The latest blog posts from our WRAL TechWire and WRAL editors.
A bill to define and license three-wheeled cars, or "autocycles," whizzed through the state House on Thursday, passing a Finance Committee vote and two floor votes with little debate. An Arizona-based startup is planning to build the autocycles.
CoLucid Pharma leaves RTP; Cree LEDs for rural areas; new Samsung, HTC phones; 'Voice'-like app; PayPal's fine
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: CoLucid Pharmaceuticals leaves the Triangle; Cree targets rural areas with new LEDs; new Samsung and HTC phones coming April 10; a new "American Idol"- or "Voice"-like app launches; and PayPal pays $7.7 fine.
Starting at $50 a month, Vue offers more than 50 over-the-air and cable channels for online streaming. But you need a PlayStation game console and you still need Internet access -- likely from the same cable company you're trying to ditch. If you press, your pay-TV company might offer a slimmed-down TV package that's comparable to Sony's in price and lineup. Here's a review.
At a networking event put on by the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster on Tuesday, several companies discuss how their "Internet of Things" related technology provides a boost to cleantech. Meanwhile, three Wake Tech students win a contest where they demonstrate how to use big data.
In a survey of 20,000 American workers, several technology and life science companies as well as other employers with strong North Carolina connections crack the top ranks of "Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. Among them: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, Apple as well as three health systems and two universities.
Thanks to the folks at Innovate Raleigh, here's a listing of all the technology (and some other) networking events, meetups and conferences coming up over the next few months. April is especially busy.
Red Hat's latest earnings report on Wednesday demonstrates the broadening reach of the Hatters' open-source based wealth of products with new offerings helping boost revenue for the 52nd consecutive quarter. Technology Business Research Analyst Andrew Smith provides an in-depth analysis.
In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook Inc. is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build features tailored for the service. By the end of April, Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with merchants and other businesses.
The Raleigh social media engagement startup lines up national and regional restaurant chains as customers - including McDonald's - and new investors. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details.
Red Hat again exceeded Wall Street expectations, reporting fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of $48 million, or 26 cents a share, compared with $45 million, or 24 cents a share in the year ago quarter. The Hatters also announced a $500 million stock buyback program.
Facebook is trying to mold its Messenger app into a more versatile communications channel as smartphones create new ways for people to connect with friends and businesses beyond the walls of the company's ubiquitous social network.
How ironic that the latest "Midas List" of the top 100 venture capitalists is published in the midst of the closing arguments at the huge sexual bias lawsuit against global VC powerhouse Kleiner Perkins. Interestingly, a Kleiner Perkins exec is one of the five women on the list, reports Forbes.
At an event put on by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and supported by GlaxoSmithKline, more than 300 people who are losing their jobs at GSK through layoffs gathered to hear about possible options for future employment. "There is life beyond GSK," former GlaxoWellcome CEO Robert Ingram tells the crowd.
Just a year ago, Dude Solutions, best known for its SchoolDude product suite, raised $100 million. Today, the Cary-based firm disclosed an acquisition - the buying of Canada-based Windmill Software and its "TheWorxHub," a senior living solution.