Analysis: Another weak quarter financially led NetApp to announce 500 layoffs this week with many of those taking place at its campus in RTP. The storage technology device firm is facing increasing competition and is relying on "flash" offerings to rebuild revenue even as it cuts costs. Technology Business Research analyst Stephen Belanger offers his insight into what the company will do next.
In a slam-dunk vote, the N.C. House sided with Gov. Pat McCrory to create a new venture capital fund for startups totaling $40 million. It's part of the House-approved budget, which passed by a wide bipartisan margin. But what will happen in the Senate?
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Camras Vision, a startup based at the First Flight Venture Center in RTP, takes home the top honor in the Big Launch Challenge, a joint effort of the First Flight Venture Center and The Launch Place in Danville, Va.
Uber is putting its collective foot on the gas pedal, looking to speed up growth in North Carolina. On Thursday, the aggressive startup disclosed plans for expanding its ride-sharing service to much of coastal Carolina just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
Apple-IBM apps for Watch go enterprise IT; Uber loses in France; FAA apps target delays; PayPal going mobile; PowerSecure solar at Cree
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple and IBM unveil enterprise apps for the Watch; Uber loses legal case in France; PayPal is going mobile; the FAA hopes apps will fight flight delays; and PowerSecure teams with Cree for a solar project in Durham.
Google Fiber, which is the process of building an ultra high-speed Internet network in the Triangle, is teaming with the Triangle Literacy Council to launch a mobile computing lab. Google Fiber also will fund a fellowship for its "digital inclusion" effort to help more people utilize the Internet.
Tech giant HP made news Thursday by disclosing the $2 billion-plus sale of a server business in China, but the latest earnings report shows revenue declines at each of its business units year-over-year. Technology Business Research takes a look at what's happening as HP nears a split into two groups.
CityCamp NC is offering $3,000 in prizes to development teams who will gather for the fifth "unconference" where the goal is to develop next generation solutions for municipal governments through a hackathon.
Repelling mosquitoes, attracting makers: Those are among the goals for Philip Freeman and "Murphy's Naturals." Freeman plans to offer co-working space soon in Raleigh as his business grows, says ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
Gail Roper, chief information officer for the City of Raleigh and a key player in the bringing of fiber-optic Internet networks to the Triangle, is resigning as of June 5. She's taking a job in the private sector.
Some 800 business, educational and economic development leaders gathered at the annual State of the Research Triangle Region event on Thursday were briefed on how the area is being turned into a "smart region" through the use of technology and education. Economic growth also created nearly 23,000 jobs last year.
Crowdfunding legislation in the General Assembly remains in limbo but the House does appear to be moving ahead on the establishment of a new venture capital fund that could provide North Carolina startups with an infusion of cash.
Today's agriculture is a far cry from the old stereotype of overall-wearing goobers muscling "fert 'n' dirt." That's never been more clear than it was this week as 135 movers and shakers from the expanding world of agricultural biotechnology shared ideas, auditions and a jam-packed day at NCBiotech's third annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.
If only one thing has become clear to most observers about Lenovo's top executive Yang Yuanqing since the company bought IBM's PC business a decade ago, it's this: He's always on the attack, looking to grow the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. His new target of opportunity: What he calls the "social mobile Internet." And that means continuing change for the company, which already has diversified into a global powerhouse.
Lenovo, its income driven up 20 percent over the past year due in part to $5 billion in acquisitions, didn't deliver on the amount of profit financial analysts had forecast in its annual financial report issued early Thursday.
In an SEC filing Wednesday evening, data storage technology firm NetApp disclosed that it is laying off some 500 employees in a cost-cutting move. Many of those cuts are coming from NetApp's Triangle work force, sources say. NetApp won't spell out the number of local cuts but insists the firm remains "deeply committed" to North Carolina.
Analysis: Secure, scalable intelligent networks light the path as Cisco works to reconstruct its reputation as a trusted advisor of the connected world, but what impact will new CEO Chuck Robbins have when he takes over from John Chambers?
A syndicate of investors, including two ones, is pouring $16 million worth of new capital into Samanage, a provider of "cloud" service software solutions. The company plans to hire additional personnel and expand its global operations.
Where there is smoke is there fire when it comes to rumors that Pfizer might try to buy troubled GlaxoSmithKline? A Wall Street analyst is the latest to speculate that a mega merger could be in the works.
Analysis: As consumers' focus on and dollars move to digital devices, marketers and agencies follow. In the past marketers and agencies dictated the terms of engagement with consumers through traditional media formats, such as print, TV and radio. Today's digital consumer dictates terms of engagement with brands. As a result, marketers and agencies are turning to data-driven marketing technology (martech) and advertising technology (ad tech) platforms to create personalized, engaging user experiences. Technology Business Research examines what these changes mean.