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2:26 p.m. Friday

Premium Lock So what next for NetApp? 'Flash,' for revenues, layoffs to cut costs

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.

NetApp's main building in RTP NetApp's main building in RTP

Updated 8:04 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock House OKs new venture fund for NC with decisive vote

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?

The end game for the Innovation plan The end game for the Innovation plan

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10:16 a.m. Friday

RTP-based Camras Vision takes $15,000 top prize in Big Launch Challenge

The Big Launch Challenge 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.

Updated 6:35 a.m. Friday

Uber expanding ride-sharing to North Carolina's coast

uber 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.

10:44 a.m. Friday

Apple-IBM apps for Watch go enterprise IT; Uber loses in France; FAA apps target delays; PayPal going mobile; PowerSecure solar at Cree

Bulldog 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.

Updated 6:31 a.m. Friday

Google Fiber, Triangle Literacy Council team to target 'Digital Inclusion'

Google Fiber 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.

6:28 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock Inside HP: Financial decline, business challenges persist as split nears

HP 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.

7:08 a.m. Friday

CityCamp NC's fifth 'unconference' hackathon set for June 11-13

CityCamp NC 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.

6:11 a.m. Friday

Loading Dock Raleigh: New co-working space coming soon

Murphy's Mosquito Sticks 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.

12:35 p.m. Thursday

Gail Roper, City of Raleigh's CIO and a key to bringing fiber to Triangle, is resigning

Gail Roper 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.

Updated 11:24 a.m. Thursday

Business, economic leaders tout Triangle as a growing 'smart region'

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.

A "smart" region A "smart" region

7:54 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock New state venture fund that would provide startups a cash infusion advances

N.C. flag    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.

10:09 a.m. Thursday

RTP showcase demonstrates growing power of ag biotech

Edison Agrosciences CEO Tom Christensen 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.

7:10 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Lenovo's 'attacking' strategy: Targeting the 'social mobile Internet'

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's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh

Updated 7:14 a.m. Thursday

Lenovo revenues surge 20% but profit misses analysts expectations

Lenovo banner at a trade show      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.

Updated 5:52 a.m. Thursday

NetApp cutting 500 jobs after disappointing earnings report

Inside NetApp's new RTP lab 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.

3:09 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Will leadership change affect its culture or direction?

Cisco's headquarters      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?

Updated 12:42 p.m. Wednesday

Cary-based cloud software firm Samanage raises $16M

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.

Samanage's product offerings Samanage's product offerings

9:46 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock 'Introducing PfizerKline'? Wall Street analysts sees Pfizer buying GSK

Pfizer  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.

Updated 10:19 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Will martech, ad tech platforms solve challenges facing marketers, ad agencies?

E-Commerce 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.

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