Posts tagged “Lenovo”

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Premium Lock Lenovo's new Yoga Book debuts to mixed reviews

Lenovo's new Yoga Book, which includes a number of innovations such as flat keyboard and hand-written note taking capability, draws a series of mixed reviews. USA Today calls it "innovative but unsatisfying" while Gizmodo calls it "the future of laptops" - with a caveat.

1:59 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Enthusiasm reigned at Google Pitch Day for black founders event

The crowd had a lot of fun at the very first Google Exchange Pitch Day for Black Founder Entrepreneurs at the American Underground at Main in Durham last Friday. Encouraged to be focal and compete in sections for tee-shirts and other swag, the 250 or so present did so enthusiastically.

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Updated 7:42 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Boston senior care startup wins Google Pitch Day prize

CareAcademy, a Boston-based startup providing online training to caregivers for seniors, won the $5,000 cash prize and $8,000 in computer equipment from Lenovo at the Google for Entrepreneurs Pitch Day Exchange Program for Black Founders. It was held at The American Underground at Main in Durham on Friday.

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October 14

Premium Lock Lenovo $150K winner AR app: Trying on clothes, shoes virtually

Lenovo awards a Chinese startup ("Big Footprint") the $150,000 first-place prize in an augmented reality hackathon for an app that uses AR to help fit customers for clothing and shoes via a smartphone. Lenovo is scheduled to introduce an AR "phablet" phone next month. An AR smartphone is in development and Lenovo is stepping up AR as well as VR investments, an exec says.

October 12

Premium Lock Analyst on PC wars: Don't underestimate Lenovo or overestimate HP

HP nearly caught Lenovo to take the No. 1 spot in worldwide PC sales, but a research analyst deeply involved in the report analyzing the battle says it's too soon to see a pro-HP trend. At the same time, the analyst warns, Lenovo could gain further strength in U.S. - the biggest bright spot for the company.

Updated October 12

Premium Lock Lenovo still No. 1 in PCs - barely - thanks to US growth

Lenovo's lead in the world PC market is so thin it could be called angel-hair pasta thin. The tech giant stretches its No. 1 PC seller in-the-world-streak to three years - but just barely. Hard-charging HP nearly topples Lenovo from the top spot in the third quarter, new statistics show. Only growth in the U.S. keeps Lenovo ahead as its overall sales decline.

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Updated October 12

Premium Lock As Fujitsu acquisition talk swirls, Lenovo keeps faith in PCs

Gianfranco Lanci The continuing decline in global PC sales has gone on for so long and gotten so bad that research firm Gartner says a lot of people may never buy a PC again. But Lenovo, the world's sales leader, still believes in a PC future, its No. 2 exec says, even as an industry-rattling shift to smartphones and other mobile devices continues.

Updated October 10

Premium Lock Top North America Lenovo commercial sales executive is 'out'

The leader of commercial sales for Lenovo's North America operations is leaving the company. The departure means more responsibility for Emilio Ghilardi, Lenovo's president for North America operations. Frey had promised major changes in sales and marketing for servers. Frey had replaced long-time IBM and Lenovo exec Tom Looney.

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Updated October 6

Premium Lock Lenovo in talks to buy Fujitsu PC business

Lenovo    Fujitsu says it's talking with Lenovo about a sale of its PC division to the world's top computer manufacturer. But there are other options on the table, Fujitsu adds. Shares in both companies rally on the report.

October 5

Google exec: Nov. launch in US for Lenovo 3D augmented reality phone

Lenovo is getting ready to Tango, if you will, in the U.S. smartphone market. A Google exec says Lenovo is rolling out its Lenovo Phab2 Pro equipped with Google-developed Tango 3D augmented reality technology next month.

October 4

Premium Lock Lenovo exec: 'We don't have Windows phones or any plans to introduce a Windows Phone'

Lenovo won't be adding any Microsoft Windows smartphones to its lineup because the company isn't convinced Microsoft is committed to the Windows mobile operating system, says Chief Operating Officer Gianfranco Lanci. Lanci also warns that global PC sales continue to slide.

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Updated September 27

Lenovo cutting some 2% of work force, denies moving Motorola HQ to NC

Lenovo    Lenovo is laying off as many as 1,100 workers but isn't specifying where the job cuts are being made. Media reports based on unnamed sources say Lenovo's Motorola unit in Illinois is taking the brunt of the hit. However, Lenovo denies a report that it is moving the Motorola business unit to its North Carolina campus.

Updated September 23

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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September 21

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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