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