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Drug giant Merck, one of the largest life science industry employers in the Triangle, cut jobs at its big vaccine manufacturing plant in Durham this week. The cuts are the latest to hit RTP area drug companies.
Is "cloud computing" cheaper than running information technology applications on your own internal resources? It's often touted that way, but a new report from Information Services Group says "cloud" is not always cheaper. WTW Insiders can access the details.
Red Hat is making a great deal of news at its annual Summit this week in Boston, such as going mobile, its partnership with Samsung, and the naming of a new CFO. Not to be overlooked is the partnership between Red Hat, Cisco and NetApp - all with deep roots in the Triangle - to drive more "cloud" and application solutions based on OpenStack. Here's a Hatter's view.
Saying "Oops!" after sending that email? An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button is now a standard safeguard in Google's Gmail as part of a settings change made this week.
Monsanto eyes Bayer AG; Google's free music; Facebook value tops Wal-Mart; Netflix stock split; Amazon royalties
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Monsanto could look to buy Bayer AG if Syngenta bid fails; Google offers free music; Facebook is now worth more than Wal-Mart; Nextflix plans a big stock split; and Amazon changes royalties for authors.
After years of lobbying for Google Fiber then waiting for service once the Triangle was picked as a site, the news many Triangle residents and businesses have hoped for is official: Construction of a 5,700 mile fiber-optic high-speed Internet and entertainment network by Google is finally getting under way.
Google Fiber formally disclosed launching the construction of its Triangle network today, but it's starting from behind. However, J. Erik Garr, the head of Google Fiber for the Triangle, says the company is ready to take on competition such as AT&T and Frontier, which have a big head start in the gigabit Internet market. He also talks about a wide number of issues in a Q&A with WRAL TechWire.
When cars fly; iTunes vs. music industry; ChannelAdvisor's new deal; Uber wins in NYC; who will lead Twitter?
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: A Polish company unveils a car-sized jet; it's Apple vs. music industry in royalty battle; ChannelAdvisor expands Amazon support; Uber scores a victory in New York City; and who will be the next CEO at Twitter?
WTW is expanding its weekly calendar. Why? Because more people than ever are looking for information and organizers are submitting an ever-increasing number of events. So be sure to check each Monday for the latest event update. Our latest update features two upcoming events from the North Carolina Technology Association.
YouTube's 'Newswire;' EMC exec retiring; UP summit still a go; Sony's new game phone; NFL deal boosts Yahoo
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google launches a new service for eyewitness video; EMC's top exec in RTP is retiring; UP conference still coming to RTP; Sony plans a new phone linked to PlayStation; and Yahoo's CEO says its deal with NFL is a big boost.
Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them. The question now is whether the phone companies have the technology to do it in a way consumers want.
Analysis: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a host of executive and organizational changes on Wednesday, and Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil believes he knows why all the changes were made.
A divided FCC on Wednesday fined AT&T $100 million for offering "unlimited" data plans and then slowing access speed after consumers hit a certain amount. AT&T says it will fight the fine. Also, two of the five FCC commissioners dissent from the move.
The Internet of Things linking everything from toasters to thermostats is taking on added dimensions with new products and services from Google-owned Nest. The goal: Make homes thoughtful, not just smart.
Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and two other senior executives are leaving Microsoft as part of the technology company's move to realign its senior leadership team. Some organizational changes also are being made.
In an email to Microsoft employees on Wednesday, CEO Satya Nadella explained the biggest organizational and executive changes he has made since taking over the company's leadership in February 2014. As three senior executives leave, Nadell writes: "To better align our capabilities and, ultimately, deliver better products and services our customers love at a more rapid pace, I have decided to organize our engineering effort into three groups that work together to deliver on our strategy and ambitions." Here's the complete letter.
Why are companies such as Raleigh-based Republic Wireless offering mobile calling and data plans that utilize Wi-Fi and giants such as AT&T and Time Warner Cable expanding their Wi-Fi networks? Because mobile data is heading that way big time. A new report spells out the trend - and the risks for providers.