Posts tagged “Lenovo”

February 17

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: PC biz improving but mobile, data center woes are a drag

Lenovo's latest earnings report showed a revenue rebound in its PC business in calendar 4Q16. However, the good news announced Thursday was overshadowed by the company's ongoing challenges in smartphone and data center markets, says Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

Lenovo's latest Yogabook Lenovo's latest Yogabook

February 16

Premium Lock Lenovo profits, revenue plunge; stock takes immediate 7% hit

Lenovo        Shares in Lenovo plunged some 7 percent immediately after the global tech giant reported a big drop in revenues and earnings. Both revenues and profits missed analysts' expectations as Lenovo's struggling mobile business continued to slide.

February 7

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils new Yogabook and ThinkPads

Lenovo's latest Yogabook Lenovo is introducing a number of new products early this year, including an affordable Yoga Android tablet, and three new Thinkpad mobile work stations, including its VR ThinkPad, available in March.

Updated January 30

Premium Lock Lenovo's Gerry Smith to be new Office Depot CEO; 2 execs to share his role

Gerry Smith, one of the top executives at Lenovo, is leaving the company to become CEO at Office Depot. He'll get a $1.2 million bonus shortly after starting the new job. Lenovo's top exec praises Smith.

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Updated January 30

Premium Lock Durham med research startup SignalPath raising another $5M

Investors are liking what they are learning about SignalPath, the two-year-old startup that says its technology represents "research rewired" when talking about clinical trials.

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January 30

Premium Lock Loud and clear: Voice-control digital assistant's imminent disruption of the devices market

Voice-controlled digital assistants are set to usher in a new computing era, says Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta. And Lenovo is among the early adopters through its deal with Amazon to utilize Alexa.

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Updated January 19

Premium Lock HPE aims to boost hyperconverged market share in deal for a Lenovo partner (+ video)

HPE and SimpliVity would use complementary market traction and innovation to capture accretive hyperconverged opportunities, says Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber. SimpliVity is a Lenovo partner.

January 16

Premium Lock Reports: Lenovo seeking full ownership of laptop joint venture

New reports about another possible acquisition by Lenovo have surfaced in China. This time Lenovo may be buying out a partner in a high joint venture focused on laptop manufacturing.

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Updated January 11

Premium Lock US sales growth helps Lenovo keep global PC sales lead

Lenovo's halo keyboard  Receiving a continuing boost from PC sales in the U.S., Lenovo grew sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 and thus maintained its hold on the No. 1 spot in global sales. But No. 2 HP draws ever closer, according to two reports.

Updated January 10

Premium Lock Will Lenovo make Fujitsu deal? CEO: 'If one plus one can be larger than two ...'

As usual at CES last week, Lenovo unleashed a wave of new products and emerging high-tech plays, from VR headsets to high-end gaming computers and much more. But top exec Yang Yuanqing couldn't escape a pesky questions: If and when the world's top PC maker will strike a deal with Fujitsu? Will Lenovo buy Samsung's PC business?

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January 6

Premium Lock Trying on clothes virtually - with Gap app, Lenovo phone (+ video demo)

Augmented reality is rapidly becoming a useful reality as an app touted at the CES Show in Las Vegas demonstrates. But the AR app for virtually trying on clothes needs an AR-equipped phone - like Lenovo's Phab 2.

Updated January 4

Premium Lock Want hands-off control with better sound? Lenovo one-ups Amazon, Google

Partnering with Amazon and its wireless assistant Alexa technology, Lenovo is rolling out its own "smart speaker." But to one-up the competition, Lenovo is also adding enhanced audio experience with Harman Kardon.

Updated January 3

Premium Lock New Lenovo controller could bring sanity to your smart home

Figuring out how to use all those new tech toys - from 4K smart TVs to virtual reality to ever-faster PCs and gaming systems - is part of the Christmas fun. Being able to control them simply is another. Lenovo may have the answer for those who want a truly smart home without controller sprawl. And it's less than $60.

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Updated December 19, 2016

Premium Lock Fujitsu exec: Expect PC merger with Lenovo in early '17

Lenovo        Whether Lenovo will buy Samsung's PC business remains in dispute. But another reported deal is nearing reality with the world's No. 1 PC maker expecting to soon absorb Fujitu's computer business.

December 19, 2016

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo slashes 4,200 of 5,000 workers in Brazil

Layoffs        Lenovo, which has made major efforts to drive PC sales in Brazil, is gutting its work force there in order to cut costs.

November 29, 2016

Premium Lock American Airlines picks IBM for cloud services

IBM Cloud     American Airlines is teaming up with IBM for cloud services and application development utilizing IBM's Bluemix.

Updated November 29, 2016

Premium Lock HPE: The Machine has 'potential to change everything' (+ video)

Will future computers rely more on memory than processors? HP Enterprise thinks so. Meet "The Machine," which CEO Meg Whitman touts as the future of computing with machines that are "memory driven" rather than processing. "We believe this has the potential to change everything," she says.

November 28, 2016

Premium Lock Is Lenovo really trying to buy Samsung's PC business?

Will PCs-in-a-cylinder as recently unveiled by Samsung become part of Lenovo's PC lineup? Reports broke last week that Lenovo, the world's top PC seller, is in talks to buy Samsung's computer business.

Samsung's PC in a cylinder Samsung's PC in a cylinder

Updated November 25, 2016

Premium Lock Lenovo reportedly in talks to buy Samsung PC business for $850M

Lenovo        Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer, may acquire Samsung's computer business, according to media reports. Lenovo also is in talks to buy Fujitsu's PC operations.

November 23, 2016

Premium Lock HP's threat to Lenovo in PC business gaining strength

Analysis: HP Inc.'s PC business hits a growth trifecta, posing a threat to global PC leader Lenovo. However, increased competition in the premium PC market is a potent threat to the company's recovery, says Technology Business Research.

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