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6:24 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Last week's 56 headlines (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

6:19 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Last week's 56 headlines (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

6:16 a.m. yesterday

Reading WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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6:15 a.m. yesterday

Making news? Have an opinion? 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.

6:14 a.m. yesterday

Following WTW across major social media: Like, follow, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 13 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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April 24

Premium Lock Why NetSuite bought Bronto for $200M - in CEO's own words

Zach Nelson Zack Nelson, chief executive officer of NetSuite, was in Durham along with other executives wrapping up a $200 million deal to buy Bronto Software In his own words, he describes why he's making the buy.

April 24

Vivek Wadhwa: Here's how we can reinvent the classroom for the digital age

Vivek Wadhwa Technology is enabling a possible revolution in education. I am not talking about the much-hyped Massive Open Online Courses. To me, these are as imaginative as the first TV shows in which radio stars stood in front of a camera with a microphone in hand. I am talking about a complete transformation of the way teaching is done, with the computer taking the role of the lecturer, the teacher becoming a coach, and students taking responsibility for their own learning.

April 24

GSK malaria vaccine nearer OK; Aerie not giving up on glaucoma treatment; Duke Energy's Greentech award; Novartis soars; CDC's new tech tracks listeria

Bulldog In the latest wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK's malaria vaccine is closer to approval after clinical trial; Aerie Pharmaceuticals not giving up on glaucoma treatment; Duke Energy wins a Greentech award; Novartis soars in wake of GSK, Eli Lilly deals; CDC uses new tech to track listeria illnesses.

April 24

Raleigh programmers aim for $100,000 prize in BattleHack

Calling themselves PairCode, a team of programmers from Raleigh-based WedPics and community organizer Magdalyn Duffie will be going to Silicon Valley in November to compete for a $100,000 prize after winning BattleHack Raleigh.

The BattleHack winners The BattleHack winners

Updated April 24

IBM tops cloud survey; Dropbox collaborative notes; Comcast-TWC deal dead; 'taxibots' to replace cars?; Cablevision's cheaper offer

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: IBM tops Microsoft and Amazon in a survey of businesses seeking cloud services; Dropbox eyes a new collaborative notes service; Comcast-TWC deal is dead; "taxibots" to replace cars?; and Cablevision unveils a new plan to attract cable cutters.

April 24

Premium Lock Inside Amazon: Strong AWS performance silences skeptics

Amazon Web Services Analysis: For the first time, Internet giant Amazon breaks out its AWS cloud services financials, and the numbers are impressive with a 17 percent operating margin and a run rate of $6.3 billion. Analyst Meaghan McGrath of Technology Business Research offers her insight.

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April 24

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: 'Transform and perform' strategy pays off

Satya Nadella    Analysis: Microsoft's latest earnings report shows that its strategy of focusing on lifetime customer value in the transition to the cloud stabilizes its performance, concludes Technology Business Research analyst Kelsey Mason.

April 24

Google lavishes chairman Schmidt with $109 million pay package

Eric Schmidt   Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Schmidt also pocketed a $1.25 million salary, a $6 million bonus and perks valued at nearly $1 million. His total pay last year soared by more than five-fold from 2013 when his Google compensation was valued at $19.3 million.

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April 23

Proposed rollback on NC renewable energy requirements again rejected

N.C. flag    ​For the second time in two years, a House committee has turned out the lights on an effort to scale back North Carolina's requirements that utilities use renewable sources to generate a specific portion of the power they provide.

Updated April 24

Bronto CEO's 'roar' on why he sold the company for $200M

CEO Joe Colopy and his team at Bronto Software loves brontos - they are everywhere in the office - and they let out a "roar" when there's good news. Bronto reported plenty Thursday, disclosing the company had been sold to NetSuite, a cloud technology services firm, for $200 million. In a blog post, Colopy roars about the sale.

Updated April 23

Premium Lock Inside EMC: Profitability falls in move to new storage models

EMC  Analysis: EMC's profitability falls as the tech giant shifts investment to new storage models. So what's next for the company, which has a major presence in the Triangle? Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber offers a detailed analysis for our Insiders.

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Updated April 23

Making Earth Day real: 25 earth-friendly startups, backers in the Triangle

Gooing green Coinciding with the global observances of Earth Day on Wednesday, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman put together an impressive roundup of 25 earth-friendly startups - and investors - in the Triangle.

April 23

NC Senate debates options for jobs incentives programs

Jobs  The N.C. Senate continues to debate multiple options for job incentive programs, reports WRAL.com's Tyler Dukes. One bill already has been approved by the House.

April 23

Premium Lock Inside Citrix: A struggle to align people with new vision

Citrix Systems Analysis: Raleigh-based ShareFile is a source of strength for Citrix, but the tech giant continues to struggle as indicated in its quarterly earnings report Wednesday despite a major restructuring. "Technology Business research believes it is critical that Citrix continues to manage costs in order to minimize negative impacts to its profitability while it weathers the transition," writes analyst Andrew Smith.

April 23

Facebook call app; AT&T expects merger OK; FCC killing Comcast-TWC deal?; Facebook earnings; eBay thinks small

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Want to make a call on Facebook? There's an app for that; AT&T sees DirecTV merger advancing; is the FCC killing the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal?; Facebook strong in mobile ads; eBay thinks small as PayPal split nears.