Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders,Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior -- while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes. "We believe that by providing people with more choices, we can help them make better decisions; and by using new technology we can improve safety for everyone on the road," an Uber exec says.
Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer and a top provider of servers for data centers which operates one of its two executive headquarters in Morrisville, is deepening its relationship with Raleigh-based Red Hat, the global open source Linux developer. Plus, get the latest news from the Red Hat Summit and watch Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst's keynote speech where he stresses the importance of open source.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: IBM's Watson to tackle cancer and GSK to speed up drug development; NASA fires a Mars booster (see video, photos); Mark Zuckerberg's new wall angers neighbors in Hawaii; and the FDA approves a pill to treat hepatitis C.
A "My Activity" tool from Google "reaffirms Google knows basically everything about you," says website Android Police. Google says the site is designed to give users more control over their Internet accounts.
Generic drug manufacturer Mayne Pharma, which operates a huge production plant in Greenville, is adding 37 approved drugs and rights to five more under development in a $652 million deal with Teva Pharmaceutical and Allergan.
Zynbit.com, an RTP startup that emerged just a year ago at the CED venture capital conference, is gearing up for growth with $500,000 in new financing. In an extensive Q&A, CEO and co-founder Phil Dixon tells the ZynBit story, which includes the meaning of its name.
Wake Tech, along with support from Wake County Economic Development and the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, plan to launch a program for "at least" 450 people to train for jobs in cybersecurity after winning a $3.9 million federal grant.
U.S. technology-focused businesses could face tougher regulations following Britain's decision to withdraw from the European Union, and some might have to leave London to attract the best employees. The deal also could affect the venture capital industry and funding for startups.
The years of bitter acrimony between Red Hat and Microsoft are formally over, believe it or not. At the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco on Monday, the two tech rivals unveiled Microsoft products that include Red Hat Linux support. And later this week Microsoft will demo how its SQL Server will run Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Hatters even renamed a developers' blog "http://redhatloves.net"
Browse free or die library project; Tesla-SolarCity hurdles; drones to rescue; China paid search demand
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Libraries fight for Internet freedom (see video); conflicts hinder Tesla-SolarCity deal; drones tested for rescue missions; China demands paid search information after man's death.
PrecisionHawk, a drone technology startup based in Raleigh, is one of 30 companies named Technology Pioneers for 2016 by the World Economic Forum.
Lenovo, looking to give a boost to lagging smartphone sales, is adding haptic, or sense of touch, technology to smartphones and tablets. Plus: What haptic technology is/provides and watch a video demo.