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Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated 6:58 a.m. yesterday

Lenovo unveils 'Surface killer,' host of new models at Berlin trade show

Lenovo is rolling out a host of new machines at the huge consumer trade show in Berlin this week, calling the lineup a "Holiday Makeover" for buyers. Among the latest is what is being called a "clone" of Microsoft's Surface - the Lenovo MIIX 700, complete with kickstand. Plus, Lenovo is embracing Intel's new Skylake chips.

Lenovo's new MIX 700 tablet Lenovo's new MIX 700 tablet

5:02 a.m. yesterday

New Intel chips a PC boost?; Uber drivers' suit broadens; Amazon video downlaods; Valeant stock falls; Comcast targets millennials

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Intel unveils new chips hoping to give PC industry a boost; Uber drivers win class-action suit in pay fight; Amazon to allow video downloads; Valeant, which is buying Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, sees its stock drop; and Comcast targets millennials with new service.

Updated 2:13 p.m. Tuesday

Channel leaders hail Dell's hiring of former Lenovo exec Jay parker

Jay Parker  Jay Parker has returned to his tech roots after resigning from Lenovo. Parker is back at Dell as vice president and general manager for North America Enterprise Solutions. Channel partners hail the move.

7:12 a.m. Tuesday

Next Moto smartwatch; Lenovo PC, laptop refresh; Yahoo CEO's twins; ; Google vs. India; Hulu lands Epix

Bulldog 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.

Updated 8:05 a.m. Monday

Lenovo teams up with Red Hat, offers hefty rebates in bids to boost server business

Lenovo banner at a trade show        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.

Updated August 28

Apple to unveil new iPhones, gadgets; cameras reportedly to be sharper

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones launched a year ago      ​Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. And a key improvement is cameras with more capabilities, a media report says.

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Jay Parker resigns from senior post at Lenovo

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.

Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ

Updated August 27

Lenovo confirms Motorola exec to lead combined smartphone business

Rick Osterloh, right, now heads Lenovo's smartphone business 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.

Updated August 27

Reports: Motorola now absorbing Lenovo smartphone efforts

Motorola's new Lenovo banner   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.

August 27

Premium Lock Lenovo mobile leader asks 'patience' for his strategy to win 'smartphone market melee'

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.

Chen Xudong Chen Xudong

Updated August 26

Premium Lock IDC, Gartner reports: Lenovo didn't gain all marketshare IBM shed in x86 server deal; Cisco surges

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.

Lenovo's x86 server business operates globally Lenovo's x86 server business operates globally

Updated August 25

Red Hat ranks No. 26 on Forbes 'World's Most Innovative Companies' list

Red Hat         Innovation at Red Hat earns the Raleigh-based open source software and services firm the No. 26 spot on the 2015 Forbes "World's Most Innovative Companies" list. Who's No. 1? Tesla. There are a few other Triangle connections, too.

August 25

Premium Lock Oracle aims 'right at heart of Adobe' with Maxymiser acquisition

Oracle Analysis: Watch out, Adobe Marketing Cloud. Oracle, which has a big presence in the Triangle following its acquisition of Tekelec, is growing even bigger following its decision to acquire Maxymiser. With the deal, Oracle is looking to maximize its content optimization and messaging capabilities, writes Stuart Williams, vice president of Technology Business Research.

August 24

Premium Lock A win for Big Blue? IBM breathes more life into the mainframe with LinuxONE

Analysis: IBM creates international media attention and industry buzz with the unveiling of new mainframes targeting Linux. Mainframes are a rare bright spot for Big Blue in hardware, and the new LinuxONE program has a big upside, believes analyst Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

IBM's enw Linux server IBM's enw Linux server

Updated August 24

Vivek Wadhwa: I used to doubt Microsoft. Then I installed Windows 10 ...

Vivek Wadhwa Opinion: I don't know if I broke a law of computing or committed heresy. But I installed Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro. I had feared that this would condemn me to purgatory in the gates of computing hell. But it has been an incredibly positive experience: my favorite Microsoft Office applications -- Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint -- work faster than ever before, and I can still use Apple peripherals -- a Thunderbolt Display and Thunderbolt external hard drives. The best part is Windows 10 itself, writes Vivek Wadhwa.

August 21

Premium Lock Inside HP: Tech giant stumbles into its last quarter as a single company

HP Analysis: HP's 2Q15 financial results reveal significant challenges within its businesses, and its ongoing realignment to adapt to changes in the global PC and data center markets is contributing to short-term execution challenges, writes Stehpen Belanger, an analyst at Technology Business Research.

August 20

Premium Lock Look for HP to disclose continuing financial declines

HP Tech giant HP is scheduled to disclose its latest quarterly financial report after the markets close Thursday - and the news may not be good. That's the expectation of Technology Business Research analyst Stephen Belanger.

Updated August 19

Premium Lock Red Hat: We remain 'active and strong' IBM partner

Red Hat         IBM's highly publicized launch of two Linux mainframe servers earlier this week barely made mention of Red Hat while playing up Red Hat rivals. That raised eyebrows at the HQ of WRAL TechWire, so we asked the Hatters: What's going on? Then there's the Open Mainframe Project. Is Red Hat involved? Our Insiders get the story.

Updated August 18

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Earnings report to reveal continuing challenges for new CEO

Analysis: Storage technology firm NetApp releases its latest earnings this week, and the news is expected to reveal continuing challenges for a new CEO of the company, which maintains a large presence in RTP. Stephen Belanger, an analyst at Technology Business Research, offers his insight.

NetApp's RTP campus  NetApp's RTP campus

Updated August 13

Lenovo to cut 7% of work force in Triangle - 230 jobs

Lenovo banner at a trade show        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.

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