Q2 Solutions, the new life science services subsidiary launched by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, has a familiar face leading it as CEO: Costa Panagos, who has worked at Quintiles for the past 15 years. So why give up corporate security to take the new job? How does he feel about it? And what does Q2 offer in terms of improving healthcare? WTW Insiders get the exclusive details.
In a new report titled "Artificial Scarcity: How data caps harm consumers and innovation," the think tank Open Technology Institute takes an in-depth look at how Internet providers' caps on data impact broadband usage. The group also calls on the FCC to launch a "serious inquiry" into data cap policies.
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Two years ago, the North Carolina Research and Education Network relaunched as a 2,600-mile fiber-optic network. Essential to that multi-year transformation was a $20 million contribution to the project from the Golden LEAF Foundation. Under a political cloud in recent years, Golden LEAF now appears to be regaining favor, reports Gary Robertson of The Associated Press.
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Quintiles' new joint venture with Quest formally launched Thursday with a work force of some 2,000 people. But will there be layoffs due to any overlap in job functions? Might there also be new jobs created? Let's take a look.
Tech giant Intel shook up its management ranks in a big way Thursday, setting off pre-July 4 fireworks of speculation and reporting. Intel's CEO shared his thoughts with workers in a lengthy letter. The shakeup includes the firm's president - a 28-year Intel veteran - plus the head of Intel's venture unit and two high-profile execs leading efforts in mobile technology.
Icagen, a Triangle-based drug firm that had pursued cures for such diseases as sickle cell anemia and epilepsy, is relaunching as a services company after the assets of the firm that were sold to Pfizer in 2011 are acquired by XRpro Sciences.
Cultures for Health, a startup that's moving to the Triangle from South Dakota, is growing quickly with an emphasis on "Real Food." But what exactly is Real Food?
A South Dakota-based startup focused on what is called "Real Food" is in the process of moving to the Triangle. It's backed by two Triangle area investors. The company is called Cultures for Health. Amy Huffman of ExitEvent has the details.
Q2 Solutions, or "Q Squared Solutions," is formally launching today as a new clinical trials laboratory company owned by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics. The new venture is led by a former Quintiles executive. The new company kicks off with 2,000 employees.
Internet giant Google issued two apologies on Thursday after reports that a photo app identified some black people as "gorillas." Also Thursday, a Google subsidiary apologized for a role-playing game that included Nazi concentration camps.
Chris Heivly and Dave Neal are taking the first step in expanding The Startup Factory accelerator across North Carolina with a "boot camp" in Winston-Salem. In a Q&A with WTW, Heivly talks about the expanded mission and how TSF hopes to make money. Plus, he says, TSF is not taking its eyes off the ball of its primary mission.
Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. The company also faces the possibility of regulation in North Carolina.
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