1:06 p.m. today

Premium Lock Cisco: 'Email compromise' attack is bigger threat than ransomware (+ video, tips to fight attacks)

Ransomware is a major story these days but there actually is a bigger threat confronting businesses and enterprises: Business email compromise attacks. So says tech giant Cisco in a new cybersecurity report. Plus, a new threat is emerging - "destruction of service" attacks which are linked to the growing Internet of Things universe.

Updated 11:57 a.m. today

Premium Lock Artificial heart through 3D printing could be major advance (+ video)

Engineers at ETH Zurich used 3D printing to make a soft, artificial heart made of the implantable material, according to research published last week in the journal Artificial Organs. Is a heart made of silicone within reach? Plus: Watch a video overview and read the full announcement.

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Updated 8:04 a.m. today

Premium Lock Lenovo CEO sets new target, hints he might quit if he fails

Yang Yuanqing  After diversifying Lenovo away from what he has called the "bread and butter" of PCs into servers, smartphones and all things Internet, Chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing is now making a play for ecommerce and AI success. And he tells Bloomberg he might quit if he fails.

Updated 7:36 a.m. today

Tech exec Steve Malik uses entrepreneurial skills in Major League Soccer, stadium pitches

Steve Malik's entrepreneurial success combined with his love for soccer could bring a major league soccer team to the Triangle as well as a new stadium. Presentations on Wednesday show Malik's entrepreneurial touch with his plans for a stadium in downtown Raleigh.

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12:18 p.m. today

Premium Lock Report: Half of consumers would trade smart home data for discounts

Some 50 percent of consumers who live in households with broadband services are willing to share Internet of Things data in return for electricity discounts, according to Parks Associates.

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Updated 12:02 p.m. today

Biotech, pharma services provider moving HQ to Durham

Alcami ​Alcami, a leading product development and manufacturing services provider for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, plans to finish relocating its international headquarters from Wilmington to Durham in 2018.

1:20 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Big Blue relies on Watson, cognitive computing to drive cloud, software growth

IBM's latest earnings report demonstrates that vertical-specific cloud solutions enhanced with Watson capabilities help IBM weather software license declines, says Technology Business Research Analyst Molly Gallaher Boddy.

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Updated 2:24 p.m. yesterday

Vivek Wadhwa: Amazon-Whole Foods deal shows disruptive competition comes out of nowhere

Vivek Wadhwa    The march of Amazon shows that this is the new nature of disruption: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere. The incumbents aren't ready for this and as a result, the vast majority of today's leading companies will likely become what I call toast--in a decade or less.

12:32 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Moody's: Tech giants Apple, Google Microsoft hoard $464 billion in cash

Looking for cash? All told, non-financial U.S. companies studied by Moody's hoarded $1.84 trillion of cash at the end of last year. That's up 11% from 2015 and nearly two and a half times the 2008 level.

6:36 a.m. today

NCBiotech company directory is new - and free - again

The price is right - free -- and the content is rich. It's the newly published 2017-18 print edition of the NCBiotech Company Directory.

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6:31 a.m. today

Amazon isn't technically dominant, but it pervades our lives

Amazon  Amazon's $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods merely extends Amazon's long quest to make shopping so convenient that consumers won't even think about stepping away from its embrace. The more successful that strategy, the more Amazon can monopolize the attention and shopping dollars of its customers -- which, of course, is perfectly legal.

Updated 11:01 a.m. yesterday

Garner-based Growers Holdings harvests $1M

​A Garner-based company that helps farmers get more crops from their land has raised $1 million in a private equity offering, according to a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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7:12 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock IBM can't shake revenue blues despite new initiatives

Shares in IBM took a major hit in after-hours trading Tuesday after the tech giant reported revenues that failed to meet analysts' expectations. Big Blue has now reported 21 consecutive quarters of year-on-year sales declines. So what's next?

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Updated 6:58 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Raleigh finance startup lands $3M venture investment

Constellation Digital Partners, a Raleigh-based startup focusing on a finance software platform, lands a $3 million investment from a credit union. The new venture is targeting credit unions, and seven have already signed on as investors.

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10:30 a.m. yesterday

Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: It's a 'time of power' for women in tech

Xerox  With headlines about sexual harassment sweeping Silicon Valley, the former CEO of Xerox has a message for women: Don't avoid the tech industry.

Updated 5:39 p.m. Tuesday

Google Glass is back: Enterprise Edition targets industry

Google Glass is back with a new "Enterprise Edition" announced on Tuesday. The initial target: Use on the job.

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2:15 p.m. Tuesday

Veteran commercialization exec Karen LeVert to lead NC IDEA board

NC IDEA Karen LeVert, a veteran commercialization executive, is the new board char at NC IDEA. The economic foundation also names three board members while two current members step down.

2:30 p.m. yesterday

Comic-Con wrestles with digital-age challenges

Comic-Con Comic-Con remains the biggest event of its kind, a four-day extravaganza that lures 130,000 pop-culture enthusiasts to San Diego. Yet the convention's main drawing power -- a chance to get first looks at highly anticipated movies and TV shows -- is grappling with digital-age challenges that could coalesce into its own form of Kryptonite.

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