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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
"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.
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.