Posts tagged “PC industry”

August 26, 2010

Premium Lock Exec: Lenovo’s focus on rural markets in China paying off

A Lenovo worker in Shanghai. (AP) With a network of 12,000 “shops,” the world’s No. 4 PC maker tells Financial Times that PCs and notebooks are surging in China’s “emerging markets.”

August 26, 2010

Premium Lock Dell reportedly plans to up its bid for 3Par in battle with HP

3Par Dell’s bid will likely top HP’s offer Monday of $1.5 billion, although according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dell only needs to match HP’s offer to stay in the running.

Updated August 25, 2010

Premium Lock DreamWorks Animation signs on to use Red Hat’s ‘cloud’

In a series of announcements, the world’s top Linux software developer and services provider lays out its plans to expand cloud computing. Red Hat also launches a site for application developers geared to the cloud.

DreamWorks Animation goes "cloud" with Red Hat DreamWorks Animation goes "cloud" with Red Hat

Updated August 25, 2010

Premium Lock Considering ‘cloud’ computing and virtualization? Be wary

Cloud computing isn't for everyone New report from IBM raises questions about security and wisdom of sharing hardware by users with different security requirements.

Updated August 25, 2010

Premium Lock Web app, other security threats skyrocket, IBM report says

More than half of the record level of vulnerabilities still lack a patch, IBM’s X-Force says. Covert threats in PDFs, JavaScript are increasing in complexity.

Security threats increase, IBM says Security threats increase, IBM says

Updated August 25, 2010

Premium Lock Dell launches 'Aero' smartphone with AT&T for $99

The Aero has a 3.5-inch touch screen and a 5-megapixel camera, and it has photo and video editing functions built in.

Dell's Aero Dell's Aero

Updated August 24, 2010

Premium Lock HP takes on Dell in $1.5B bidding war for 3Par

The willingness to spend so much money on such an obscure company underscores how aggressively both companies are about moving into more profitable markets than PCs.

3Par gear 3Par gear

August 20, 2010

Premium Lock Tech earnings snapshot: What reports are saying about economy

High-tech sector A summary of recent earnings reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy from The AP.

Updated August 20, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo’s Lephone holding its own vs. iPhone in China

Lenovo's Lephone The world’s No. 4 PC maker says it has sold 100,000 of its new smart phones. That matches iPhone release in China, report says.

August 20, 2010

Premium Lock Dell results show large businesses are buying gear again

Dell Dell’s business is more dependent on selling laptops and desktops to businesses. In the fiscal second quarter, which ended July 30, companies started spending more on PCs for employees, as well as on servers, storage and technology consulting services, compared with the previous year.

August 20, 2010

Premium Lock HP reports solid quarter, but what's next minus CEO?

HP Uncertainty about who will be picked as Mark Hurd’s replacement, and doubts about the overall health of technology spending, weighed on HP’s stock.

August 19, 2010

Premium Lock Intel deal for McAfee positions both firms to capitalize on mobile sector growth

Analysis: McAfee will hand the title of largest pureplay security vendor to Trend Micro in return for the multiple benefits of joining a much larger organization including revenue stability, ability to increase cross-selling, product integration, and access to greater financial resources.

Injunction sought in Intel Security sale Injunction sought in Intel Security sale

Updated August 19, 2010

Premium Lock Intel to buy security firm McAfee for $7.7B in cash

Intel Corporation The chip giant offers a premium of $20 a share for California-based McAfee. Intel calls security third pillar of computing along with PC performance and connectivity.

Updated August 19, 2010

Premium Lock CEO boasts: Lenovo 'outgrowing the market' globally

Global sales for the world's No. 4 PC maker surge 50 percent from a year ago as global market share hits double digits for the first time.

Good times at Lenovo Good times at Lenovo

August 19, 2010

Premium Lock Opposition mounts to Michael Dell among Dell shareholders

Michael Dell during a visit to Winston-Salem plant. Stockholders representing a quarter of PC maker Dell didn't vote to re-elect chairman and company founder to the firm's board.

Updated August 16, 2010

Premium Lock Dell makes $1.13B buy - Will it cause problems with EMC?

3Par 3Par makes products designed to minimize capacity and energy costs with an emphasis on cloud computing and virtualization. Dell works with EMC in similar space.

August 10, 2010

Premium Lock Worldwide PC sales are ‘falling off a cliff,’ analyst warns.

Lenovo's new all-in-one desktop Weakening economy leads PC makers, including Morrisville-based Lenovo, to reduce chip orders, analyst says. Overall chip sector takes a hit as two analysts warn that PC demand is slacking.

July 27, 2010

Premium Lock Apple introduces multi-touch control for updated iMac desktops

Mac buyers can also pay an extra $69 for what Apple calls the Magic Trackpad, a sleek glass-topped aluminum touch pad that connects to Apple computers using Bluetooth. The device works with all of Apple's computers.

Apple's Trackpad Apple's Trackpad

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