San Diego Business Journal

SweetLabs’ Pokki Software to Be Included in Lenovo Products

Monday, August 26, 2013

Personal computer maker Lenovo will ship software from San Diego-based SweetLabs in its new products, SweetLabs said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SweetLabs’ product is called Pokki. It came to fame recently because it restores the old-style start menu to computers running the Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft removed the all-purpose menu in a design change.

Pokki software also lets PC users add applications to their computers in a quick and easy “app store” manner. Pokki also offers notifications from social networks. And it recommends apps that the user might like.

Lenovo is the Chinese company that made news in 2005, when it bought IBM’s personal computer business.

— SDBJ Staff Report