Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated June 4, 2010

Premium Lock Apple conference likely to yield new iPhone, possibly new music service

Apple developer conference Steve Jobs and company won't comment on its plans, but this conference has been used in the past to launch the last two generations of its smartphone.

Updated June 2, 2010

Premium Lock China flexes supercomputer muscle, taking No. 2 on power list

Top500 list U.S. remains the leading consumer of high performance computing systems with 282 of the 500 systems, up from 277 in November of last year.

Updated June 1, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo is tops in latest computer reliability report

Lenov tops reliability survey World’s No. 4 PC maker climbs past Apple into Rescuecom’s latest statistics on PC repair calls. Apple goes to No. 3 from No. 1.

June 1, 2010

Premium Lock Hewlett-Packard to slash 9,000 jobs in services group

HP The IT giant plans to invest $1 billion in new automated data centers. Many of the positions affected by the layoffs will be replaced with sales, delivery positions, HP says.

June 1, 2010

Premium Lock iPad sales top 2 million, but e-reader competition intensifies

Apple reports continued hot sales for its new iPad. In Taiwan, meanwhile, several firms role out their own readers, including 13-inch color e-Magazine.

The e-Magazine from Delta The e-Magazine from Delta

May 27, 2010

Premium Lock One Laptop Per Child group shifts to tablets for $100

The new tablets will have at least one, and maybe two, video cameras. They'll sport Wi-Fi connections to the Internet, "multi-touch" screens and have enough power to play high-definition and 3-D video. Unlike Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet, the device will also work with plug-in peripherals such as mice and keyboards.

One Laptop Per Child's tablet One Laptop Per Child's tablet

Updated May 27, 2010

Premium Lock N.C. environmental group: Solar business could create 28,000 jobs

Solar energy      In a report, Environment North Carolina says solar energy could produce 14 percent of the state’s electricity by 2014. The group calls for a tax break to encourage solar sector.

Updated May 27, 2010

Premium Lock Sales surging, Lenovo stretches profitable quarter streak to three

The world’s No. 4 PC maker says sales jumped 56 percent in its most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. Lenovo reports a profit of $13 million, reversing a $264 million loss from a year ago.

One of Lenovo's latest models - the Skylight One of Lenovo's latest models - the Skylight

Updated May 27, 2010

Premium Lock Apple passes Microsoft as No. 1 tech company

Steve Ballmer Meanwhile, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer predicts China will pass U.S. as world’s top PC market this year. However, he also criticizes China for lack of copyright enforcement.

Updated May 21, 2010

Premium Lock First quarter numbers point to rise in tech spending

Is Technology Spending on the Rebound? A summary of recent earnings reports for selected technology companies for the first quarter provides revealing information about the state of corporate spending in information technology.

Updated May 9, 2010

Premium Lock Palm gives HP an edge in smartphones, tablets

Analysis: Hewlett-Packard is taking the long-term view with its purchase of handset maker Palm, with plans for a strong mobile applications business as the fundamental motive. HP’s goal is to use the Palm WebOS, app store and platform development capabilities to turn Palm from a struggling phone maker into a multiplatform vendor of mobile capabilities.

Palm's Pre Palm's Pre

Updated May 3, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo to offer financial services program

Lenovo to offer financing World’s No. 4 PC maker will offer financing for vendors as of June 1 in partnership with CIT Group.

Updated May 3, 2010

Premium Lock A million and counting: iPads selling faster than original iPhones

In first month of availability, the iPad reaches seven figures in sales. Demand continues to exceed supply, Apple’s Steve Jobs says.

iPad sales are soaring iPad sales are soaring

Updated April 19, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo looks to dial up more business in smartphone space

The world’s No. 4 PC maker is “doubling down” on mobile Internet growth, COO Rory Read says in Beijing. Interestingly, the screen of its new Lephone includes a four-leaf clover. Although lacking Google apps, it runs on Google Android OS.

Lenovo's Lephone Lenovo's Lephone

April 19, 2010

Premium Lock Earnings preview: Analysts on lookout for Apple iPhone deal

Apple earnings due Tuesday. (AP) Apple announces quarterly earnings on Tuesday, but buzz centers on another question: Will Apple add Verizon as an iPhone carrier?

April 16, 2010

Premium Lock Israeli rule: Yankee iPad go home

Apple's iPad Israel on Friday warned visitors to leave their iPads at home or have the hot-selling tablet computer seized on arrival as the device's wireless signal is 40 times stronger than allowed, Agence France Presse reported.

Updated April 16, 2010

Premium Lock Google 1Q growth accelerates while stock reverses

Google name image Coming off a stellar first quarter, Google Inc. seems to have regained the momentum that it lost shortly after the U.S. recession started in December 2007.

Updated April 15, 2010

Premium Lock AMD scores 1Q profit as PC market strengthens

AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc. returned to profitability in the first quarter as the world's No. 2 microprocessor maker benefited from a strengthening computer market.

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