Posts tagged “PC industry”
Facebook and Red Hat made appeals to other technology companies to further embrace Open Source and recruit more women at the All Things Open Conference. While Facebook adds IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo to its OS group, Red Hat's chief people officer calls for more women to get involved in technology - period. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders.
Chatter on Wall Street supported by media reports that Lenovo might be buying BlackBerry appears to have legs this time. The talk is not fading as BlackBerry shares surge. A rebuilt BlackBerry under John Chen just could add a great deal to Lenovo's mobile offerings - not so much in phones but in software and services.
Inside the All Things Open conference: Open source software is on the rise even in enterprise settings, Forrester Research analyst Jeffrey Hammond told a packed room as the All Things Open conference got under way at the Raleigh Convention Center on Wednesday. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for Insider subscribers.
The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations. Excitement for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models sparked sales of 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter -- a record for the months of July through September -- and made up for more disappointing sales of the company's iPad tablets.
IBM is shedding workers faster than trees drop leaves. More than 7,000 in the x86 server sale to Lenovo. Thousands more in giving away - yes, literally giving away with a $1.5 billion cash bonus - by dumping its chip business. And coming next? A $600 million resource action. In other words, more layoffs. One thing is clear: As IBM reported a drop in revenue for the 10th consecutive quarter its management is doubling down on more, rapid changes.
Analysis: The sales of lower-value and less-profitable product lines such as its semiconductors and X86 servers are a key step in IBM's transformation to a provider of higher-value hardware, software and services. Furthermore, IBM has identified the strategic growth areas of cloud, big data and analytics, security, social and mobility to better serve customers' evolving IT needs. These technologies are the focus of IBM's investment strategy and continue to be the strongest performing pieces of the company's solutions portfolio, writes Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.
Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. But that wasn't all. Updates for iMacs, the new Apple Pay system launch date and tools for its smart watch development.
Lenovo is putting a new spin on its "protect and attack" strategy by doing a lot of both in its largest market: China. A new company led by the top executive for China and other Asian markets is being formed for launch next April.
Lenovo employees in Research Triangle Park are getting a taste of the great outdoors with every trip to the campus cafeteria. The company has installed six Living Green Walls, custom, plant-covered designs by GSky Plant Systems, Inc.
Apple Inc. is expected to unveil new iPads at an event Thursday, as the company tries to drive excitement amid slowing demand for tablet computers. Apple may also announce a new Mac operating system and possibly new Mac computers. Watchers also await a possible launch date for Apple Pay, the company's new system for using iPhones to make credit and debit card payments at retail stores.
Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad. It's also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.
Analysis: PC and Data Center chip demand help Intel deliver highest quarterly revenue in company history. But Intel also is strategically positioning itself to be on the leading edge of computing and connected devices which comprise the Internet of Things.
Employees of MetLife and a corporate grant combined Saturday to provide newly-refurbished desktop computers to 80 Triangle children last weekend.
Latest news on net neutrality from Obama, FCC tax increase, Google and your health, Netflix hikes 4K fees and the new Skype
In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Obama reiterates opposition to Internet fast lanes; FCC plans stealth Internet tax increase: The doctor will see you now -- through Google; Netflix hikes subscription price for 4K TV owners; and Microsoft updates Skype for Windows, Mac with new chat interface.
The "Internet of Things" - or the "Internet of Everything" as Cisco's John Chambers calls it - is the big buzz term in tech these days. But IoT is getting even bigger as companies move to embrace it for enterprise applications, not just consumer devices. So says Red Hat's Chris Gray, the company's director of Embedded and Intelligent Systems.
Lenovo broadens its lead in global PC sales, topping the 20 percent market share plateau for the first time, according to research firm IDC. Lenovo has ranked first now for six consecutive quarters.
Analysis: HP's sort-of breakup portends good and bad outcomes for a big technology vendor in transition, writes Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research.
Hollywood's Ashton Kutcher, who also is now a Product Engineer at Lenovo, is helping the world's No. 1 PC maker design and bring to market its latest Yoga Tablet. You can watch the Two-and-a-Half- Men star talk Yoga in a just-published YouTube video.