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(NY: LH)  123.03  down arrow-1.48  (-1.19 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Feb 27 2015
(OP: Lenovo Group)  30.58  up arrow+0.09  (0.3 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EST, Feb 27 2015
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(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  102.40  down arrow-0.6  (-0.58 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Feb 27 2015
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(NY: RED HAT)  69.12  down arrow-0.28  (-0.4 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Feb 27 2015
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Posts tagged “Other Firms”

Updated February 18

Vivek Wadhwa: Why I'm confident that the tech industry is fixing its diversity quagmire

Former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and award-winning author Vivek Wadhwa believes progress is being made by tech companies when it comes to improving diversity.

Diversity Diversity

February 18

As Buffet ups IBM stake, Big Blue bets $1B on new storage services

Warren Buffett    IBM has seen revenue drop for 11 straight quarters as Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty seeks to reboot the tech giant. A new $1 billion investment in software defined storage called Spectrum is part of that effort. And billionaire Warren Buffett is betting that Rometty's moves will pay off.

Tags: IBM
February 17

Cisco's $100M for French startups; Lenovo's AMR server move; another Cree breakthrough; Red Hat's Enterprise Linux cloud; AT&T tops rankings

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Cisco aims to invest $100M in French startups and to rain 200,000 people; Lenovo pursues development of ARM servers; Cree unveils new LED lighting array advance; Red Hat takes Enterprise Linux to the cloud; McClatchy backs new media incubator; and AT&T tops wireless survey.

Updated February 16

Premium Lock Your technology trading guide, courtesy Insider Joe Procopio

Bulls keep running WTW Insider Joe Procopio has some tech stock trading ideas just for you: "If you know me, you know I tend to dabble in the stock market. And if you know the stock market, you know that illustrious financial analysts make (Bold! Shocking! Market Moving!) predictions about the future of technology and, let's face it, they mean nothing."So what's Joe's take on the markets, which are at record highs?

February 16

AT&T launches GigaPower in KC; Valeant eyes Salix; Cary's new startup hub; Xiamoi No. 1, Lenovo No. 5 in China

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T launches GigaPower in Kansas City, taking on Google; Valeant reportedly eyes Raleigh-based Salix; a new startup hub in Cary; and Xiaomi tops smartphone sales in China while Lenovo is fifth on its home turf, says a new report.

February 16

iCar? Apple faces competition if it is building electric car

Apple   ‚Äč You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project -- code name "Titan" -- to develop an electric vehicle.

Tags: Apple
Updated February 16

News in review: Last week's 61 WTW headlines (Part One)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

Updated February 13

View-Master coming back; IBM settles pollution suit; AT&T CEO warns on net netraulity; UBS says GSK now is a 'buy'

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Google, Mattel are bringing back the View-Master; IBM settles a pollution suit in New York; AT&T's CEO warns against Internet regulation; and UBS reverses its rating on GSK stock to "buy."

Updated February 13

Premium Lock Street resumes its Cisco love affair: Stock soars to 5-year high

One glance at Cisco's stock chart over the past year - and even more impressively over the last 5 - shows that Wall Street is once again enthralled with the John Chambers networking show. Analysts praise Cisco in a big chorus after Wednesday's results and Chambers' bravo sales pitch to analysts. But ...

Cisco stock soaring .... Cisco stock soaring ....

February 12

Beware, digital Valentine: That dating app may invite a hack

It's not bad enough that you risk being hacked when you shop or go to the doctor. Now you have to worry about dating apps. So says IBM. In a study released just in time for Valentine's Day, IBM says more than 60 percent of dating mobile apps are vulnerable to cyber attack.

Updated February 12

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Mix of new, old products drive strong quarter

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Analysis: Cisco delivered a strong quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014 by achieving balanced growth across both mature and emerging segments, says Scott Dennehy of Technology Business Research.

Tags: Cisco
February 12

Chambers boasts Cisco cut 'more than 30% of our leaders' in layoffs, reorg

John Chambers  Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is back in his bombastic, evangelistic war mood after the network giant's latest financials. And many of the victims were Cisco's own managers. "More than 30 percent of our leaders" were replaced in a recent reorganization - bloodbath? - he boasts. And 40 percent of all Cisco workers were put through a "realign." Reasons to boast?

Updated February 12

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Declining revenues means more reliance on VMware

NetApp Analysis: As revenue declines, NetApp turns to VMware to tap into the growing hyperconverged market, writes Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

Tags: NetApp
February 11

IBM's new channel team; Zuckerberg court face-off; GSK buys vaccine maker; driverless cars in London; judge backs NSA

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: IBM unveils a new channel team in a bid to boost sales; Mark Zuckerberg is in a court fight with a real estate developer; GSK buys a vaccine maker; driverless vehicle trials start in London; and a judge backs NSA surveillance.

Tags: IBM, Facebook, GSK
Updated February 11

Verizon, AT&T top NC wireless performance; Sprint surging

AT&T has rallied to regain a share of first place with Verizon in overall wireless performance across North Carolina, according to the latest test data from RootMetrics. But the independent testing firm's data shows Sprint is gaining ground.

A tie for first in NC wireless performance A tie for first in NC wireless performance

Updated February 11

Premium Lock Why robotics should impact NC job recruitment

Talk is fast and furious that North Carolina is in the running for a major auto production plant. But a new study on the rise of robotics in manufacturing should be a part of the discussion. Is the plant worth the cost?

Growing reach of robotics Growing reach of robotics

February 11

Apple, its value topping $700B, investing $850M in solar plant

Apple   Apple s set a record on Wall Street: It's the first U.S. company to be worth more than $700 billion based on the value of its stock at the close of trading Tuesday. Meanwhile, the company also is investing $850 million in a new solar power complex.

Updated February 10

IBM's Watson is brain for new 'empathetic robot' Pepper

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank said Tuesday it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper that goes on sale in Japan this month.

"Pepper" "Pepper"

Tags: IBM
February 10

'Watson goes to Japan:' IBM's thinking behind Pepper, Softbank deal

On Tuesday, Softbank and IBM announced a deal that takes IBM's "Watson" technology to Japan and will be incorporated in the forthcoming "Pepper" robot. Why is IBM working with Softbank to teach Watson to speak and think in Japanese? Here's the IBM story.

Watson is learning Japanese to work in "Pepper" Watson is learning Japanese to work in "Pepper"

Tags: IBM
February 9

Senators call for investigation into Verizon 'supercookies'

Verizon   Democratic senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers.

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