Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”
A new report this week about high-tech hiring in North Carolina concludes that there are fewer openings than in the same month for 2012 and 2011. But are there really more jobs available than those advertised? In a new series launching today for our Insider members, WRALTechWire will be taking an in-depth look at the IT job market.
Looking for a job? The list of technology-focused firms that are growing and hiring in the Triangle is growing, says Chris Dale, regional vice president of talent management firm Select Group. Dale offers enticing details in an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire Editor Rick Smith.
Yillo, a brand new startup in Raleigh that has already patented route-based technology to take location-based services into a new dimension of benefits for users and advertisers, is kicking off in a major way today. The company's first deal is to help promote Super Bowl XLVIII with the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau. WRALTechWire has the inside story about Yillio's kickoff.
Visitor after visitor at two recent technology events stopped in their tracks as they encountered PRSONAS - a striking, interactive hologram who welcomed them. While not a full-size moving Data from Star Trek, "Charity" is a life-size mannequin with a hologram head, a very human voice and a touchscreen for interaction. Charity and her follow-on Angeline are the creation of Chuck Rinker, a former NASA engineer and Electronic Arts game director. PRSONAS are now headed to market in a new, even more interactive release. WRALTechWire delivers the exclusive story with two more to follow.
Twitter has garnered worldwide attention for its bad corporate governance practices and its inappropriate response to criticism. The company needs to be congratulated, however, for announcing that it is adding Marjorie Scardino to its board. Scardino is former chief executive of publishing giant Pearson and is highly accomplished. She is known for being outspoken. One woman board member isn't enough, however, no matter how competent or outspoken she is.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, other communications providers and tech firms need to join Google, Facebook and others in calling for changes in US, other governments' spying on Internet and telecommunications users. New disclosures such as a report today about spying on virtual worlds and online gamers makes this issue even more crucial to our use of the Internet today and in the future.
The North Carolina Chamber is hosting an energy conference on Wednesday during which Gov. Pat McCrory, various industry executives and N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden will be speaking. Walden will present a study he published earlier this year that points out energy development poses benefits as well as risks to the state. WRALTechWire is publishing portions of Walden's report ahead of that meeting as part of the ongoing debate about energy and the state's future.
When LabCorp announced an expanded range of genetic testing for breast cancer, one question immediately popped up: How does what LabCorp's offering differ from self-administered 23andMe tests that the FDA cracked down on last week? LabCorp cites several major differences.
My background is in public relations and as any PR person can tell you, we basically live our work lives with the following rule: Plan for the worst, hope for the best. I've trained executives to be camera ready. I've prepped key messages. I've created crisis plans. But at the end of the day, I can't plan for everything.
In a new review of Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, which blends Wi-Fi and cellular technology to make calls, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal gushes with praise. That contrasts sharply from a more somber review back in February.
Jet-black Barley developed a taste for home-made treats made by Scott Beaudry and Theresa Chu. The couple, which lives in Durham, decided to turn those treats into a company - named in Barley's honor. And now Barley's Labs is a finalist for a 30-second spot in advertising's biggest event: The Super Bowl. WRALTechWire has the story - and a video interview of the Barley team.
The next time some VC-backed startup executive complains to you about having to live off the $1 items in the fast-food menus, fork over a dollar, smile, and suggest he or she leave that as a tip. A new salary survey about the state of compensation for executives at southeast-based venture capital-backed companies is out. And you will see green - lots of it. The myth of the downtrodden entrepreneur trying to make his business a go is just that - a myth.
A day does not go by without a new report emerging about the growth of the national security state. As more NSA spying stories emerge, a new report from the World Wide Web Foundation criticizes the United States for "lack of adequate safeguards to protect users' privacy from extensive electronic surveillance."
The Inside Story from WRALTechWire columnist Joe Procopio: Making pitches to investors have changed due to SEC requirements. The Carolina Challenge is showing entrepreneurs how to succeed at the new game. How? WRALTechWire Insiders can access the whole story.
Inside Innovation at N.C. State: A vitamin that consumers can find in food such as asparagus and cottage cheese could be a key ingredient in developing tiny medical devices in the future, according to new research from N.C. State University. Read what this discovery could mean for patients.
Opinion: SEC Rule 506 (c) offerings are better than crowdfunding and traditional private placement exemptions, writes Jim Verdonik of the law firm Ward and Smith P.A.
The common denominator for our strategic success is an ease by which leaders from all our communities, industries and sectors are willing to come together to address common problems and embrace shared opportunities. The Research Triangle Region is a diverse patchwork of places, people and potential. We tend to think as a region, work as a region and thrive as a region. This, in the end, accounts for our success with cluster-based economic development.
After Bridgestone filed a $600 million lawsuit against IBM, alleging a bungled information technology transofmration project, Big Blue fired back. In a blistering, extended response to the suit, IBM says "Bridgestown's own errors" - including six CIOs over two years - "made this a troubled project."
Analysis: The nature of work itself is changing for knowledge workers. During this decade, location will cease to be a barrier; many types of work will done as micro-tasks; and we will be collaborating in new ways. What will be most problematic is that our employers will make even greater demands on us and further intrude into our lives. This is the future we are headed into, whether we like it or not.