WRAL TechWire Publisher and Editor Rick Smith dishes out tidbits from the local technology sector.
Verizon is the clear winner in the latest round of wireless networks testing by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips to No. 2 after sharing or winning the top spot in each of the previous five tests. But the data shows competition is close with Sprint and T-Mobile showing signs of strength, too.
Those of us fortunate enough to be given another chance at life have a responsibility to share our stories - and hopefully encourage others to aspire to better days. Part of my inspiration to live better after a near-fatal heart attack comes from a fitness tracker that offers a daily reminder how close a dream to walk the world is becoming a reality.
A new General Assembly is coming to the Triangle - and it's not made up of politicians. This General Assembly is a fast-growing workforce training startup that plans to open an operation somewhere in RTP in coming months. GA is looking for a local manager - and space. In an exclusive interview, WRAL TechWire talks with the firm's general manager for campus education and operations about why GA is coming to the Triangle plus how GA differs from competitors.
The Research Triangle Park Foundation is expanding the availability of office space - from startups to established businesses - at The Frontier building (and soon to be more) in RTP. Plus: Get a breakdown on space availability.
Baby boomers and Generation Xers don't even come close to the collective embrace of technology by millennials, a new survey shows. While the older folks aren't exactly Luddites, millennials are more ready for a brave new world of apps, streaming, and the shared economy.
Lenovo is continuing to add a mix of full-time and contractor employees as it expands its sales force and call center operations to meet growing customer demand, says the company's top North America executive. Plus, Lenovo is remodeling part of a campus building "to offer all the things millennials love."
Lenovo's smartphone business continues to bleed money with revenues down $110 million from a year ago. A big sore spot is China where Lenovo's shipments and market share have plunged. And an IDC analyst in Beijing says Lenovo's own errors have helped create the mess.
Despite reported delays elsewhere, Google Fiber is still on its way to RTP. Sources involved in Google Fiber's Triangle project say the digging and installing of cable continues in what the company boasts is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever taken in the Triangle. And it's not cheap.
Divvy Investments is the first CED Tech Venture 2016 startup to be profiled by WRAL TechWire - and that's no surprise to anyone who knows its founder and CEO Nick Bradfield. He's a USMC vet, a brotherhood/sisterhood known for having a gung-ho attitude.
In response to a series of questions about Google Fiber's plans for the Triangle, a spokesperson doesn't have much to say. But the statement is an eye-opener. GF says its proposal to test the Triangle for high-speed wireless Internet access doesn't mean a lessening of its Triangle commitment. Google Fiber targets the Triangle as one of the metro areas where it is asking the FCC for permission to test a wireless system as a means to provide ultra-fast Internet service.
Google for Entrepreneurs and the American Underground are teaming up to put on a conference that they say will focus on "building and funding the best black led startups." Participating startups will receive mentoring and have a chance to make a pitch to investors.
Presenting companies at the 2016 CED Tech Venture Conference have the opportunity to be featured in Q&A profiles to be published at WRAL TechWire through a partnership being announced today.
Google Fiber targets the Triangle as one of the metro areas where it is asking the FCC for permission to test a wireless system as a means to provide ultra-fast Internet service.
Instead of yelling "Taxi! Taxi!" or sending a text for a ride on demand, Uber is now offering customers a pre-scheduled booking service in the Triangle.
North Carolina Business News Wire, created by UNC-CH business professor Chris Roush, is a newly created service that seeks to augment coverage of public companies - especially smaller ones - across the state. Many "go uncovered" and the UNC service "wants to change that." UNC students are the reporters.
Want a job? Want a bigger raise? A Money Magazine survey earlier this year found that SAS certifications for data scientists meant big bumps in pay and average salaries of $93,250 for college graduates. And as demand for analytics has grown in recent year, so too has demand for SAS certifications. Annual numbers have doubled in just four years. And now SAS is offering a discount on certification testing.
Venture capital research firm CB Insights lists Raleigh startup WedPics among entrepreneurial, venture-backed firms that are disrupting the wedding industry. It's just another sign of growth for the photography-focused firm.
Financial technology, better known as fintech, startups account for 10 percent of the some 90 companies chosen to present at the upcoming Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual venture conference. Why so many? A new report cites the plunging costs and advances of artificial intelligence as key drivers.
A new interactive map from AT&T shows where apartment and condo residents can receive ultra-fast Internet access. The map joins an earlier offering that tells home owners and renters if service is available for specific addresses.