With revenue falling 5 percent in 2013 and its top executive acknowledging in a letter to shareholders that the company "did not meet our expectations," IBM on Monday made a change to its governing structure by naming former UPS CEO as its first presiding director.
Today's "Startup blog:" If you are an entrepreneur looking for insight into attracting investors, don't miss the opening day of a two-part series from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development about "Raising dough."
However, the data lead to tortured comparisons, however, with some totals reflecting statewide numbers and others reflecting metro area numbers. And they don't reflect life science activity such as agricultural biotechnology, in which North Carolina has become a world leader.
The Triangle American Marketing Association recently put on its first major event, the High Five Conference, which focused on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in marketing. Gene Pinderin, writing for the Triangle AMA, offers a recap.
Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents revealing the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency, tells the South by Southwest Interactive conference that technology companies need to take a leadership role in improving encryption tools.
Google is releasing tools for software developers to make applications for wearable-computing devices, trying to repeat the success it's had with the Android mobile-operating system for gadgets people wear on their bodies.
Each of the four ventures receives seed funding from The Statrtup Factory and will participate in a three-month accelerator program. They also could receive up to $150,000 each in follow-on funding,
Partners Chris Heivly and Dave Neal on Monday disclosed their four latest emerging ventures - and Heivly says each meet specific critera. Top of the list: a "bad-a**" mind set followed by a market "that we find interesting." So who are these startups and what are the plays? One could do for the spoken word what Pandora has done for music. An exclusive interview for WRALTechWire Insiders delivers the inside story.
"We must acknowledge that while 2013 was an important year of transformation, our performance did not meet our expectations," Ginny Rometty said over the weekend in a letter to investors in the company's annual report. "While we continue to remix to higher value, we must also address those parts of the business that are holding us back."
Dennis Gillings, the co-founder of Quintiles, and other investors in the world's largest life science services company, are looking to cash in on Quntiles' IPO from last year. According to an SEC filing made early Monday, they are offering some 17.5 million shares worth $939.3 million.
Matt Williamson has a fast-growing startup on his hands with Windsor Circle, which helps companies retain customers. Last week, Windsor Circle moved into the email marketing space in a partnership with Atlanta-based Silverpop, which is led by NCSU graduate and former RTP entrepreneur Bill Nussey. But Nussey has helped Williamson in other ways over the years - as a mentor. In an exclusive conversation with WRALTechWire, Williamson talks about how CEOs can benefit from having mentors.
As startups, venture capitalists and enthusiasts have descended upon Austin for the technology-heavy forum, female- focused events have grown in number and panel audiences are dotted by more women at what has traditionally been a male-dominated event. About 25 speaker sessions are about women in technology, five times more than last year.
Addressing the South by Southwest Interactive from London through Skype, Julian Assange says he has more secrets to share with the world. He also cites NSA leaks from Edward Snowden show a "military occupation" of the Internet.
Broadband Report: The Consortium for School Networking's latest EdTechNext Report shifts the focus for districts and schools toward building mobile into their content and application strategies - from school-wide apps to curriculum.
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A week ago, the Wall Street Journals' Re/code quoted a Lenovo marketing executive as saying that Hollywood star and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher was working with the company to create a smartphone. Lenovo says that's not true but offers no other insight.
Working with Uhuru Software, Red Hat is now incorporate a rival Microsoft product - .NET - to its three-year-old OpenShift platform-as-a-service. Really? Red Hat even published a blog to explain what's going on to those who might find the concept a bit unbelievable.