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2:15 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Fresh of $25M funding, Spoonflower wants a CFO with IPO experience

Its revenue has skyroccketed over the past three years; it has landed a big Boston investor and $25 million in cash - including money from Bull City Ventures. And now Durham-based Spoonflower is aiming even higher. The company wants a chief financial officer with - you guessed it - IPO experience. "Special bonuses also are available for the right candidate." They'd love to hire someone with Triangle connections, too. This is one very fascinating job description. Plus they have a host of other openings.

Spoonflower's colorful lobby Spoonflower's colorful lobby

Updated 11:59 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Report: New strategy makes IBM 'driving force' in Internet of Things

IBM Cloud    IBM's decision to invest three billion and hire 2,000 workers to staff its new Internet of Things Business Unit solidifies its position as a preeminent player and driving force in mainstream IoT adoptions, says research firm Strategy Analytics.

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1:00 p.m. yesterday

Sharks, skateboards, survival, oh my! It's Discovery VR network debut

​Discovery is unleashing the first videos for its virtual reality network, Discovery VR, a fledgling service that is testing the limits and capabilities of the immersive format.

Tags: Internet
10:01 a.m. yesterday

Behind $1.85B Novo Nordisk deal: It takes a quiet team effort

When a chorus of cheers accompanies announcements like the $1.85 billion Novo Nordisk expansion in Clayton, the echo is a reminder: it only happens because a lot of behind-the-scenes work quietly makes it possible.

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2:00 p.m. yesterday

Looking for more tweets: Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO

Twitter ​Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.

10:34 a.m. yesterday

Judge orders billionaire Murdock, exec to pay $148M in Dole buyout fight

David Murdock   Billionaire David Murdock, the founder of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, and an executive at Dole Food have been ordered to pay $148 million in a dispute over Murdock's buyout of that company in 2013. The judge says Dole directors and shareholders were mislead in the deal.

Updated 8:09 a.m. yesterday

AT&T, CenturyLink to use $42M in FCC funds for rural NC broadband expansion

Fiber optic network                     AT&T and CenturyLink are going to expand broadband Internet access to nearly 50,000 rural area homes and businesses over the next three years using some $42 million in funds provided by the Federal Communications Commission.

9:40 a.m. yesterday

'Bold but reckless:' Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service

Sprint ​Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphoneservice in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T. An analyst calls the offer bold but reckless.

7:25 a.m. yesterday

Pharmaceutical firm adding 110 jobs in $65M Greenville expansion

New jobs     Mayne Pharma, which already operates a big production plant in Greenville, is going to add as many as 110 jobs as part of a $65 million expansion plan. Jobs include scientists, manufacturing and other positions. It's the second big life science expansion announced in N.C. this week.

7:02 a.m. yesterday

Silicon Valley semiconductor firm buys Raleigh-based Ziptronix for $39M

Ziptronix, a semiconductor firm spun off from RTI International which raised more than $30 million over the years in venture capital, has been sold to a Silicon Valley firm for $39 million. The RTP company has been a pioneer in development of 3-D chip technology.

Ziptronix bonding technology in process. Ziptronix bonding technology in process.

Updated 6:27 a.m. yesterday

Apple to unveil new iPhones, gadgets; cameras reportedly to be sharper

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones launched a year ago      ​Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. And a key improvement is cameras with more capabilities, a media report says.

Updated 6:31 a.m. yesterday

FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech - or 'biosimilar' - drugs

FDA   The Food and Drug Administration has released its proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines called "biosimilars." Plus: Read the full statement from the FDA.

Updated 3:00 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Jay Parker resigns from senior post at Lenovo

Jay Parker, one of the most familiar faces among Lenovo's executive leadership in North Carolina, has left the company, WRAL TechWire has confirmed. At one time Parker was head of Lenovo's North American operations.

Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ

11:31 a.m. Thursday

CED's Tech Venture event draws more than 50 top VC, angel firms

Next month's CED Tech Venture event already has commitments from more than 50 venture capital, angel groups and investors to be on hand looking for possible deals. Durham-based Spoonflower just landed a $25 million investment that its founders link directly to meeting investors at last year's show. Will deal lightning strike for other startups?

CED Tech Venture CED Tech Venture

10:45 a.m. Thursday

Uber hails passage of ride-sharing regulation bill in NC

Uber Continuing disagreements about the budget dominate the news from the General Assembly, but there is some movement of interest to the state's technology community. A bill regulating ride-sharing services such as Uber is expected to pass today. But what about crowdfunding and that new state venture fund?

6:17 a.m. yesterday

New Pentagon high-tech institute; Facebook breaks billion barrier; new cholesterol drug; Apple ships 3.6M Watches; Google rebuffs EU

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The Pentagon is backing a new high-tech innovation institute to be announced today in Silicon Valley; Facebook tops 1 billion users in a day for the first time; Amgen wins OK for new cholesterol drug; Apple ships 3.6 million smartwatches in second quarter; and Google rebuffs the EU in anti-trust fight.

Updated 10:17 a.m. Thursday

Lenovo confirms Motorola exec to lead combined smartphone business

Rick Osterloh, right, now heads Lenovo's smartphone business Rick Osterlog, the president of Motorola, will be the leader of Lenovo's smartphone businesses under a reorganization plan the global tech giant says. However, the company will maintain two brands and Lenovo executive Chen Xudong remains leader of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group.

8:29 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Lenovo mobile leader asks 'patience' for his strategy to win 'smartphone market melee'

Chen Xudong, the recently named head of Lenovo's mobile group, uses his personal blog to make the case for the changes he's making. One company but apparently two brands. A focus on quality, not price. Regaining trust. An emphasis on an "imperative" of "three things." He asks for patience, says he is "convinced" Lenovo "has a chance to win" what he calls the "smartphone crowded market melee." Our WTW Insiders get the full story.

Chen Xudong Chen Xudong

Updated 8:49 p.m. Wednesday

Clayton celebrates 'huge' Novo Nordisk expansion

Clayton and Johnston County celebrated a big win in the competition for high-paying jobs Wednesday when Novo Nordisk announced plans to expand its plant there by almost 700 employees.

Updated 1:54 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinki's new game is 'LawBreakers' - Here's the video

Cliff Bleszinski's first game apart from Epic: It's 'LawBreakers.' Here's the video trailer just published on Wednesday: "The Shattering changed everything -- forever. Witness the worldwide premiere trailer of LawBreakers, the highly-anticipated debut FPS from Cliff Bleszinski & Boss Key Productions."

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