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September 4, 2012

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From its launch 10 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily e-mail blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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August 31, 2012

Premium Lock Research firm slashes $1 billion from Facebook sales estimate

Facebook Facebook is grappling with questions from marketers about how well ads on its site are performing, says EMarketer analyst. Facebook says it is working with companies to show that the ads have an impact with its 955 million users.

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August 31, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter offers advertisers targeting tools to promote products

Twitter      Marketers can deliver Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts to sets of users by choosing from more than 350 interest categories, such as science or personal finance.

August 29, 2012

Premium Lock IBM launches new mainframe after $1B investment

Big Blue blog: Even as IBM shifts its focus to more profitable businesses such as software, "the mainframe is central in that strategy," Big Blue executive Rod Adkins says.

New mainframe power from IBM New mainframe power from IBM

August 28, 2012

Premium Lock IBM wants 'Watson' supercomputer power on your phone

Finding additional uses for Watson is part of IBM's plan to tap new markets and boost revenue from business analytics to $16 billion by 2015. After mastering history and pop culture for its "Jeopardy!" appearance, the system is crunching financial information for Citigroup Inc. and cancer data for WellPoint Inc. The next version, dubbed "Watson 2.0," would be energy- efficient enough to work on smartphones and tablets.

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Updated August 27, 2012

Premium Lock IBM beefs up analytics with $1.3B buy of HR social media firm

IBM Big Blue blog: IBM agreed to pay $46 a share in cash for Pennsylvania-based Kenexa. The deal is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter. Kenexa customers include Starbucks Corp., General Electric Co. and Boeing Co.

August 27, 2012

Premium Lock Like us? Follow WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook

From its launch 10 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily e-mail blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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August 23, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook doubles speed for iPhone, iPad apps

Facebook The new software aims to double the speed for starting the application and scrolling through the News Feed, according to Mick Johnson, mobile-product manager at Facebook. Speeds also should double for opening photos from News Feed.

August 23, 2012

Premium Lock FTC approves Facebook deal for Instagram

Facebook Facebook, under investor scrutiny for its performance in the mobile sector, is buying Instagram to bolster its presence on wireless devices, where it needs to capture more attention from users and boost advertising dollars as it competes with rival Google.

August 21, 2012

Premium Lock Early investor sells $1 billion in Facebook shares

Facebook With an investment of $500,000 in 2004, Peter Thiel is one of the biggest beneficiaries of Facebook's gain before going public. Later backers haven't fared as well, with the stock losing almost half its value since the IPO amid signs that the company's growth is slowing and concerns that more insiders will exit their stakes.

August 19, 2012

Premium Lock Judge rejects $20M Facebook 'sponsored stories' settlement

Facebook failed to persuade a judge to approve a $20 million settlement resolving a lawsuit over "sponsored stories" that provides cash for advocacy groups and attorneys and no money for users.

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Updated August 17, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook shares plunge to new low, costing founders billions

Another big drop hits Facebook on Frday. The fortunes of Mark Zuckerberg and others who launched Facebook have seen the values of their holdings plummet as the company's stock plunges in value.

Ringing the bell for Facebook Ringing the bell for Facebook

August 16, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook shares plunge to new low as shares flood market

Facebook The prospect of more stock sales means Facebook will need to work even harder to convince investors that it deserves a higher price, relative to earnings, than all of its U.S.-based competitors, except for LinkedIn Corp. The shares freed up today make up only 14 percent of the 1.91 billion that will be available for sales in the coming nine months.

August 16, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook shares to flood market - will bears growl?

Bears are growling Early Facebook investors such as DST Global Ltd., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Elevation Partners and Accel Partners get a green light today to start selling part of their holdings. That's after the lifting of restrictions designed to prevent a flood of shares immediately after an IPO.

August 15, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook testing inclusion of ads in user News Feeds

Facebook Under the program, companies can place ads in users' main feeds on smartphones and personal computers even if those members or their friends haven't signaled they like the advertiser, Facebook says.

Updated August 13, 2012

Premium Lock Microsoft likely to hang on to $572M Facebook stake

Facebook Microsoft, the largest software maker, views the stake as a strategic investment reflecting the pair's aim to combat Google Inc., rather than as a near-term moneymaker, a source tells Bloomberg.

August 13, 2012

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August 13, 2012

Premium Lock Week in review: WRAL Tech Wire headlines

Week in review A look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL Tech Wire for the week of Aug. 6-12.

August 8, 2012

Premium Lock Under pressure, Facebook boosts mobile tools offerings

Facebook Mobile Ads for Apps service works with Apple's App Store or Google's Android market, known as Google Play. Facebook is also providing tools for monitoring the performance of an ad.

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