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Updated 4:01 p.m. Friday

McCrory signs NC crowdfunding law

Gov. Pat McCrory Gov. Pat McCrory signed a crowdfunding law Friday that gives North Carolina startups an alternative way to raise funds and brings a new pool of investors to the table.

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11:40 a.m. Friday

Analyst says: Pokemon GO will expand the AR market

Pokemon GO Pokemon GO is set to become a significant contributor to the expansion of the global augmented reality (AR) software market, which will reach $30 billion in scale by 2020. So says analysis from global market research firm, Trendforce. Revenue from Pokémon GO alone is forecast to top $800 million in 2017.

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1:49 p.m. Friday

Snowden talks, iPhones vulnerable to hack; Verizon disconnecting some users

Bulldog In today's roundup of technology news: Edward Snowden says he "never expected to be saved;" older versions of Apple iPhone and Mac operating systems can be easily hacked; Verizon dropping ulimited users racking up more than 100GB a month.

Updated 7:32 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock Morrisville-based digital CRO Clinipace raises more millions

Clinipace Worldwide, a Morrisville-based digital contract research and life sciences services company, has raised more equity. It racked up more than $50 million in investments since 2003.

Clinipace nabs more equity. Clinipace nabs more equity.

7:00 a.m. Friday

Durham makes another top 10 list of best places to live and work

A salute to Durham In the latest of a string of kudos, Durham made the Career list of the top 10 best places to live and work.

6:28 a.m. Friday

MCNC revenue grows, sets goal of all time high broadband connectivity

MCNC MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), says that as it starts a new fiscal year with growing revenue and employee base it is ready to bring broadband connectivity levels in the state to all-time highs.

1:59 p.m. Thursday

CEO leaving Biogen

Biogen George Scangos, CEO of Biogen (Nasdaq:BIIB) said he is stepping down to spend time with his family on the West Coast. The company said it will seek a replacement immediately.

Updated 7:12 a.m. Friday

Patheon shares jump 17 percent

Panthheon Patheon,(NYSE:PTHN) the contract drug maker headquartered in Durham, priced its initial public offering of stock at $21 and closed at $25 a share Thursday.

8:17 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Teamworks investment amount disclosed in SEC filing

Teamworks, a venture launched by a former Duke University football player that provides mobile collaboration and communications software targeting athletic organizations, disclosed the amount of its multi-million dollar investment in an SEC filing.

Teamworks as a communications hub Teamworks as a communications hub

8:09 a.m. Thursday

Snapchat, YouTube, Google Maps top 3 Android phone resource hogs

Android Snapchat, YouTube and Google Maps are the top 3 apps most likely to drain Android device resources, according to The AVG Android App Performance and Trend Report H1 2016. Apps doing better are surprises.

Updated 7:33 a.m. Thursday

Many companies go from NCBiotech loans to big investments

N.C. Biotechnology Center The latest company loans awarded by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in the fourth quarter of FY 2016 bring to 189 the number of North Carolina bioscience companies that have received funding from the Center since its inception in 1984. The companies have received 276 loans totaling just under $34 million. Subsequently those portfolio companies have raised almost $3.7 billion in additional funding.

Updated 7:33 a.m. Thursday

NC Biotech Center awarded $2.5M to universities and companies

Biotechnology The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 36 loans and grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to universities and bioscience companies during the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending June 30.

7:04 a.m. Thursday

Amazon inks lease for large Durham warehouse has signed a lease for a large warehouse space on TW Alexander Drive in Durham.

1:30 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Microsoft cloud strategy good for the longerm, analyst says

Accelerating cloud adoption presents near-term financial struggles, but long-term revenue gains for Microsoft, says TBR analyst Kelsey Mason.


3:04 p.m. Wednesday

Spotify headed for IPO, Valencel, Samsung deal, Facebook

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: Spotify aims for IPO next year; Valencel inks deal with Samsung; and Facebook messenger service hits 1 billion users.

1:51 p.m. Wednesday

Emerging tech will boost industry revenue to new highs

Drones Broader adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enthusiasm for emerging technology will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to new highs in retail and wholesale revenue as emerging tech categories push the entire industry forward,according to the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) semi-annual forecast.

Updated 1:33 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Triangle firm's Quantum Molecular drug design could revolutionize drug discovery

A Triangle-based biotech company may have the answer to both vastly reducing the cost of new drug discovery while also significantly speeding up the process of finding successful drug candidates to fight a wide range of indications, including cancer, central nervous system disorders and heart disease.

Edward Addison, CEO, chair, Cloud Pharmaceuticals Edward Addison, CEO, chair, Cloud Pharmaceuticals

1:43 p.m. Tuesday

Joan Siefert Rose: Unlikely places delivering great startup investment value include RTP

Joan Siefert Rose Recent analysis of investment data from venture capitalist Fred Wilson and PitchBook confirm that the Research Triangle is among the best regions for returns on VC. And the CED is finding new ways to unlock more deals through its Connections to Capital program, writes Joan Siefert Rose.

11:46 a.m. Tuesday

Groundwork Labs to offer condensed entrepreneur program

Groundwork Labs Groundwork Labs, which focuses on helping entrepreneurs develop skills needed for building successful startups, is offering a condensed program for those who can't take part in a full-time offering.

Updated 1:19 p.m. Monday

Durham startup Teamworks lands first outside investment capital

Durham startup Teamworks, a fast-growing venture launched by a former Duke University football player that provides mobile collaboration and communications software targeting athletic organizations, has closed on its first outside funding in its 12-year history.

A sample from Teamworks A sample from Teamworks

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