Joe Magno, who earlier in his life founded, built, turned around and sold companies, formed an economic development plan for New York in 1995. Now he has to lead a nanobio plan for North Carolina. WRALTechWire Insiders can access the full story.
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Novozymes and Monsanto are teaming up to discover, develop and commercialize microbes that could be used in sustainable agriculture. WRALTechWire takes an inside look at the deal and what both firms are bringing to the table.
Computer science is a discipline taught in few U.S. schools. Online education startup Coursefork is partnering with Wiley Elementary School in Raleigh to help change that. Read how Coursefork is helping locally with the "Global Hour of Code" event.
Only 9 percent of chief information officers in the Raleigh and Charlotte metro areas are planning to expand their information technology teams in 2014. That's down from 15 percent from the second half of 2013 in Raleigh and the same in Charlotte, says IT talent management firm Robert Half Technology.
Crop giant Monsanto is teaming up with microbial and enzyme technology firm Novozymes to form a partnership that will target development of bioagricultural products that the companies say will be "sustainable." The deal includes a $300 million upfront payment to Novozymes, which operates its North American headquarters in Franklinton.
Emerging technology companies in Durham, Raleigh, RTP, Summerfield and Wake Forest land non-dilutive grants from economic development group NC IDEA. The organization has now handed out more than $3 million in grants since 2006.
Visitor after visitor at two recent technology events stopped in their tracks as they encountered PRSONAS - a striking, interactive hologram who welcomed them. While not a full-size moving Data from Star Trek, "Charity" is a life-size mannequin with a hologram head, a very human voice and a touchscreen for interaction. Charity and her follow-on Angeline are the creation of Chuck Rinker, a former NASA engineer and Electronic Arts game director. PRSONAS are now headed to market in a new, even more interactive release. WRALTechWire delivers the exclusive story with two more to follow.
AllThingsD editors Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, who are leaving News Corp. at the end of the year, have completed a deal with NBCUniversal for a news and conference business that will bring their current staff to a newly named website, according to people familiar with the matter.
On the fourth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC explores the Healthcare Connect Fund announced in 2013, and how it's helping to advance health care networks across the country, including the North Carolina TeleHealth Network.
How $7.5 billion assets will be allocated among the various Nortel companies and their creditors will be decided by courts, not in arbitration, according to a Dec. 6 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Twitter has garnered worldwide attention for its bad corporate governance practices and its inappropriate response to criticism. The company needs to be congratulated, however, for announcing that it is adding Marjorie Scardino to its board. Scardino is former chief executive of publishing giant Pearson and is highly accomplished. She is known for being outspoken. One woman board member isn't enough, however, no matter how competent or outspoken she is.
Reports say British and American intelligence officers have been spying on gamers across the world, deploying undercover officers to virtual universes and sucking up traffic from popular online games such as World of Warcraft.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, other communications providers and tech firms need to join Google, Facebook and others in calling for changes in US, other governments' spying on Internet and telecommunications users. New disclosures such as a report today about spying on virtual worlds and online gamers makes this issue even more crucial to our use of the Internet today and in the future.
Ziptronix strikes a deal to sell its development lab in Morrisville with two firms that it has licensed semiconductor technology to in the past. Eleven people work at the lab, and its new owners are looking to expand, a Ziptronix executive says.
ElectriCities of North Carolina and North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. are the newest members of the Research Triangle CleanTech Cluster. Each paid $15,000 to join.
With the paperwork now official, SafeStitch Medical has a new name and a different stock symbol. TransEnterix is the name and TRXC is the symbol. The changes reflect the merger of TransEnterix and SafeStitch, which made TransEnterix a public company.
Struggling to find a way to market for her hospital-infection fighting invention, Durham entrepreneur Ginny Porowski looked for help. Her search led to Groundwork Labs in Durham and then to Edison Nation Medical in Charlotte. Now her "GoGowns" have a distribution deal. Is financial success next? WRALTechWire Insiders can access the exclusive story.