Chinese PC giant Lenovo, fresh off completing its $2.1 billion acquisition of IBM’s (IBM) former x86 server business, now has jumped all the hurdles to finalize its $2.91 billion buyout of Google’s (GOOG) Motorola Mobility unit.
The chatter about an upcoming Microsoft (MSFT) wearable started in the summer, with rumors buzzing that it wasn’t a smartwatch but rather a smart band. As it turns out, Microsoft’s wearable is a fitness band, and a pretty nifty one at that, available in the United States as of Oct. 29 for $199 in the vendor’s stores and online.
Remember Apple’s (AAPL) iOS 8.0.1 ill-timed debacle a month ago, when the vendor couldn’t get right an update to the new version of its mobile operating system, leaving some 40,000 of its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users saddled with a disabled smartphone?
Microsoft (MSFT) has laid off another 3,000 workers worldwide in what the vendor said was the last stage of an 18,000 workforce reduction it initiated in July when it cut some 13,000 staffers from its payroll.
Application networking solution provider A10 Networks (ATEN) has hired Gunter Reiss, a 21-year Ericsson veteran versed in business development, strategic alliances, business partnerships and OEM relationships, to oversee its activities in those areas.
RSA, storage giant EMC’s (EMC) security unit, has promoted Amit Yoran, its products senior vice president, to president and tasked him with delivering a unified customer experience across the division’s products and services and its marketing and sales initiatives.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), fresh off a move to split the company by PC/printers and enterprise solutions, is huddling with private equity firms in China to sell off controlling interest in its local corporate networking business, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Apple (AAPL) chief executive Tim Cook, who previously hasn’t minced words in describing China’s importance to the iPhone maker, last week again called the region a “really key market for us. Everything we do we are going to work it here,” in remarks on the last day of a four-day China excursion last week.
Sundar Pichai, head of Google’s (GOOG) Android, Apps and Chrome business, now is boss of all the company’s core products, including commerce and ads, Google+, infrastructure, maps, research and search, in an executive reorganization spearheaded by chief executive Larry Page.
Microsoft (MSFT) has released an updated version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview less than a month after the initial build was offered to testers, more than 1 million of whom have signed on so far to take the new operating system for a test drive under the vendor’s Windows Insider Program.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will make good on its promise to deliver “new computing experiences” when it showcases at a New York event Oct. 29 a hybrid product called Sprout that combines a large, flat-screen display with a touch-enabled flat work surface and a projector and 3-D scanner overhead.