Updated 11:04 a.m. today

NC gigabit Internet event to highlight fast-net solutions

North Carolina's long tradition of building networked local economies enters the digital age with the Smart Gigabit Communities Reverse Pitch competition on Tuesday. The US Ignite event includes RIoT (Regional Internet of Things) and the North Carolina Next Generation Network with support from North State Communications. Here's a preview plus details about where you can tune in remotely.

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Updated 2:45 p.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: Bonumose Biochem

Bonumose Biochem WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Bonumose Biochem, which is based in Virginia.

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Updated 7:21 p.m. today

Former Quintiles CEO Pike received $20.6M in compensation in 2016

​Former Quintiles chief executive Tom Pike received $20.6 million in compensation following his post-acquisition departure from the Durham-based clinical research company in late 2016, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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2:13 p.m. today

Durham's TrackX Technologies raises $4.6 million in equity

Biotechnology TrackX Technology doesn't have a website, but according to a trademark filing the company produces software and hardware used for "generating and manipulating" images taken by medical devices.

11:03 a.m. today

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals shares fall 8 percent after drug update, financials

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals ​BioCryst Pharmaceuticals stock fell 8 percent in Monday morning trading after it reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat estimates but also reported results for an experimental drug that disappointed investors..

10:36 a.m. today

Premium Lock Guest opinion: Why Trump should ignore Heritage Foundation plan to gut federal investment

State of the economy   On Tuesday, President Trump is expected to outline budget priorities during an address to Congress. However, if Trump embraces proposals made by the conservative Heritage Foundation, the resulting cuts would "gut" federal investment and hurt U.S. competitiveness, productivity, and innovation, says the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

10:22 a.m. today

WTW@15: Remembering darker days for NC life science ecosystem

WRAL TechWire As investors, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs gather in Raleigh for the annual CED Life Science Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, it's easy to forget the difficult times. As WRAL TechWire launched 15 years ago, one of our first major stories as about state budget cuts, the ongoing issue of scarce investment capital, and the threat these posted. Today, life science is booming. Here's a look back at those darker days as part of WTW's 15th anniversary locl back at the origins of our new site then known as Local Tech Wire. The author is LTW co-founder and continuing contributor Allan Maurer.

Updated 8:53 a.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: Contego Medical (+ video)

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is medical device startup Contego Medical, which is based in Raleigh.

8:00 a.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: kelahealth

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is KelaHealth, an informatics startup based in Durham.

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6:51 a.m. today

Premium Lock New controlled release tech platform aims to enhance drug, fertilizer delivery - and more

Lucideon, a materials development and commercialization organization that is dedicated to developing materials and products, in collaboration with industry partners, that meet the real needs of the market today and has recently opened a facility in RTP to serve the needs of North Carolina, has developed a new innovative controlled release technology called iCRT.

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6:12 a.m. today

Raleigh health tech startup MD Interconnect lands $770K

MED Interconnect, a Raleigh-based health care technology company has sold $770,000 in debt and equity, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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8:43 a.m. today

PRA Health CEO Shannon profits $5.8 million exercising stock options

North Carolina Business News Wire The chief executive officer of PRA Health Sciences Inc. made $5.8 million exercising stock options, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Premium Lock Previewing Mobile World Congress 'biggest gadget and services extravaganza' to date (+ video)

Mobile World Congress opening Monday in Barcelona is Mobile World Congress is guaranteed to be the biggest gadget and services extravaganza in the event's more than 20-year history, writes John Strand of Strand Consult, a global consulting firm in the U.K. Here's his preview. Plus, watch a video preview.

Updated 6:20 a.m. today

Joe Procopio: Talking startups with WedPic's Justin Miller (+ video)

Veteran entrepreneur, blogger, author and now video show host Joe Procopio talks startups with Justin Miller, the colorful founder of Raleigh-based WedPics. Plus, check out the video.

6:39 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside HPE: Transformation to embrace hybrid IT hurts short-term revenue

HPE Analysis: HPE endures revenue attrition as its transforms to embrace hybrid IT as made clear in its latest earnings report, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Stephanie Long.

5:32 a.m. today

WTW's week in review: 54 headlines not to be missed, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire over this past week, part two.

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WTW's week in review: 54 headlines not to be missed, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

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