By WRAL Tech Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – 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.

• Apple may have had designs on a thinner tablet for what arrived as the new iPad. If only it could have gotten hold of the display technology that it really wanted. Read more details here.

• Facebook has updated its mobile Messenger application to give users a bit more information about who’s actually reading their messages versus who’s ignoring them completely. The new updates, launched Friday, are for both the iOS and Android versions of the Facebook Messaging application. Read more details here.

• BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is in a rut. Its market share in smartphones continues to fall in light of strong competition from Apple and Google’s Android in both consumer and enterprise markets. The reality is companies are starting to allow employees to bring their own choice of device to work, and they are not choosing BlackBerries. Read more details here.

• The FBI is already allowed to tap any communications system they want, be it your cell phone or broadband network. Now, they are requesting even easier access to data from social networks and e-mail providers.  Read more details here.

• Many see the adoption of cloud as just another technology, and are leaving decisions on how to adopt, own, and manage the cloud up to engineers. But, acquiring a cloud management platform is not an engineering decision –it’s a strategic one.  Read more details here.