Matt Williamson has a fast-growing startup on his hands with Windsor Circle, which helps companies retain customers. Last week, Windsor Circle moved into the email marketing space in a partnership with Atlanta-based Silverpop, which is led by NCSU graduate and former RTP entrepreneur Bill Nussey. But Nussey has helped Williamson in other ways over the years - as a mentor. In an exclusive conversation with WRALTechWire, Williamson talks about how CEOs can benefit from having mentors.
"We must acknowledge that while 2013 was an important year of transformation, our performance did not meet our expectations," Ginny Rometty said over the weekend in a letter to investors in the company's annual report. "While we continue to remix to higher value, we must also address those parts of the business that are holding us back."
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Dennis Gillings, the co-founder of Quintiles, and other investors in the world's largest life science services company, are looking to cash in on Quntiles' IPO from last year. According to an SEC filing made early Monday, they are offering some 17.5 million shares worth $939.3 million.
As startups, venture capitalists and enthusiasts have descended upon Austin for the technology-heavy forum, female- focused events have grown in number and panel audiences are dotted by more women at what has traditionally been a male-dominated event. About 25 speaker sessions are about women in technology, five times more than last year.
Addressing the South by Southwest Interactive from London through Skype, Julian Assange says he has more secrets to share with the world. He also cites NSA leaks from Edward Snowden show a "military occupation" of the Internet.
Broadband Report: The Consortium for School Networking's latest EdTechNext Report shifts the focus for districts and schools toward building mobile into their content and application strategies - from school-wide apps to curriculum.
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A week ago, the Wall Street Journals' Re/code quoted a Lenovo marketing executive as saying that Hollywood star and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher was working with the company to create a smartphone. Lenovo says that's not true but offers no other insight.
Working with Uhuru Software, Red Hat is now incorporate a rival Microsoft product - .NET - to its three-year-old OpenShift platform-as-a-service. Really? Red Hat even published a blog to explain what's going on to those who might find the concept a bit unbelievable.
Opinion: Yes, I know I am biased and seem like a Tesla "fanboy." This is because I see the future of the automotive industry and a way to reduce our dependence on environment-destroying fossil fuels. Tesla has now proven the viability and superiority of electric vehicles. Along the way, it has had to battle skeptics, short-sellers, and even the press.
A 35-page document given the workers affected across the U.S. as part of the "resource action" as IBM calls layoffs includes a specific reference stating that IBM is not seeking a waiver of claims under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or ADEA. Therefore such information listed in previous IBM layoffs is not required, says Raleigh attorney Jeremy Sayre of the law firm Ward and Smith, P.A.
Before anyone could ask a question, the Raleigh-bound South by Southwest recruiting team bolted from HQRaleigh in a motor home, speeding off on a multi-day road trip. So why is Raleigh sending a team, including Mayor Nancy McFarlane, and why is Justin Miller taking some time off from startup WedPics? WRALTechWire checks in with the team and "the tattooed guy" Miller, who is the Raleigh ambassador, while they are burning up miles on I-85.
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and a team of entrepreneurs plus city staff, are headed to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, But they are going hunting for entrepreneurs and companies who might want to locate in the capital of North Carolina than the capital of the Lone Star State.
With more than 30,000 attendees gathering today for the four-day forum in Austin, speakers and panels will reconsider their role in protecting shared data after years of encouraging customers to put more of their life on the Web.
Today's "Startup blog" - the first in a regular addition to WRALTechWire's lineup - focuses on Triangle and NC startups, an IPO update, and a kickstarter success. Check out details about Square 1 Bank, NC IDEA's application deadline, CED's fund-raising series, Mohu's kickstarter success, and a mentoring program from Up Global NEXT.
A 64-year-old physicist, identified by Newsweek magazine as Bitcoin's creator, was chased by reporters through Los Angeles and denied any role in the digital currency, saying he first heard of it three weeks ago.