Posts tagged “PC industry”

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.

February 10, 2010

Premium Lock How truly safe are PCs? Key encryption chip is hacked

"You've trusted this chip to hold your secrets, but your secrets aren't that safe," says Christopher Tarnovsky, 38, who runs the Flylogic security consultancy and demonstrated his hack last week at the Black Hat security conference. "It's sort of doing the impossible," says conference founder.

Chris Tarnovsky does the "impossible" hack. (AP) Chris Tarnovsky does the "impossible" hack. (AP)

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.

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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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