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7:23 p.m. today

Premium Lock Inside IBM earnings: Sacrificing near-term revenues for long-term traction

Earnings    Analysis: IBM closes 2016 with the achievement of its percent of revenue CAMSS [Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security and Social] goal, but revenue declines indicate its portfolio transformation is still underway. says Technology Business Research.

Updated 10:38 a.m. today

Premium Lock HPE aims to boost hyperconverged market share in deal for a Lenovo partner (+ video)

HPE and SimpliVity would use complementary market traction and innovation to capture accretive hyperconverged opportunities, says Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber. SimpliVity is a Lenovo partner.

6:39 a.m. today

Tech news: Apple $1B more in NC; Netflix shrinking DVD biz; CoLucid sold; Biogen settles suit; satellites track jets; GPS anomalies

Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights.

Apple's original site plan for N.C. Apple's original site plan for N.C.

Updated 7:25 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock IBM CEO lays out AI development principles, says some jobs will be lost but others created

IBM's Ginni Rometty       IBM chair and CEO Ginni Rometty says artificial intelligence will make some jobs obsolete but will lead to creation of opportunities. "It's not man or machine," she says. Rometty also spells out the three principles IBM is following in cognitive computing development.

7:04 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock IBM taking cognitive thinking, IoT to retail (+ video)

IBM is focusing its retail solutions around three key imperatives: shopping and customer experience; merchandising and supply networks; and operations and innovation. These imperatives include products such as Watson Marketing, Watson Commerce, Watson Merchandising and Watson Supply Chain. Potential use cases addressed by these products include enhancing product selection and design, improving marketing campaigns, improving customer services, and optimizing talent management.

January 13

Premium Lock 2017 off to fast start for Internet of Things - An Insider look at key trends

Internet of Things The New Year has gotten off to a fast start for commercial developments across the Internet of Things business world. Here's a look at three key emerging trends.

January 12

FCC's expected chief dismisses report challenging free data plans

The Broadband Report       Ajit Pai, the FCC commissioner expected to be named the group's chairman by President-elect Donald Trump, dismisses a new FCC report that says big carrier free data plans violate "net neutrality."

Updated January 11

US sales growth helps Lenovo keep global PC sales lead

Lenovo's halo keyboard  Receiving a continuing boost from PC sales in the U.S., Lenovo grew sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 and thus maintained its hold on the No. 1 spot in global sales. But No. 2 HP draws ever closer, according to two reports.

January 10

How iPhone changed the world in 10 years - then stalled (+ video)

​Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple's bag of technological tricks. Plus: Revisit Jobs' historic announcement.

Updated January 9

Premium Lock 960 patents won in NC help IBM set annual record (+ video)

Big Blue continues to set the pace for winning patents, setting a record for IP in 2016 with more than 8,000 and leading the corporate ranks in awards for the 24th consecutive year. Of those, 960 were awarded to North Carolina-based inventors.

Updated January 6

IBM declares diversity support with new rainbow logo

IBM, one of the big tech companies that spoke out against North Carolina's controversial HB2, is stepping up its support for diversity with a new rainbow logo. Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Chief Diversity Officer at IBM and a Duke graduate, unveiled the logo Friday.

IBM's diversity logo IBM's diversity logo

Updated January 5

'Hidden Figures' IBM AR project links in 3 Triangle universities

IBM brings history to life through augmented reality just in time to tie-in with the launch of the NASA unknown heroes' movie "Hidden Figures." And the Triangle features three areas from which viewers can log in through a Pokemon Go-like app.

The "Outthink Hidden" app The "Outthink Hidden" app

Updated January 5

Premium Lock IBM forecast: Smarter AI, medical labs on chips, smart sensors, more ...

IBM Research's latest "5 in 5" technology innovation forecast focuses on big advances that will come in physical nanoscale size as well as taking its supercomputer Watson into further advances of Artificial Intelligence. Read - and be amazed.

IBM's vision for "labs on a chip" IBM's vision for "labs on a chip"

January 3

Premium Lock Bandwidth.com's David Morken joins Trump FCC transition team

David Morken, a co-founder of Bandwidth.com and Republic Wireless which recently spun out from Bandwidth, is the newest member of the FCC transition team selected by the incoming Trump administration. And he steps into a hot debate: Whether to repeal "net neutrality."

David Morken  David Morken

Updated December 30, 2016

Premium Lock Review: Direct TV Now may appeal to cord-cutters

AT&T introduced its steaming service, Direct TV Now on November 30 with a low initial price for early adopters of only $35 a month for more than 100 channels. It's obviously aimed at cord cutters looking for cheaper options to cable and satellite TV, although it has some limitations.

Direct TV Now is live. Direct TV Now is live.

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