Inside the All Things Open conference: Open source software is on the rise even in enterprise settings, Forrester Research analyst Jeffrey Hammond told a packed room as the All Things Open conference got under way at the Raleigh Convention Center on Wednesday. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for Insider subscribers.
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ClubSoft, a provider of software services for private clubs, has been sold to Clubessential. As part of the deal, ClubSoft founder and CEO Ray McDonald joins Clubessential as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Triangle-based investor John McConnell joins the board.
Big names, like Allscripts and DeutscheBank Global Technology, sat alongside up-and-comers like Ansible, growing companies like Dude Solutions and Bronto, and newcomers like Avalara. All of the companies were vying for talent ranging from developers to marketers, and everything in between. And hundreds of applicants showed up. What do employers want? And what are workers looking for? WRAL TechWire Insider Ann Revell offers an exclusive report with plenty of answers.
Having been fined nearly $500 million in China for bribery, facing investigations in other countries and battling lagging revenue, GSK now faces more cost cuts and is contemplating a stock offering for its ViiV Healthcare. But GSK's CEO Andrew Witty defended himself and his strategy in discussing the drug giant's most recent quarterly earnings report on Wednesday. "Look at what we're able to achieve," he says.
Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.
Venture Atlanta puts on quite a show for entrepreneurs, investors - and a crowd of lawyers. Unfortunately, the event includes a promising startup - Groundfloor - which relocated its HQ to Atlanta from Raleigh. Jim Roberts, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Wilmington, offers this exclusive take on the VC showcase.
Shares in LED manufacturer Cree plunged 10 percent to a 52-week low under $30 after its quarterly earnings report Tuesday. Not even news that Cree plans to introduce a new LED bulb dissuaded investors from dumping shares.
Jim Goodnight runs the world's largest privately held software company with more than $3 billion in revenues and operations from China to Latin America. Yet the billionaire founder of SAS continues to invest in jobs and in facilities at the company's Cary headquarters. On Tuesday, he unveiled the latest building - a massive structure named "Q" - and he talked about more jobs. So why build in N.C.? There are many reasons, perhaps none more than old-fashion loyalty.
Viamet Pharmaceuticals scrapped its plans for a $75 million IPO on Tuesday. Instead, the Triangle-based company raised $60 million in new capital. At the same time Viamet named former Glaxo CEO Bob Ingram as its chairman and spun off a new venture focused on prostate cancer.
Thousands of jobs were on offer Tuesday at the North Carolina Technology Association's job fair.
Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines -including one from GlaxoSmithKline - could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
In a conference call to discuss IBM's earnings report that missed Wall Street expectations and triggered an 8 percent drop in Big Blue shares as well as the company's decision to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take over its chip unit, chairman and CEO Ginny Rometty says she remains committed to the "reinvention" of the company. Read what she had to say in her own words.
Dr. Joseph DeSimone's academic resume just keeps getting more impressive. So, too, does his entrepreneurial record. In an exclusive Q&A, the inventor-entrepreneur-academic talks about his new 3D printing technology venture in Silicon Valley and Monday's announcement that he is now part of the Institute of Medicine as well as academia's other big two (Engineering, Sciences). As DeSimone signs every email: "La vita e bella."
More than 2,000 high-tech positions will be available at the "Come Tech Out" jobs fair on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. A who's who list of Triangle technology companies and others are looking to fill scores of openings across a wide range of skill sets and experience levels.
Red Hat-SAP mobile deal; Microsoft CEO earns $84M; LabCorp's new HIV test; NC falls to 3rd in biz climate; Honda Aircraft expands
In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: Red Hat and SAP partner in the cloud; Microsoft's CEO earns $84 million pay package; LabCorp launches new HIV test; North Carolina slips in a business climate survey; and Honda Aircraft keeps growing in the Triad.