2:52 p.m. today

Premium Lock Chapel Hill-based cardiac simulation startup raises $300K (+ video)

​KindHeart, a Chapel Hill-based company that has developed a cardiac simulation system has raised more than $300,000 in a private equity offering. Plus: Watch a video demonstration and read the KindHeart backstory.

2:36 p.m. today

UNC entrepreneurship program gets $18M boost

UNC-CH A family of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni has made an $18 million gift to the school's College of Arts & Sciences to more than double the size of its nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program, officials said Tuesday.

Latest for Insiders

Updated 1:00 p.m. today

Premium Lock Study: Red Hat is Raleigh's most likable CEO but city's top execs score low overall

Jim Whitehurst   A new survey based on information gathered from social media, news and executive review web sites finds that Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is the most likable CEO in Raleigh. However, capital city CEOs rate lower than the national average.

9:24 a.m. today

Premium Lock Cisco: Nearly 75% Internet of Things projects are failing

Despite all the hype about the Internet of Things transforming our world, a new survey finds that reality is quite different. According to a survey released at the Internet of Things World Forum, Cisco finds that most IoT projects are failing - for lots of reasons.

What's hurting IoT projects? What's hurting IoT projects?

8:47 a.m. today

Premium Lock Report: Virtual, augmented reality markets (and more) to soar to $37B in a decade

Augmented and virtual reality headsets are by now a reality (pun intended), and they bring about a paradigm shift in form factor for portable electronics.

VR to AR - what's more real? VR to AR - what's more real?

12:22 p.m. today

Google aims to connect online ads to physical stores

Google Google's computers will be trying to connect the dots between what people look at after clicking on an online ad and what they purchase with their credit and debit cards at one of the advertiser's brick-and-mortar stores.

Updated 8:03 a.m. today

Supreme Court grants SAS hearing in patent dispute

SAS logo   In a patent fight dating back to 2012, SAS earns a hearing at the Supreme Court where attorneys for the Cary-based software firm will argue that all, not some, patent claims must be reviewed in a case. The U.S. Patent Office and lower court decisions had gone against SAS.

Tags: SAS
Updated 8:04 a.m. today

Red Hat hails defeat of 'patent trolls' at Supreme Court

Supreme Court The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a case hailed by North Carolina's attorney general. Red Hat and SAS are among firms that have waged a long legal battle against so-called "patent trolls."

Tags: SAS, Red Hat
12:27 p.m. today

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

The new, fifth-generation device -- simply called Surface Pro -- won't look or feel drastically different from its predecessor. But Microsoft is hoping its under-the-hood improvements will help it compete with newer laptop-tablet hybrids from Samsung and others. Not to mention Apple's iPad Pro.

Updated Surface Updated Surface

Updated 2:35 p.m. today

Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

CEO_Pay-Top_10-Rutledge_61684 The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's the biggest raise in three years.

Updated 2:26 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock 16 NC startups pitch for chance at $1M in 1776 Challenge Cup

Sixteen startups from around North Carolina will gather in Durham at the American Underground on Wednesday to make their pitch for an expense-paid trip to New York City for the 1776 fund Challenge Cup. Plus: The Underground's Adam Klein explains why it is participating in the event.

1776 Challenge Cup 1776 Challenge Cup

6:45 a.m. today

Premium Lock RTP's Clinical Sensors raises $200K, wants more + Company profile

Funding Clinical Sensors, a company based in the Research Triangle Park developing sensors for critical medical procedures has raised $200,000 in a private debt offering. Plus: A look at the company and its technology.

12:00 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock American Underground's PRSONAS goes for Google Demo Day cash (+ video)

PRSONAS, the Durham- and Wake Forest-based startup developing "interactive holograms that help attract, automate, and analyze customer engagements," will be representing the American Underground at Google Demo Day. Two of the three Demo Day winners came from the AU. And PRSONAS CEO says heading to Silicon Valley is major news as it gains traction will seeking investors.

Updated 7:53 a.m. yesterday

The Human Future: A dystopian or utopian one?

From autonomous vehicles to genetics, quantum computing to transhumanism with machine-to-brain interfaces, a great deal of cutting-edge research is taking place in Research Triangle Park. And Moogfest brings many regional thought leaders together to share what they see in our rapidly, constantly evolving world. In a four-part series, WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports on what we're calling "The Human Future" series.

Robot army Robot army

7:27 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock The Human Future: Quantum speculations, scifi vs. science fact

Is science fiction a way to approach examining problems such as quantum mechanics, behavior modifying brain implants, and other topics in physics and science? It certainly generated many audience questions at a Moogfest Transhuman session at the American Underground@Main in Durham, Sunday.

Updated 7:05 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock The Human Future: Why autonomous vehicles aren't an automatic success

Do you know why the companies developing autonomous cars do so much on-the-road testing, testing, testing? It's because their software is not good at dealing with novel situations, so they require enormous amounts of experience with actual roads and driving situations.Duke University's Michael Clamann discussed the "Arrival of the Robot Car," in a Moogfest pub talk at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, Saturday evening.

6:47 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock The Human Future: Evolution inside the genome revolution

We learned a lot from the first genetics revolution, the sequencing of the entire human genome from 1997-2003. But what's exciting now in the field is the new technology that allows changing the genome in very precise ways, says Charlie Gersbach, a Duke department of biomedical engineering professor.

Updated 6:32 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock The Human Future: Brain machine interfaces let paraplegics walk (+ videos)

Seeing paraplegics who haven't moved their legs in 12 years walk with an exoskeleton and brain-machine interface, or monkeys wired to a mind-interface playing video games is like watching a science fiction film. And much of what's making this possible is happening "right here at Duke," says a principal scientist.

Updated 11:58 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock 100+ scientists, statisticians pitch in to help non-profits at SAS hackathon

Non-profit organizations StepUp Durham, Habitat for Humanity, public health startup Counter Tools, and the Anti-Defamation League can make better use of data today after receiving plenty of expertise from volunteers at a SAS-hosted hackathon.

Succes at SAS hackathon Succes at SAS hackathon

Techwire Inside Partners
The Skinny: A Blog by Rick Smith