Donald Trump and former tech executive Carly Fiorina are the top two presidential contenders in terms of who would be best for business, says a new survey of chief financial officers by Duke University. But none of the contenders received more than 19.4 percent of the "votes."
The Institute for Emerging Issues will work with five N.C. cities that have been selected to participate in a new program called InnovateNC. The innovation-focused economic development initiative covers two years and includes multiple partners.
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That Internet-linked monitor you bought to keep an eye on your baby just may be vulnerable to hackers, a new report says. The author of a recent report "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: Hacking Internet of Things Baby Monitors," says several of the most popular monitors are vulnerable.
Zift Solutions, a provider of channel marketing automation solutions, keeps growing through acquisitions. The RTP-based firm has acquired SharedVue, which had been part of The Channel Company. It's Zift's second buy of a competitor within the past year.
BlackBerry buying Good Tech; Toyota's $50M for car research at MIT, Stanford; Amazon adds more Dash buttons
In the latest Bulldog wrapup of technology news: BlackBerry is paying $425 million for Good Tech; Toyota is investing $50 million in advanced car research at MIT and Stanford; and Amazon adds more Dash buttons.
SAS will add more than 80 acres of land currently used by N.C. State for agricultural research under an "exchange" program through which a SAS subsidiary will acquire other properties that match or exceed the appraised $11.66 million value of the land. SAS, however, says it has no immediate plans for use of the property.
Medfusion is still wrestling with Allscripts in a lawsuit matching the Cary-based David against the Chicago-based health Goliath. But that dispute isn't keeping Medfusion from growing, says founder Steve Malik. The electronic medical records firm closed last week on $3 million in venture capital, is growing quickly, adding products, hiring more people, Malik tells WTW.
Lenovo names three executives to new positions in its PC and Enterprise Business Groups. The world's top PC manufacturer lost one of its top executives when Jay Parker resigned last week and went to work for Dell.
Lenovo and Lenovo's Motorola are far from alone in rolling out new tech gadgets galore this week at the biggest tech show in Europe. The IFA extravaganza has plenty of the latest toys, computers, smartwatches and cameras. Here's a look.
A new report on where clean energy jobs are being created across the United States shows more than 10,000 were created in the second quarter across 22 states. Of those jobs, 700 were added in North Carolina, ranking the state fifth.
Virtual reality is seen by many in the gaming industry as the next big wave - and Cary-based Epic Games is likely to be a big player through its Unreal game development engine technology. A new video titled "Showdown" offers intriguing insight into what gamers can expect from future shooters and other thrillers. Plus, developers can access Unreal 4 game engine tools for free.
A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple, Google, Intel and other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.
NC Triangle Bitcoin Meetup hosted a national digital commerce industry leader for Bitcoin legislative update and discussion. "North Carolina is taking a leadership role in coming up with a way to regulate virtual currency--a different approach than what New York is doing--and many within the industry are very supportive of the efforts here," says Perianne Boring.
Lenovo and its Motorola brand are holding back nothing at the big IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin this week. New products and devices number nearly 40, from a smartphone with dual selfie capability to new smartwatches (including a women's collection) from Motorola and Lenovo's first "phablet."
On Tuesday, Silicon Valley-based IXL, an education technology company already with global reach for its products and services, disclosed the opening of its first East Coast office, picking Raleigh. The company also is hiring with nine jobs available and more to come. Why come to Raleigh? An IXL exec explains for our Insiders.
Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought. A new report finds that malware is surfacing at record levels with over a million new "strains" in the past six months.
The summer doldrums certainly didn't hit the red-hot Triangle startup scene. Seventeen deals closed, representing more than $65 million in financing. But that total doesn't include the $91 million raised for a new fund at Hatteras Venture Partners or the $25 million pulled in by Spoonflower. So quite a hot month for deal-making, eh? Compared to last two quarters, which were good, the third quarter (including $50 million in July) is sizzling.
Tesla's cheaper car; feds toughen cell phone surveillance; Syngenta's $2B buyback; Iowa picks IBMer as president; Sony settles hack suits
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Tesla's new, cheaper car nears; more search warrants to be required for cellphone tracking; Syngenta plans big stock buyback, the Unviersity of Iowa hires an IBMer as its next president; and Sony settles data breach suit.