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An internal memo from Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty outlines a big shakeup in how IBM is structured, and various reports add other details. "Our industry is rapidly re-ordering," Rometty told IBMers in a memo, and so is Big Blue as she remakes the company in her image for the future.
Red Hat threw analysts a curve ball when announcing earnings last month, disclosing in a conference call that long-time chief financial officer Charlie Peters was retiring. Their comments reflect respect on the Street for what Peters has helped the Hatters accomplish. So what did they have to say?
Scot Wingo not only runs ChannelAdvisor, which he took public, but also actively invests in startups. He hopes to help other entrepreneurs succeed as he has. But his latest move means offering even more formal advice . Wingo is the latest board member at South Carolina-based ZVerse.
Lenovo in recent years has turned the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas into one big party - from award-winning products to champagne-laced kickoffs. But today rain fell in the form of news that Lenovo is offering buyouts to veteran employees. While execs celebrate in Vegas, workers are mulling whether to take the money of a buyout and run or face the possibility of being laid off.
Lenovo, its work force swollen by several thousand employees after two major acquisitions in 2014, is offering buyouts to veteran workers. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer says the offers are voluntary and includes several business units.
Watch out, Lenovo. An old enemy is even stronger. Lenovo recently grabbed third place in the global smartphone marketplace after closing on its Motorola Mobility acquisition. But the tech giant faces an even stronger threat from China-based Xiamoi, which has just raised $1 billion and is aiming to retake that third spot.
So what's trending for 2015? A new report from J. Walter Thompson (a 150-year-old marketing and communications firm) offers a look across a broad scope of life science, e-commerce, technology and more.
Are you tired of reading about whether Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle? Apparently a lot of your are, based on a survey - albeit a small one - published Thursday. But guess what? You have to wait a while longer, says Google. No fiber present yet.
Less than a year after acquiring a 100-acre tract of land along I-40, the Research Triangle Foundation is set to unveil the hub of its massive redevelopment project on Jan. 15. The site plan is complete and site work begins in the New Year, says RTP's CEO Bob Geolas.
The average number of advertised information technology jobs across North Carolina fell slightly in November from October. But look at the good news: The daily average is higher than in the same month each of the previous two years.
Another North Carolina company is joining the fight in the field against Ebola, but this time not as a provider of a possible vaccine. Winston-Salem based Clinical Ink is being used by a number of firms in the Ebola battle to provide clinical trial data safely through its eData platform.
A consortium of big tech companies including Cisco and IBM - but not Google - warn Congress and the FCC that Internet regulation as proposed by President Obama will "hurt" broadband expansion and lead to "reduced capital spending."
Is a wearable fitness device on your Christmas shopping list, or has your partner asked for one? If so, be a smart shopper and check out just how accurate the health data is that those devices buy. Isn't that more important than whether it's cool? But a recent survey says many buyers don't consider accuracy the most important factor in a buying decision. Really?
Gail Roper, chief information officer for the City of Raleigh, says she is "still expecting a year-end decision" about whether Google Fiber will chose the Triangle for an ultra-fast Internet network. A Google exec at the event says "no announcements today."
The lack of diversity among the ranks of professional venture capitalists and their companies has been a disgrace for years. Finally, the National Venture Capital Association is launching a "Diversity Task Force." But like the technology industry on which it focuses, the NVCA has a lot of work to do to change its almost-all white, male labor force. By the way, a Durham VC is serving on the group.
Talk about good timing. The Fiber to the Home Council is putting on a two-day conference in Raleigh starting Tuesday. And it comes just hours after AT&T became the first provider saying it is offering service in Raleigh. Google Fiber news could loom, too. Meanwhile, Frontier continues its fiber rollout in Durham. For people wanting faster Internet, a new era is dawning,
Barbara Corcoran is putting her money where her opinions have been: On the line in Raleigh startup WedPics, a fast-growing photo sharing service. She's said on the show she likes Wed Pics. Now she confirms investing $20,000 in Justin Miller's company.
WedPics founder and CEO Justin Miller laughingly refers to himself as that "tattooed guy" when he talks about what some investors have called him. Now he should be called the "Silicon Valley-approved tattooed guy" after WedPic's latest financing. But he also got plenty of help from friends in the Triangle in lining up big-name investors. How did he leverage that networking? And what did one early backer do to help? What are the lessons for other Triangle startups? Our Insiders get the story.
Raleigh-based photo sharing service WedPics pulls in $4.25 million in new funding and plans to "massively scale the company," says CEO Justin Miller. He's also looking to hire, growing WedPics staff by some 25 percent.
Dr. Derek Lowe, a veteran pharmaceutical scientist and long-time Internet blogger, was among the first to report details of GSK's 20% job force reduction in RTP. Fed information from friends and contacts within the industry, he has written several insightful blogs about what's happening at the drug giant and across the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in R&D. And he tells WRAL TechWire that GSK's cuts are a "severe blow" to the Triangle.