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.

• Cisco is set to report its third quarter earnings of fiscal 2012 on Wednesday. While competitors Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper Networks continue to reel under the macro-economic uncertainty which has forced enterprises to cut spending on network infrastructure, Cisco has managed to hold its own. Read more details here.

• Lenovo announced this week a slew of new desktops, including systems that feature Intel’s new third-generation Core processors (AKA “Ivy Bridge”). The new systems range from the appropriately named ThinkCentre M92p Tiny, to the all-in-one ThinkCentre M92z and Edge 92z. Read more details here.

• The Senate unanimously approved two nominees to fill vacant seats at the Federal Communications Commission Monday, ending a months-long standoff that left the agency at less than full strength. Read more details here.

• Yahoo sought to contain the turmoil surrounding its chief executive’s embellished academic record on Tuesday, as the director who led the search for the executive said that she would not stand for re-election to the board. Read more details here.

• The House Subcommittee on Communications & Technology has scheduled a hearing May 16 on “broadband loans and grants.” Republican House leaders say they are concerned about how the BTOP loans and grants are being spent. Read more details here.