WRAL TechWire Publisher and Editor Rick Smith dishes out tidbits from the local technology sector.
Five of the world's tech giants - Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft - are teaming up in an effort to persuade us that artificial intelligence is our friend, not a threat to our jobs or a human future. The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, they call it. Will this be education or brainwashing?
Cloud Pharmaceuticals, which is using the collective power of the cloud to research and develop new drugs, is turning to crowdfunding in an attempt to generate capital for research into ALS and the Zika virus.
Let's say you are working in your yard in the year 2021 and you suffer what should be a "widow maker" heart attack. Somehow, you're saved - through the grace of God and technology developed right here in the Triangle. How so, you ask? Let's share a vision into a possible future.
Jim Davis, the former chief marketing officer at SAS who left the company last year, has stepped down from Informatica, which recruited him for a similar role. In an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire, Davis explains what led to the latest career move - and what he might do next. Could he return to SAS?
Armistead Sapp, a long-time senior executive and chief technology officer at SAS, is launching his own startup focusing on "radically open source" with a likely Internet of Things angle after stepping away from the Cary software giant. So who replaced him at SAS?
Axial Exchange CEO Joanne Rohde is delivering the keynote at WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange event on Tuesday about mobile health - and she's going to be providing a load of statistics that point to the increasing importance of mHealth to consumers as well as businesses and healthcare providers. In fact, several RTP mHealth leaders also are part of the program. You don't want to miss this event.
Having lost a fight with the city of Nashville over hanging fiber on utility poles, AT&T has filed suit seeking to stop the so-called "One Touch" ordinance. A similar battle is being waged in Louisville.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers is not going to chop down its MoneyTree venture capital report even though it's losing long-time and high-profile partner National Venture Capital Association.
The MoneyTree is being ditched in favor of PitchBook. So the National Venture Capital Industry says in an announcement Wednesday, putting an end to a reliance on PricewaterhouseCoopers and Thomson Reuters for startup investment data that goes back nearly two decades. Plus: The NVCA promises more data to crunch.
AT&T says it is developing a wireless alternative to expensive, high-speed fiber networks that would utilize power lines to deliver high-speed Internet into your home. The communications giant says "Project AirGig" is a "breakthrough" - and the technology is patented.
Startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies across North Carolina seeking funding should be sure to check on the availability of federal grants. Why? A recent review of data finds that N.C. firms are winning more dollars even as national grants decline.
So how can companies drive more diversity within their own ranks of management and employees? Consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers cites 10 lessons learned from its own efforts, starting with: Make a business case for diversity then make it "resonate" within your firm.
Bob Geolas won't talk about the circumstances surrounding his departure as CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees the RTP itself. But he does say he is "cheering them on" when discussing the Park's future.
A virtual wall of silence surrounds what happened at the Research Triangle Foundation that triggered the pending departure of CEO Bob Geolas. The Foundation's board chair does acknowledge it is taking some steps to consider what to do.
CED's Tech Venture conference draws to a close in Raleigh today, having attracted investors and entrepreneurs from around the country. A key draw has been the growing number of attractive startups across the Triangle and North Carolina plus some in the southeast. WRAL Tech Wire has featured 60 of them in what has been the biggest, most comprehensive package of content it has published since launching in 2002. And there are more to come.
Google Fiber will begin taking orders for its ultra-fast Internet service Tuesday morning in Morrisville. It's the launch point for the network with more coverage across the Triangle expected to be announced shortly, the company says.
HQ Raleigh really has been more than a shared office space project from its launch nearly three years ago. Networking, mentoring, more. A community. Recent expansion is taking the HQ Raleigh concept to other markets. And now with a $100,000 grant from NC IDEA, HQ Raleigh is embarking on a new incubation effort called HQ BAM. So what is it?
NC IDEA is going to provide nearly $1.2 million in funding to a variety of startup and entrepreneurial programs across N.C. Thom Ruhe, CEO of NC IDEA, explains why these groups (American, Underground, Catawba Valley Community College, the CED, Triangle Venture Alliance, First Flight Venture Center, HQ Raleigh, NC RIoT, UNC Charlotte and the Greensboro partnership Entrepreneurs Connection) were awarded grants.