The latest blog posts from our WRAL TechWire and WRAL editors.
In today's roundup of technology news: Edward Snowden says he "never expected to be saved;" older versions of Apple iPhone and Mac operating systems can be easily hacked; Verizon dropping ulimited users racking up more than 100GB a month.
Pokemon GO is set to become a significant contributor to the expansion of the global augmented reality (AR) software market, which will reach $30 billion in scale by 2020. So says analysis from global market research firm, Trendforce. Revenue from Pokémon GO alone is forecast to top $800 million in 2017.
MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), says that as it starts a new fiscal year with growing revenue and employee base it is ready to bring broadband connectivity levels in the state to all-time highs.
Clinipace Worldwide, a Morrisville-based digital contract research and life sciences services company, has raised more equity. It racked up more than $50 million in investments since 2003.
Teamworks, a venture launched by a former Duke University football player that provides mobile collaboration and communications software targeting athletic organizations, disclosed the amount of its multi-million dollar investment in an SEC filing.
Snapchat, YouTube and Google Maps are the top 3 apps most likely to drain Android device resources, according to The AVG Android App Performance and Trend Report H1 2016. Apps doing better are surprises.
The latest company loans awarded by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in the fourth quarter of FY 2016 bring to 189 the number of North Carolina bioscience companies that have received funding from the Center since its inception in 1984. The companies have received 276 loans totaling just under $34 million. Subsequently those portfolio companies have raised almost $3.7 billion in additional funding.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 36 loans and grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to universities and bioscience companies during the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending June 30.
Broader adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enthusiasm for emerging technology will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to new highs in retail and wholesale revenue as emerging tech categories push the entire industry forward,according to the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) semi-annual forecast.
Accelerating cloud adoption presents near-term financial struggles, but long-term revenue gains for Microsoft, says TBR analyst Kelsey Mason.
A recent survey by Morrisville-baed Worldwide Clinical Trials revealed that 62 percent of respondents are more likely to engage a clinical research organization (CRO) partner for clinical research than they were five years ago. That means business for many NC firms.
A Triangle-based biotech company may have the answer to both vastly reducing the cost of new drug discovery while also significantly speeding up the process of finding successful drug candidates to fight a wide range of indications, including cancer, central nervous system disorders and heart disease.
Raleigh -based Shaw University has entered a new strategic partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub, American Underground, Durham. It will be home to Shaw's adult degree program, CAPE (Center for Alternative Programs in Education.)