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SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. Founded by Elon Musk, SpaceX also wants to deliver Internet access from space. But there could be a problem with the strategy.
An analyst at Morningstar tells financial news website Benzinga that there are rumors IBM may split. But he also says such a move, which HP already is doing in preparing to spin off its PC division, would be "challenging."
Jon Fisher, the inventor and CEO of CrowdOptic and one of Google's first certified and only patented Glass developers, believes that there are no flaws with the current version of Glass. Rather, it was never meant for the consumer. CrowdOptic, has put Google Glass in operating rooms, ambulances, sports stadiums, and on field service technicians. He talks about Google's decision last week to pull back on GoogleGlass effective today for further development.
Google Glass, the wearable Internet-connected device that created quite a stir in the Triangle and led to local app developments such as one for fire fighters, is rebooting its program. The "Explorers" offering ends Jan. 19 and Glass is being made part of Google's secretive "X" labs.
Eligible workers at Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe could receive an average of about $5,200 apiece as part of a proposed $415 million settlement in a law suit against Apple, Google and other tech firms who had formed a cartel to prevent workers leaving for better-paying jobs.
New statistics show that Lenovo is selling more PCs than ever and its global market share is growing. It's also closing in on Apple for the No. 3 spot in U.S. sales. But former No. 1 HP is surging, with a global growth rate twice that of Lenovo.
Scientists and inventors at IBM churned out a whopping 7,534 patents in 2014. That's the first time a company has topped the 7,000 mark. Plus, Big Blue has now led the U.S. in patents awarded for 22 straight years. Of the patents, more than 500 came in the emerging field of cognitive computing. Google, meanwhile, cracks the top 10 for the first time and Apple shows growth.
Analysis: IBM internally announced a reorganization on Jan. 6 that structures the company into specific units focused on combining technology, software assets and IP, and domain and vertical expertise for more agile delivery of IT in response to how its customers want to consume technology, concludes a team of analysts at Technology Business Research.
An internal memo from Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty outlines a big shakeup in how IBM is structured, and various reports add other details. "Our industry is rapidly re-ordering," Rometty told IBMers in a memo, and so is Big Blue as she remakes the company in her image for the future.
Research firm Technology Business Research has the breakdown on the newly reorganized IBM, identifying eight business units and their new leaders. What are the groups? Who is leading them? WTW Insiders get the details.
Apple said Thursday that its App Store customers set a record for billings by spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases during January's first week. It said New Year's Day was also the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. Plus, here's the list of the latest hot sellers.
In the first of three special reports, analysts at Technology Business Research offer a detailed analysis of what is likely to happen across the data center industry. Transformation will reach "unprecedented levels" in a market were Red Hat, Cisco, NetApp, IBM, Lenovo, Oracle and many others are major players. And each of the mentioned firms has a major presence in the Triangle. WTW Insiders can read the details.
AT&T is making news at the International CES show in Las Vegas and its own Developer summit. Here's a roundup on key announcements, including a Wi-Fi linking case for tablets, browser calling and a rollover data plan for wireless customers.
Lenovo, its work force swollen by several thousand employees after two major acquisitions in 2014, is offering buyouts to veteran workers. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer says the offers are voluntary and includes several business units.
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