February 3

HP's CEO receives raise despite persistent sales slump

Meg Whitman Meg Whitman was paid $19.6 million in cash and stock last year, up from $17.6 million in 2013, after HP's board of directors raised her base salary to $1.5 million from $1 and bestowed additional cash and stock awards based on her performance last year.

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February 2

Union: CEO's $3.7M bonus, raise 'like rubbing salt in a wound'

Virginia Rometty    Capping a week in which IBM began laying off thousands of workers, Big Blue on Friday disclosed that chair and CEO Ginny Rometty is getting a $3.7 million bonus and a 6.7% raise. The union seeking to represent IBM workers reacts with anger, calls for workers to unionize.

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February 2

Uber says it's taking steps to protect riders' personal data

Uber touts its UberBLACK service While popular with users and investors, the company has faced criticism that its employees inappropriately accessed customer data. That is just one problem that Uberis trying to overcome -- another is that it does not properly screen drivers that connect with passengers through its app to ensure they have clean criminal records.

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February 2

AT&T bids $18.2B, Verizon $10.4B for more wireless capacity

Wireless spectrum   Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government's latest airwaves auction.

February 2

New FCC rules may answer who really owns Internet

President Obama and Tom Wheeler Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he's keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since 1996, when people still used noisy modems and referred to the "information superhighway" as a fun way to buy books or check the weather.

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February 2

Reviewing WTW news: Last week's 51 headlines

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

February 2

Get your tech news to go: WTW goes fully mobile with new app

Now, the coverage you've come to expect online at WRALTechWire.com and in your morning and afternoon email, is delivered in a format designed especially for Android users. Download the app for free today in the Google Play store.

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February 2

Making news? Have a viewpoint? Share it with WRAL TechWire

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

February 2

Like? Follow? Connect with WTW across social media

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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January 30

Premium Lock You Decide: What are the impacts of tax changes?

Mike Walden Mike Walden: Research suggests innovation increases when the economy is confronted with major questions. If accurate, then we may be on the cusp of a new flurry of innovative activity.

January 30

Premium Lock Is North Carolina the State of Technology?

The North Carolina Technology Association released the State of Technology Industry Report online on Friday, containing valuable information to serve as a baseline resource for policy makers, economic developers, media, and of course the tech community. It will be presented to the Triangle community on Feb. 4, but we have your sneak peak.


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