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Posts tagged “Internet”

10:42 a.m. today

Premium Lock Is your cloud contract fair? + Advice on what to be wary about

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."

Don't overlook perils in cloud computing Don't overlook perils in cloud computing

10:23 a.m. today

Inside Alibaba: Its Washington woes + 5 things you should know about it

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.

Inside Alibaba Inside Alibaba

9:26 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside Salesforce: Reinventing itself to serve the consumer generation

Analysis: Salesforce puts an emphasis on intelligence to fuel its next wave of growth, says Technology Business Research Analyst Kelsey Mason.

1:12 p.m. yesterday

Tech links: Peter Thiel-Gawker war; Snapchat raises $1.8B; AT&T bids for Yahoo; Red Hat boosts Ansible; IBM breakout coming?

High tech 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."

12:32 p.m. yesterday

Whale-finding app; Gawker for sale?; Microsoft pushing Windows 10 hard; Alibaba probe

Bulldog 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.

Updated 6:35 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Storage tech firm nears tipping point

NetApp 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.

Updated 11:43 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock AT&T invests $325M in Triangle, says DirecTV streaming coming in '16

AT&T GigaPower      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.

Updated 6:38 a.m. Wednesday

Even as Monsanto says no, Bayer confident $62B deal will proceed

Monsanto 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.

Updated 6:30 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Inside HPE: How $8.5B service group sale reshapes tech giant

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.

The new HPE and top exec Meg Whitman The new HPE and top exec Meg Whitman

Updated 5:59 a.m. Wednesday

Automated Insights: Adding a robot data scientist right into your spreadsheet

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.

A sample of new Wordsmith tool for spreadsheets A sample of new Wordsmith tool for spreadsheets

Updated 1:18 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Changing market requires portfolio reboot

NetApp 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.

12:31 p.m. Tuesday

More room to tweet; more ads at Google maps; Facebook news changes; apps TV future, says Apple

Bulldog 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.

9:52 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock New digital news competitor for RTP: Crain's

Crain's 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.

Updated 7:51 a.m. Tuesday

'Wow:' Quintiles takes vivid VR plunge to improve digital health

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.

6:00 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Look for more acquisitions to drive cloud growth

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.

5:50 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part two of two.

5:45 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part one of two.

5:40 a.m. Monday

Getting WTW on the go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

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.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

May 19

Premium Lock Researcher: Google playing catch-up in Internet of Things

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.

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Inside Cisco's earnings: Diversified portfolio enables growth

Cisco's headquarters      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.

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