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Updated April 19

Premium Lock Looking for IBM bright spot? Try software - with changes to come

IBM's Bluemix PaaS Analysis: IBM's latest earnings report topped Wall Street expectations but generated little in the way of positive reaction as revenue fell again. But Technology Business Research analyst Andrew Smith sees a bright spot beyond Watson and cognitive computing: IBM's software business.

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April 19

FBI wants encryption help; blood testing firm probe; Insomniac VR games; Jobs mentor dies

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FBI wants direct tech industry support with encryption; a blood testing firm is under investigation; Insomniac to launch VR games; and a mentor to Steve Job dies.

April 19

Premium Lock Is Wall Street turning on IBM's Rometty? Analysts, media grumble

IBM Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty is four years into her transformation efforts at Big Blue, but another quarterly earnings report sent shares down 5 percent in after-hours trading Monday. IBM beat Street expectations yet investor's reaction and how the media reported the company's continuing challenges could show patience with Rometty is beginning to run out.

IBM's Ginni Rometty  IBM's Ginni Rometty

April 19

Premium Lock IBM's transformation from IT 'services baggage' paying off

Analysis: IBM's latest earnings report beat Street expectations but its stock lost ground in after-hours trading as guidance wasn't increased. But Technology Business Research analyst Jennifer Hamel says Big Blue's transition away from traditional IT services to high-end cognitive solutions is paying off.

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April 18

WTW news in review: Week of April 11, 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 April 11, part two of two:

April 18

WTW news in review: Week of April 11, 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 April 11, part one of two.

April 15

Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of technology news: President Obama throws his weight behind more choices for cable boxes; Microsoft's suit is latest from tech industry against government about privacy; wind power sets a record; and police are monitoring hundreds of websites in Europe after terror attacks.

April 14

Premium Lock IBM asks: How can you improve marketing results? 10 trends for 2016

Only 21 percent of consumers say marketing messages they receive are "usually relevant." How can your company improve that percentage? Silverpop, an email marketing firm owned by IBM, has just published a new whitepaper offering potential trends for 2016. Here they are.

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April 14

Burr: Encryption should not be 'above the law'

Talking encryption North Carolina Senator Richard Burr along with California's Dianne Feinstein unveiled proposed legislation that would require companies to help the government break encryption on devices, but it already has generated opposition from Silicon Valley and privacy groups.

Updated April 13

Duke prof: CEO activism can boost bottom line

The debate over North Carolina's controversial HB2 includes businesses from large to small whose CEOs are protesting its passage through public statements to delaying economic development and moving events elsewhere. And new research from Duke University finds that companies can benefit financially by being activists on issues such as gender equality as well as the environment.

April 13

Premium Lock RIoT ED: Educating people, companies about Internet of Things

NC RIoT launched in 2014, the group's purpose being to help make the Internet of Things a reality in North Carolina, thus the name: North Carolina Regional Internet of Things. Now, the group is taking the next step to broaden the IoT ecosystem with a new program: RIoT ED. The "ed" stands for education, and the first event is coming up.

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April 13

Techies want Teslas; Verizon strike; Facebook beefs up chat; HTC's new phone

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Surveys show techies are driving demand for new Tesla; thousands of Verizon workers go on strike; Facebook beefs up Messenger chat; and HTC unveils a new phone.

April 12

Why you might soon text robots as often as your friends

Chatbot Boom In coming months, users of Facebook's Messenger app, Microsoft's Skype and Canada's Kik can expect to find new automated assistants offering information and services at a variety of businesses. These messaging "chatbots" are basically software that can conduct human-like conversation and do simple jobs once reserved for people. Google and other companies are reportedly working on similar ideas.

April 12

Premium Lock Lenovo shows PC muscle in US but global sales plunge for industry

Lenovo employees are gathering in Raleigh this week for the spring kickoff by the world's No. 1 PC seller. But there's not much joy for Lenovo or its competitors based on the latest PC sales statistics. Global shipments crashed in the first quarter. About the only bright spots for Lenovo were: Increase sales in the U.S. and a bigger global market share year-over-year.

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April 12

Premium Lock Dell aims to democratize big data with evolving Statistica

Analysis: Dell is evolving its Statistica analytics package to make it more accessible - thus "democratize" - to business people, increasing the effectiveness of analytics in driving business improvement, explains Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil.

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Updated April 11

Premium Lock 'Cloud' stats show dominance by HP while IBM, NetApp slip

Cloud computing New statistics from research firm IDC show HP is dominating the "cloud" infrastructure business these days, but Dell, EMC amd Cisco are surging. What about IBM and NetApp? The news isn't good - at all.

Updated April 11

Premium Lock Cisco: Ransomware is getting worse, companies must act

A new report says an unusual strain of ransomware is leading a new generation of malicious software that hackers use to exploit computer server vulnerabilities. Companies must act to keep the situation from worsening, Cisco warns.

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Updated April 11

Burr's encryption bill; Google inquiry; Daily Mail eyes Yahoo; Twitter board

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Senator Richard Burr proposes bill that would limit encryption; Google must face an inquiry in Mississippi; the Daily Mail eyes Yahoo bid; and Twitter revamps its board.

April 11

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: Building on Windows 10, 'Cloud First Mobile First' strategy

Windows 10  At its 2016 developer conference, Microsoft executives talk about Windows 10, Azure and CEO Satya Nadella's "Cloud First Mobile First" strategy. What's it all mean? Technology Business Research Analyst Ezra Gottheil takes an in-depth look.

April 11

WTW news in review: Week of April 4, 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 April 4, part two of two:

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