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Updated April 5, 2010

Premium Lock My pad, your pad - 300,000 of us pay for Apple’s iPad

But what's next? Once the initial iPad excitement settles, Apple may have to work harder to persuade a broader swath of people to buy one. Many companies have tried to sell tablet computers before, but none has caught on with mainstream consumers. And while early adopters who pre-ordered an iPad in recent weeks have gushed about all the ways they hope to use it, skeptics point to all the ways the iPad comes up short.

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April 2, 2010

Premium Lock Mypad? Apple hype builds excitment for new iPad

New tablet PC goes on sale Saturday. Not only Apple die-hards have been swept up in iPad hype. It has also turned the heads of folks who have been lukewarm on Apple gadgets.

Apple iPad goes on sale Saturday. (AP) Apple iPad goes on sale Saturday. (AP)

April 2, 2010

Premium Lock Georgia resident who inspired Microsoft’s founders dies at 68

Recall Bill Gates and Paul Allen about Henry Edward Roberts: "Ed was willing to take a chance on us — two young guys interested in computers long before they were commonplace — and we have always been grateful to him. The day our first untested software worked on his Altair [computer] was the start of a lot of great things. We will always have many fond memories of working with Ed."

Henry Edward Roberts with an Altair. (AP) Henry Edward Roberts with an Altair. (AP)

Updated April 1, 2010

Premium Lock One of top Silicon Valley VCs makes $100M bet on iPad

Kleiner Perkins ‘doubles down’ on its iFund bet ahead of iPad launch on Saturday. “Welcome to the brave new post-PC era,” KPCB partner says.

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March 29, 2010

Premium Lock Apple delays shipping of new iPad pre-orders

Apple's iPad The new portable device is set to go on sale in stores April 3.

March 25, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo equips some of its laptops for Sprint’s 4G network

A Lenovo Edge As Sprint prepares to offer video call-enabled phones to run on its Clear network, the mobile phone company also partners with Lenovo for laptop access.

Updated March 22, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo hires HP exec as new marketing officer

David Roman fills chief marketing officer role at world’s No. 4 PC maker that has been vacant for a year. Roman also at one time was a senior marketing executive at Apple.

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March 18, 2010

Premium Lock Dell pushes back Triad plant closing to October

Dell Company says it still plans to shut down the facility but will keep 400 people working due to desktop computer demand.

Updated March 12, 2010

Premium Lock Wireless Internet devices to dominate future sales, Lenovo CEO says

Yang Yuanqing says the world’s No. 4 PC maker will focus on sales in emerging markets as well as its home market of China in a ‘protect and attack’ strategy. Lenovo’s chairman on Thursday also said the company would focus on mobile Internet.

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Updated March 8, 2010

Premium Lock Apple's iPad tablet PC to hit stores on April 3

Launch is pushed back from late March. Devices will start at $499, connect to Wi-Fi networks.

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Updated March 2, 2010

Premium Lock Apple finds 17 'core' labor violations among suppliers

Findings include use of underage workers, use of non-certified vendors for disposal of hazardous waste, providing false records and more.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs. (AP) Apple CEO Steve Jobs. (AP)

February 26, 2010

Premium Lock Dell to keep Winston-Salem plant open through July

Dell's plant in Winson-Salem The extension is the second for operations at the massive plant. A Forsyth County commissioner tells Winston-Salem newspaper about the news and a Dell spokesperson confirms the report.

Updated February 25, 2010

Premium Lock Apple shareholders say no to environmental measures

Apple As Apple announces it reaches 10 billion in iTune sales, CEO Steve Jobs tells shareholders he is cool to idea of paying a dividend. PLus: Apple plans major expansion in China.

Updated February 24, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo cuts some 30 jobs at Morrisville headquarters

The world’s fourth largest PC manufacturer is reducing its global work force by 2 percent. However, the company is not cutting other costs or making any organizational changes, spokesperson says.

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Updated February 22, 2010

Premium Lock 3D and your business: Last day to register for LTW event

From James Cameron’s “Avatar” to the immersive Internet, virtual worlds, gaming, software, engineering and product development, this Local Tech Wire Executives Edge event will connect you with leaders of the oncoming tsunami of a new dimension in business.

Eyes around the world are tuned to "Avatar" Eyes around the world are tuned to "Avatar"

Updated February 19, 2010

Premium Lock IT ‘budget flush’ or real growth? Dell chairman sees a mix

Dell earnings fall "I think we were surprised at how rapidly that business came back in the latter part of last year," Michael Dell says. "And I think we have been pleasantly surprised at how strong it has stayed."

February 18, 2010

Premium Lock HP’s strong quarter is good news for tech sector, global economy

HP Earnings analysis: As a huge global technology vendor, HP’s performance reflects a recovering global economy, including resurgent economies in emerging markets.

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