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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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?