Time Warner Cable battled a massive Internet outage Wednesday morning - and it used Twitter to provide updates. But even the user of Twitter by TWC is slow, the cable giant acknowledges. Service has been largely restored, the company says.
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Readers from around the Triangle, eastern N.C. and as far away as San Antonio reacted with frustration and anger as Time Warner Cable's nation-wide Internet outage dragged on for hours early Wednesday. Some say problems began as early as 1 a.m. TWC didn't acknowledge a problem until just after 4 a.m. through Twitter. Others say they have had trouble for several days.
From The White Panda to Ashes of a Martyr, electronic dance music bands are hitting the stages in Durham for three nights for the Tilt Music Festival next week. Gamers will be gathering for the TiltExpo and they told organizers they prefer EDM. So be ready to be rocked in downtown Durham.
Charlotte-based Premier Inc., which works with healthcare clients to improve purchasing and internal performance, has been on an acquisition hunt in recent months. And Raleigh-based Aperek is the latest at a price of $48.5 million. Premier's CEO explains her thinking in making the deal.
Aperek, which formerly was known as Mediclick and focuses on supply chain software solutions for the healthcare industry, is being acquired by Charlotte-based Premier, Inc. in a deal valued at $48.5 million.
People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
This year's Raleigh Innovation Summit, coming September 10 during Entrepreneurship Week, will celebrate successes since then. It will also explore the link between the health of cities and the vibrancy of entrepreneurial communities.
Chris Heivly and Dave Neal of The Startup Factory accelerator have some advice for Triangle entrepreneurs hoping to land a spot there or raising money elsewhere: The competition is getting tougher and "everyone has to keep upping their game."
What's happening with the North Carolina Next Generation Network? Director of Technology Services at Town of Cary, Bill Stice, who is a member of the NCNGN steering committee, is part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS. More speakers are being added from AT&T, Frontier Communications and other firms.
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Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The ecommerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
So the question I wanted answered about the Iron Yard coding school, which held its first graduation and demo day on Friday at the Full Frame Theater in the American Tobacco campus in Durham, was this: Would any local company actually hire one of the graduates? Would the graduates be more suitable for startups or larger companies or both? And could they make an impact right away or would they be more like project hires, with a bunch of upside at a lower price?
Students pay some $10,000 for an intense 12-week course in learning and writing code. They are basically guaranteed jobs within six months of graduation. But two of the first class in Durham had secured jobs even before graduation. WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker reports from graduation day.
The Durham Bulls baseball team has deployed RadBeacon proximity beacons using iBeacon technology throughout Durham Bulls Athletic Park and American Tobacco Campus in Durham. In celebration, there will be a scavenger hunt using a mobile app and ibeacon technology at Monday night's game.
Iron Yard Durham graduated its first "Code School" graduates on Friday at a special "Demo Day." And WRAL TechWire was there. Insiders Jason Parker and Joe Procopio provide in-depth coverage and analysis of the event. Their stories are now available for Insider subscribers.
The organizers of the Iron Yard "Code School" in Durham put on their "demo day" for graduates on Friday. The grads range from 13 - that's right - to 55. Courtesy of the organizers, we offer a link to the photo shoot.