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Lenovo says "Hello Moto" to the tune of $3 billion
Google is on the verge of selling its Motorola Mobility smartphone operations to Lenovo for around USD $2.91 billion if reports are to be believed.
Apple ahead of the tablet game as Samsung trails
"We expect commercial purchases of tablets to continue to accelerate in mature markets, but softness in the consumer segment point to a more challenging environment for tablets in 2014 and beyond."
As 7,500 jobs go to Lenovo, IBM continues “workforce rebalancing”
Following news that 7,500 IBM workers will join forces with Lenovo in the company’s newly acquired x86 server business, the tech giant has revealed more cuts could be on the way.
How will IBM/Lenovo deal impact the Channel?
Following Lenovo’s US$2.3bn deal to acquire IBM’s x86 server business, many leading industry analysts have questioned how this will impact the channel market.
Samsung dominates record-breaking smartphone market
"The sheer volume and strong growth attest to the smartphone's continued popularity in 2013."
Lenovo agrees $2.3bn IBM server acquisition
"This acquisition demonstrates our willingness to invest in businesses that can help fuel profitable growth and extend our PC Plus strategy."
Samsung beats Apple to semiconductor top spot...
"This increase clearly shows how fast the presence of these two companies has expanded over the last three years and why their decisions have technology and pricing implications for the whole semiconductor industry."
Lenovo launches ANZ tablet giveaway to boost reseller sales
PC computing leader Lenovo has launched its new "Score A Bonus Tablet" promotion to help channel partners leverage the strength of the Lenovo ThinkPad brand and to create brand awareness for its tablets in the growing tablet category.
"Sombre" PC market suffers first annual double digit decline
"2014 is expected to remain another challenging year for the PC market, as competition will only grow among the devices."
Worst decline in PC history as industry “bottoms out”
In recording the seventh consecutive quarter of shipment decline, the worst in PC history, industry analysts believe markets have "bottomed out" across the world.
IDC: Android drives worldwide tablet growth
Worldwide tablet shipments grew to 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, drove largely in part through Android products.
Synnex announces $10k Dubai winner...
Which company won the single largest prize ever offered by Synnex New Zealand, winning the Luxury Escape to Dubai, valued at $10,000...?
Six in a row as global PC sales slow
Unsurprisingly worldwide PC shipments once again hit the skids, posting a sixth consecutive quarter of decline as consumers continue switching to mobile devices devices.
Dell defeats Samsung in PC monitor stakes after 7 years
Dell has moved ahead of Samsung in the worldwide PC monitor market for the first time since 2007, shipping more than 5.0 million units in the second quarter of 2013.
Lenovo cuts loose channel director in Oz jobs trim
Tech giant makes changes within its Australian workforce, cutting back on its channel sales director for the region.
UPDATED: Kiwi companies take honours at Lenovo awards
Kiwi companies take several top regional awards at the PC vendor's partner awards...
Samsung leads the pack as smartphone sales keep rising
Worldwide smartphone sales to end users reached 225 million units, up 46.5% from the second quarter of 2012.
Tablet shipments slow as vendors await Apple's iPad show…
A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors. But with no new Apple products, the market slowed for many vendors.
PC woe as sales slow
Worldwide PC shipments fell for fifth consecutive quarter, the longest duration of decline in the PC market’s history, begging the question - are PCs finished?
Lenovo opens US manufacturing line
Second largest PC vendor creates its first PC production line in America.
Lenovo touts smartphone partners
Chinese tech company "in preliminary talks with 'multiple parties' about a possible joint venture in smartphones."
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist s230u
This ThinkPad Twist is the first of Lenovo’s Touch screen capable convertible Ultrabooks released to align with Windows 8.
Lenovo leaves IBM takeover table
Companies call off negotiations following a disagreement over the valuation of IBM's X86 server business.
Leading Lenovo set for IBM acquisition?
World's second-largest PC maker considers acquisition of IBM's X86 server business, rumoured to cost as much as US$6 billion.