Posts tagged “Internet”
The world is embracing cloud computing, from consumers to the largest enterprises choosing to store data in centers provided by the large (Amazon, for example) to small. But are these providers giving you a fair deal? You might want to check after the British Competition and Markets Authority issued a report bashing companies for possibly breaching consumer law. A UK analyst labels what providers are doing "malpractice."
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba won -- and ultimately lost-- a friend in Washington using legal methods long deployed by corporate America: money and influence. A month after it became the first e-commerce company to join the IACC, Alibaba got kicked out. Here's the backstory + a mini profile with facts you need to know about the company.
Analysis: Salesforce puts an emphasis on intelligence to fuel its next wave of growth, says Technology Business Research Analyst Kelsey Mason.
Tech links: Peter Thiel-Gawker war; Snapchat raises $1.8B; AT&T bids for Yahoo; Red Hat boosts Ansible; IBM breakout coming?
In today's wrapup of technology headlines impacting on the Triangle: The backstory of billionaire Peter Thiel's war against Gawker; Snapchat raises $1.8 billion; AT&T may be battling Verizon for Yahoo; Red Hat gives a boost to Ansible, the Durham startup it acquired; and TheStreet says IBM is posed for a "breakout."
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Whale-finding app increasingly popular; Gawker may be for sale after losing Hulk Hogan lawsuit; Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 hard; and the SEC is investigating Alibaba.
Analysis: The long-term viability for NetApp will be determined by disciplined execution on transformation-focused and competitive displacement opportunities in 2016, concludes Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber after a review of NetApp's latest earnings.
AT&T's expansion of its fiber and wireless networks in the Triangle have cost the company some $325 million over the past three years. That's the most the communications giant has invested in any geography across the state. Plus, streaming for DirecTV is coming.
Monsanto is rejecting Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate. However, Bayer's top executive believes the deal remains a "mutually compelling transaction." Plus: A graphical view of top mergers so far this year.
HP Enterprise is selling its business services division to Computer Sciences Corp. in a deal worth $8.5 billion. What's this mean to CEO Meg Whitman's HPE? Analyst Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research takes a look.
Durham-based Automated Insights is adding a new dimension to spreadsheets: "Actionable text." How? Read this explanatory blog from Automated Insight's James Kotecki, the firm's director of communications.
Analysis: In previewing NetApp's latest earnings report on May 25, Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber says the tech storage firm will endure declines as it invests to secure market relevance.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter revises tweet multimedia limits; more ads are coming to Google Maps; Facebook makes changes in news after meeting with conservatives; and Apple's Tim Cook says apps are the future of TV.
Crain's, the business publishing conglomerate, is expanding its digital footprint to the Triangle. The daily newsletter means more competition for tech, life science and other business news across RTP.
Darrell Pryor, news photographer for WRAL TV, utters a "wow" and smiles as he removes the virtual reality goggles during the first VR demo given by Quintiles to news media about its new VR initiative. But Quintiles isn't playing games. It's aiming to improve the clinical trials process and digital health. "We feel we are out there at the edge," says the Quintiles exec leading the VR charge. "People come out of the experience different." Indeed, they do.
Analysis: Expect Cisco to acquire hybrid cloud management and orchestration software and expand its hyperconverged solutions to effectively compete with HPE, Dell, EMC and Nutanix. So believe analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco in the last of a three-part review.
WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.
New products, gizmos, devices and services touted at Google I/O 2016 demonstrate that the global tech giant is playing from behind in trying to capitalize on the rapidly emerging Internet of Things, says a U.K. researcher of all things IoT.
Analysis: Cisco's traditional core business of network hardware declines but growth in a diversified portfolio of offerings such as security and collaboration are enabling growth, says Technology Business Research analyst Patrick Filkins.