October 17

Premium Lock Why Terri Lomax is leaving NCSU for RTI - in her own words

In an exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire, Dr. Terri Lomax of N.C. State, explains why she is joining the management team at RTI International. But she will remain involved with "InnovateRaleigh." Our Insider subscribers get access to every word.

How will you help innovate? How will you help innovate?

October 17

Premium Lock Epic Games tells violent game maker: Don't use our logo

Unreal Engine 4 "Grisly" video game Hatred included Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 logo in a video trailer and the Cary-based company quickly told Destructive Commons to remove it. The game maker complied, reports gaming website Polygon.

Updated October 17

Exec: GSK's Ebola vaccine will 'come too late' for current epidemic

Ebola The head of Ebola vaccine research at GlaxoSmithKline tells the BBC that the company's treatment that is now being tested isn't likely to be "the primary answer to this particular outbreak." He concedes GSK could have moved faster.

Updated October 17

What is 'All Things Open' - a conference or a movement?

In preparation for All Things Open 2014 next week in Raleigh, Amy Huffman of ExitEvent provides the low-down on the conference and the movement.

All Things Open  All Things Open

October 17

#What's trending: IoT, Cisco, AskBio, Open Source and @JHibbets

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated October 17

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers on layoffs: '13 cuts 'most painful decision;' '14 layoffs 'hardest decision'

If Cisco workers being tossed overboard by John Chambers can find solace in the pain felt by the boss - well, just remember this: What Chambers said Thursday in Chicago about the latest cuts is nearly identical to what he said when layoffs were made last year. Deja vu all over again. Crocodile tears? You decide.

John Chambers John Chambers

Updated October 17

RTI hires NCSU's Terri Lomax to lead discovery; chancellor praises her

Dr. Terri Lomax, a vice chancellor at NCSU and a leading proponent of entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle, is joining RTI International as vice president for discovery, science and technology.

Dr. Terri Lomax  Dr. Terri Lomax

Updated October 17

Big hiring binge helps drive down Google's earnings

Google           A big chunk of the higher expenses went toward bringing in more employees, mostly engineers, to supplement Google's already large brain trust. The 3,000 workers added in the third quarter nearly doubled from the roughly 1,600 employees hired at the same time last year.

October 17

Premium Lock Inside Google earnings: Monetizing mobile remains big challenge

Earnings    Analysis: Even as Google's total revenue continues to flourish - overall revenue climbed 20.1% year-to-year in 3Q14 to $16.5 billion - there are signs that it is struggling to adapt, ironically, to the increasingly mobile-first advertising environment it created, says analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research. So what's happening? Our Insiders get the detailed analysis.

October 17

NC award for Bob Ingram; CED's parties; Amazon hiring 80,000; AMD layoffs; FBI warns on phone encryption

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology and life science news: Former GSK exec Bob Ingram to receive NC honor; the CED plans 30th anniversary parties; Amazon is hiring big time; AMD is cutting jobs; and the FBI director warns against cellphone encryption.

October 17

Apple showcase: New iPad, iMacs, Apple Pay launch, Watch

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. But that wasn't all. Updates for iMacs, the new Apple Pay system launch date and tools for its smart watch development.

Briefing Steve Colbert Briefing Steve Colbert

Updated October 16

Durham-based Chimerix speeds up Ebola testing

Ebola Chimerix says it has FDA approval to launch a Phase 2 clinical trial of its possible treatment for Ebola. The drug has already been administered to two Ebola patients, one of whom died. The new trial will test safety, tolerability and efficacy for Brincidofovir.

October 16

Facebook launches tool for use during disasters

Facebook  The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries.

October 16

CBS joins cord-cutting rush; WRAL to 'evaluate' streaming service

CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. But it's not available in Raleigh yet where WRAL-TV plans to "evaluate" it.

A screenshot of CBS' streaming product A screenshot of CBS' streaming product

Updated October 16

Premium Lock Lenovo forming new company in China targeting smart devices

Lenovo              Lenovo is putting a new spin on its "protect and attack" strategy by doing a lot of both in its largest market: China. A new company led by the top executive for China and other Asian markets is being formed for launch next April.

October 16

Cisco is cutting 5% of its work force in RTP

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP As part of a massive reorganization, Cisco is cutting 5 percent of its RTP-based workforce, or some 225 jobs. The networking giant disclosed the specific number of its in a notice to the state of North Carolina.

October 16

LabCorp-LipoScience deal advances; Red Hat's new women awards; a comet landing; eBay's miss; NetFlix plunge

Bulldog In today's wrapup of tech and life science news: LabCorp's $85M acquisition of LipoScience clears a key hurdle; Red Hat announces women in Open Source awards; a comet landing is at hand; eBay's miss; and NetFlix stock plunges.

October 16

Walls come alive - really - at Lenovo's headquarters

Lenovo employees in Research Triangle Park are getting a taste of the great outdoors with every trip to the campus cafeteria. The company has installed six Living Green Walls, custom, plant-covered designs by GSky Plant Systems, Inc.

It's alive - really! It's alive - really!

October 16

End of pay-TV as we know it? HBO GO cuts cable cord

HBO's "Silicon Valley" Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

October 16

New iPads, Mac system expected at Apple event

Apple Inc. is expected to unveil new iPads at an event Thursday, as the company tries to drive excitement amid slowing demand for tablet computers. Apple may also announce a new Mac operating system and possibly new Mac computers. Watchers also await a possible launch date for Apple Pay, the company's new system for using iPhones to make credit and debit card payments at retail stores.

What will Tim Cook unveil today? What will Tim Cook unveil today?


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