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(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  86.17  down arrow-0.39  (-0.45 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Apr 23 2014
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12:28 p.m. yesterday

Government contracts likely mean immunity for big Novartis vaccine plant

Plans for pharmaceutical giants Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly to swap business lines may have shaken up the stock market Tuesday, but work at a Novartis flu vaccine plant in Holly Springs hummed along, and local officials said they expect it to remain that way.

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12:17 p.m. yesterday

Microsoft expands advertising-free Bing search for schools

Bing Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

5:53 a.m. yesterday

Installment plans for phones drive AT&T wireless growth

AT&T Next Although customers in the installment plan, called Next, aren't locked into traditional two-year service contracts, they pay the entire cost of phones in installments. As a result, AT&T doesn't have to pay hundreds of dollars per customer in subsidies. In return, customers can get a new phone as often as every year instead of every other year.

Updated 1:25 p.m. Tuesday

Unions spell out 'demands' to IBM, plan to step up organizing

While IBM didn't announce any more job cuts during a conference call last week to discuss its latest earnings, unions representing IBMers overseas and Alliance@IBM, which wants to unionize workers in the U.S., met in Europe to discuss strategy. They agreed on a series of "demands" that call for Big Blue to "protect" its "loyal work force."

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1:14 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Cisco picks RTP as a hub for new 'Threat Defense' service

Cisco Cisco is rolling out a new "Managed Threat Defense" offering to help networks deal with mounting security challenges. RTP will be one of two hubs for the service, according to Network World.

Updated 12:37 p.m. Tuesday

AT&T joins investment group to launch $500M online video venture

AT&T The move comes amid rapid growth in online video services. AT&T, a telecoms giant, already offers TV content through its U-Verse service, which competes with more traditional cable TV providers. With online video, though, it could attract customers of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services - including people who've stopped paying for traditional broadcast, cable or satellite TV.

Updated 11:22 a.m. Tuesday

Glaxo CEO: Major deals to 'improve long-term earnings'

GSK's top executive Andrew Witty says the multiple deals announced early Tuesday with Novartis promise to deliver "broadly sustainable sourced sales growth and improve long-term earnings."

Andrew Witty   Andrew Witty

Updated 11:21 a.m. Tuesday

Novartis swaps businesses with GSK, plans to sell Holly Springs plant

Novartis Two drug giants with major operations in the Triangle, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are swapping businesses in two major deals. Meanwhile, Novartis plans to sell its huge Holly Springs plant in a separate deal and also strikes an agreement to sell its animal health business to Eli Lilly. No layoffs are planned, Novartis says.

Updated 11:15 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Novartis-GSK deals slide show: How they change Novartis

Drug giants Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline each offered investors online presentations that spell out graphically how the deals announced Tuesday will affect each company. Here's a look at three key slides from the Novartis presentation.

Novartis gains GSK's oncology portfolio Novartis gains GSK's oncology portfolio

Updated 11:13 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock GSK-Novartis deals slide show: How they change GSK

Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis each offered investors online presentations that spell out graphically how the deals announced Tuesday will affect each company. Here's a look at three key slides from the GSK presentation.

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6:50 a.m. Tuesday

Apple, its NC data center already 'green,' widens anti-pollution efforts

Apple goes greener With its four big data centers, including one in western North Carolina, utilizing renewable energy, tech giant Apple says its retail stores will go that route for power needs. The company on Monday also announced a free recycling program.

Updated 1:37 p.m. Monday

AT&T expands gigabit Internet plan to more Triangle, NC markets

AT&T touts its GigaPower AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas, several of which are in the Triangle and North Carolina. Apex, Garner and Morrisville have been added to the Triangle target list that already includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carborro and Cary.

5:20 a.m. Monday

Week in review: The 46 latest headlines from WRALTechWire

Week in review A look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRALTechWire last week.

April 18

Review: Microsoft's Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own. The result is Cortana, named after an artificial-intelligence character in Microsoft's "Halo" video games.

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April 17

Moto G smartphone for $149 and no contract? Yep - at Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless, which offers calling and data plans for as little as $5 a month, began selling the new Motorola Moto G phone on Thursday for $149 - without a contract.

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Updated April 17

Premium Lock Inside IBM's earnings: Software, 'cloud' could galvenize growth

Analysis: Amid a mixed growth picture for IBM as a whole, 2% year-to-year growth in overall software revenue illustrates that IBM's existing software assets continue to drive customer conversations and purchasing across the IBM install base, writes Elizabeth Hedstrom Henlin, an analyst with Technology Business Research.

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Updated April 17

Hardware woes drive IBM revenues down for 8th straight quarter

IBM earnings IBM revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion, below the $22.9 billion that analysts polled by FactSet had expected. It's the eighth consecutive quarter of revenue decline. The biggest drop was in its systems and technology unit, or hardware, where revenue tumbled 23 percent to $2.39 billion from $3.11 billion.

April 17

Premium Lock Inside IBM's earnings: Look for more grim revenue news in '14 as evolution continues

Analysis: IBM's first quarter financial performance outlines a company in the midst of a long-term strategic evolution, and demonstrates cloud and big data-driven disruption impacting the IT industry as a whole. Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research crunches the numbers and trends.

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Updated April 17

Shrinking ad prices cut into Google's earnings

Google logo Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

April 16

Raleigh signs on to AT&T ultra-fast Internet plan

The Raleigh City Council on Wednesday authorized the city manager and attorney to contract with AT&T to bring the communications provider's next-generation internet and cable service to local residents.

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