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Updated 12:35 p.m. today

Silicon Valley software firm WalkMe plans to hire 'hundreds' in Raleigh

WalkMe, a Silicon Valley-based software firm, has opened an office in Raleigh and plans to hire "hundreds" of people over the next several years. The firm already lists 11 open positions in Raleigh.

Welcoming WalkMe to Raleigh Welcoming WalkMe to Raleigh

1:50 p.m. today

Mosanto rejects Bayer's $62B takeover bid

Monsanto Monsanto is rejecting Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate.

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Updated 1:18 p.m. today

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Changing market requires portfolio reboot

NetApp Analysis: In previewing NetApp's latest earnings report on May 25, Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber says the tech storage firm will endure declines as it invests to secure market relevance.

9:52 a.m. today

Premium Lock New digital news competitor for RTP: Crain's

Crain's Crain's, the business publishing conglomerate, is expanding its digital footprint to the Triangle. The daily newsletter means more competition for tech, life science and other business news across RTP.

8:50 a.m. today

Wilmington's impressive biotech, life science entrepreneurial potential

Guest opinion: "I had an exciting adult field trip in my own town, within my own university, as I explored the world of biotechnology and life science business opportunities in Wilmington," writes UNCW professor Dr. Suzanne Altobello.

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7:47 a.m. today

Premium Lock Closing books on 2015: $1.25B in NC capital + A tip of the cap to CED

Joan Siefert Rose The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is closing the 2015 financial books for startups and emerging companies in North Carolina with data about grants. The new information boosts the capital haul to more than $1.2 billion. Plus: here's a "thank you" to the CED for its Innovators Report.

Updated 7:49 a.m. today

Premium Lock Report: Startup capital funding off to slower start in '16

CED Startups and emerging firms that the Council for Entrepreneurial Development defines as "entrepreneurial companies" are off to a slower start in 2016 when it comes to fundraising. That's according to data in the CED's new Innovators Report.

Updated 7:51 a.m. today

'Wow:' Quintiles takes vivid VR plunge to improve digital health

Darrell Pryor, news photographer for WRAL TV, utters a "wow" and smiles as he removes the virtual reality goggles during the first VR demo given by Quintiles to news media about its new VR initiative. But Quintiles isn't playing games. It's aiming to improve the clinical trials process and digital health. "We feel we are out there at the edge," says the Quintiles exec leading the VR charge. "People come out of the experience different." Indeed, they do.

12:31 p.m. today

More room to tweet; more ads at Google maps; Facebook news changes; apps TV future, says Apple

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter revises tweet multimedia limits; more ads are coming to Google Maps; Facebook makes changes in news after meeting with conservatives; and Apple's Tim Cook says apps are the future of TV.

6:20 a.m. today

Afrofuturism emerges as key theme at Moogfest

What is it? Reggie Watts, Janelle Monae and others discuss and debate somewhat nebulous Afrofuturism movement at Moogfest. Jon Mareane of ExitEvent reports.

Reggie Watts performs at Moogfest Reggie Watts performs at Moogfest

12:49 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock NVCA embraces Fostering Innovation Act, says it will boost startup IPOs

Venture Capital     In an open leader to House of Representatives leaders, the chief executive officer of the National Venture Capital Association calls for passage of the "Fostering Innovation Act." Bobby Franklin says the bill would help more startups execute IPOs.

6:43 a.m. today

Narratives for spreadsheets; Spiffy's $1.6M; RTP traffic warning; Ag biotech showcase winner

Triangle headlines In today's Triangle headlines, a wrapup of stories about RTP-related technology news: Automated Insights unveils new software for creating a spreadsheet narrative; startup Spiffy raises $1.6 million; a former transportation secretary offers advice to the Triangle; and a look at the winner of the N.C. Biotechnology Center's ag tech showcase winner.

Updated 7:40 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock After filling venues, Moogfest sets dates for return to Durham in '17

Moogfest 2016 has wrapped and Downtown Durham is returning to normal after a weekend of techies roaming the streets looking for action. They found plenty, with interactive art installations - free for all - in every plaza, DJs spinning non-stop in local nightclubs and parks, and future technology being discussed and demonstrated all over town.

A beachball synth interactive installation at Moogfest A beachball synth interactive installation at Moogfest

Updated 11:43 a.m. yesterday

Bayer exec: Crop science HQ would be in St. Louis if $62B deal OK'd

In a huge deal that would have an impact on North Carolina where Bayer and Monsanto both have operations, Germany-based Bayer AG has made a formal acquisition offer totaling some $62 billion. If the deal were to close, the combined headquarters for crop science would be in St. Louis.

A worker in a Bayer CropScience greenhouse. A worker in a Bayer CropScience greenhouse.

12:09 p.m. yesterday

North Carolina ag leaders promote innovation at NCBiotech event

Agricultural technology superstar Randy Marcuson has a quick answer to those who wonder how North Carolina continues to expand its global leadership in the field. "Innovators spawn other innovators," the former president and CEO of highly successful Embrex tells attendees at the fourth annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.

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6:43 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Bayer Crop Science CEO spells out benefits of Bayer-Monsanto combination

Jim Blome, CEO of Bayer Crop Science which is based in RTP, says the proposed $62 billion acquisition of seed and crop science rival "will better equip us to tackle the agricultural challenges of the future today."

Bayer greenhouse in RTP Bayer greenhouse in RTP

8:10 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock 'Dear Hugh': The Bayer letter explaining 'our strong interest'

In a letter disclosed by Bayer AG early Monday, Bayer AG's management outlines its reasoning for why the German-based firm with a big presence in RTP wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion.

Bayer Crop Science HQ in RTP Bayer Crop Science HQ in RTP

Updated 5:19 p.m. Sunday

Premium Lock Moogfest:Use technology to make the world beautiful

The connection between the sound system used in the ancient Roman Coliseum and modern technology is closer than you might think, said music and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier at Moogfest Saturday afternoon.

Jaron Lanier with ancient mouth organ at Moogfest Jaron Lanier with ancient mouth organ at Moogfest

6:27 p.m. Sunday

Premium Lock Can machines create humanlike music and art?

Will our "robot overlords" someday become creative enough to make music and art humans appreciate? The folks at Moogfest from Google Brain's Magenta project say that what they're really up to is using machine learning to create new tools artists can use to enhance their own expression.

Dough Eck explains google Brain's Magenta project at Moogfest Dough Eck explains google Brain's Magenta project at Moogfest

6:00 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Look for more acquisitions to drive cloud growth

Analysis: Expect Cisco to acquire hybrid cloud management and orchestration software and expand its hyperconverged solutions to effectively compete with HPE, Dell, EMC and Nutanix. So believe analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco in the last of a three-part review.

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