Swiss-based Novartis AG, which has a research facility in the RTP and a biomanufacturing plant in Holly Springs, is launching a feasibility study of a "robotic pill" that could replace some drugs that now have to be given by injection with an oral version.
Video revenue surges, text string can disable iPhone Messages, Netflix subscriber growth, Snapchat IPO
In today's Bulldog roundup of tech news: study shows online video advertising revenue doubled over three years; Netflix projected to have 100 million subscribers by 2020; a tiny text string can disable iPhone Messages app; Snapchat plans an IPO.
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Vox Media has acquired Revere Digital, parent company of tech news site, ReCode. Vox will add the site to its online publications, which include tech lifestyle site, The Verge, current affairs site, Vox, and the gaming site Polygon, among others.
TechLaw: Avoidance of estate taxes is one consideration in estate planning. Under current law, however, estate tax issues generally affect only the wealthiest 1% of the population, but everyone should be mindful of income tax issues, specifically basis, when making estate planning decisions. Due to changes in the tax laws, estate plans and trusts put in place under prior law may no longer efficiently address these income and tax basis issues.
If you're considering adopting solar technology for your home or business, the North Carolina Clean Energy Center at North Carolina State University has teamed with EnergySage to help you make informed decisions.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news, reports say Twitter is in talks to acquire Flipboard; Novozymes to start operations of new $11M waste-to-energy system; Charlotte holding extended Google I/O event.
Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) is buying Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) in a cash and stock deal worth $55.33 billion, the two firms announced Tuesday. The merger creates one of the largest broadband and pay TV companies in the United States.
Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) CEO Jim Whitehurst is getting a $100,000 raise, which boosts his salary from $900,000 to $1 million as of June 1, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:AKTS), a manufacturer of innovative single crystal RF filters for mobile wireless, has completed a merger transaction in which Akoustis, Inc. ("Akoustis") became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Akoustis Technologies. It also announced a $5.3 million private placement offering of the its common stock.
Analysis: Another weak quarter financially led NetApp to announce 500 layoffs this week with many of those taking place at its campus in RTP. The storage technology device firm is facing increasing competition and is relying on "flash" offerings to rebuild revenue even as it cuts costs. Technology Business Research analyst Stephen Belanger offers his insight into what the company will do next.
In a slam-dunk vote, the N.C. House sided with Gov. Pat McCrory to create a new venture capital fund for startups totaling $40 million. It's part of the House-approved budget, which passed by a wide bipartisan margin. But what will happen in the Senate?
Camras Vision, a startup based at the First Flight Venture Center in RTP, takes home the top honor in the Big Launch Challenge, a joint effort of the First Flight Venture Center and The Launch Place in Danville, Va.
Uber is putting its collective foot on the gas pedal, looking to speed up growth in North Carolina. On Thursday, the aggressive startup disclosed plans for expanding its ride-sharing service to much of coastal Carolina just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
CityCamp NC is offering $3,000 in prizes to development teams who will gather for the fifth "unconference" where the goal is to develop next generation solutions for municipal governments through a hackathon.