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Lenovo's Motorola buy seen boosting its global expansion

US$2.91b deal to help it diversify from PC to smartphone

[BEIJING] In 1984, with only US$25,000 in Chinese government funding and a dusty 20 square metre bungalow as their headquarters, a small group of scientists in Beijing founded a firm called New Technology Developer Inc.

Thirty years later, the company - which went on to become Legend and...