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3:32 p.m. today

#WTWTrends for Monday: DeSimone, IBM, Raleigh, NC State Fair Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated 1:27 p.m. today

Companies looking to hire more than 2,000 at Triangle tech job fair

Help wanted    More than 2,000 high-tech positions will be available at the "Come Tech Out" jobs fair on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. A who's who list of Triangle technology companies and others are looking to fill scores of openings across a wide range of skill sets and experience levels.

Updated 12:32 p.m. today

Premium Lock IBM's chip deal is a 'key step' in its transformation

Analysis: The sales of lower-value and less-profitable product lines such as its semiconductors and X86 servers are a key step in IBM's transformation to a provider of higher-value hardware, software and services. Furthermore, IBM has identified the strategic growth areas of cloud, big data and analytics, security, social and mobility to better serve customers' evolving IT needs. These technologies are the focus of IBM's investment strategy and continue to be the strongest performing pieces of the company's solutions portfolio, writes Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

Inside an IBM data center Inside an IBM data center

7:48 a.m. today

Premium Lock Top open source experts headline Raleigh All Things Open conference

Many of the world's top open source experts converge on Raleigh Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 23-24 for the second All Things Open Conference. Speakers include James Pearce, head of Open Source at Facebook, Dwight Merriman, co-founder of MongoDB and DoubleClick, and Jonathan LeBlanc, Emmy award-winning software engineer and head of developer evangelism at PayPal.

All Things Open  All Things Open

Updated 1:41 p.m. today

IBM pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to take over chip group; earnings miss; shares plunge

IBM will make payments to privately held chipmaker Globalfoundries over three years totalling $1.5 billion, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third quarter. Big Blue also released its earnings report, which fell short of Wall Street expectations. Shares quickly fell 8 percent.

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7:09 a.m. today

Public libraries are more than just books in digital age

The Broadband Report: A new report from the Aspen Institute looks at how - in an age of instant and abundant information - public libraries can drive community advancements unlike any other public institution.

More than books More than books

7:01 a.m. today

Review: Your 58 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

7:00 a.m. today

Apple co-founder headlines Internet Summit in Raleigh

Internet Summit Sponsored content: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, aka "The Woz," will be in Raleigh headlining Internet Summit on Nov. 11-13.

Tags: Apple, People
6:59 a.m. today

Have news? Share it with WRAL TechWire

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

6:58 a.m. today

How to connect with WRAL TechWire? Follow us at LinkedIn, social media

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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October 17

Cash? Credit? No - Apple Pay may be next iRevolution

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.

Trying out Apple Pay Trying out Apple Pay

October 17

Review: Macs, mobile unite with new Apple Yosemite system

If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's iOS 8 update for mobile devices. There's also new functionality to make Macs act more like iPhones.

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October 17

Premium Lock Epic Games tells violent game maker: Don't use our logo

Unreal Engine 4 "Grisly" video game Hatred included Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 logo in a video trailer and the Cary-based company quickly told Destructive Commons to remove it. The game maker complied, reports gaming website Polygon.

Updated October 17

Exec: GSK's Ebola vaccine will 'come too late' for current epidemic

Ebola The head of Ebola vaccine research at GlaxoSmithKline tells the BBC that the company's treatment that is now being tested isn't likely to be "the primary answer to this particular outbreak." He concedes GSK could have moved faster.

Updated October 17

What is 'All Things Open' - a conference or a movement?

In preparation for All Things Open 2014 next week in Raleigh, Amy Huffman of ExitEvent provides the low-down on the conference and the movement.

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October 17

#What's trending: IoT, Cisco, AskBio, Open Source and @JHibbets

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated October 17

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers on layoffs: '13 cuts 'most painful decision;' '14 layoffs 'hardest decision'

If Cisco workers being tossed overboard by John Chambers can find solace in the pain felt by the boss - well, just remember this: What Chambers said Thursday in Chicago about the latest cuts is nearly identical to what he said when layoffs were made last year. Deja vu all over again. Crocodile tears? You decide.

John Chambers John Chambers

October 17

Premium Lock Inside Google earnings: Monetizing mobile remains big challenge

Earnings    Analysis: Even as Google's total revenue continues to flourish - overall revenue climbed 20.1% year-to-year in 3Q14 to $16.5 billion - there are signs that it is struggling to adapt, ironically, to the increasingly mobile-first advertising environment it created, says analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research. So what's happening? Our Insiders get the detailed analysis.

October 17

NC award for Bob Ingram; CED's parties; Amazon hiring 80,000; AMD layoffs; FBI warns on phone encryption

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology and life science news: Former GSK exec Bob Ingram to receive NC honor; the CED plans 30th anniversary parties; Amazon is hiring big time; AMD is cutting jobs; and the FBI director warns against cellphone encryption.

Updated October 17

Big hiring binge helps drive down Google's earnings

Google           A big chunk of the higher expenses went toward bringing in more employees, mostly engineers, to supplement Google's already large brain trust. The 3,000 workers added in the third quarter nearly doubled from the roughly 1,600 employees hired at the same time last year.