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Next Moto smartwatch; Lenovo PC, laptop refresh; Yahoo CEO's twins; ; Google vs. India; Hulu lands Epix
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Motorola prepares to launch next smartwatch; Lenovo updates PCs and laptops targeting businesses; Yahoo's CEO to have twins; Google takes on India; and Hulu lures Epix from Netflix.
Lenovo, which recently lost one of its top enterprise business leaders and has so far failed to recover all sales previously produced by IBM in x86 servers, is ramping up efforts to win more business. The latest is the addition of Red Hat OpenStack. Lenovo is also offering big rebates and other software.
Jay Parker, one of the most familiar faces among Lenovo's executive leadership in North Carolina, has left the company, WRAL TechWire has confirmed. At one time Parker was head of Lenovo's North American operations.
Rick Osterlog, the president of Motorola, will be the leader of Lenovo's smartphone businesses under a reorganization plan the global tech giant says. However, the company will maintain two brands and Lenovo executive Chen Xudong remains leader of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group.
Lenovo is wasting little time in moving ahead with a formal reorganization of its smartphone efforts. In reports from Asia, Lenovo executives say the global tech giant is betting its phone efforts on Motorola with that group now taking over design and production. But there still may be a Lenovo brand afterall. Lenovo's ZUK line apparently remains independent.
Chen Xudong, the recently named head of Lenovo's mobile group, uses his personal blog to make the case for the changes he's making. One company but apparently two brands. A focus on quality, not price. Regaining trust. An emphasis on an "imperative" of "three things." He asks for patience, says he is "convinced" Lenovo "has a chance to win" what he calls the "smartphone crowded market melee." Our WTW Insiders get the full story.
If you have wondered why Lenovo has cut jobs in its RTP-based x86 server business this year, some proof can be found in the latest global server sales statistics from IDC. New numbers from Gartner are similar. Yes, Lenovo revenues and share jumped tremendously after buying IBM's x86 business last year, but the growth didn't match the revenues and share IBM shed. Meanwhile, there's good enws for Cisco.
Apple is bucking the trend of a slowing growth rate for global smartphone sales with significant growth. But Lenovo-Motorola's sales fall sharply as do those of global leader Samsung, according to new data from research firm Gartner.
So Lenovo guts its Motorola work force based in Chicago by 25 percent as part of a big cost-cutting move. What's next? The top mobile executive within Lenovo says he envisions one brand, not two. Right now, Lenovo has its own smartphones then there is Motorola. What name will prevail? What group will dominate? Oh, you also might find interesting which market Lenovo considers most important outside of China.
Lenovo, which has sold smartphones in batches of thousands in India through online "flash" sales, is now manufacturing smartphones in that country. The news comes a week after Lenovo disclosed a big drop in smartphone sales and layoffs that included 500 jobs at its Motorola operation in Chicago.
Bezos disputes critical Amazon story; GSK plant reopens; Lenovo's new storage move; report links AT&T, NSA
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Jeff Bezos disputes a New York Times story critical of the company's work environment; GSK reopens its plant in Zebulon; Lenovo launches a new storage product; and a New York Times report links AT&T with the NSA.
A reorganization of Lenovo's smartphone operations in June included the ousting of its top mobile executive. On Thursday, Lenovo went much further:Motorola will take over as the lead on smartphone development but at the same time its Chicago headquarters work force is being gutted by 25 percent. Lenovo is making other cuts, too, but those include 7 percent in the Triangle and 10 percent overall across corporate white collar jobs.
Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer and a leader in mobile phone, tablet and server sales, is slashing 3,200 white-collar jobs in a cost-cutting move. The cuts come after the company, which operates its global executive headquarters in Morrisville, says profits plummeted in its most recent quarter amid falling smartphone and struggling PC sales. Most of the cost-cutting talk focuses on Motorola.
Lenovo is the new No. 1 in the global PC market that also includes tablets, according to data from research firm Canalys. That's some good news for Lenovo which ranks No. 1 in PC-laptop sales but has seen tablet shipments fall along with smartphone sales.
If a new venture capital investment is an indication of what's to come next on Lenovo Internet devices, it's personal Wi-Fi hotspots to go, keeping users connected as they travel the world. Right now, startup Skyroam sells a device, but who's to say the tech won't be embedded someday?
Last week, reports surfaced that IBM might soon dump Lenovo ThinkPads and buy 200,000 Macs for employees. Now comes today's news that IBM is launching a new service to drive Macs into businesses. In just a year, Big Blue and Apple have become joined at the hip. Who would have ever thought ...
Data from two reports clearly demonstrate why Lenovo Chair Yang Yuanqing shuffled leadership in the company's smartphone business: Shipments of Lenovo and Lenovo Motorola smartphones plummeted in the second quarter.
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung. Maybe they should be called the "your phones" as the Lenovo-owned company is stressing the personalized choices it offers with the latest additions to its lineup.