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Updated 1:53 p.m. today

Saluting Dave Rizzo, a driving force behind NC's entrepreneurial explosion

North Carolina's startup community has come a long, long way since the dark days of the "dot com" bust in 2002. In 2015, startups and emerging companies raised more investment capital than in any year since the boom's pinnacle. While success has many fathers, as the saying goes, one leader deserves a big share of the credit for the revival and the remarkable state of startups today across the state. His name is Dave Rizzo. Here's the backstory - and an appreciation.

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Updated 6:11 a.m. today

Premium Lock After papal blessing, Chapel Hill gene therapy startup raises nearly $50M

Answered prayers? Recently blessed for its work by the Pope, Bamboo Therapeutics, a recently launched life sciences venture focusing on gene therapy to treat deadly childhood neurological disorders, has raised nearly $50 million from investors. CureDuchenne Ventures LLC, a venture philanthropy organization, is among the backers.

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Updated 2:01 p.m. today

Premium Lock From WTW's archives: Dave Rizzo and NC IDEA's launch, his joining MCNC

MCNC WRAL TechWire earlier today published an appreciation of veteran entrepreneur, investor and economic development leader Dave Rizzo. His role in entrepreneurship dates back some two decades. Here are two stories from WRAL TechWire's archives that help put Rizzo's accomplishments in perspective.

Updated 10:58 a.m. today

Premium Lock Raleigh startup Innovate Biopharmaceuticals lands $1.5M

Looking for drugs Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, which is targeting gastrointestinal diseases, has raised nearly $1.5 million and is seeking another $4.5 million as it looks to bring two drugs to market.

9:35 a.m. today

Premium Lock Durham-based Spreedly wraps up $3M in capital

Spreedly Durham startup Spreedly has closed on a $3 million round of investment capital. And it is hiring. The company has now raised more than $6 million.

1:37 p.m. today

Uber's $28.5M lawsuit settlement; Visa buys 10% of Square; Facebook lawsuit; NYPD's cell tracking

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber to pay $28.5 million to settle lawsuits; Visa buys 10 percent stake in Square; Facebook faces free speech suit; and the NYPD's cell tracking disclosed.

6:58 a.m. today

AT&T joins Verizon in pushing 5G wireless technology

Wireless spectrum    AT&T says it will test the next evolution of wireless technology known as "4G" in Austin, Texas by the end of this year. The communications giant joins rival Verizon in exploring a network that could deliver data 100 times as fast as current 4G service known as LTE.

Updated 6:31 a.m. today

British government fines GSK $54M for delaying generic drugs

GSK in Zebulon  Britain's competition authority has fined drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline $54.5 million for stalling the potential entry of generic competitors of an anti-depressant drug Seroxat into the marketplace.

Updated 10:54 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Want a job in the 'Next Evolution'? Try analytics

Help wanted sign        With robots, more automation and the rise of cognitive computing being predicted to erase hundreds of thousands of jobs in North Carolina over the next generation, a new report predicts growing job demand in one area: Analytics. Companies need hundreds of thousands of data scientists and data managers as they broaden use of analytics across the enterprise. At Cisco, the search is on for internal talent.

Updated 2:59 p.m. yesterday

RTP virtual reality group, American Underground team up for demos

RTPVR A group of startups focusing on virtual reality known as RTP Virtual Reality is teaming up with the American Underground for a series of demos to demonstrate what has been touted as the next wave in interactive entertainment. Several Triangle firms already are making plays in the VR space.

Updated 1:58 p.m. yesterday

Congress OKs ban on local Internet taxes; trade groups hail move

Internet  Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service. A communications trade group hailed the decision.

9:42 a.m. yesterday

The Woz putting on nerdier 'Comic Con' - but no nudity, harassment or weapons!

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - also known as "The Woz" - is bringing us an even nerdier "Comic Con" to Silicon valley. But there are rules attendees must follow for attire, conduct and weapons. Among them: Attire. "No costume is not a costume" and "full-cheek coverage."

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9:15 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Tweet this: Not all is bad news for Twitter + a graphical view

Twitter Twitter's latest earnings report will disappoint some, and the news of a stall in user growth is hardly good news. But a Warwick Business School researcher offers some positive spin. Plus, Insiders get a graphical view of Twitter.

2:00 p.m. yesterday

Snapshots: These 11 Triangle startups help transform sports and fitness

ExitEvent A growing number of startups in the Triangle are helping lead the transformation of sports and fitness technology, reports ExitEvent contributor Jon Mareane.

9:01 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Acquisitions enabling tech giant's transformation

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP  Analysis: Faced with mounting pressure from competitors and customers alike, Cisco is taking steps to evolve and reduce its reliance on network infrastructure sales, says analyst Patrick Filkins of Technology Business Research.

Updated 7:49 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Incoming NC IDEA leader: Change to foundation offers many benefits to startups, state

The economic development group NC IDEA will undergo a major transition under its new CEO Thom Ruhe, evolving into a private foundation. While the Durham-based group will continue to offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants annually to startups, its mission will broaden with the goal of boosting entrepreneurship, Ruhe tells WRAL TechWire in the first of a three-part Q&A.

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Updated 7:47 a.m. yesterday

Quintiles earnings beat Street forecasts; CEO upbeat

Quintiles            Quintiles reports quarterly earnings that top Wall Street expectations, and the business pipeline has CEO Tom Pike upbeat. "We believe we are well-positioned for the long-term with our $12.04 billion of backlog," he says.

Updated 9:18 a.m. yesterday

Cisco earnings top expectations + a graphical view

Cisco's headquarters      "We delivered a strong Q2, and are managing the business extremely well in a challenging macro environment," says Chuck Robbins, Cisco chief executive officer. "We're managing the company on two fronts. We're focused on continued strong execution in the near term while investing in the innovation to lead our customers into the future."

6:29 a.m. yesterday

'Humans + Software > Job Stealing Robots' - A point to remember

NEW logo The Institute for Emerging Issues at NCSU hosted a two-day Emerging Issues Forum earlier this week to explore what technology automation and robotics means for future workers. Jim Roberts, who leads the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW), found much to be positive about.

5:46 a.m. yesterday

Solar backers try to allay NC lawmakers' fears about panel removal

Solar energy      Solar industry members and advocates told a legislative panel Wednesday there's little need to worry about the safe removal of solar panels in the state's future.

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