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7:00 a.m. yesterday

From the White House to London, NCSU professor to receive latest award in Amsterdam

Jay Baliga, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University On Saturday, North Carolina State University engineering professor Jayant "Jay" Baliga will be in Amsterdam to receive the highest award in his field - the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Updated 3:57 p.m. yesterday

Valley loses, Triangle gains: Report cites options for vexed SF startups

Innovation Widely read tech publication CNET gives a big shout-out to the Triangle in an in-depth report about alternative destinations other than traditional tech hubs such as San Francisco. Growing "clashes" in the Golden Gate are driving entrepreneurs to pursue alternative destinations, CNET says. And Triangle is one of them.

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3:55 p.m. yesterday

Doctor who survived Ebola: 'Please continue to pray for Liberia and the people of West Africa ...'

As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

Americans Ebola Americans Ebola

3:45 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Exclusive: New Biotech Center CEO will 'push the envelope with new ideas and programs'

In the second part of an exclusive in-depth Q&A with Doug Edgeton, the new CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the veteran life science executive talks about his goals, his background, and the Center's commitment to development of the sector across the state.

Douge Edgeton  Douge Edgeton

Updated 9:54 a.m. yesterday

Growing number of states clear way for crowdfunding

Note: WRAL TechWire has covered aggressively the issue of crowdfunding legislation in North Carolina. the NC JOBS Act failed this week. Other states, however, are moving ahead. This story recapping efforts elsewhere was published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Crowdfunding Crowdfunding

9:33 a.m. yesterday

Forget business networking - build personal relationships

ExitEvent Thoughts on networking from ExitEvent Founder Joe Procopio: I've seen a rash of thought-expert pieces lately on the art of networking. Some of them are quite smart. Others are straight garbage.

Updated 8:15 a.m. yesterday

Lenovo exec, a former IBMer, says union claim about massive Big Blue layoffs in '05 is 'not true'

Alliance at IBM, which is seeking to represent Big Blue employees, on Thursday issued a statement in which it warned current IBMers who will transition to Lenovo as part of the $2.3 billion x86 server transaction, about layoffs. it claimed big layoffs were part of the initial IBM-Lenovo PC deal in 2005. A senior Lenovo executive and a former IBMer involved in that deal says the union's claim is "not true."

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

7:18 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Exclusive: New Biotech Center CEO lays out future vision

Life science veteran executive Doug Edgeton, who once ran the Piedmont Research Park in Winston-Salem, spells out his vision for where he hopes to take the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as its new CEO in an exclusive Q&A with WRAL Tech Wire. He says N.C. has a fight on its hands to grow one of the nation's largest biotech industry clusters. But Edgeton believes he's ready for the job. Restoring state budget cuts is a "top priority" as well as recruiting and helping build new businesses. "We have to be creative in finding ways to bring technologies to the marketplace that will improve lives, create well-paying jobs and create wealth for the people of our state," Edgeton explains.

Doug Edgeton Doug Edgeton

3:57 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Major RTP angel investor supports GroundFloor's move, says lack of crowdfunding will hurt NC startups

One of the Triangle's most active angel investors with money wagered on Wedpics, Adzerk, Groundfloor, Offline Media, Rocketbolt, SnapYeti, and Trinket, says the lack of crowdfunding is going to hurt startups in N.C. But he also supports GroundFloor's move to Georgia where its crowdlending model already is being rolled out. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive story.

Mark Easley Mark Easley

2:29 p.m. Thursday

Two Toasters celebrates Inc. 5000 by paying it forward: A fundraiser for Girls Who Code

There's no "ice bucket challenge" at the headquarters of mobile apps startup Two Toasters, but the team is cooking. Its rapid revenue growth earned the Durham startup a spot in the Inc. 5000, and the celebration is a fundraiser for Girls Who Code.

Girls Who Code Girls Who Code

1:06 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Clinverse CEO: Pharma industry changes mean more business opportunities

Denis Connaghan, Clinverse's chief executive officer, has $9.1 million in new funding to exploit changes in the pharmaceutical business that mean more opportunities for his clinical trials technology firm. He also talks about the challenges he has faced in his first year on the job in an exclusive Q&A for WRAL TechWire Insiders.

Clinverse Clinverse

10:22 a.m. Thursday

Vivek Wadhwa: Changing Silicon Valley's frat boy culture, part 2

Vivek Wadhwa Things are changing for the better. There is outrage at the sexism that is coming to light in Silicon Valley; solutions are being discussed and implemented; women are beginning to help each other; and the venture-capital system is looking at itself critically and mending its ways.

10:12 a.m. Thursday

Building a startup in the Ukraine? Yes, Durham entrepreneurs say

Groundwork Labs graduates William and Galyna Tate prepare to return to the U.S. and launch their startup after six months in the war-torn nation. Galyna is a native of the Ukraine and still has family there. They discuss their startup and the challenges they have faced in a Q&A.

William and Galyna Tate William and Galyna Tate

10:01 a.m. Thursday

$15M Marcus Foundation grant boosts cord blood research at Duke

The Duke award enables cell therapy expert Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., and leading autism authority Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, to pioneer new treatment approaches and cell-based therapies that could potentially benefit many autism patients.

Home Depot co-founder, philanthropist Bernie Marcus. Home Depot co-founder, philanthropist Bernie Marcus.

Updated 8:18 a.m. Thursday

Prediction: Failure to pass crowdfunding, other economic development bills will hurt N.C.

NC JOBS Act   North Carolina had a chance to establish itself as a leader in the emerging trend of crowdfunding for startup businesses. The state also could have had more money to invest in economic development. But the General Assembly failed to pass the bills. And don't be surprised if our state suffers.

7:04 a.m. Thursday

Hey, world: Triangle is no longer 'South-by-SouthMaybe'

A joke circulating earlier this year lumped the Triangle, Nashville, Chicago together under a moniker that chided many cities' perceived Austin-envy: "South-by-SouthMAYBE." But at the Southern Governors' Association meeting, Adam Klein, who runs the American Underground in Durham and Raleigh, lets the world know: There's no "maybe" about the Triangle as an entrepreneurial metro. Be sure to read Klein's essay, requested by and written especially for WRAL TechWire.

Adam Klein, left, touts Triangle to Southern Governors Adam Klein, left, touts Triangle to Southern Governors

6:22 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Beware, Lenovo: HP's PC, x86 server revenues are surging

HP on Wednesday reported an increase in revenue for its most recent quarter, ending a streak of 11-straight declines. Surging PC and x86 server revenues helped - two markets where Lenovo either leads the world or hopes to when its $2.3B deal for IBM's x86 business closes. Analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business research examines HP's earnings report.

HP's Meg Whitman HP's Meg Whitman

3:52 p.m. Wednesday

MCNC's chief technology officer joins lineup for 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' conference

Fiber optic network            Mark Johnson, chief technology officer at MCNC and a former executive with Internet 2, is part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS.

2:44 p.m. Wednesday

Silicon Valley accelerator picks Durham startup Mission 100 Percent

ExitEvent Prestigious Valley accelerator Imagine K12 picks Mission 100 Percent for its next class, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

2:24 p.m. Wednesday

AT&T to beat Google with gigabit Internet in Silicon Valley

AT&T GigaPower AT&T says it will offer its ultrafast Internet and entertainment service in Google's backyard of Cupertino, Calif. AT&T is ramping up its GigaPower network in the Triangle, other metro areas in North Carolina, and across the country while Google Fiber offers its service in select markets.

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