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2:21 p.m. today

Uber drivers can now officially serve Wilmington Airport passengers

Uber Uber driver-partners are now officially authorized to pick up and rop off passengers at Wilmington International Airport.

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Updated 2:20 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Verizon makes clean sweep in latest wireless testing

Verizon   Verizon is the clear winner in the latest round of wireless networks testing by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips to No. 2 after sharing or winning the top spot in each of the previous five tests. But the data shows competition is close with Sprint and T-Mobile showing signs of strength, too.

2:52 p.m. Tuesday

Drone market growing, who gets all the smartphone profits; Verizon tops

Bulldog In today's update of technology news from around the web: the market for drones to qrow by 25 percent for the next five years; Apple, Samsung grab most smartphone profits; and Verizon rated tops in network coverage and performance in NC.

12:00 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Why the Lenovo licensing deal with Microsoft matters

Lenovo will load Microsoft's productivity apps -- including Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype -- on select Lenovo devices that use the Android operating system in a deal Fortune Magazine says matters.

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Updated 5:00 a.m. Monday

56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 2)

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 Aug. 8. part two

4:57 a.m. Monday

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug.15-21 (Part 2)

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 Aug. 15. part two

4:53 a.m. Monday

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 15-21 (Part 1)

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 Aug. 15, part one of two.

August 19

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Growing services revenue a bright spot in pivot to software

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Cisco this week announced plans to cut 5,500 jobs as the networking giant continues to pivot from its traditional networking hardware reliance to software and services. Those revenues have grown for 53 consecutive quarters. Technology Business Research analyst Elitsa Bakalova takes a look at what's happening.

Updated August 19

Premium Lock GSK is No. 1 on Fortune 'Change the World' list; Novozymes 9th, IBM 47th

Fortune GlaxoSmithKline takes home the honor as the top business on Fortune's annual "Change the World" list. Two other tech/biotech companies with a big North Carolina presence also are recognized: Novozymes and IBM.

Updated August 18

Cisco to lay off 5,500 workers as focus shifts to software from networking gear

Cisco's campus on Kit Creek Road in RTP  Cisco Systems said Wednesday that it will lay off 5,500 employees as the Internet gear maker scrambles to adapt to technology changes that have reduced demand for its main products.

August 18

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: What 5,500 job cuts mean for tech giant's transition

Analysis: Cisco is cutting 5,500 jobs as part of a transition toward an increasing reliance on software, not hardware. Notes Technology Business Research analyst Patrick Filkins: "Monetizing software solutions will help Cisco mitigate the negative impact that virtualization is expected to have on its network and IT hardware businesses."

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August 18

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Shrinking its R&D budget 'a threat'

Analysis: NetApp, which has a major operation in RTP, shows some promise in certain areas such as all-flash technology in its latest earnings report. But shrinking research and development could hurt, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber. "This is a threat as agile and cutting-edge innovation increasingly influences storage vendors' ability to differentiate, as long-standing architectures and purchase models become massively disrupted by customers' need to serve rising, data-centric demands from lines of business with greater efficiency and agility," she writes.

August 17

Google Fiber names 2 Digital Inclusion fellows for Triangle

Digital Inclusion Fellowship Google Fiber and the Nonprofit Technology Network have named two recipients for their Digital Inclusion Fellowship program in the Triangle.

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Sources: Google Fiber still burying cable across Triangle

Despite reported delays elsewhere, Google Fiber is still on its way to RTP. Sources involved in Google Fiber's Triangle project say the digging and installing of cable continues in what the company boasts is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever taken in the Triangle. And it's not cheap.

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Updated August 15

Premium Lock Inside HPE: Buying SGI to accelerate high-performance computing play (+ video)

Analysis: HPE's $275 million purchase of Silicon Graphics International is part of its drive to disrupt the high-performance computing market, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber.

August 15

56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 1)

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 Aug. 8, part one of two.

Updated August 12

Premium Lock Google Fiber: Network 'one of biggest infrastructure projects ever undertaken' in RTP

In response to a series of questions about Google Fiber's plans for the Triangle, a spokesperson doesn't have much to say. But the statement is an eye-opener. GF says its proposal to test the Triangle for high-speed wireless Internet access doesn't mean a lessening of its Triangle commitment. Google Fiber targets the Triangle as one of the metro areas where it is asking the FCC for permission to test a wireless system as a means to provide ultra-fast Internet service.

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