Updated 3:39 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Republic founding CEO: 'David' is 'better armed' to fight Goliaths

David Morken is turning loose the "David" he helped create to take on the "Goliaths" in the wireless industry as Republic Wireless spins out from Raleigh-based Bandwidth. But Morken says Republic's new CEO and the company are ready to fight even more aggressively while he turns his attention to Bandwidth, which is ready for "cleared hot" growth.

David Morken, Republic take on Goliaths of wireless David Morken, Republic take on Goliaths of wireless

3:38 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Amazon Web Services reinvents its portfolio to capture greater IoT business

Amazon Web Services Analysis: AWS is reinventing its Internet of Things (IoT) suite, and addressing a number of shortcomings, with a one-year anniversary buildout of suite of IoT capabilities.

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11:22 a.m. yesterday

Internet of Things education is back with RIoT ED developer day

RIoT RIoT gears its education event towards engineers and developers looking for extended hands-on time with the most cutting edge IoT hardware and software available today. Students are also welcome. They'll have ample time to meet and network with the product teams.

11:10 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Report: Big data analytics is exploding with machine learning, streaming, IoT driving growth

Internet of Things The big data software management market is projected to increase by nearly 500 percent to $9.4 billion by 2020. And it will be dominated by three major trends, says a new report.

Updated 3:32 p.m. yesterday

FCC: AT&T, Verizon shouldn't exempt own apps from data caps

FCC        U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones.

11:20 a.m. yesterday

Boom in virtual reality devices still more virtual than reality

Virtual reality sales disappointing this holiday season Virtual reality is supposed to be the next big thing. But after a lot of pre-holiday season buzz, what some thought would be the hot item for the season seems to be falling flat.

Updated 7:35 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Triangle Technology Executives Council's new leader spells out group's mission, goals

Marc Montoro, a former long-time executive with the North Carolina Technology Association, is the new executive director of the Triangle Technology Executives Council. In an exclusive Q&A, Montoro talks about the group, its mission, plans and plans for 2017. He succeeds John Crites, who helped found the group, which includes many of the Triangle's top tech companies.


6:49 a.m. yesterday

Father-and-son team takes top prizes in NC Datapalooza

Eleven-year-old Gavin Clark and father Will Clark, who won the CityCamp NC competition in 2015, take home the top prizes in the 2016 NC Datapalooza event. Here's a recap of the event.

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Updated 3:53 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Red Hat: Traditional firms lag 'digital natives' - startups, emerging companies - in new tech

In the cloud Many traditional enterprise companies recognize the importance of new and emerging technologies in digital transformation efforts but lag far behind startups and emerging companies, according to a new survey from Red Hat.

Updated 11:25 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Filings: Raleigh SaaS startup raises $250K; Concord firm lands $825K

Looking for cash? A new software-as-a-service startup in Raleigh and a new real estate-focused venture in Concord have raised new funding, according to securities filings.

6:34 a.m. yesterday

What to stream? How DirecTV Now compares to other online TV services

DirecTV app DirecTV Now is the latest online TV service to offer an alternative to cable or satellite packages that can easily cost about $100 a month. Here's a sampling of the increasing variety in streaming services.

Updated 4:00 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Republic CEO talks growth, profitability, $100M in revenue and climbing

Did you know that Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is close to a $100 million-a-year company and growing fast? New CEO Chris Chuang talks about Republic's rapid growth, its awards for service, profitability, and how the company plans to defend its WiFi calling technology.

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12:03 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Tech foundation: Saving Carrier jobs offers 'new approach' to economic growth

Jobs        Guest opinion: "Contrary to early reactions from the left and the right, the Carrier deal opens the door to a new approach to U.S. economic growth policy that is sorely needed," says Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

Updated 3:59 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Republic Wireless plans more jobs, marketing, new products with $30M spinout

Chris Chuang, the CEO of newly spun-out Republic Wireless, has big plans to grow the former Bandwidth company thanks to a $30 million cash infusion and ongoing growth. In the first of a two-part exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire, Chuang spells out his goals.

Chris Chuang, left, and David Morkin Chris Chuang, left, and David Morkin

10:36 a.m. Thursday

Heat Biologics stock plunges 50% after unfavorable drug trial results

Heat Biologics stock fell more than 50 percent in Thursday morning trading after the drug developer announced that its bladder cancer drug did not produce favorable results in a Phase 2 trial.

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9:44 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock GSK's Newborn Survival Project, QuintilesIMS earn top health industry awards

Two of the most prestigious life science industry awards go to GlaxoSmithKline and QuintilesIMS.

7:53 a.m. Thursday

Group aiming to create 20M jobs partners with NC COIN organization

Job development efforts, including a big emphasis on STEM training and employment, are getting a major boost in North Carolina. Greensboro-based North Carolina Center of Innovation Network is partnering with Jobenomics as part of a national effort to create 20 million jobs.

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Updated 3:58 p.m. Thursday

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless spins out as own company

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, a five-year-old company that at launch was among the first telecommunications providers to offer WiFi-based calling, is spinning out as a separate company from parent Bandwidth. It also is getting a $30 million cash infusion.

More phone choices from Republic  More phone choices from Republic

9:07 a.m. Thursday

New Raleigh healthcare startup raises nearly $3M

North Carolina Business News Wire Essential Health Solutions, led by a former Metabolon executive, launched on Nov. 15 and in a securities notice says it has raised $2.8 million

9:01 a.m. Thursday

ECU, First Flight, Investor's Circle land federal economic development grants

Dollar sign      East Carolina University Durham-based Investors' Circle and the First Flight Venture Cemter have landed federal grants to help promote entrepreneurship development programs.

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