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If you want to understand why Lenovo is turning its smartphone business inside out - from dropping the Motorola name to gutting Motorola's headquarters through layoffs to management changes - then check out the latest global statistics from IDC. They aren't good for Lenovo.
The FCC is scheduled to unveil a new report today about the availability of broadband. But it's also likely to create more tension between the industry and the agency which already are fighting in court over "net neutrality" and Internet regulation.
Alliance@IBM - the effort to unionize IBMers - is closing down. But a new Facebook page titled "Watching IBM" organized by long-time Big Blue workers Lee Conrad vows to "fulfill the information gathering and dissemination that the Alliance did." Among the first posts: A reiteration of a report that another round of layoffs is about to hit the tech giant.
A new quarterly survey of Triangle entrepreneurs finds that they are more optimistic about sales, spending and employment growth entering 2016 than they were in the previous two quarters. But the overall sentiment is still lower than the previous three.
A new report from a Silicon Valley startup that focuses on in-depth analysis of venture capital and angel funding says that the Raleigh/Triangle market is No. 1 in startup deals over the past year among markets outside of the Valley, Boston and New York. The report examines the "Best of the Rest" in numerous categories, and the Triangle does very, very well.
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IBM, which has reported a loss in revenue for 15 consecutive quarters, is reportedly gearing up for layoffs this week. The move comes less that a week after Big Blue cut severance pay allowances from as much as six months pay to one month.
A new report shows why several startups and hosts of researchers in North Carolina see potential for high-flying success in the drone industry. Sales of commercial drones such as those being developed by Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk are expected to skyrocket 84 percent in 2016.
It's time for Lenovo to bring its smartphones to America. A deal only available in India combines a new smartphone with virtual reality for $184. Is there a market for mobile VR? More than 500,000 people registered to buy the K4-VR combo. Wow.
Updating our post on Twitter from Monday: Whether the 7.0 earthquake that shook Twitter's executive ranks over the weekend signals a rebirth of the company or the precursor to potential collapse and possible acquisition won't be known for a while yet. The stock market today could offer some insight. But one analyst sees the "monstrous changes" being made by CEO Jack Dorsey could very well "unlock a lot of value in this stock." Two others see big danger signs.
In December, AT&T put on a job fair in the triangle, hoping to hire 80 technicians for its expanding GigaPower and fiber-optic network services. Part of the reason became clear this week: AT&T has added more than 23,500 business customers to its network over the past couple of years.
If your boss is requiring you to work on a "snow day," are you ready to telecommute or work remotely? A Chicago firm focused on telecommuting jobs offers tips on how to prepare to clock in and work even in a blizzard or other bad weather.
A new global survey of CEOs finds that "geopolitical uncertainty" has risen to the No. 2 concern for top corporate executives. And as chaos spreads, from terrorism to wars, the report from PricewaterhouseCoopers poses five "tough questions" any CEO worth a paycheck - from startup to multi-national - ought to be thinking about in what Cisco chair John Chambers calls "the new normal." As the stock markets melt, is it time to rethink?
They are not trade show or conference executives, but David Jones and Jason Caplain have developed quite a knack for putting on events. The co-leaders of Bull City Venture Partners are putting on a venture capital preview event today in Raleigh - and it's a sellout as usual with more than 400 people expected.
After virtually drying up in 2012, venture capital flowed back into North Carolina startups in 2015. A new report shows that N.C. firms enjoyed a near-flood of money compared to recent years, netting $675 million. That's the best annual total since the "dot com" boom year of 2000.
Jud Bowman's new startup, which is a spin-off of Digital Turbine Media, is launching with $4.2 million in investment capital. Bowman is an investor in the new firm as is Wakefield Group, a long-time investor of Bowman-led startups.
Just in time for the return of the "X Files" on Fox, a mysterious "X-Co Holdings" company has emerged from the shadows in Wilmington, N.C. X-Co has numerous links to PPD and its private equity owners. PPD spun off a company, X-Chem.
Big data firm Informatica, which has a growing footprint in the Triangle, has completed its management shakeup after going private last summer. Former SAS Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis is part of the big four in changes that include a permanent title for the CEO, a new board chair and a new chief financial officer.
Global personal computer sales fell in 2015 for the fourth consecutive year, but there's good news for No. 1 seller Lenovo in the data. The company drove up sales in the U.S. and also grew its worldwide market share even as net sales dropped.