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A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple, Google, Intel and other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.
Virtual reality is seen by many in the gaming industry as the next big wave - and Cary-based Epic Games is likely to be a big player through its Unreal game development engine technology. A new video titled "Showdown" offers intriguing insight into what gamers can expect from future shooters and other thrillers. Plus, developers can access Unreal 4 game engine tools for free.
A new report on where clean energy jobs are being created across the United States shows more than 10,000 were created in the second quarter across 22 states. Of those jobs, 700 were added in North Carolina, ranking the state fifth.
Lenovo names three executives to new positions in its PC and Enterprise Business Groups. The world's top PC manufacturer lost one of its top executives recently when Jay Parker resigned and went to work for Dell.
NC Triangle Bitcoin Meetup hosted a national digital commerce industry leader for Bitcoin legislative update and discussion. "North Carolina is taking a leadership role in coming up with a way to regulate virtual currency--a different approach than what New York is doing--and many within the industry are very supportive of the efforts here," says Perianne Boring.
Lenovo and its Motorola brand are holding back nothing at the big IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin this week. New products and devices number nearly 40, from a smartphone with dual selfie capability to new smartwatches (including a women's collection) from Motorola and Lenovo's first "phablet."
Unsecure baby monitors; wearable health pet monitors; SAS beefs up free University offering; Hulu offers ad-free choice
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Some baby monitors are not secure, report says; two companies offering wearable health monitors for pets; SAS adds forecasting tool to University Edition; and Hulu offers an ad-free service.
The American Tobacco Campus is helping companies with employees at the massive Durham complex fight traffic by offering free bus passes that are good through June 30, 2016. And the offer is working with more than 200 passes issued.
Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet. Although this will be the sixth time that Google has changed its logo since Larry Page and Sergey Brin formed the company, this marks the most noticeable redesign since it dropped an exclamation point that appeared after its name until May 1999.
Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought. A new report finds that malware is surfacing at record levels with over a million new "strains" in the past six months.
TechLaw: Success in court can often lead to the entry of a monetary judgment in your favor. But the judgment itself is only a piece of paper establishing your right to payment. So, how do you collect?
Lenovo is rolling out a host of new machines at the huge consumer trade show in Berlin this week, calling the lineup a "Holiday Makeover" for buyers. Among the latest is what is being called a "clone" of Microsoft's Surface - the Lenovo MIIX 700, complete with kickstand. Plus, Lenovo is embracing Intel's new Skylake chips.
New Intel chips a PC boost?; Uber drivers' suit broadens; Amazon video downlaods; Valeant stock falls; Comcast targets millennials
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Intel unveils new chips hoping to give PC industry a boost; Uber drivers win class-action suit in pay fight; Amazon to allow video downloads; Valeant, which is buying Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, sees its stock drop; and Comcast targets millennials with new service.
Triangle-born crowdfunding startup GroundFloor is preparing to launch sales of securities to non-accredited investors across eight states after securing approval from the SEC for peer-to-peer microlending.
IXL Learning, an education technology firm based in Silicon Valley, is opening an office in Raleigh. And the company is hiring. It's the first East Coast presence for the firm. IXL already has a number of clients in North Carolina.
Jay Parker has returned to his tech roots after resigning from Lenovo. Parker is back at Dell as vice president and general manager for North America Enterprise Solutions. Channel partners hail the move.
Steve Malik, who sold medical records and services firm Medfusion to Intuit for $91 million in 2010 and bought the company back in 2013, continues to push ahead with new products. And he's just raised $3 million in venture capital for a fresh cash infusion.
Next Moto smartwatch; Lenovo PC, laptop refresh; Yahoo CEO's twins; ; Google vs. India; Hulu lands Epix
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Motorola prepares to launch next smartwatch; Lenovo updates PCs and laptops targeting businesses; Yahoo's CEO to have twins; Google takes on India; and Hulu lures Epix from Netflix.