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Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies after a robust fourth-quarter earnings report. Plus: Take an interactive graphical view of Google's stock.
Big Blue is further ramping up efforts to provide digital marketing services, acquiring a German firm that represents high-profile clients such as Airbus, Volkswagen and Siemens. Last week, IBM made its first digital agency deal, buying an Ohio-based company.
Tablet sales plunged more than 10 percent in 2015, including a 14 percent drop in the fourth quarter. But sales of "detachables" - on which Lenovo is betting heavily - are a bright spot, according to research firm IDC.
IBM says former Weather Co. CEO David Kenny will be the new boss for Watson, the Jeopardy-winning "cognitive computing" service that's a central element of CEO Virginia Rometty's campaign to find new revenue for the struggling tech giant. IBM also has formed a team of 2,500 to focus on IoT.
Analysis: Microsoft is a study in contrasts as cloud, search and Surface segments soar past its legacy Windows business, writes Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta after reviewing the tech giant's latest earnings. Insiders also get a graphical look at Microsoft's stock.
Facebook is broadcasting live video on its iPhone app. The option to show live video was turned on Thursday for everyone in the U.S. with Facebook's app installed on an iPhone. Wired offers a quick guide to how the app works.
IBM, which is transforming itself under chair and CEO Ginni Rometty, is awarding the boss a $4.5 million performance bonus even though the company has seen revenue decline for 15 consecutive quarters. Part of Rometty's efforts now include the buying of a digital ad agency.
Analysis: EMC, which has a major presence in the Triangle and is planning 1,400 layoffs, shows in its latest earnings report that it is making multiple changes. But the company, which has announced plans to be acquired by Dell, must move faster, writes analyst Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research.
Iron Yard courses in Raleigh; US Navy's Great Green Fleet; Merck hepatitis drug OK'd; self-driving car debate; EU vs. Google on taxes
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The Iron yard is registering students for coding courses in Raleigh; the U.S. Navy's biofueled task force belies biofuel problems, says MIT; Merck wins approval for hepatitis drug; California regulators debate auto-control cars; and the EU make probe Google tax deal.
If you want to understand why Lenovo is turning its smartphone business inside out - from dropping the Motorola name to gutting Motorola's headquarters through layoffs to management changes - then check out the latest global statistics from IDC. They aren't good for Lenovo.
The FCC is scheduled to unveil a new report today about the availability of broadband. But it's also likely to create more tension between the industry and the agency which already are fighting in court over "net neutrality" and Internet regulation.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Peak 10 adds a new data center in the Triangle; artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky dies; EMC's financials meet Wall Street expectations; and AvidXchange adds a former Capital One president to its board.
Alliance@IBM - the effort to unionize IBMers - is closing down. But a new Facebook page titled "Watching IBM" organized by long-time Big Blue workers Lee Conrad vows to "fulfill the information gathering and dissemination that the Alliance did." Among the first posts: A reiteration of a report that another round of layoffs is about to hit the tech giant.
Inside Apple: Revenues could fall but CEO touts 'biggest quarter;' interactive graphic tracks details
Apple is bracing for its first sales decline in 13 years, despite selling a record 74.8 million iPhones in the final three months of 2015, in what may prove to be a turning point for the world's most valuable company. What did the CEO and CFO have to say? Plus: An interactive graphic provides additional details.
After its latest earnings report, some investors may decide to bail on Apple. But should you? Are you among those expecting the impossible? Aleksi Aaltonen of the Warwick Business School offers his thoughts.
AT&T on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that slightly missed Wall Street expectations as it added fewer customers on contracts and other core plans than it did the year before. Our wrapup includes an interactive graphic on the earnings and what AT&T's top executive had to say about the financials.