WRAL TechWire Publisher and Editor Rick Smith dishes out tidbits from the local technology sector.
BREAKING NEWS! UNC Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism is expanding its North Carolina Business News Wire effort to Maryland, adding more students, and increasing the number of stories under the direction of business journalism professor Chris Roush.
A new survey of finance executives finds a "strong surge in optimism" following the election of Donald Trump as president. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants report, which was taken immediately after the election, mirrors the results of a Duke CFO survey released Wednesday and comes as stock markets hit record highs.
Startups looking for potential investors will have a one-on-one opportunity with Bull City Venture Partners and Cisco at a "pitch" event coming in February.
Chief financial officers' optimism surges in the Duke CFO survey as Donald Trump wins the presidency and begins moving ahead with changes in policy, from taxes to regulation. And such optimism usually means more jobs as well as economic growth are on the way.
Joan Siefert Rose won't have much time off as she steps down from the chief executive officer's position at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. In fact, she's taking a new job as a consulting effective Jan. 3.
Bob Geolas has a new job, signing on as a partner with the economic development consulting firm HR&A. And he says he's excited about the challenge - a "different kind of work. Plus, Geolas talks about leaving the research Triangle Park Foundation as its CEO in September in this exclusive interview with WRAL Tech Wire.
Bob Geolas, the former CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, has joined HR&A Advisors, a real estate and economic consulting firm.
Joan Siefert Rose is nearing the end of an eight-year run as CEO of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. What are her fondest memories? Her biggest regrets? What message would she give to her successor? Find out the answers in the first of a two-part exclusive interview.
The Research Triangle will have the ear of President-elect Donald Trump through two major connections: The Blackstone Group and IBM.
Steve Malik, the founder then seller then re-acquirer of Cary-based Medfusion, is apparently going to announce on Tuesday his next big venture: Taking the Carolina RailHawks franchise, which he owns, to a new level. He also reportedly wants a new soccer stadium.
David Morken is turning loose the "David" he helped create to take on the "Goliaths" in the wireless industry as Republic Wireless spins out from Raleigh-based Bandwidth. But Morken says Republic's new CEO and the company are ready to fight even more aggressively while he turns his attention to Bandwidth, which is ready for "cleared hot" growth.
Marc Montoro, a former long-time executive with the North Carolina Technology Association, is the new executive director of the Triangle Technology Executives Council. In an exclusive Q&A, Montoro talks about the group, its mission, plans and plans for 2017. He succeeds John Crites, who helped found the group, which includes many of the Triangle's top tech companies.
Did you know that Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is close to a $100 million-a-year company and growing fast? New CEO Chris Chuang talks about Republic's rapid growth, its awards for service, profitability, and how the company plans to defend its WiFi calling technology.
Chris Chuang, the CEO of newly spun-out Republic Wireless, has big plans to grow the former Bandwidth company thanks to a $30 million cash infusion and ongoing growth. In the first of a two-part exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire, Chuang spells out his goals.
Job development efforts, including a big emphasis on STEM training and employment, are getting a major boost in North Carolina. Greensboro-based North Carolina Center of Innovation Network is partnering with Jobenomics as part of a national effort to create 20 million jobs.
Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, a five-year-old company that at launch was among the first telecommunications providers to offer WiFi-based calling, is spinning out as a separate company from parent Bandwidth. It also is getting a $30 million cash infusion.
Tom Pike is walking away from millions of dollars in stock and bonuses as he retires "effective immediately" from QuintilesIMS. The former Quintiles CEO, who stepped aside as part of a $17 billion merger with IMS, could have made more than $17 million if he had stayed with the life science giant through 2017. Pike isn't talking, according to the company.
Cyber Monday was one for the record books with consumers going online to spend a record $3.45 billion. And a big enabler of all that spending was people using smartphones as well as other mobile devices, says global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.
Will future computers rely more on memory than processors? HP Enterprise thinks so. Meet "The Machine," which CEO Meg Whitman touts as the future of computing with machines that are "memory driven" rather than processing. "We believe this has the potential to change everything," she says.