April 24

Premium Lock Google lavishes chairman Schmidt with $109 million pay package

Eric Schmidt   Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Schmidt also pocketed a $1.25 million salary, a $6 million bonus and perks valued at nearly $1 million. His total pay last year soared by more than five-fold from 2013 when his Google compensation was valued at $19.3 million.

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Updated April 23

Premium Lock Inside EMC: Profitability falls in move to new storage models

EMC  Analysis: EMC's profitability falls as the tech giant shifts investment to new storage models. So what's next for the company, which has a major presence in the Triangle? Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber offers a detailed analysis for our Insiders.

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April 23

Premium Lock Proposed rollback on NC renewable energy requirements again rejected

N.C. flag    ​For the second time in two years, a House committee has turned out the lights on an effort to scale back North Carolina's requirements that utilities use renewable sources to generate a specific portion of the power they provide.

Updated April 23

Premium Lock Making Earth Day real: 25 earth-friendly startups, backers in the Triangle

Gooing green Coinciding with the global observances of Earth Day on Wednesday, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman put together an impressive roundup of 25 earth-friendly startups - and investors - in the Triangle.

Updated April 23

Premium Lock Finalists in 'Full Steam Ahead Awards:' Competition is hot

Rising and established stars in technology from the Triangle to Wilmington will be recognized at the third "Full Steam Ahead Awards" from WRAL TechWire next Tuesday. We've got the finalists - and, believe it, the competition is tight with more people voting than ever before. Plus, watch out for the surprises of four "Editor's Choice" special honors.

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April 23

Premium Lock NC Senate debates options for jobs incentives programs

Jobs  The N.C. Senate continues to debate multiple options for job incentive programs, reports WRAL.com's Tyler Dukes. One bill already has been approved by the House.

April 23

Premium Lock Inside Citrix: A struggle to align people with new vision

Citrix Systems Analysis: Raleigh-based ShareFile is a source of strength for Citrix, but the tech giant continues to struggle as indicated in its quarterly earnings report Wednesday despite a major restructuring. "Technology Business research believes it is critical that Citrix continues to manage costs in order to minimize negative impacts to its profitability while it weathers the transition," writes analyst Andrew Smith.

April 23

Premium Lock Facebook call app; AT&T expects merger OK; FCC killing Comcast-TWC deal?; Facebook earnings; eBay thinks small

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Want to make a call on Facebook? There's an app for that; AT&T sees DirecTV merger advancing; is the FCC killing the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal?; Facebook strong in mobile ads; eBay thinks small as PayPal split nears.

Updated April 23

Premium Lock Google launches own wireless service for $20 a month - or less

Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices. Sprint and T-Mobile are its partners. Customers will be charged only for the data they used. Like Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, Google's service is a blend of cellular and Wi-Fi technology.

April 22

Premium Lock NC Treasurer launches second innovation fund, this time worth $250M

Janet Cowell North Carolina is rolling out a second Innovation Fund, and this time it's worth even more than the first which was launched five years ago. State Treasurer Janet Cowell is targeting $250 million for North Carolina-centered firms.

April 22

Premium Lock Tech, pharma import-export firm bringing 96 jobs to Cary, Alamance County

Jobs        CBC Americas, which is part of a Japanese-owned conglomerate, is moving its corporate headquarters to Cary and is opening a distribution center in Alamance County, promising to create 96 jobs over the next five years.

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