Google Fiber went "live" in parts of Charlotte earlier this week, reflecting the Internet giant's continuing commitment to its network despite acknowledged heavy losses. While the company isn't talking on the record about a report it's cutting 50 percent of the Google Fiber work force, WRAL TechWire is told that Google is still chasing what it sees as a huge market opportunity.
Wilmington startup KWIPPED - get it, equipped? - is aiming to help match providers across a wide variety of business sectors with people and businesses who need to rent specialized equipment. KWIPPED is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference in Raleigh. Here's a profile.
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"Never do laundry again." Catch saying, eh? Charlotte-based 2ULaundry will be touting its pickup and delivery service during the CED Tech Venture conference. Here's a profile.
The US Department of Homeland Security is going to make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the country if they and their startup companies meet certain criteria to ensure they provide a "significant public benefit." That includes creating jobs and drawing investors to their US companies.
Tripwire Inc., which sells security solutions, says its survey of more than 220 IT security professionals at the Black Hat USA conference in Nevada at the beginning of August shows that two-thirds are not ready for security risks connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Research Triangle Park's new Park Center will soon become a hub for development and testing an innovative and futuristic transportation system and The Medical Innovator's collaborative. An RTP-based university/industry consortium is awarding $250,000 to two organizations that will work from space in the Park Center's Frontier building.
A leader in new and innovative technologies, WRAL added to its portfolio of over-the-top (OTT) apps with the launch of a feature-rich app for Apple TV.
Adding to security headaches for Apple and iOS users, researchers at N.C. State have discovered security vulnerabilities in the operating system for iPhones and iPads. These holes differ from problems reported internationally about Apple security problems on Thursday.
2016 has proven to be a year of online extortion through various malicious attack methods. Trend Micro Incorporated , a global security software and solutions company, has published its security roundup report, "The Reign of Ransomware," which analyzes the trends in attacks and vulnerabilities seen throughout the first half of this year. showing a 172 percent increase in ransomware and $3 billion in losses due to business email compromise scams so far in 2016.
WRAL TechWire is publishing a series of profile Q&As about the 90-plus startup and entrepreneurial companies that will be presenting at the CED Tech Conference. And this is an impressive group, based on our review of the information submitted so far. So it's no surprise to WTW that the list of investment funds attending the event is over 50. Their representatives shouldn't be bored.
The Launch Place invested $200,000 in Greensboro-based Roobrik Inc. in May and it also won a recent NC Idea grant. Nate O'Keefe, Roobrik's CEO, says the company is already putting the funds to work.
Raleigh-based startup Muses Labs aims to use what it calls "precision medicine" to combat chronic, complex diseases such as Alzheimer's It's already a partner with RTP-based Metabolon and George Washington University. So what is precision medicine and what's the technology behind Muses? Read our Q&A about the firm co-founded by former IBMers ahead of the CED Tech Venture Conference where Muses Labs will be among the presenters.
Veteran entrepreneur Eric Boggs' second startup, RevBoss, has already secured $1.1 million in financing as he seeks to grow the two-year-old venture focused on sales prospecting software. RevBoss is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference.
Backed by grants from the National Science Foundation, the state of North Carolina and the North Carolina State University Daugherty Endowment Fund, Raleigh startup LUMEOVA says its patent-pending wireless technology will boost WIFi speeds. With billions of devices utilizing wireless, LUMEOVA believes it can help ensure networks can handle the growing load. The company is among the startups presenting at CED Tech Venture.
Helium, a startup based in Durham, sees an opportunity in the growing use of smartphones as the primary camera for "content professionals" and media. They aim to offer accessories to support that trend and will be showcasing their offerings at the CED Tech Venture conference.
Durham-based Novan focuses on naotech dermatology and topical formulations. It plans to use the proceeds from the offering to fund drug development and a new drug application. It raised more than $100 million in venture backing in 2015.
Getting drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier can be a problem in treating neurological disorders, but scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School may have found a solution. They have created a molecular model of a transporter that could prove important in the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain.
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