John Paczkowski

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Lenovo: New World. New Thinking. New CEO. New Chairman.

For Lenovo it’s a bit like Michael Dell returning to Dell. Or Steve Jobs returning to Apple (AAPL). Stung by a brutal third-quarter loss, its first in nearly three years, the PC maker ousted CEO Bill Amelio and called in former CEO Yang Yuanqing and founder Liu Chuanzhi to reverse its declining fortunes.

Yang, who served as chief executive officer from 2001 to 2004 and is credited with building the company’s China business, will take up the CEO reins, while Liu, who co-founded the firm in Beijing in 1984, will be reinstated as company chairman. Together, they will work to improve the company’s position in a world-wide PC market dominated by multinational vendors like Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Dell (DELL). But to do that, it must first shore up its business at home. Said Liu: “Lenovo has grown successfully on the international stage, but at this important time, we want to pay particular attention to our China business as it represents the foundation of our global business and growth strategy.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus