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Google has received inquiries from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the company's sales from advertising and mobile-phone unit Motorola Mobility. Lenovo is seeking to buy the group for $2.9 billion. Lenovo declined comment about the SEC inquiry.
Analysis: Google Fiber's stated interest in the Triangle and Charlotte is good news for the state. But is this the "holy grail" for North Carolina? Is access to gigabit service from Google and/or other providers in our urban areas enough? No. I would argue strongly that we are not the Gigabit state until affordable options for scalable broadband service expand into rural North Carolina. This isn't a "nice to have" anymore but a necessity.
Lenovo, which is buying Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9 billion, plans to make the phonemaker profitable within four to six quarters without eliminating jobs, according to Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing.
With another round of layoffs expected to begin later this week, IBM says it will keep some current and restore some other jobs in New York that were cut in 2013. Among the jobs is 500 in Buffalo for a nanotechnology center.
IBM's smarter cloud play: Big Blue's IBM's two announcements today, committing an additional $1 billion in cloud software investments and acquiring cloud database provider, Cloudant, represent the company's approach of evolving technical capabilities through specialized acquisitions then scaling these capabilities through existing software offerings and services.
ExitEvent and WRALTechWire will be cooperating in presenting news about the region's entrepreneurial sector. Today, entrepreneur Jivan Achreja offers his analysis on what Google Fiber could mean to the Triangle.
Dick Daugherty, who ran IBM operations in North Carolina for years, and Joe Freddoso, the current chief executive officer at MCNC, recall the career of William "Bill" Kress, who died last week. Holt Anderson of NCHICA remembers a "consummate gentleman" who served his community.
As IBMers across North America anticipate the beginning of layoffs this week, IBM reportedly has struck a deal with the state of New York to preserve "at least 3,100 high-tech jobs," according to Gannett newspapers. Meanwhile, Big Blue is increasing its commitment to cloud computing, Bloomberg news reports.
Analysis: Cisco faces challenges in a number of areas as was shown in its recent earnings report. But the networking giant will leverage its growing capabilities in segments such as data center offerings to counteract those challenges, says Scott Dennehy of Technology Business Research.
News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.
Analysis: Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research says HP has some advantages over Lenovo in the battle for PC and server infrastructure - at least for now. Converged solutions are crucial, he says.
HP has lost the world's No. 1 PC mantle to Lenovo and faces the potential of increased competition in the server market as IBM sells its x86 server business to the PC leader. But Meg Whitman, 2 1/2-years into her turnaround role at HP, is on the attack as HP regains its footing.
If Google Fiber were to pick the Research Triangle and Charlotte, the high-speed connectivity across the state would take quantum leaps. Don't forget the NC Next Generation Network is under development, MCNC's NCREN has a state-wide fiber backbone, and Time Warner Cable has Duke Net's highway. More projects might be coming - say from some giant like AT&T. Mix all these networks and you have the first "gigastate."
Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman is trying to reshape the 75-year-old company, which is headed for a third straight annual sales decline as the personal-computer market shrinks. Hewlett-Packard may be picking up orders for servers, the powerful machines that store and dish out data, as International Business Machines Corp. leaves the market by selling the unit to Lenovo Group Ltd.
The Triangle area is on the list of metropolitan areas where Internet giant Google wants to deploy its "Google Fiber" broadband network for TV, Internet and other services. However, a final decision about deployment is contingent upon negotiations with various local government agencies.
The people spearheading the NCNGN project are pushing ahead with their own plans even as they welcome the news that a Google Fiber network could be headed to the Triangle. "This is great news for the region, but this is still preliminary and our efforts are still continuing," said Elise Kohn
From Google's selection of the Triangle as part of its Tech Hub network to demonstrating Google Glass here first to picking the Triangle as a possible site for Google Fiber, the Internet giant keeps intensifying its love affair with our region/ Why? In an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire, the head of Google's entrepreneur effort explains why.
In a blog post, a Google executive spells out what the Internet giant is looking for from metro areas such as the Triangle if it is to expand its Google Fiber network there.