Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”
So what's it like to redesign from bottom to top one of the nation's most popular regional news portals? How does a website today need to be built today to deal with more mobile users relying on an increasing number of device types and meeting demand for faster response? Jason Priebe, who heads technology development for Capitol Broadcasting's New Media Group, talks about the redesign of WRAL.com, which launched on Wednesday. The award-winning site has been remodeled to improve navigation, support higher-quality video and photographs, and is designed to operate more easily across multiple devices from smartphones to desktop computers.
You know that stupid job interview question where the interviewer asks you what your biggest weakness is? It's a punchline at this point -- I've even asked it recently just to see the reaction I'd get from the candidate. I don't recommend this however, as it's neither as insightful or as funny as it looks on paper.
Analysis:: The vendor-neutral position so carefully curated by SecureWorks over the past five years under Dell's ownership will serve the company well now that it has become a public company, jointly owned by Denali Holding Inc. (Dell's parent company) and other common stockholders.
With the advent of synthetic biology and gene editing tools, there are amazing breakthroughs being made in medicine, energy and food. Within a few years, we will see cures for debilitating diseases, new biofuels, and grains that can be grown in extreme climates. We will also have many new nightmares: bioterrorism and well-meaning experiments that get out of hand. Imagine a superbug that can cure -- or kill -- millions of people or a virus which targets one person, say, a U.S. president. This is not science fiction; it is happening, writes format Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vive Wadhwa.
I had the opportunity to attend last week's first-ever "Experiential Media Event: Entrepreneurship and Innovation" held in the beautiful Durham Bulls Stadium Complex in my role as the Wake Forest University School of Law's Communications and Public Relations Director. It was a great event, chock full of tips from national news outlets to social media influencers regarding digital content and how organizations and companies can get their original content shared with larger audiences. Here are some key takeaways.
International trade is a big hot spot in the current U.S. presidential campaign for both parties. In a textbook world, international trade improves the economies of both countries and people. But, as even teachers know, the real world doesn't always follow the textbook. International trade has created winners and losers. The question is, can a system be created where everyone wins?
Analysis: NTT DATA recently announced plans to acquire Dell Services, expanding its U.S.-based footprint. What are the factors driving the deal? Technology Business Research analyst Kevin Collupy takes a look.
Pharmaceutical and other U.S.-based companies have used so-called "inversions" as a tool for mergers. But on Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department unveiled new rules designed to crack down on these tax-cutting deals. And Pfizer, which has operations in North Carolina, stands to be among the losers, says a Warwick Business School professor as well as a former corporate managing director.
Analysis: A trait shared by the fastest growing and most disruptive companies in history -- Google, Amazon, Uber, AirBnb, and eBay--is that they aren't focused on selling products, they are building platforms. The ability to leverage the network effects of a platform is something that the technology industry learned long ago -- and perfected. It is what gives Silicon Valley an unfair advantage over competitors in every industry; something that is becoming increasingly important as all information becomes digitized.
If North Carolina's governor and General Assembly reverse course on the controversial HB2 law, technology firms from small to large will have had a role in that political concession. If they choose not to, then just as a year ago when a so-called religious freedom bill was discussed, the politicos certainly are more aware now of how big a voice that some leaders in the tech industry can generate in opposition.