7:37 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Inside IBM's earnings: Look for more grim revenue news in '14 as evolution continues

Analysis: IBM's first quarter financial performance outlines a company in the midst of a long-term strategic evolution, and demonstrates cloud and big data-driven disruption impacting the IT industry as a whole. Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research crunches the numbers and trends.

IBM breaks down its hardware segment performance IBM breaks down its hardware segment performance

7:18 a.m. Thursday

GSK acknowledges more employee bribery allegations

GSK The drug giant issues a statement reiterating it has "zero tolerance for unethical or illegal behavior" and says 48 employees were fired in 2013. The statement comes after reports that bribery probes are underway in two more countries.

Updated 6:30 a.m. Thursday

Shrinking ad prices cut into Google's earnings

Google logo Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

5:50 a.m. Thursday

Fired former No. 2 Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

Yahoo! Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. CEO Marissa Mayer dumped de Castro in January after concluding he wasn't executing on her plan for reviving Yahoo's lackluster ad growth. De Castro had been in charge of ad sales.

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1:22 p.m. Wednesday

Raleigh signs on to AT&T ultra-fast Internet plan

The Raleigh City Council on Wednesday authorized the city manager and attorney to contract with AT&T to bring the communications provider's next-generation internet and cable service to local residents.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated 12:24 p.m. Wednesday

IBMers fear more layoffs; Street expects another revenue drop in report today

Layoffs IBM is due to report in latest quarterly financials today, and speculation is circulating that Big Blue may announce another work force "rebalancing." In other words, layoffs. Meanwhile, Citigroup has cut IBM shares to "neutral" from "buy," and the Street expects the tech giant to report an eighth straight quarterly decline in revenue.

11:23 a.m. Wednesday

Duke students launch world's first free mobile lottery

ExitEvent ExitEvent news: A new app gives lotto-players a free chance to walk away with a jackpot. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman has the details.

11:14 a.m. Wednesday

FDA approves once-a-week GSK injectable diabetes drug

Diabetes GlaxoSmithKline has won FDA approval for its new diabetes drug which is injectable and will be used once a week. It will compete with Novo Nordisk's Victoza, which is injected daily.

Updated 9:13 a.m. Wednesday

Smartphone kill switch coming? Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

New iPhones       A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

Updated 8:07 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Ex-IBMer Dick Daugherty a very deserving Raleigh Hall of Fame choice

Richard "Dick" Daugherty, a former senior executive at IBM, a longtime champion of NCSU's Centennial Campus, and a driving force behind the new strategic plan for Research Triangle Park, is among the latest inductees for the Raleigh Hall of Fame. Way to go, Dick. You deserve this honor.

Dick Daugherty, center, with Jim Jenkins Dick Daugherty, center, with Jim Jenkins

7:05 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Med device firm TransEnterix expects to net $46M from stock offering

RTP-based medical device firm TransEnterix pulled off its $50 million stock offering and moved its shares to a different exchange on Tuesday. The company expects to net $46 million from the transaction.

TransEnterix TransEnterix

6:34 a.m. Wednesday

Biotech patent holders: I hate to say I told you so, but ...

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued new guidelines to its Patent Examiners to assist them in determining which patent claims are not eligible for patenting. The guidelines create hurdles that patent applicants must overcome in their quest for patentable claims.

Updated 7:21 a.m. Wednesday

Wake Forest is test bed for gigabit internet

RST Fiber began installing the fiber Tuesday that the company says will bring internet speeds up to 100 times faster than cable to Triangle-area homes.

RST network map RST network map

4:28 p.m. Tuesday

Twitter buys its data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter    Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day -- to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

4:18 p.m. Tuesday

Bees get a sweet boost in Bayer CropScience 'Care Center'

Bayer CropScience on Tuesday unveiled the 6,000-square-foot building to promote honey bee health and well-being through public education exhibits for visitors, a conference room and a research lab. The vision is to have students mingle with company scientists and other bee experts to study ways to reverse the decline in the important pollinators' populations.

The new Bee Care Center The new Bee Care Center

4:08 p.m. Tuesday

ExitEvent news: Can UNC students transform the media business?

ExitEvent A group of students at UNC-Chapel Hill could be in the process of changing how media operate in the future. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman focuses in on the Reese News Lab.

Updated 4:07 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock What's future of Paradoxos? It's 'still an open question,' co-founder says

For the second year, Paradoxos attracted more than 1,000 people to participate in more than twenty established cultural events in the heart of downtown Durham. Organizers were targeting more than 2,000 people across the twenty events, and seem to have missed that mark by quite a bit. So what happens next?


Updated 8:49 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock As Google Glass hits street, group warns: Don't be a 'Glasshole'

The Drudge Report almost daily links to reports about how those wearable computers known as Google Glass are being abused - from invasions of privacy to just plain old obnoxious uses. And as Glass becomes widely available today for $1,500, a consumer group unveils a Top 10 list of reasons why not to be a "Glasshole."

WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass

6:43 a.m. Tuesday

Pulitzer Prize shows importance of a free press in era of high-tech snooping

"Give me liberty or give me death" still means something in the United States and the western world. Proof of that is the Pulitzer Price awarded to The Washington Post and the U.K. Guardian's U.S. operation for the fortitude each demonstrated in publishing the NSA disclosures of Edward Snowden. Don't ever take your freedom for granted, dear readers. Once lost, it's likely never to be regained.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden         NSA leaker Edward Snowden

Updated 5:50 a.m. Tuesday

Bribery investigations continue to surface for Glaxo

The BBC is reporting that pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is accused of bribing doctors to prescribe medicines in Poland, making this the third country to have an investigation currently ongoing.

GSK's HQ in London     GSK's HQ in London

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