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Red Hat delivered another quarter of revenue growth in 4Q14, increasing a reported 15% from the year ago quarter to $456 million. This marks the 11th straight quarter of year-to-year revenue growth for the vendor. So what's driving growth? Technology Business Research analyst Andrew Smith offers his detailed insight.
Next Glass is a mobile app that uses science and software to predict whether or not you will enjoy any bottle of wine or beer. Combining the chemistry of a person's taste preferences with machine learning, users simply point and scan any label to receive their personalized score indicating how much they will like what's inside. (The app is free to download on both iOS and Android devices in the App Store and Google Play). Despite the notable buzz Next Glass was creating leading up to launch, the boom in downloads during their first 48 hours exceeded all expectations-even their own. So, how did they do it?
Challenges continue to mount against ride-sharing Uber, this time in the city of Portland, Ore. Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said it is suspending operations for three months to work out its differences with the city.
Work and meeting space for creatives and entrepreneurs is RTP's first major effort toward redevelopment, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.
This year marked a milestone for MCNC as the technology nonprofit celebrated the 30th anniversary of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). We hope you enjoyed this year's 12 Days of Broadband.
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 Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Phononic, which aims to be the Intel of refrigerators, has wrapped up a cool financing round of $44.5 million. The firm has been raising money since last year. Who are the investors? A local hospital, for one.
In a blog post Wednesday, Uber's head of global safety company security chief Philip Cardenas defended the company's safety record but also wrote that "as we look to 2015, we will build new safety programs and intensify others."
2014 is coming to a miserable close for Chapel Hill-based Pozen. After its stock was pummeled 30 percent when Pozen and drug giant Sanofi mutually terminated a $35 million drug deal earlier this month, on Wednesday Pozen disclosed another FDA delay in approval of a new pain killer.
BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones -- and most smartphone customers -- have embraced touch screens.
Dr. Stephen DeCherney is the newly named interim chief executive officer at life science services firm Health Decisions. Dr. Michael Rosenberg, the firm's founder and CEO, was killed in a plane crash in Maryland last week.
On the eleventh day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we look at the latest Digital Nation Report from the U.S. Department of Commerce showing a rapid adoption of mobile Internet devices in the U.S. for a wide range of activities beyond just voice communications.
#WTWTrends for Wednesday: RTP and The Frontier, Digital Learning, Red Hat and IBM, Jobs 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 Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Red Hat is set to announce its latest quarterly financials on Thursday, and Wall Street won't be surprised if the Hatters deliver better-than-expected results. Or will the Hatters disappoint? A new IBM deal may give Red Hat a boost going forward.
Salix Pharmaceuticals shares rebounded 7 percent Tuesday on news that the Raleigh-based company will launch a plan to reduce drug inventory by the end of 2015. Salix was rocked in November when it acknowledged big inventory problems.
A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.
On the tenth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we spotlight the N.C. School Connectivity Initiative and how capacity, not access, is what experts say is preventing North Carolina schools from properly using digital learning to improve student outcomes.