Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”
As IBM's "Watson" serves up recipes at South by Southwest, Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty is mixing things up on IBM's board of directors with the naming of a "presiding director." Will this change help Rometty deliver a winning formula? IBM isn't talking about the change other than what's in an SEC filing.
Broadband Report: The Consortium for School Networking's latest EdTechNext Report shifts the focus for districts and schools toward building mobile into their content and application strategies - from school-wide apps to curriculum.
Opinion: Yes, I know I am biased and seem like a Tesla "fanboy." This is because I see the future of the automotive industry and a way to reduce our dependence on environment-destroying fossil fuels. Tesla has now proven the viability and superiority of electric vehicles. Along the way, it has had to battle skeptics, short-sellers, and even the press.
Editor's note: Jim Shamp, director of public relations for the N.C. Biotechnology Center, reached out to The Wall Street Journal after a recent story warned that the deadly "chikungunya" virus is headed for the U.S. A Raleigh firm - Arbovax - could have a solution, he said. WRALTechWire suggested that he write a blog about what occurred. He did. We reprint it in full.
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers has vowed to do more business in Canada, citing tax policy and other challenges in the US. In picking Toronto and not either RTP or another US location, Chambers is restating his stance.
Workers in the U.S. aren't expressing much sympathy for IBMers in China who are protesting layoffs and the sale of Big Blue's x86 server business to Lenovo. Why? If your job was off-shored, how would you feel?
On Tuesday, Red Hat unveiled a new business process management suite and also announced further security acceptance for its "cloud" computing offerings. Yes, the Hatters continue to grow at a relentless pace. And spearheading the drive is CEO Jim Whitehurst. He's leading the company to places it has never been - and in a blog post the affable exec with the boyish grin explains the secrets to his success.
Raleigh-based Lookout Capital just bet $8 million of its investors' money on Wright Foods and technology to deliver produce that stays fresh longer. So what factors made Lookout and the fund's backers to place the bet? In an exclusive Q&A, Lookout founder Merrette Moore offers details. he also has advice for entrepreneurs seek to raise money.
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres posed a "selfie," and the star-studded photo immediately crashed Twitter. But who didn't make the photo taken with a Samsung smartphone? Lenovo tweets its own response noting that its camera would have captured more iconic star faces. So tweet, that, Samsung!
Opinion: When the tech industry was in its infancy, it was held to a low standard. Frat-boy behavior was tolerated, and the industry was a source of amusement. Now technology is an important part of the global economy. Technology companies are valued higher than the traditional blue chips and rake in billions in IPOs. They are expected to be exemplary, rather than laggards.
Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing steals the headlines at the Mobile World Congress by vowing to quickly turn around money-losing Motorola Mobility after its $2.9 billion deal with Google closes. However, Motorola Mobility makes its own news by announcing a new smartphone and shows some moxie with a smartwatch while deeming rival products as "extremely ugly."
Ben Weinberger recently sold Durham-based Digitalsmiths for $135 million, and venture capitalist Wright Steenrod wasn't surprised. The partner at Chrysalis Ventures says he knew he had a winner when making due diligence calls about Weinberger before investing. "Nobody ever had a bad word to say about him - nobody," Steenrod says. And in the cable TV industry, he points out, "nobody likes nobody." Read on, WRALTechWire Insiders.
ExitEvent and WRALTechWire are cooperating in presenting news about the region's entrepreneurial sector. Today, entrepreneur Eric Boggs offers first-hand advice about how startups can sell their products.
Analysis: Google Fiber's stated interest in the Triangle and Charlotte is good news for the state. But is this the "holy grail" for North Carolina? Is access to gigabit service from Google and/or other providers in our urban areas enough? No. I would argue strongly that we are not the Gigabit state until affordable options for scalable broadband service expand into rural North Carolina. This isn't a "nice to have" anymore but a necessity.
In the fourth part of an exclusive series reporting the growing links between China and the Triangle, writer and entrepreneur Grace Ueng discusses best business practices with three Triangle executives who know the risks and challenges. The four gathered recently at an event put on by the North Carolina Chinese Business Association.
IBM's smarter cloud play: Big Blue's IBM's two announcements today, committing an additional $1 billion in cloud software investments and acquiring cloud database provider, Cloudant, represent the company's approach of evolving technical capabilities through specialized acquisitions then scaling these capabilities through existing software offerings and services.
It's well known among area entrepreneurs that something big is happening in the Triangle. And increasingly, people outside of startup circles understand, perhaps more vaguely, that good things are brewing. Two recent developments underlined the potential and excitement: Google Fiber, expanding entrepreneurial network.
"Creating What's Next" is the theme of the Mobile World Congress, and analysts at global research firm offer their views on three developments Monday: PayPal and Samsung's biometric pay feature; Samsung's new flagship phone; and Mark Zuckerberg's keynote speech about how Facebook connects to the next billion.
ExitEvent and WRALTechWire will be cooperating in presenting news about the region's entrepreneurial sector. Today, entrepreneur Jivan Achreja offers his analysis on what Google Fiber could mean to the Triangle.