10:52 a.m. today

Premium Lock As Iron Yard departs, American Underground has 13K square feet to fill

American Underground      Iron Yard's announcement earlier this week that it plans to cease operations in November leaves management of the American Underground with a challenge: How to fill 13,000 square feet of office space?

1:11 p.m. today

Premium Lock Inside IBM's new z14: Bringing apps, data to mainframe for intelligence, insight

IBM Z In the second part of a review examining IBM's new z14 mainframe, customers will be able to leverage an increasing degree of analytics and insight than on prior models. The ability to leverage the analytics capabilities of Watson on IBM's Z portfolio, not just z14, makes this entire product portfolio uniquely valuable to its users.

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1:18 p.m. today

Lawsuit says HB2 'bathroom bill' effects still felt

House Bill 2 ​Transgender people in North Carolina are still effectively prevented from using restrooms matching their gender identity under a law that replaced the state's notorious House Bill 2 earlier this year, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.

8:12 a.m. today

Premium Lock In his own words: Microsoft CEO touts 97% cloud growth

Satya Nadella    The "cloud" is becoming an increasing important growth sector for Microsoft with its Azure-brand revenues surging 97 percent year-over-year. CEO Satya Nadella explains what's happening in his own words.

Updated 7:16 a.m. today

Premium Lock More to fear: 'Email compromise' attack a bigger threat than ransomware, Cisco says (+ video, tips to fight attacks)

Ransomware is a major story these days but there actually is a bigger threat confronting businesses and enterprises: Business email compromise attacks. So says tech giant Cisco in a new cybersecurity report. Plus, a new threat is emerging - "destruction of service" attacks which are linked to the growing Internet of Things universe.

10:28 a.m. today

Mike Walden: Why can't we get the economy just right?

Mike Walden We'd like to get the economy "just right" for everyone but usually appear to fail. One of the frequent questions I'm asked in my many public presentations is, "Why can't smart economists and public policymakers get the economy 'just right'?"

9:00 a.m. today

Premium Lock Rocket Fuel sale highlights complexities of ad tech business models

E-Commerce After billions of dollars in venture capital investment and initial public offerings, a fragmented advertising technology (ad tech) sector is maturing and consolidating with new challengers rising to face Google, says Technology Business Research analyst Seth Ulinski.

8:30 a.m. today

'Darknet' crackdown: Cyberpolice shut one bazaar, seize another

In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace -- then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.

Feds' notice about darknet seizure Feds' notice about darknet seizure

7:10 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: Cloud has silver lining for tech giant

Microsoft All things lead back to cloud for Microsoft, and that's not a bad thing, says Technology Business Research Analyst Kelsey Mason after reviewing the tech giant's latest earnings report.

6:31 a.m. today

Hyperloop reality? Musk tweets government likes plan for high-speed tunnels (+ video)

"Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins," tweets Elon Musk. (Plus, watch a video report.)

6:59 a.m. today

Coding school Iron Yard is shutting down, including Durham, Raleigh sites

The Iron Yard The Iron Yard, a four-year-old startup focusing on providing coding training, is shutting down. The firm operates two campuses in the Triangle, including a site in property operated by The American Underground.

Updated 11:57 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Artificial heart through 3D printing could be major advance (+ video)

Engineers at ETH Zurich used 3D printing to make a soft, artificial heart made of the implantable material, according to research published last week in the journal Artificial Organs. Is a heart made of silicone within reach? Plus: Watch a video overview and read the full announcement.

6:37 a.m. today

Motion, control tech manufacturing plant to close, lay off 220 in Washington

Layoffs        ​A Cleveland-based company that builds motion and control technologies plans to close its plant in Washington, North Carolina, and lay off 220 workers, according to a filing with the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

12:18 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Report: Half of consumers would trade smart home data for discounts

Some 50 percent of consumers who live in households with broadband services are willing to share Internet of Things data in return for electricity discounts, according to Parks Associates.

Share data for discounts? Share data for discounts?

Updated 12:02 p.m. yesterday

Biotech, pharma services provider moving HQ to Durham

Alcami ​Alcami, a leading product development and manufacturing services provider for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, plans to finish relocating its international headquarters from Wilmington to Durham in 2018.

Updated 8:04 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Lenovo CEO sets new target, hints he might quit if he fails

Yang Yuanqing  After diversifying Lenovo away from what he has called the "bread and butter" of PCs into servers, smartphones and all things Internet, Chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing is now making a play for ecommerce and AI success. And he tells Bloomberg he might quit if he fails.

Updated 7:36 a.m. yesterday

Tech exec Steve Malik uses entrepreneurial skills in Major League Soccer, stadium pitches

Steve Malik's entrepreneurial success combined with his love for soccer could bring a major league soccer team to the Triangle as well as a new stadium. Presentations on Wednesday show Malik's entrepreneurial touch with his plans for a stadium in downtown Raleigh.

Proposed soccer/multi-use stadium for Raleigh Proposed soccer/multi-use stadium for Raleigh

Updated 2:24 p.m. Wednesday

Vivek Wadhwa: Amazon-Whole Foods deal shows disruptive competition comes out of nowhere

Vivek Wadhwa    The march of Amazon shows that this is the new nature of disruption: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere. The incumbents aren't ready for this and as a result, the vast majority of today's leading companies will likely become what I call toast--in a decade or less.

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