After a failed bid in 2010, Durham will now be getting access to the high-speed Google Fiber Internet service. Google announced plans to expand service to Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Cary, Garner and Morrisville on Tuesday amid elected officials from each city and Gov. Pat McCrory.
Following reports that IBM would lay off as many as 112,000 employees, the company confirmed Wednesday that it has begun to reduce staff but will also continue hiring. It was unclear how many of the layoffs, if any, would or have taken place in the Triangle area.
Cree Inc. will cut 319 temporary employees who work for the company’s manufacturing facility, according to a government filing. The employees are provided to Cree through the Raleigh-based recruiting firm Greene Resources, which issued the filing.
After announcing plans to launch a franchise program last summer, Rise Biscuits & Donuts will open its second location, in Morrisville.
The restaurant will open this summer in the Park West Village shopping center.
Astro Code School, developed by Durham web application firm Caktus Group, is set to open in March.