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7:24 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock Selling Software Group makes strategic, financial sense for Dell-EMC merger

Dell Analysis: The sale of Dell Software Group comes after the March announcement that NTT DATA will acquire Dell Services; both developments are driven by the need to jettison noncore assets and generate additional financing for Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, says Technology Business Research.

5:54 a.m. Thursday

Tech Links: IBM Watson medical imaging; Google, AT&T vs. FCC; Lenovo smartphone supply chain; Tencent gaming buy; good GSK drug news

High tech In today's Tech Links roundup of news impacting the Triangle: IBM forms a new Watson alliance for assessment of medical imaging - 2 reports; the FCC may budge on its cable box proposal after hearing opposition from AT&T and Google; Lenovo vows to revamp its supply chain to right smartphone business; Tencent, which owns a big part of Cary-based Epic Games, buys "Clash of Clans" creator; and GSK gets good news on a COPD combination therapy.

Updated 8:03 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Providers: 'Coming together,' engagement are keys to making NC broadband plan work

Reaction from Internet providers in North Carolina to the McCrory Administration's NC Broadband Report is still coming in. And early indications are that the private sector players will call for "coming together" as well as community engagement to make universal access a reality by 2021.

Just how fast is gigabit Internet? Just how fast is gigabit Internet?

Updated 8:00 a.m. Wednesday

State Broadband Plan targets 'universal' high-speed access by 2021

Fiber optic network                     Recognizing that government at all levels can become partners rather than obstacles in deployment of broadband networks across the state, the McCrory administration unveils a "State Broadband Plan" that aims to provide "universal access" by 2021.

7:20 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock AT&T broadens reach of NC Next Generation Network

AT&T is expanding the reach of its fiber broadband network across North Carolina, and a key driver remains the North Carolina Next Generation Network. As part of its commitment to that project, AT&T provides free Internet access to a growing number of community centers and low income housing.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

5:20 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of June 13, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of June 13, part two of two.

5:15 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of June 13, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of June 13, part one of two.

Updated June 16

Premium Lock Personalized weather app just might save you a drenching while running

Taking a chance with a cloudy sky, the runner took off for a quick workout. Then came the thunderstorm, stranding the Fitbit nut (me) in a shelter. When phone calls and texts weren't answered, there was one choice as darkness closed in: Dash for home and get drenched. The new "GoRun" forecast through The Weather Company app just might be the tool to keep you from getting all wet.

Updated June 16

Lawsuit raises questions about social media's role in terror

​The father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the companies provided "material support" to extremists in violation of the law.

Grief after Paris terror attacks Grief after Paris terror attacks

June 15

Ex-IBMer faces economic espionage charges

Espionage Federal prosecutors in New York have boosted charges against an ex-IBM Corp. software developer, charging him with economic espionage. It's the latest in a series of disputes over trade secrets between the U.S. and China.

Tags: IBM, Internet
June 15

Premium Lock With 'decisive, bold move,' Symantec bolts past IBM in security market

Symantec's acquisition of Blue Coat creates a new market share leader in the enterprise security space, vaulting past IBM. Here's a look at what's happening in the security space from Technology Business Research Analyst Jane Wright.

A sample Symantec security report A sample Symantec security report

Updated June 14

Court upholds 'net neutrality;' AT&T, others will appeal; backers celebrate

FCC        A federal appeals court has upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. AT&T says it will appeal. Activists in favor of the rules celebrate.

June 14

Premium Lock Microsoft + LinkedIn user data = Reinventing work

Analysis: So what does the Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn really mean? It's all about data from LinkedIn's users and putting it to work through Microsoft applications, says Stuart Williams, vie president of Technology Business.Research.

A sample of LinkedIn tracing social data A sample of LinkedIn tracing social data

Updated June 13

Apple show: Watch to track wheelchair user fitness; opening up Siri; TV updates

​Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck. Apple wants to change that with an upcoming Apple Watch feature announced Monday. Plus: Upgrading Apple TV to support Sling, beefing up Siri integration.

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Why did Microsoft buy LinkedIn? Plus: A review of other major tech deals

LinkedIn Why is Microsoft buying LinkedIn for $26 billion? An expert analyst speaks out. Plus: A review of other recent tech mega mergers.

June 13

LinkedIn's CEO letter to employees: Why I sold to Microsoft

In a letter first shared with employees and then published for the world to see, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner explains in detail why he decided to sell the company to Microsoft for more than $26 billion. He headlines his letter: "LinkedIn + Microsoft: Changing the Way the World Works."

Updated June 13

Microsoft buys LinkedIn at 50% premium in $26.2B deal + A graphical view

LinkedIn Microsoft said Monday that it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion. Plus, see a grpahical view of LinkedIn.

June 13

Apple software update; solar plane to Europe; solar drone; real 'hobbits'

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Apple plans major software update; a solar plane aims for flight to Europe after flying over Statue of Liberty (see photo); a solar drone is unveiled (see photo); and finding the real "hobbits" (see photo).

Solar plane's flight plane Solar plane's flight plane

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