Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated February 4, 2010

Premium Lock 33% increase in sales sparks Lenovo to second straight quarterly profit

"For the first time since the acquisition of IBM's [PC business in 2005], Lenovo was the fastest growing PC company in the world," CEO says. World’s No. 4 PC maker reverses a $97 million loss from a year ago into an $80 million profit. Sales in China surge 45 percent.

Lenovo reports a towering sales quarter. Lenovo reports a towering sales quarter.

February 3, 2010

Premium Lock Cyberespionage? Cyberslueths disclose Lenovo’s 2010 ‘roadmap’

Lenovo's new Skylight smartbook A photo of Lenovo’s product deployment plan for this year shows up on Web sites as the No. 4 PC maker prepares to disclose latest earnings. Plus, a Lenovo exec says the company is reviewing its efforts in server market.

Updated January 31, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Zero-day’ black market – Where hackers buy secrets to exploit tech flaws

The recent attack on Google brings new attention to the buying and trading of information technology vulnerabilities. Zero days refer to security vulnerabilities caused by programming errors that haven't been "patched," or fixed, by the products' developers. Often those companies don't know the weaknesses exist and have had zero days to work on closing the holes. And hackers are ready to pounce.

Hackers look for "zero-day" flaws Hackers look for "zero-day" flaws

Updated January 28, 2010

Premium Lock The $499 iPad: Apple’s tablet-style computer

"It's so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs says. The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen, is a half-inch thick, weighs 1.5 pounds and comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash memory storage.

Steve Jobs unveils the iPad. (AP) Steve Jobs unveils the iPad. (AP)

January 26, 2010

Premium Lock Apple’s new tablet – ‘iPhone on steroids’ could be a videogame changer

With the looming launch of a tablet-style computer with a bigger screen that might have a place in the living room, Apple could pose an even tougher challenge to established players in the video game business.

Fun coming for 'iPhone on steroids'? Fun coming for 'iPhone on steroids'?

Updated January 22, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo pushes ahead with plans to launch Android phone in China

Yang Yuanqing Plus, CEO predicts the company will someday sell more smart phones than PCs in that country.

Updated January 18, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo teams up with Flextronics for expanded PC capability in Europe

A New H-230 desktop from Lenovo At same time, world’s No. 4 PC maker is closing one of two plants in India.

January 15, 2010

Premium Lock 2010 tech kickoff - Intel outlook points to recovery for PC, tech sectors

Intel As the first major technology company to report its results for the last quarter, Intel is seen as a barometer for the PC market and for technology spending in general. Its revenue beat the Street, as did its gross margin, which can measure how well Intel managed costs.

Updated January 14, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo is red hot – fourth quarter PC shipments surge nearly 42%

After a year of many changes and as PC shipments surge worldwide, the No. 4 PC maker increases its global market share a full point to 8.5 percent. Dell, meanwhile, continues to lose market share in No. 3 spot.

Lenovo's "hybrid" laptop launched last week Lenovo's "hybrid" laptop launched last week

Updated January 6, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils another trend-setter - a hybrid notebook

IdeaPad U1 combines a notebook with a detachable slate touchscreen device – two PCs in one under 4-pound device for under $1,000.

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Updated January 6, 2010

Premium Lock Web filtering software firm sues Lenovo, Chinese government

An image from how 'Green Dam' looked  Cybersitter says China pirated its code and accuses Lenovo, other PC makers of distributing the software.

Updated January 5, 2010

Premium Lock Good tech news: Chip sales increase 8.5% in November from year earlier

Chip sales surge Semiconductor sector reports first year-over-year increase in a month since 2008. Sales also have grown in each of last nine months, trade group says.

Updated January 5, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo looks to have an edge in netbooks with its ThinkPad Edge 13

Lenovo's new Edge The world’s No. 4 PC maker is rolling out several new machines at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, but the Edge is getting a lot of attention.

Updated December 14, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo’s top execs are ‘open’ to idea of acquisitions in Brazil - Report

Lenovo eyes Brazil PC market A year ago, Lenovo broke off talks to acquire Brazil's top PC maker. Now, CEO and COO talk about possible deal.

Updated December 4, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo’s ‘hotties’ surge in Q3 sales while Dell plummets

New data shows Lenovo shipments surging 17 percent and global market share growing to 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, as Dell shuts its Winston-Salem plant, its global share drops to No. 3 behind Acer as shipments plunge nearly 6 percent.

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November 24, 2009

Premium Lock HP profit jumps on cost cuts, new market expansion

HP HP's numbers reinforce trends other companies have reported: Consumers and China are showing stronger demand, while businesses remain hesitant.

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