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Updated June 24

Inventor with Duke connection seeks to subdue cellphone addiction

Musicians are increasingly asking concert-goers to put the cellphones away and an inventor believes he has the solution.

June 24

Mike Walden: How can we boost economic growth?

Mike Walden Analysis: There are two questions to address about the growth slump. The first is, what's causing it? The second is, what - if anything - can we do about it? As you will see, there's an abundance of both economic diagnoses and solutions.

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Updated June 24

Joan Siefert Rose: 7 crucial lessons in building successful startup hubs

Joan Siefert Rose Want to build a successful startup hub? Here are the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's top seven answers on what to do, and what not to do, to promote a vibrant entrepreneurial culture.

June 24

Red Hat CEO wins Ernst & Young tech entrepreneur honor

Jim Whitehurst   Jim Whitehurst, CEOf of Red Hat, is the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in technology award for the southeast.

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June 24

How do you teach human interaction to a robot? Lots of TV

Remember the Jetsons' robot maid, Rosie? Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers think her future real-life incarnations can learn a thing or two from Steve Carell and other sitcom stars.

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Updated June 24

Women-led startups flex muscles at healthcare investment showcase

Women in business  An exhibition of women-led healthcare startups was a highlight of the first Kayo Women in Healthcare Investing conference in Durham.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock NC House approves crowdfunding in first vote, but ...

Crowdfunding  In a strong bipartisan vote, the N.C. House on Thursday afternoon approved a crowdfunding bill by a whopping 99-1 margin. It appears the long battle to win approval of crowdfunding for startups in North Carolina could finally be nearing a close. However, this is not a "clean" bill.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock Red Hat to offer employees stock purchase plan as incentive

Red Hat           Red Hat, which is looking to double its revenues and employee headcount, plans to offer an employee stock purchase plan as an incentive to keep current workers as well as to attract new ones. Red Hat also says its CEO made more than $12 million last year.

June 24

Premium Lock Selling Software Group makes strategic, financial sense for Dell-EMC merger

Dell Analysis: The sale of Dell Software Group comes after the March announcement that NTT DATA will acquire Dell Services; both developments are driven by the need to jettison noncore assets and generate additional financing for Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, says Technology Business Research.

Updated June 23

Survey: Consumers value accuracy most from wearables

If you own a "wearable" technology device or you are thinking about buying one, the accuracy of the data these "smart" devices deliver is the most important buying-and-using factor, says a new survey. Raleigh biometric sensor startup Valencell and a trade association group conducted the survey.

Wearables survey from Valencell Wearables survey from Valencell

June 24

Triangle headlines: RTI-Zika research; Quintiles glucose monitoring; Cree's LED plant lights; PatientPay exec; Q2 award

Triangle headlines Triangle headline news this week includes: RTI to host Zika research; Quintiles offers new glucose monitoring service; Cree offers new LEDS to boost plants; PatientPay adds a new exec; and Quintiles joint venture Q2 wins an award.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Report: Triangle ranks among top metros for best VC returns

Venture capital investors are becoming increasingly attracted to Research Triangle area startups as various reports have cited. Why? New data shows that Triangle startups are delivering big returns for investors. In fact, RTP is one of the nation's hottest markets.

PitchBook exits report rates Raleigh-Durham highly PitchBook exits report rates Raleigh-Durham highly

June 24

Quirky gadgets galore (3D pens, moldable earbuds, bubblier beer) at NY tech show

From a 3-D pen that lets kids safely doodle with melted plastic to an electrically charged glass that makes beer taste bubblier, there was no shortage of fun and quirky gadgets at this year's CE Week. Plus: the show's host publish a series of YouTube videos about the latest gadgets.

June 23

Premium Lock In his own words: BlackBerry CEO on wooing analysts, his future vision

Think no one reads analysts' reports? Think again. In addressing BlackBerry shareholders at the company's annual meeting this week, CEO John Chen gave a spirited defense of his vision for the future. Interestingly, he also discussed how BlackBerry has courted analysts at research firms, noting the crucial role their reports play in buying decisions.

June 24

Twilio IPO smash; Instagram translations; drones vs. firefighters; nuke power ending in Calif.

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twilio stock nearly doubles in stock debut; Instagram offers translation service; drones becoming big problem for firefighters; and nuclear power set to end in California.

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