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A group of startups focusing on virtual reality known as RTP Virtual Reality is teaming up with the American Underground for a series of demos to demonstrate what has been touted as the next wave in interactive entertainment. Several Triangle firms already are making plays in the VR space.
Lenovo won't be running a multi-million-dollar ad Sunday night, but the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is the NFL's "official computer provider" and thus will be a major technology player in Super Bowl 50's delivery. For example, if a player is injured a Lenovo Workstation will be used to help analyze what happened. And there's much more as the NFL notes in a case study.
Lenovo, which is fighting a global downward trend in PC sales and has seen its smartphone sales fall sharply, is taking a beating in the stock market today after reporting an 8 percent drop in revenues for 2015's year-ending quarter. Layoffs and cost-cutting helped improve profits, however, the company notes.
Analysis: Lenovo disclosed revenues today that fell below analysts' expectations, triggering an 11 percent drop in its stock. But the company did report a bigger-than-expected profit, something the world's No. 1 PC seller attributed largely to cost cuts. So what's happening to Lenovo? Our Insiders get an in-depth analysis.
Tablet sales plunged more than 10 percent in 2015, including a 14 percent drop in the fourth quarter. But sales of "detachables" - on which Lenovo is betting heavily - are a bright spot, according to research firm IDC.
If you want to understand why Lenovo is turning its smartphone business inside out - from dropping the Motorola name to gutting Motorola's headquarters through layoffs to management changes - then check out the latest global statistics from IDC. They aren't good for Lenovo.
Lenovo and SAP are expanding an existing partnership to provide more data center solutions. While initially focusing these new efforts on China, the companies say they plan a "global go-to-market" effort. "Joint differentiated solutions" will be showcased in the Triangle and other locations.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Sprint is cutting jobs and closing six call centers; another security problem for Lenovo; investor pressure mounts for change at GSK; and Arista counter-sues Cisco.
It's time for Lenovo to bring its smartphones to America. A deal only available in India combines a new smartphone with virtual reality for $184. Is there a market for mobile VR? More than 500,000 people registered to buy the K4-VR combo. Wow.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Lenovo fights lawsuits over adware; Google pays back taxes in U.K.; GSK puts $15 million in new university drug development fund; and Novozymes launches a poultry product with French partner.
Lenovo remains the world's No. 1 PC seller but as overall sales decline across most of the industry the company is looking for ways to regain positive momentum. And a new wave of 'detachables" - machines that can transform into different devices - is the bet, a Lenovo exec tells Business Insider.
Global personal computer sales fell in 2015 for the fourth consecutive year, but there's good news for No. 1 seller Lenovo in the data. The company drove up sales in the U.S. and also grew its worldwide market share even as net sales dropped.
Lenovo: Google back to China; Raleigh IT firm sold; Ford-IBM smart car play; Moto fingerprint scanners; Shire's $32B buy;
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: A Lenovo exec says Google is headed back to China; fast-growing Raleigh software firm is sold; Ford picks IBM for smart car play; Lenovo Moto phones get fingerprint sensors; and drugmaker Shire is buying Baxalta for $32 billion.
The storied name "Motorola," a highly valued part of the company Lenovo paid $2.9 billion to acquire from Google, is going to disappear from Motorola smartphones and be replaced by Lenovo, according to the chief operating officer for the Motorola business unit.
Aiming to increase its world-leading market share by a third, Lenovo is stretching out as a PC developer with a big play for gamers. Its partnership with game machine-focused Razr produces new machines unveiled at CES. But there's more: Lenovo is developing its first PC game, and there's a spiffy new 27-inch curved monitor on which to play it. Or other titles, too, of course.
Lenovo, the world's top PC seller, is rolling out a host of new tablets, PCs and other devices at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. Aiming at a global market penetration of 30 percent from 20 percent, Lenovo says it needs more "amazing products." Early media reaction is positive.
Lenovo Chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing is touting his native China's growing power as a technology leader at the World Internet Congress. His confidence is reflected in a recent report that found China beating the U.S. and Japan combined in patents. But Yang's defense of China President Xi's call for how the Internet is regulated may raise some eyebrows.