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Exclusive: New Raleigh Chamber CEO on challenges, priorities, repealing HB2

In an exclusive Q&A interview, new Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce CEO Adrienne Cole talks about the challenges of the new job, her priorities and the fact repeal of House Bill 2 is a Chamber priority.

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Premium Lock Lenovo: No timeframe on Fujitsu deal; ex-Intel COO joins Lenovo data group

Lenovo's talks to merge Fujitsu's PC operations with its own have been postponed, Fujitsu says. But Lenovo says there is no timetable. Meanwhile, a former Intel exec tweets that she's joining Lenovo's data center group, which is based in the Triangle.

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Updated 7:54 a.m. today

Community colleges demo their power in workforce development

In a display of community college impact on jobs and the economy, representatives of nine CCs put on a far-reaching display Wednesday in Wilson. The president of Wilson Community College talks about the show, jobs, technology and more.

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Updated 58 minutes ago

Windsor Circle's CEO on pivot, layoffs: 'Buck stops with me'

When news broke that Windsor Circle, one of the Triangle's best-known emerging entrepreneurial companies, had laid off nearly half its staff, CEO and co-founder Matt Williamson didn't duck media questions. "Buck stops with me," he says. Some senior staff also were reduced to consulting roles, but Williamson insists the company;s culture hasn't been damaged.

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7:15 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside the Windsor Circle pivot: Why the change, why the layoffs?

Windsor Circle co-founder and CEO Matt Williamson explains why the company is changing its focus to larger customers - and why the move meant the layoffs affecting nearly half the firm's staff.

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8:32 a.m. today

RTP's UVision 360 looking for votes in startup showdown

UVision 360 Led by CEO Allison London Brown, UVision is focused on the development of a gynecological tool that will change the way the doctors view and operate in the endometrial cavity.

Updated 3:56 p.m. yesterday

Having a baby? UNC REX unveils an app to help with that

A new app is giving new meaning to the term "push" when it comes to giving birth. Hoping to provide pregnant mothers with help and advice at any time, UNC REX Healthcare is launching a mobile app that provides on-demand access to a wide variety of information and educational tools and pushes out notifications.

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10:08 a.m. yesterday

JCC programs close skills gap for employers, interest gap for job seekers

Serendipitous moments were a common occurrence at the first-ever "Career in a Year Showcase" Tuesday night at Johnston Community College. In the large lobby of the Tart Building filled with information about 100 possible paths, all requiring less than a year to complete or for certification, job seekers had plenty of opportunity to happen upon the right fit.

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12:40 p.m. yesterday

TransEnterix robotic surgery system expands to hernia repairs

TransEnterix, a Morrisville medical device company that uses robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, has expanded the clinical adoption of its Senhance Robotic Surgical System to include a full range of hernia repairs.

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10:31 a.m. yesterday

Novan hires former Quintiles exec to lead product development; CFO leaves

Novan is expanding its management team with a new chief development officer position. The company, which went public last year, also is looking for a new chief financial officer.

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9:39 a.m. yesterday

Celebrating National Agriculture Day: Feeding our children and grandchildren

National Agriculture Day is not just about farming. It's about creating a better world for the future of our children, communities and planet. This can only be accomplished through the kind of innovations in science and technology happening right here in the "Sweet Potato State," combined with the support of an educated general public.

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7:53 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock SAS steps up analytics talent drive with $3.4M Clemson deal

Noting that "analytical talent is in short supply and high demand in today's business world," SAS is adding Clemson to a growing global university network focusing on creating a larger talent pool of potential data experts. SAS, meanwhile, is looking to fill hundreds of jobs.

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9:49 a.m. yesterday

MaxPoint CEO receives 68% increase in compensation in 2016

MaxPoint ​The chief executive officer of marketing technology firm MaxPoint Interactive saw a 68 percent increase in pay last year, according to the company's proxy statement filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Updated 9:26 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock After $4M fund raiser, what's next for health data startup Bivarus?

Dave Levin Health data analytics startup Bivarus CEO Dave Levin, a Triangle life science marketing veteran, talks with WRAL TechWire about what his plans are for growing the Durham company after raising $4 million in new capital. The round was led by Hatteras Ventures. And Levin plans to immediately boost hiring by up to 15 people.

7:01 a.m. yesterday

Gates Foundation-backed AgBiome earns first product OK from FDA

AgBiome, the startup focusing on improvements in crop science and backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has received EPA approval for its first fungicide product.

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7:16 a.m. yesterday

More positive lung cancer treatment data boost Heat Bio

Heat Biologics Heat Biologics reports early positive results in a Phase 2 trial of its immunotherapy lung cancer treatment.

2:56 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Watch out, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM: Google Cloud an emerging threat (+ video)

Analysis: Google has evolved drastically over the past year. Not only have the productivity applications for business been rebranded and brought together with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio under a cohesive business unit in Google Cloud and leadership under Senior Vice President Diane Greene, but the resulting business has substantially furthered its messaging as well. Here's the first of a two-part report.

Updated 1:42 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Growing more STEM businesses and entrepreneurs in NC

STEM education news  It's no secret that North Carolina's public and private higher educational institutions have earned global prominence in their ability to successfully educate scientists, engineers and technologists. Every year significant numbers of our graduates are recruited by local and global corporations that have learned to value the scientific and technical capabilities of students and graduates of our great higher educational institutions. The looming question, however, is "How can we grow more of our own North Carolina STEM-based companies?"

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