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Investors and entrepreneurs on the lookout for the next big opportunity just could be considering the so-called "connected car market." As automakers strive to make motor vehicles smarter, apps makers and communications companies are linking up. But how big is the opportunity? According to research firm Allied Market Research, the market will be ...
Veteran journalist Jim Shamp sees upside and downside in the recently announced job cuts at GlaxoSmithKline. After all, he notes, cuts in the past as GSK evolved locally from Burrough Wellcome to Glaxo to Glaxo Wellcome and today have produced a harvest of new companies, new ideas, and products. "Yes, a shakeup like GSK's cutback announcement is shattering," he writes. "But these are smart, talented people who will get back on their feet and contribute greatly to North Carolina's life science future."
The unfolding details about the devastating hacker attack at Sony is just one example of the increasing challenges companies face. Chief Information Security Officers tell IBM that they are "outgunned in the cyber war."
After experiencing unprecedented enrollment over the past several years, the computer science department at the University of North Carolina has been stretched to the limit, reports Aaron Scarboro for ExitEvent.
With more stories breaking almost every day about companies and websites getting hacked, how can you better secure your own privacy? We've got 10 tips from a social media executive - and some may surprise you.
NC Bankers eco forecast set; NY's new $50M VC fund; net gear firm going private; Google faces privacy fines
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: N.C. Bankers lineup set for annual economic forum on Jan. 5; New York launches $50 million venture capital fund; Riverbed Technology is going private; and Google faces fines over privacy in the Netherlands.
RTP-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is launching a clinical trial of a potential treatment for Ebola with funding support from the U.S. government. Durham-based Chimerix and GSK also are involved in the Ebola battle.
Chris Hevily, best known as co-founder of The Startup Factory accelerator in Durham, also puts on what he calls "reverse job fairs" where employees make hiring pitches to prospective workers. His next event is coming in January. Plus, his current jobs list offers 461 open positions.
Uber's low-cost ride ride-hailing service will be banned in France from the start of next year, the government said Monday as hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads around Paris to protest what they claim are its unfair business practices.
3M is selling its Static Control business which operates a manufacturing plant in Sanford. 3M says "substantially all" of the Static Control group workers "are expected to transfer" to buyer Desco Industries. Some 175 people are employed at the Sanford plant, including contractors.
If you caught one of the articles last week summarizing the American Underground's annual report of the state of startup as it exists within their universe, you likely got the notion that all is well for entrepreneurs here in the Triangle. If you actually read the report, a breezy, taut, and quite informative infographic covering everything from dollars raised to pizza consumed, you definitely felt better about where we're headed as a startup region. But is that the entire story? WRAL TechWire Insider columnist and entrepreneur Joe Procopio offers his own analysis exclusively for our subscribers.
The "Help Wanted" sign is up at rapidly growing AvidXchange in Charlotte. Why? "We're changing the way business is being run, helping companies migrate from paper to electronic processing and saving them a lot of money as a result," its CEO tells WRAL TechWire in an exclusive interview for our Insider subscribers.
AvidXchange is growing fast and is hiring with hundreds of jobs to be added over the next three years. Here's a look in what areas the company is hiring right now. And you don't necessarily have to live in Charlotte.
Although banks often absorb bogus charges, it's up to victims to clean up their credit histories and recover stolen funds. On top of lost time, money and emotional energy, victims face the frustration of rarely seeing anyone pay for the crimes. And the process can take months.
Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. Whether shopping, banking or going to the hospital, Americans are mostly at the mercy of companies to keep their sensitive details safe. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself against the financial, legal and emotional impact of identity theft -- and most of them are free.
On the eighth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we look back to March when the Broadband Commission for Digital Development called broadband infrastructure the "universal catalyst" needed today for developing countries.