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