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Time Warner Cable battled a massive Internet outage Wednesday morning - and it used Twitter to provide updates. But even the user of Twitter by TWC is slow, the cable giant acknowledges. Service has been largely restored, the company says.
Readers from around the Triangle, eastern N.C. and as far away as San Antonio reacted with frustration and anger as Time Warner Cable's nation-wide Internet outage dragged on for hours early Wednesday. Some say problems began as early as 1 a.m. TWC didn't acknowledge a problem until just after 4 a.m. through Twitter. Others say they have had trouble for several days.
Charlotte-based Premier Inc., which works with healthcare clients to improve purchasing and internal performance, has been on an acquisition hunt in recent months. And Raleigh-based Aperek is the latest at a price of $48.5 million. Premier's CEO explains her thinking in making the deal.
Aperek, which formerly was known as Mediclick and focuses on supply chain software solutions for the healthcare industry, is being acquired by Charlotte-based Premier, Inc. in a deal valued at $48.5 million.
In the latest Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Red Hat unveils new cloud product; Heat Biologics lands $7.5 million in financing from Square 1; VMware targets cloud; Tivo's new recorder for "cord-cutters."
More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
So the question I wanted answered about the Iron Yard coding school, which held its first graduation and demo day on Friday at the Full Frame Theater in the American Tobacco campus in Durham, was this: Would any local company actually hire one of the graduates? Would the graduates be more suitable for startups or larger companies or both? And could they make an impact right away or would they be more like project hires, with a bunch of upside at a lower price?
Students pay some $10,000 for an intense 12-week course in learning and writing code. They are basically guaranteed jobs within six months of graduation. But two of the first class in Durham had secured jobs even before graduation. WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker reports from graduation day.
The Durham Bulls baseball team has deployed RadBeacon proximity beacons using iBeacon technology throughout Durham Bulls Athletic Park and American Tobacco Campus in Durham. In celebration, there will be a scavenger hunt using a mobile app and ibeacon technology at Monday night's game.
Iron Yard Durham graduated its first "Code School" graduates on Friday at a special "Demo Day." And WRAL TechWire was there. Insiders Jason Parker and Joe Procopio provide in-depth coverage and analysis of the event. Their stories are now available for Insider subscribers.
PencilBlue CEO Blake Callens and and co-founder of the Raleigh Entrepreneurial Acceleration Lab is a regular contributor to ExitEvent. In this story, as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent, he discusses the job market for software engineers and how creativity is sometimes taken out of the interview process.
Argos Therapeutics, which went public earlier this year, has formally committed to making Durham its headquarters. In an SEC filing, the company discloses it has signed a 10-year lease at $61,750 for a new building.
Sony PSN Attack; Opinion-Entrepreneurship; mobile commerce; tablet tipping point; Windows 9 in Sept.?
In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network; Opinion-Entrepreneurship: Impacting a vital Wilmington; the future of mobile commerce is commerce; Tablets hit tipping point; and Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later.
Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
Alliance at IBM, which is seeking to represent Big Blue employees, on Thursday issued a statement in which it warned current IBMers who will transition to Lenovo as part of the $2.3 billion x86 server transaction, about layoffs. it claimed big layoffs were part of the initial IBM-Lenovo PC deal in 2005. A senior Lenovo executive and a former IBMer involved in that deal says the union's claim is "not true."
Denis Connaghan, Clinverse's chief executive officer, has $9.1 million in new funding to exploit changes in the pharmaceutical business that mean more opportunities for his clinical trials technology firm. He also talks about the challenges he has faced in his first year on the job in an exclusive Q&A for WRAL TechWire Insiders.
HP on Wednesday reported an increase in revenue for its most recent quarter, ending a streak of 11-straight declines. Surging PC and x86 server revenues helped - two markets where Lenovo either leads the world or hopes to when its $2.3B deal for IBM's x86 business closes. Analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business research examines HP's earnings report.