Posts tagged “PC industry”

July 27, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo expands product lineup with three servers

Lenovo adds rack (left) and tower servers Lenovo adds rack (left) and tower servers

Updated July 26, 2010

Premium Lock Microsoft has head in the ‘cloud,’ bank account on the ground

Microsoft Analysis: After enduring three consecutive quarters of revenue declines during the recession, the seeds Microsoft sewed are bearing fruit, as Windows 7 and Office 2010 have generated significant growth despite the ongoing economic uncertainty.

July 23, 2010

Premium Lock LePhone, LePad demonstrate Lenovo’s focus on China

A screenshot of Lenovo's forthcoming 3-D laptop A new report forecasts big jumps in computer and IT spending over the next five years. Lenovo is positioning itself to capitalize on that growth, especially in rural markets, and with new devices.

July 23, 2010

Premium Lock India's iPad rival: A $35 touchscreen tablet

India's prototype tablet PC The tablet can be used for functions like word processing, web browsing and video-conferencing. It has a solar power option too - important for India's energy-starved hinterlands - though that add-on costs extra.

July 23, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo prepares to counter iPad with ‘LePad’

LePhone The news comes after Lenovo Chairman Liu Chuanzhi told London’s Financial Times that Apple wasn’t making much of an effort in China.

July 23, 2010

Premium Lock Dell will pay $100M, Michael Dell $4M to settle charges with SEC

Michael Dell The company and founder Michael Dell, who is paying a separate $4 million penalty, neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing. But they did agree to refrain from future violations of the securities laws. The company also agreed to improve its disclosure process by hiring an outside consultant and expanding its training of employees.

July 16, 2010

Premium Lock Dell: SEC staff to recommend accounting settlement

Dell Dell, which operates a huge PC manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, N.C., has already set aside $100 million to cover the cost of settling charges that employees had misled auditors and manipulated results to meet performance targets.

July 15, 2010

Premium Lock Explosive 47% quarterly growth lifts Lenovo global market share to 10.2%

The world’s No. 4 PC maker closes in on No. 3 Acer and No. 2 Dell even as overall PC sales surge worldwide, market research firm IDC reports. Lenovo makes “impressive gains” in all markets, IDC says.

Lenovo's forthcoming 3-D laptop Lenovo's forthcoming 3-D laptop

July 14, 2010

Premium Lock A chipper performance: Intel posts best quarterly profit in a decade

Intel CEO says “Everything was up, in particular on the commercial or enterprise side of the business.” Intel beets Street expectations with 51-cent per share profit.

July 13, 2010

Premium Lock Microsoft strikes deal with Dell, HP, Fujitsu for ‘cloud’ appliances

Windows Azure The software giant is hoping the partnerships with expand use of its “Azure” cloud computing offering.

Updated July 9, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo chairman: Apple’s Jobs ‘doesn’t care about China’

Lenovo's Chairman Liu Chuanzhi In an interview with the Financial Times, Liu Chuanzhi says: “We are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn’t care about China. If Apple were to spend the same effort on the Chinese consumer as we do, we would be in trouble.”

July 9, 2010

Premium Lock Dell turns to Threadless for customized laptop lids

The custom T-shirt company is teaming up with Dell to personalize laptops with variety of designs.

Samples of Threadless laptop lids Samples of Threadless laptop lids

Updated July 8, 2010

Premium Lock EMC to acquire data software firm in move to combat Oracle

EMC  The data storage technology firm, which has a large presence in the Triangle, is acquiring cloud, data warehousing firm Greenplum. Meanwhile, EMC stock climbs after analyst lifts to “outperform” rating.

July 3, 2010

Premium Lock New bill says manufacturers must recycle N.C. computers and TVs

A Lenovo laptop An amended electronic waste bill that only needs the governor's signature assigns shared responsibility for recycling electronics to manufacturers and local governments. Either manufacturers can shoulder most of the burden of recycling their products or they can pay for local governments to do more of the heavy lifting for them.

Updated July 2, 2010

Premium Lock Research firm cuts back IT spending forecast for 2010

Gartner now expects IT services spending will rise 2.9 percent to $786 billion, while telecom spending will rise 3.4 percent to $1.97 trillion. Software spending will rise 3.1 percent to $229 billion.

Updated July 1, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo names executive in France as new GM for North America

Lenovo The world’s No. 4 PC maker also affirms its choice to lead N.A. channel sales and beefs up partnership efforts.

June 24, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo’s president: Two hot products from CES still being developed

Lenovo's new U1 hybrid The world’s No. 4 PC maker has yet to release the IdeaPad U1 hybrid and Skylight, but Rory Read tells ChannelWeb Lenovo is targeting Android “sweet spot.”

Updated June 23, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo steps up India efforts with a Bollywood showcase

The world’s No. 4 PC maker introduces a number of new “Z-series” laptops and other machines at a launch in India’s Silicon Valley.

A Bollywood welcome for Lenovo's Z-series A Bollywood welcome for Lenovo's Z-series

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