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TechWire Awards go to six individual, six corporate Triangle tech, life science leaders

Startups, entrepreneurs, executives, investors and several of the Triangle's top tech and life science companies share the spotlight, taking home 12 awards at the fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, the first five members of TechWire's Hall of Fame are honored as are several Editor's Choice Award recipients.

Republic's Chris Chuang is a happy winner Republic's Chris Chuang is a happy winner

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Premium Lock Report: Cybercrimes to cost businesses $8T - that's trillion - over next 5 years

Cyber Security Cybercrime and data breaches are going to hit businesses with an $8 trillion headache over the next five years, a new report says. Yet businesses are planning to increase defense-related spending only 8 percent annually even as cyber costs soar 30 percent. Is AI the solution?

Updated April 18

SEC's big 'fake news' crackdown shows a major threat to readers, investors

Bullish     The SEC broke major ground last week in a crackdown on "fake news," taking action against 27 web sites and individuals for publishing stories "touting company stocks" that were produced by writers "secretly compensated" to boost the shares. This is "fake news" with real consequences, and you as a reader need to be wary.

April 12

Premium Lock Report: Apple dominating 'contactless' pay - but don't forget Paypal

Trying out Apple Pay More than 500 million people will be using "contactless" payment systems within the next five years as growth surges by more than 50 percent, says a new report. Apple is the dominant provider - but don't forget Paypal.

April 10

Sageworks tax solution wins banking innovation award

Sageworks Raleigh-based Sageworks - a finalist in WRAL TechWire's annual awards program - is the winner of a top honor in the commercial banking industry for its "Electronic Tax Return reader" software solution.

Updated April 10

Premium Lock Filings: Reichhold selling French plant; Red Hat, LendingTree execs sell shares

Closing a deal Reichhold, which is based in Durham, is selling a plant in France and two senior executives at Red Hat and LendingTree respectively are selling shares.

Updated April 7

Premium Lock Lenovo server group rebounds in cloud IT sales; Cisco, NetApp surge; IBM slips

A new report from International Data Corporation shows that Lenovo's troubled server group is showing signs of recovery - at least in terms of sales targeting cloud information technology spending. Meanwhile, Cisco sales surge, cutting into market share held by leaders HP and Dell.

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Updated April 7

How can mobile app firms can counter declining installs?

Tracking Bluetooth beacons by Reveal Mobile MediaPost's Gavin O'Malley published this commentary: "In some respects, the mobile boom is officially over in the States. Indeed, Adobe's latest global mobile report found double-digit declines in both app installs (38%) and launches (28%) over the past two years." So what can companies and app developers do to counter the trend?

April 7

Asheville startup LoLo brings rewards app to Triangle (+ video)

LoLo, a mobile rewards program, partners with small businesses to encourage people to shop local, reports ExitEvent.

April 3

Premium Lock Report: Artificial intelligence to drive smarter chatbots to 4.2B users

Internet of Things The number of people using instant messaging services through chatbots will more than double to 4.2 billion over the next four years with artificial intelligence that enables smarter apps driving demand, says a new report.

March 27

Premium Lock Report: 59% of pay-TV subscribers object to ads based on personal data

The U.S. Senate and FCC are changing rules about how service providers can utilize customer data, but that doesn't mean pay-TV subscribers like the intrusion, especially of personalized ads targeting them based on individual information.

Pay TV privacy concerns Pay TV privacy concerns

Updated March 23

Premium Lock Windsor Circle's CEO on pivot, layoffs: 'Buck stops with me'

When news broke that Windsor Circle, one of the Triangle's best-known emerging entrepreneurial companies, had laid off nearly half its staff, CEO and co-founder Matt Williamson didn't duck media questions. "Buck stops with me," he says. Some senior staff also were reduced to consulting roles, but Williamson insists the company;s culture hasn't been damaged.

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March 23

Premium Lock Inside the Windsor Circle pivot: Why the change, why the layoffs?

Windsor Circle co-founder and CEO Matt Williamson explains why the company is changing its focus to larger customers - and why the move meant the layoffs affecting nearly half the firm's staff.

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March 22

Premium Lock MaxPoint CEO receives 68% increase in compensation in 2016

MaxPoint ‚ÄčThe chief executive officer of marketing technology firm MaxPoint Interactive saw a 68 percent increase in pay last year, according to the company's proxy statement filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Updated March 20

Premium Lock Analysts: Oracle, Salesforce, Workday flexing growth muscles

Bullish     The bulls are running for three tech giants: Oracle, due to its cloud business growth, Salesforce, thanks to numerous big deals, and Workday, with sales growing to Fortune 500 clients, are all on a roll, say analysts at Technology Business Research.

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