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Premium Lock Update: Next wave in clinical trials? Risk-based monitoring, says Quintiles CEO

Tom Pike, CEO of Quintiles, sees a new wave of business coming for life science services companies. And the world's largest contract research organization is ready to capitalize on "risk-based monitoring," he says in a conference call.

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3 minutes ago

Microsoft, tech allies lose fight to block U.S. law enforcement from offshore email

e-mail  A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Cisco, Verizon, Apple and AT&T allied with Microsoft in the dispute.

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Updated 12:24 p.m. today

Time Warner Cable to offer faster Internet service in Raleigh

Time Warner Cable, which is facing increasing competition in the Raleigh market from AT&T's forthcoming fiber network, says it will offer faster Internet and additional entertainment "enhancements" in 2015.

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10:48 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside SciQuest earnings: 'Elephant hunting' triggers 'lumpy' results

In a conference call to discuss second-quarter earnings, SciQuest CEO Stephen Wiehe is asked about the "volatility" in its results and what he is telling investors. Wiehe says "elephant hunting" big deals is a major reason earnings are "lumpy," but says more products may smooth out future results.

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Updated 8:15 a.m. today

Grifols shares plunge 15 percent after earnings, revenue miss estimates

Earnings   Shares in blood-plasma manufacturer Grifols, which has large operations in RTP and Johnston County, plunged 15 percent Wednesday after the Spain-based company reported revenues and earnings below analysts' expectations.

7:58 a.m. today

Meet the 'born multi-tasker' bringing Startup Grind to Raleigh

The latest program in several geared to helping entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses in the Triangle is Startup Grind. The global group, backed by Google for Entrepreneurs, is launching a Raleigh chapter led by local entrepreneur Dannielle Williams-Prades. And she is bringing a lot of energy to the job, as she explains in an exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire.

Startup Grind's Dannielle Williams-Prades Startup Grind's Dannielle Williams-Prades

Updated 6:36 a.m. today

As earnings soar, Quintiles ups expectations for 2014

Quintiles       Quintiles, the world's largest life science company, says new business surged 21 percent in its most recent quarter, driving revenues to $1.035 billion compared to $944 million a year ago. Earnings jumped 30 percent to 65 cents per share. Quintiles also adjusted upward its financial expectations for the year.

Updated 4:05 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Bitcoin edges closer to mainstream legitimacy through Dell's support

Analysis; Although supporting bitcoin will help Dell expand its customer base in the consumer and SMB sectors by providing a wider selection of payment methods, TBR believes the announcement will have a larger impact on the mainstream legitimacy of bitcoin currency.

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3:27 p.m. yesterday

Lenovo's top exec hails 'month of milestones' in growth

Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing hails results for Lenovo after research reports in PC, smartphone and table markets show continued sales growth. And Yang expects even more in months still to come as his "PC-Plus" strategy sweeps forward.

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Updated 11:08 a.m. yesterday

AT&T says it will deploy fiber network in Charlotte; eyes Apex, Garner

AT&T "confirmed" Wednesday that it will build a fiber-optic network for ultrafast Internet and entertainment services in Charlotte. The company already is committed to building fiber in the Triangle and Winston-Salem as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative.

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10:36 a.m. yesterday

Biotech Center awards $6.3m in loans, grants across state over past year

Dollar sign The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of its 2013-2014 fiscal year, while the Center's loan recipients brought in more than $77 million in outside funding during the period. For its fiscal year, the Biotech Center awarded more than $6.3 million in loans and grants.

Updated 9:34 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock House won't 'concur' on bill with crowdfunding, but ...

NC JOBS Act The N.C. House won't "concur" with a big Senate bill that includes crowdfunding and economic development legislation. But that doesn't mean crowdfunding is dead, says WRAL's Capitol Bureau chief.

9:04 a.m. yesterday

New freemium app greens JouleBug for national growth

ExitEvent ExitEvent news: The three-year-old sustainability app maker JouleBug unveils its latest iteration, and business plan, this fall, reports Sarah Headley for ExitEvent.

Updated 8:12 a.m. yesterday

Startup Grind comes to Raleigh; first event is Aug. 21

Startup Grind, a fast-growing national network for entrepreneurs that is sponsored by Google, now has a chapter in Raleigh. Its first event is set for Aug. 21. Raleigh entrepreneur Dannielle Williams-Prades is the Raleigh chapter director.

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6:42 a.m. yesterday

Tweet this: Twitter financials soar, stock flies high

The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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3:05 p.m. Tuesday

Lenovo dials up global smartphone share in record quarter

Even before its $2.9 billion for Motorola Mobility closes, Lenovo continues to show growth in smartphone sales. The latest report from research firm IDC shows Lenovo shipped a record number of phones in the second quarter and drove up its market share. However ...

Lenovo (yellow) grows smartphone sales but still trails leaders in big way Lenovo (yellow) grows smartphone sales but still trails leaders in big way

Updated 2:22 p.m. Tuesday

Offering a stipend to startups, Groundwork Labs demonstrates its own growth

Among all the efforts focusing on boosting startups in the Triangle these days, Groundwork Labs is unique. It's free. And now the program, which is funded by economic development group NC IDEA, is reaching beyond the Triangle to help startups by the offering of a housing stipend. John Austin, director of Groundworks, talks about the new program, how Groundworks is different, and the success it has had so far in helping grow new businesses from the ground up.

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1:40 p.m. Tuesday

China to investigate Microsoft for 'monopolistic behavior'

China business   Foreign technology suppliers, including Qualcomm and Apple, face growing pressure from Chinese regulators, who have launched anti-monopoly investigations and announced plans to examine products for security flaws.

1:29 p.m. Tuesday

Head's up, entrepreneurs: Triangle startup event calendar is packed

Innovate Raleigh The startup calendar for events in the Triangle is jammed from now through September. The latest update from the Innovation Raleigh provides an in-depth list.

1:09 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Inside EMC: Tech giant with big RTP presence switches gears to capitalize on data-driven disruption

Analysis: EMC, which operates multiple facilities in the Triangle, is making progress with its targeted growth initiatives, says Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research. But what must it do to ensure long-term success?

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