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Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated 9:05 a.m. today

Lenovo launching 'smart glasses' in partnership with NY firm

Lenovo, which recently filed for patent coverage of a Google Glass-like device, is partnering with New York-based Vuzix Corporation to launch "smart glasses." The devices will be sold first in China.

Vuzix M100 smart glasses Vuzix M100 smart glasses

9:02 a.m. today

Premium Lock Lenovo's smart glasses partner is a CES-winner, costs $999

So what are the M100 Smart Glasses that Lenovo will soon begin selling in China through a new partnership with New York-based Vuzix? Here are some details.

The M100 smartglasses The M100 smartglasses

7:54 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Reality bites: Microsoft still faces challenges in devices despite CEO-led changes

Inside Microsoft's earnings: A sweeping reorganization points Microsoft in the right direction, but obstacles in its PC and mobile businesses will remain through 2014, writes Jack Narcotta, an analyst with Technology Business Research.

The Surface The Surface

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Is IBM-Apple deal a slap in the face for Lenovo?

If Lenovo has a "parent" in its rise as a global technology powerhouse, it's IBM. After all, Big Blue's sale of its PC division to Lenovo in 2005 took the China-born company international. Now, Lenovo is trying to buy IBM's x86 server business and Google's Motorola Mobility to accelerate growth in servers and smartphones. So what does IBM do as Lenovo grows as a threat to Apple? The Skinny talks with an analyst about IBM's big deal with Apple. Is it a slap in the face to Lenovo? By the way, BlackBerry already is caught up in fallout from the deal.

Apple teams with IBM Apple teams with IBM

July 16

Premium Lock Inside Apple-IBM partnership: A big win for both companies

Analysis: Both companies benefit; Apple increases its business presence, at the expense of Android, Windows and Blackberry, and IBM extends the utility of its analytics solutions and gains from sales of management and security solutions for iPhones and iPads. Neither company gives up anything.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Apple's CEO Tim Cook

Updated July 16

Once enemies, now allies: IBM, Apple team up for iPhone, iPad sales

Apple teams with IBM Bitter enemies in the past, Apple and IBM on Tuesday disclosed they are teaming up to sell more iPads and iPhones to corporate clients with IBM developing apps and providing services geared to enterprise customers.

July 15

Premium Lock Cisco, Microsoft strike 3-year agreement targeting data centers

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP includes 12 buildings Tech giants Cisco and Microsoft are teaming up for data center solutions with each company providing sales, engineering and marketing resources. Cisco, the leader in cloud infrastructure share based on a recent report, "doubles down on data center," it says in the announcement.

July 15

Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman resigns

HP Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.

Updated July 10

PC shipment slump bottoms out, Lenovo still No. 1

A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.

Lenovo's T540p notebook computer Lenovo's T540p notebook computer

July 7

Chinese government approves Lenovo-IBM server deal

A ministry in the Chinese government has granted its OK for the proposed $2.3 billion Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal. U.S. regulators are still examining the sale, which was announced in January and would affect 2,000 IBM workers in RTP.

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

Updated July 2

Lenovo's chairman expects IBM server deal to win approval

Lenovo         "There is no change to the plan," says Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing about his company's plan to acquire IBM's x86 server businesses for some $2.3 billion.

July 1

Premium Lock Watch out, Lenovo, HP -Dell's Dropbox partnership to drive PC sales

Dell reports income Analysis: Dell is strengthening security of public cloud storage through its Dropbox partnership - and that will help drive Dell PC sales. Lenovo and HP offer their own cloud storage plans.

June 30

European Union approves Lenovo's Google Motorola acquisition

Google Motorola     Good news for Lenovo comes from the European Union, which has given approval to it's proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of Google Motorola Mobility.

Updated June 27

Lenovo exec: Acquisitions from IBM, Google are still 'on track'

Lenovo         Lenovo is still "on track" to close on its $5 billion dollars worth of acquisitions from IBM and Google before the end of the year, a company executive says.

June 26

Lenovo-IBM server deal 'in limbo' over security concerns

IBM              After months of talking, Lenovo and IBM remain involved in discussions with the U.S. government as they try to win approval for their $2.3 billion x86 server deal. The deal "remains in limbo," says The Wall Street Journal. In other news: An insider trading case involving an IBM deal expands.

June 25

With 1 billion users, Google's Android takes aim at wearables, cars

As the Internet giant's Android operating system stretches into cars, homes and smartwatches, this year's annual confab will expand on its usual focus on smartphones and tablets. Google gave more details about Android Wear, a version of the operating system customized for wearable gadgets such as smartwatches and introduced Android Auto, which has been tailored to work with cars.

Eyes on Google  Eyes on Google

June 19

Premium Lock Lenovo loses market share in global PC monitor market

Lenovo may lead the world in PC sales as it has done for going on two years now, but when it comes to PC monitors - well, it's No. 5 and losing market share, according to a new report from research firm IDC.

Lenovo losing PC monitor share Lenovo losing PC monitor share

Updated June 18

Premium Lock Inside Red Hat's latest deal: Why another OpenStack acquisition?

Wednesday's $95 million deal to buy Paris-based eNovance commits Red Hat even more deeply to OpenStack "cloud computing" solutions as its bet for the future. Two Red Hat executives spell out the reasoning for the deal in a WRAL TechWire Insider exclusive.

How OpenStack cloud works How OpenStack cloud works

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Lenovo: North Carolina in the running for a new facility

Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the United States with plans for new offices in Danbury, Conn. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says, and North Carolina could land it.

Lenovo's headquarters Lenovo's headquarters

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Lenovo picks Connecticut for expansion, seeks another US site

Lenovo         Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the U.S. with plans for new offices in Danbury, Ct. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says.

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