Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”

February 10

Premium Lock Deloitte survey: business leaders expect growth acceleration

Deloitte Following years of sluggish economic recovery, business leaders believe 2017 stands to usher in a long-awaited acceleration in growth. According to "America's economic engine - Breaking the cycle," Deloitte's 2017 report on business and economic trends in the privately-held and middle-market segment, 83 percent of executives surveyed after the November election are confident that the U.S. economy will improve over the next two years

February 9

Premium Lock Raleigh 12th of 35 cities with high malware infections

Raleigh has a malware infection rate 125 percent higher than the national average, coming in 12th on a list of the 35 U.S. cities with the highest rates per capita. Atlanta was 5th with a rate 320 percent higher than the national average, according to data from ESG, derived from their Spy-Hunter anti-spyware programs.

Report identifies US cities with the highest malware infections Report identifies US cities with the highest malware infections

February 8

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Online Privacy NordVPN explains different ways of how advertisers track Internet users without their consent, why hidden online tracking may be dangerous, and how to keep one's data safe and private.

February 8

Premium Lock Survey: Business optimism highest in five years

Business during the month of President Trump's inauguration, confidence in the U.S. economy reached the highest levels in five years among small businesses and middle market companies, reports Barlow Research, but cash rish companies keep credit demand limited. So says Barlow's Quearterly Economic Pulse Survey.

Barlow publishes the Economic Pulse Survey Barlow publishes the Economic Pulse Survey

January 31

Premium Lock TechWire@15: Advice for the ages on careers - 'Is this all there is?'

William Dunk, a widely published author and blogger about all things Wall Street from his Global Province office in Chapel Hill, became one of the first contributors to Local TechWire at its launch 15 years ago. His advice about searching for meaning in career ("Is this all there is?") still rings true today. Here's a look back as part of TechWire's 15th anniversary observation.

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January 30

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Why Trump's travel ban is so harmful to the tech economy

Immigration Guest opinion: Former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa, a U.S. citizen and immigrant from India, says the Trump Administration's executive order on immigration "sent shock waves through the tech industry over the weekend because it was a loud and clear message to the world that America's doors are now closed, and xenophobia and bigotry are the new rules of law."

Updated January 17

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: 'Bots' will be story of year, but there are risks

Vivek Wadhwa    Digital assistants, called bots, will be the most amazing technology advances we see in our homes in 2017, says former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and author Vivek Wadhwa. But is dependency a risk?

January 9

Premium Lock Joe Procopio: My theme for 2017 is 'Embrace chaos'

Joe Procopio Veteran entrepreneur, author and blogger Joe Procopio embraces a theme- not a resolution - for 2017.

Updated January 3

Premium Lock NC Economic Outlook: Are happy days here again?

Economy North Carolina will add 100,000 net jobs in 2017 and its aggregate growth will exceed national growth, reversing the post recession trend, says NC State University economist Dr. Mike Walden in his first quarter 2017 economic forecast. Jobless rates will fall to below 4 percent in Durham, Raleigh and Asheville, but remain above 6 percent in Goldsboro and Rocky Mount.

December 30, 2016

Premium Lock Online advertising to overtake TV in 5 years

TV remained the top medium for advertising globally in 2016, but online advertising will overtake it in the next five years, according to the Global Advertising Trends Report.

Eleni Marouli, IHS Markit advertising analyst Eleni Marouli, IHS Markit advertising analyst

December 27, 2016

Premium Lock Hyperloop transportation sounds like scifi

Vivek Wadhwa Picture the commute of the future: You live in Palo Alto, Calif., but work 350 miles away in Los Angeles. After your morning latte, you click on a smartphone app to summon your digital chauffeur. An autonomous car shows up at your front door three minutes later to drive you to a Hyperloop station in downtown Mountain View, where a pod then transports you through a vacuum tube at 760 mph. When you reach the Pasadena station, another self-driving car awaits to take you to your office. You reach your destination in less than an hour.

December 22, 2016

Premium Lock Report: Deep learning market to grow rapidly

Research and Markets This market is expected to be worth USD 1,7 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 65.3 percent between 2016 and 2022. Deep learning is a branch of machine learning that attempts to model high level abstractions in data that is used in artificial intelligence programs.

Updated December 22, 2016

Premium Lock Red Hat "Poised for success" despite stock setback

Despite seeing its share price drop following its Q3 earnings report, Red Hat's sales and channel investments mean the company is "poised for success," a Technology Business Research analyst says.


December 21, 2016

Premium Lock PEW survey: eight in ten Americans shop online

Pew Research Americans have embraced online shopping. About eight in ten have made an online purchase, 51 percent bought something using a cell phone, and 15 percent made purchases from a social media site link, says a Pew Reseach Center survey.

December 21, 2016

Premium Lock Wearables market grows as smartwatches fade

Smartwatch sales dropped this quarter, but IDC reports that the overall wearables market grew 3.1 percent year over year in Q3, according to data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

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December 16, 2016

Premium Lock Insight Bee Survey sees some surprises in global tech trends

A new report issued by InsightBee, Global Survey on 2017 Technology Trends , based on a detailed poll of 328 global companies, reveals some surprising insights on the technology trends shaping and impacting businesses.

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Updated December 15, 2016

Premium Lock M&A of marketing and media firms to remain strong in 2017

Mergers and acquisitions of marketing and media companies will remain strong in 2017 with areas of desired expansion including analytics, design and social marketing, says AdMediaPartners research.

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Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Digital health device startup Vigor Medical Systems ready to grow

Founded by Duke University underclassmen, a digital health device startup run now by an acting CEO with 33 years experience in the medical device and life science industries, Vigor Medical Systems is ready to grow.

A hand-held wireless device and app monitors lung disease A hand-held wireless device and app monitors lung disease

December 13, 2016

Premium Lock 2017 Retaiing Predicitions: More Amazon-ization coming    "Amazon-ization of retailing will increase as sellers strive to match Amazon's sales and fulfillment model, engage new channels, geek up their stores, and use technology to refine inventory management and anticipate customer desires in 2017 is Software AG's top prediction for 2017.

December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Crowdfunding fails, Google search experiment, ransomeware wants referrals

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: Not all crowdfunding projects succeed even if they rake in cash; new ransomeware unlocks your computer if you send the link to others; Google testing user ratings of movies and TV.

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