amount of profit financial analysts had forecast in its annual financial report issued early Thursday.

May 21

Premium Lock Lenovo's 'attacking' strategy: Targeting the 'social mobile Internet'

If only one thing has become clear to most observers about Lenovo's top executive Yang Yuanqing since the company bought IBM's PC business a decade ago, it's this: He's always on the attack, looking to grow the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. His new target of opportunity: What he calls the "social mobile Internet." And that means continuing change for the company, which already has diversified into a global powerhouse.

Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh

Updated May 15

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo may acquire Taiwan-based gaming notebook business

Lenovo banner at a trade show       Lenovo, the world's No. 1 manufacturer of personal computers, may try to strengthen its lineup by acquiring the gaming notebook business of Taiwan-based Micro-Star International, sources say.

May 13

Premium Lock Lenovo's first 'Tech World' draws Intel, Microsoft CEOs as speakers

Lenovo banner at a trade show       Lenovo is putting on a star-studded "Tech World" event in Beijing later this month with the CEOs of Intel, Microsoft and Baidu delivering keynote addresses along with Lenovo chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing.

Updated May 11

Premium Lock Lenovo confirms layoffs, says 235 people lose jobs in server group

Layoffs        Lenovo confirms that it is cutting jobs in its x86 server business with 235 people being told Monday they were being laid off. Of those, 155 are based in the Triangle, a company spokesperson says. Lenovo only cut jobs in the U.S. Some contractors also were let go.

May 11

Premium Lock Consumer Reports: Lenovo cites 'missteps' on the new LaVie Z laptop

Consumer Reports notes that Lenovo's award-winning, "superlight" coveraible laptop LaVie Z is being shipped with "some flaws." Buyers are being offered a 5 percent discount. The laptop was a huge hit at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

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May 11

Premium Lock Lenovo's smartphone share in China plummets 22%

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones      Apple is surging in smartphone sales across China and Lenovo is dropping, according to new statistics from research firm IDC. Overall, year-over-year sales in China fell for the first time in six years.

May 11

Premium Lock Sources: Lenovo will be laying off workers at x86 server business in RTP

Layoffs        Lenovo will begin laying off workers at its server business in Research Triangle Park today, according to sources within the company. Lenovo won't talk about what's happening, but workers say employees were told last week that those being let go would be told Monday.

Updated May 8

Premium Lock 'High' security risk in PC update gives Lenovo another tech black eye

ThinkPad Helix  Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is wearing another technical black eye this week after the disclosure of a serious security risk discovered by an outside research firm. It's the second time in recent months that Lenovo has taken a blow to its reputation.

May 1

Premium Lock Lenovo's CEO: 'The innovative decade and the path forward'

Lenovo is celebrating today the 10th anniversary of the deal through which it acquired IBM's Triangle-based PC business. In a blog, Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing recalls highlights of the past decade and looks to the future.

Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh

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