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