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Buy Nokia? Surely you jest, Lenovo exec says

After rumors surfaced that Lenovo was considering acquiring Nokia, the PC maker made it clear that isn't the case.

By August 1, 2012


Acer hit by first ever loss, sees tablet fever slowing

Taiwanese PC maker suffers first quaarterly loss ever based on reorganization costs and other expenses, while chairman sees tablet fever receding.

By August 25, 2011


Acer needs to get its mojo back

The company that cashed in on two of the biggest shifts in the PC industry over the last decade has recently had trouble selling PCs, and now tablets. We take a look at what went wrong.

By June 16, 2011


Acer slams ex-CEO's account of ousting

The company today denies having any fear of globalization, which its former chief Gianfranco Lanci asserted in an interview earlier this week.

By May 11, 2011


Ex-Acer CEO speaks out on rift with board

In interview with AllThingsD, Gianfranco Lanci says his former employers worried about the "de-Taiwanization" of the company when he tried to make the company more global.

By May 9, 2011


Acer CEO resigns over stance on future

CEO Gianfranco Lanci steps down over a disagreement with the company's board about future direction, Acer says. That dispute appears related the company's role in the mobile market.

By March 31, 2011


iPad, tablets take a bite out of PC shipments

Demand for the iPad and consumer gadgets helped cause PC shipments around the world to drop in the first quarter, according to new data from Gartner, which was expecting growth of 3 percent,

By April 14, 2011


Why no lines for the Motorola Xoom? Take 2

Readers offered some cogent arguments for and against the Xoom tablet. Google and Motorola face an array of obstacles in cracking the tablet market, as readers astutely point out.

By April 10, 2011


Why no one lines up for the Motorola Xoom

Chief executives should think twice before they jump headlong into the iPad-like tablet market. It may be that the iPad is succeeding but not the larger tablet market in general.

By April 2, 2011


No time for Acer to be 'cautious' about mobile

In accepting CEO Gianfranco Lanci's resignation amid disagreements, Acer board reveals plan to stick with the PC business and proceed "cautiously" with mobile. That doesn't seem a viable option in this market.

By March 31, 2011