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The American Heart Association and Google Life Sciences, a spinout of their parent company, are investing $50 million in a new initiative to address the challenges in preventing and curing coronary heart disease.
Cisco Systems announces a strategic partnership with Ericsson, claiming it will result in $1 billion in revenue by 2018.
Google is combining its Chrome OS software, which powers its Chromebooks, with Android, its smartphone operating system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Google plans to released the combined software in 2017.
Google, Uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft & IBM - literally a who's who of tech and digital headline the 100s of brands heading to Raleigh in November.
IBM has agreed to acquire most assets of the Weather Company, including consumer and business apps and 900 employees. Financial details were not disclosed, but the Wall Street Journal pegs the deal at over $2 billion. IBM
If you have ever dropped your smartphone on a hard surface and cracked the screen or lost touchscreen capability, you'll like this technology advance: Motorola's new Droid Turbo 2 available only from Verizon and introduced today has the world's first shatterproof display screen and other advanced features.
aleigh-based PrecisionHawk has teamed with Verizon, Harris, and DigitalGobe Inc. to provide "safety as a service" for the rapidly growing drone aircraft market and have successfully completed initial testing.
Microsoft has realigned its strategic focus, investments and financial reporting around three key ambitions: reinvent productivity and business processes, build an intelligent cloud platform and create more personal computing. Aligning complementary assets such as Azure with server products, Office 365 with Dynamics, and Windows with devices, search and gaming will be beneficial as Microsoft aims to grow lifetime customer value. TBR analyzes its new directions.
Do you ever get nostalgic for those jukebox days when you plopped a nickel in a slot and played the tune you really wanted to hear? If you had run into Brandon Magsamen, CEO of Durham-based CrowdTunes, 14 years ago as a waiter at a Johnny Rocket's in Austin, Texas, he would have made change in nickels so you could do just that. Today, his startup company, which already nabbed 150 restaurant customers and 25,000 restaurant patron users, has a more sophisticated way to do the same thing.
IBM shares plummeted more than 5 percent in after-hours trading Monday following its third-quarter earnings report that revenue fell for the 14th straight quarter and missed analyst expectations. It also forecast guidance for the year weaker than analysts expected as it transforms from its legacy hardware business to cloud, mobile and other "strategic imeratives."
Morrisville-based Envisia Therapeutics has raised $4.6 million of a $5.1 million debt offering, according to a regulatory filing. Earlier this month, Envisia reported positive clinical trial results for its experimental glaucoma treatment.
Cary-based SAS Institute is no stranger to best-places-to-work lists, topping many. Now it is on another best list: "The 7 Best Employers for Single Parents" by personal finance site Wirebread.com. SAS Institute lands at number 4 on the iist.
The proposed merger of Dell and EMC would create one of hte world's largest IT companies. What factors will affect its success or failure? Technology Business Research analysts examine the prospects.