If you're not an optimist, then you're not an entrepreneur. You have to believe you will succeed - or why try? But at the same time the best entrepreneurs are realists, acknowledging challenges and preparing to overcome them. So a new survey of Triangle entrepreneurs from NCSU is a mix of dreams and reality. Which means this is a valid survey.
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The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. And GSK is ramping up vaccine trial. Paul Allen chips in $100 million. But will all this be enough to stop Ebola?
Analysis: Record third quarter revenue in 3Q14 demonstrates the success with which Microsoft can maintain solid growth, 11% year-to-year excluding Nokia, amidst a large-scale organizational transformation and a shift in the IT industry from transactional model to subscription, write analysts at Technology Business Research.
China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.
The first digital revolution changed just about everything we do, but the second is underway now and is going to have even more powerful transforming power, So predicts one of the keynote speakers at the All Things Open Conference in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details exclusively for our Insider subscribers.
Opinion: My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways. After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like bumper bars and military-grade crumple zones. And it is why we need speed limits and traffic police. Self-driving cars won't have our limitations, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.
The launching of a joint venture, VCE, gave EMC and Cisco an opportunity to explore converged IT infrastructure. Now Cisco has sold most of its stake to EMC. That means more competition between the tech giants, both of whom have a major presence in the Triangle. Analysts at Technology Business Research break down the joint venture's breakup and what it means.
Earthlink picks Bandwidth for 911; Pozen patents; tech firm fined for underpaying workersl ; cloud lifts Microsoft; Amazon's blue Christmas?
In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Bandwidth lands national contract with Earthlink for 911 service; Pozen lands three patents; a U.S. tech firm is fined for underpaying Indian workers; Microsoft earnings climb; Amazon under pressure after earnings report.
Facebook and Red Hat made appeals to other technology companies to further embrace Open Source and recruit more women at the All Things Open Conference. While Facebook adds IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo to its OS group, Red Hat's chief people officer calls for more women to get involved in technology - period. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders.
Frontier Communications is providing the Triangle's first taste of gigabit Internet speeds - some 100 times faster than cable connections - at several Durham and Research Triangle Park locations. Capitol Broadcasting plans fast wireless access at Bulls stadium. An RTP building also is being rewired to support gigabit access for tenants. But gigabit service is not cheap.
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Cary-based SAS, a perennial member of best places to work lists, is No. 2 on the latest global rankings for multinational firms. Google is No. 1. Three other tech firms with a big Triangle presence, also crack the list. Triangle presence
Bertlesman, a Germany-based entertainment conglomerate, has acquired Cary-based Relias Learning in a deal reportedly worth $540 million. Relias is a property of private equity firm Visa Equity Partners. The company's HQ will remain in Cary.
Cree on Thursday morning unveiled its latest advance in LED technology, saying it will "reduce system costs" for most lighting applications by 40 percent. The news comes after an earnings report this week led to a hammering of Creek stock with LEDs the big culprit.
Inside AT&T's earnings report: AT&T's 2Q14 results are promising heading into 4Q14, with solid subscriber and wireless revenue growth. Both the wireless and U-verse subscriber bases continued to gain traction in 3Q14 and will continue to propel the operator forward to challenge Verizon for the top position in the U.S. market, writes Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.
Chatter on Wall Street supported by media reports that Lenovo might be buying BlackBerry appears to have legs this time. The talk is not fading as BlackBerry shares surge. A rebuilt BlackBerry under John Chen just could add a great deal to Lenovo's mobile offerings - not so much in phones but in software and services.
Frontier Chair and CEO Maggie Wilderotter is kicking off the launch of the first gigabit Internet service in the Triangle at an event in Durham today. AT&T is coming, and look for Google Fiber to hit town in December. But for now, Frontier is the only game in the Triangle.
When you start a company with a product or service to sell, Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat and Lulu.com, told a packed room at the All Things Open conference at the Raleigh Convention Center: "You don't sell a product's features, you sell benefits." He also offers more advice. What is it? WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders in this exclusive report.
A growing number of governments and agencies, from the City of Raleigh and higher, are embracing Open Source as a means of finding solutions for their operations. So speakers such as Raleigh CIO Gail Roper tells the All Things Open conference in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer provides exclusive coverage for our Insiders.