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Another Dell exec flies nest for Lenovo

31 August 2006 — Hong Kong (CHN): Lenovo Group has appointed Gerry Smith as SVP of the company's global supply chain.               Smith is the fifth former Dell executive to join Lenovo this month....

Apple follows Dell and recalls Sony-made batteries

 25 August 2006 — Cupertino (CA): Apple Computer has recalled 1.8 million Sony-built Mac laptop batteries. The lithium-ion batteries that were made by a Japanese subsidiary of Sony and used by both Apple and Dell...

Battery recall to cost Sony at least $170 million

 30 August 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Sony estimates that the overall cost to the company in supporting the lithium-ion laptop battery recall programmes of Dell and Apple will amount to between ¥20 billion ($170...

Dell and partners to hold battery summit

 25 August 2006 — San Jose (CA): Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Apple are to hold a technical summit next month in San Jose, California, as the first step in establishing manufacturing standards for lithium-ion...

Dell in biggest electrical product recall ever

 15 August 2006 — Round Rock (TX): Dell has recalled 4.1 million laptop batteries due to fire risks in what the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has called the biggest ever recall of electrical...

Dell Q2 net income plummets 51 percent

 18 August 2006 — Rolling Rock (TX): Dell has announced a five percent rise in Q2 revenue to $14.1 billion compared to $13.4 billion a year earlier. Net income fell by 51 percent to $502...

Ex Dell execs to head up new Lenovo units

 25 August 2006 — Hong Kong (CHN): Lenovo Group is to streamline its customer service operations through the creation of the Singapore-based Lenovo Services business unit. The group has also set up its Centre of...

Non-Dell Sony batteries given all clear

 17 August 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Fujitsu and several other Japanese computer companies have confirmed that no recall of batteries made by Sony which are used in their products is necessary because their computers...

Sun Micro regains market share

 23 August 2006 — San Francisco (CA): The market share of computer manufacturer Sun Microsystems grew to 12.9 percent from 11.2 percent in Q2 2005, regaining its former number three ranking from Dell, according...

Dell to offer free recycling

 3 July 2006 — Round Rock (TX): Dell has announced plans to provide free recycling of Dell-branded products as part of a new global recycling policy. "We have a responsibility to our customers to recycle...

Dell to unveil new pricing structure

 12 July 2006 — San Fransisco(CA): Dell is to unveil a new pricing initiative tomorrow that it claims will make it easier for consumers and small business to deal with the company. Dell has come...

Dell warns of lower Q2 earnings

21 July 2006 – Round Rock (TX): Dell expects lower Q2 revenue of approximately $14 billion with EPS of between $0.21 and $0.23.               The warning reflects aggressive pricing in a slowing global commercial...

HP posts double-digit growth

20 July 2006 – Palo Alto (CA): Hewlett-Packard (HP) has reported Q1 revenue of $22.6 billion, an increase of five percent on the same quarter in the year before.               The company also posted...

More ink for stores

  Store brand users do not rate reliability and quality as highly as OEM and aftermarket users, according to a new InfoTrends study. The report, entitled Store Branding Imaging Supplies Study, which looks at toner...

The dawn of the super-sized laptop

 The phrase "size does not matter" has never applied to the world of on-the-go laptop computing. Over the years PC makers have made their models increasingly sleeky and tiny in a bid to make...

Dell creates 1,000 new jobs

5 June 2006 — Nashville (TN): Dell has announced plans to expand its Nashville operations by 1,000 workers in the coming months, reports the Nashville Business Journal.   CEO Kevin Rollins, who revealed the...

Dell probes ‘exploding’ laptop

 29 June 2006 — New York (NY): The Dell laptop computer seen online bursting into flames is being examined by company investigators. The notebook apparently exploded during a conference in Osaka, Japan, earlier this month....

Dell reorganises struggling Americas division

 29 July 2006 - Round Rock (TX): Dell has reorganised its struggling Americas division in a bid to inject fresh momentum into sales and customer service. In the last few quarters the company has suffered...

HP launches new product line

1 June 2006 – San Francisco (CA): HP has rolled out more than 100 new imaging and printing products for the home and home office.   The innovative range, launched this week, includes six all-in-one printers...

HP shows the Hurd effect

 Hewlett-Packard (HP)'s better than expected Q2 profit announcement - up 51 per cent on last year to $1.46 billion - proved what many industry observers had been suspecting for a while: that under the...

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Podcast: AF International’s green story

Desktop and surfaces cleaning specialist AF International believes that its longstanding commitment to the environment is its ‘best-kept secret’. In this episode of OPI Talk,...