Updated September 26

Exclusive: IBM affirms RTP's importance with new data center

Over the past several years, IBM has dramatically cut the size of its work force in North Carolina - some 60 percent - through sales of business units and job cuts. But its RTP campus remains the company's largest physically and IBM still employs an estimated 7,500 people in the state. Big Blue also remains committed to its RTP operation as shown by Monday's announcement opening a new data "resiliency" center. In an exclusive Q&A, a senior IBM executive explains the RTP location decision and reiterates Big Blue's support for the site.

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Updated September 26

Premium Lock Sageworks hopes to incubate new businesses, ideas with I-Lab

Incubators, accelerators, oh my! Raleigh gets another with I-Labs at Sageworks. And the financial data analytics firm is hoping its investment will lead to new companies as well as more products. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the full story.

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Updated September 26

Washington Post hails Automated Inights; DirecTV-AT&T deal advances; FBI criticizes Apple, Google; drones win FAA OK

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Automated Insights gets big press for fantasy football program; DirecTV shareholders OK AT&T deal; the FBI criticizes new data protection of Apple and Google devices; and the FAA gives OK for use of drones in movie making.

September 26

PPD buys remaining interest in firm it has owned since 2010

PPD Wilmington-based PPD, which has a large presence in the Triangle, on Thursday bought the remaining minority interest in a Massachusetts firm which it originally acquired in 2010.

September 26

Black eye? Apple's response to iPhone glitches is key

Tim Cook introduces iOS 8 "There's a certain perception that Apple has to get things right, and when they don't, the whole company gets questioned," says Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel. "But they came out and said 'We apologize; we're working 24/7 to fix it.' I think that's what matters."

September 25

#WTWTrends for Thursday: Red Hat's Bash Bug, Novartis, LabCorp, Sageworks spark social discussions

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 on Thursday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

September 25

Premium Lock Report: Motorola Mobility readies 'Shamu,' a huge 'phablet'

Google Motorola      Google Motorola Mobility, which is being bought by Lenovo for $2.9 billion, is nearing launch of a whale-sized smartphone/tablet combo nicknamed "Shamu," says news website 9to5 Google.

September 25

Premium Lock GSK confirms bank exec to take over as board chairman

GSK  Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline will have a new chairman a year from now: Philip Hampton, the current chair at Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Hampton will first join the GSK board as of Jan. 1 as a director.

Updated September 25

Premium Lock LabCorp to acquire Raleigh-based LipoScience in $85M deal

DNA    Lab testing giant LabCorp, which is based in Burlington, is acquiring Triangle-based LipoScience in a deal worth some $85 million in cash. The deal sends LipoScience shares up 60 percent.

September 25

Premium Lock Does new iPhone really bend? Consumer Reports to find out

Do the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bend? We plan to find out for sure. We're designing an authoritative test to find out whether Apple's new phones have structural issues

Updated September 25

Premium Lock Red Hat reports bug that could devastate 'Internet of Things'

Writing code   Remember the "Heartbleed" security scare earlier this year? Well, just in time for Halloween, an even bigger nightmare has surfaced - and it threatens the "Internet of Things" from cameras to networks, a security expert warns. Red Hat disclosed the "bash bug" on Wednesday.


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