Welcome to the latest Bulldog Bulletin, a new addition to Local Tech Wire. Our purposes for the Bulldog are:

1. To publish more news about more companies, large and small
2. Provide our readers with a quick at-a-glance roundup of news worth reporting beyond the 10 or more stories we publish each business day.

Your feedback is welcome. E-mail LTW Editor Rick Smith (rsmith [at] wral.com).

Some of the latest high-tech and life science related news from the Triangle, North Carolina, the southeast and the world is just a click away.

  • Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that its net income for the latest quarter fell slightly from a year ago, but it beat Wall Street’s expectations despite the weak personal computer market. Read more details here.
  • Verizon Communications Inc. said Thursday it is buying Terremark Worldwide Inc., a provider of information technology services, for $1.4 billion in cash. Read more details here.
  • FDA rejects GSK on expanded use of prostate cancer drug. Read more details here.
  • Supreme Court of Canada rejects U.K. Nortel pensioners claims in Canada. Read more details here.
  • China has Apple’s highest-grossing stores worldwide less than three years after the Cupertino, California-based company opened its first one in Beijing. The company said in February it planned to open as many as 25 retail stores through 2012 in the world’s most populous nation. Read more details here.
  • An annual trade show for Apple aficionados is now open to the public. Macworld Expo, which is held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. But Apple isn’t there. Read more details here.
  • Hulu, a pioneer of Internet TV, is in internal discussions to dramatically transform itself.  Read more details here.
  • News Corp. is now set to unveil the world’s first iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, in New York next Wednesday. CEO Rupert Murdoch will take the wraps off the tablet publication at the Guggenheim Museum. Read more details here.
  • Amazon.com uncharacteristically missed Wall Street’s revenue target in the fourth quarter, sending the stock tumbling nearly 9 percent and showing that not all Internet companies benefited equally from the holiday shopping season. Read more details here.
  • China plans to step up efforts to develop clean energy and other technology industries this year, government officials said Thursday, a strategy that has strained trade ties with Washington and other governments. Read more details here.

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