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Vivek Wadhwa, the former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author, is joining the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in San Francisco. But he will remain involved with Duke University for a while yet.
While remaining fuzzy about the details, Amazon says Raleigh residents are buying lots of bananas and other goods through its "Prime" delivery service. To celebrate Prime's growth here and elsewhere, Amazon is offering a host of specials.
North Carolina's recently announced "Broadband Plan" calls for universal access across the state to high-speed Internet. Is that really doable? Yes, says the exec who runs N.C.'s only statewide fiber network. She explains why in a Q&A.
Congressman Patrick McHenry is one of the important players pushing crowdfunding initiatives in Washington, and his bills lreceive the support of the National Venture Capital Association. More importantly, he's found bipartisan support on a deeply divided government.
In a leaked document, executives at IBM Netherlands describe how "Resource Balancing 2016" i.e. job cuts - are hitting that business group for the first time. The resource action, as IBM calls layoffs,could affect "several hundreds," a source tells Watching IBM at Facebook.
Fast-growing Raleigh startup WedPics, which provides a variety of services for newlyweds, soars past the 1 million mark in weddings published. But its CEO says growth would be faster if not for what he calls the "idiotic rule."
Twitter, open source, tech news sites and social media lit up Wednesday as a surprise, real wedding brought to a close Red Hat's annual summit in San Francisco. Yes, a real red wedding - but no blood as in "Game of Thrones."
Valencell, the developer of patented biometric sensors to monitor a variety of body functions, will soon be telling smartwatch wearers in China what their blood pressure is as they make payments and check on their bank accounts.
Zynbit.com, an RTP startup that emerged just a year ago at the CED venture capital conference, is gearing up for growth with $500,000 in new financing. In an extensive Q&A, CEO and co-founder Phil Dixon tells the ZynBit story, which includes the meaning of its name.
Whether one embraces federal programs, a question should be asked of city leaders in Durham, Raleigh and elsewhere across North Carolina: Why aren't you part of the Obama Administration's "Startup in a Day" initiative?
Red Hat, which is looking to double its revenues and employee headcount, plans to offer an employee stock purchase plan as an incentive to keep current workers as well as to attract new ones. Red Hat also says its CEO made more than $12 million last year.
If you own a "wearable" technology device or you are thinking about buying one, the accuracy of the data these "smart" devices deliver is the most important buying-and-using factor, says a new survey. Raleigh biometric sensor startup Valencell and a trade association group conducted the survey.
Venture capital investors are becoming increasingly attracted to Research Triangle area startups as various reports have cited. Why? New data shows that Triangle startups are delivering big returns for investors. In fact, RTP is one of the nation's hottest markets.
In a strong bipartisan vote, the N.C. House on Thursday afternoon approved a crowdfunding bill by a whopping 99-1 margin. It appears the long battle to win approval of crowdfunding for startups in North Carolina could finally be nearing a close. However, this is not a "clean" bill.
Reaction from Internet providers in North Carolina to the McCrory Administration's NC Broadband Report is still coming in. And early indications are that the private sector players will call for "coming together" as well as community engagement to make universal access a reality by 2021.
Recognizing that government at all levels can become partners rather than obstacles in deployment of broadband networks across the state, the McCrory administration unveils a "State Broadband Plan" that aims to provide "universal access" by 2021.
AT&T is expanding the reach of its fiber broadband network across North Carolina, and a key driver remains the North Carolina Next Generation Network. As part of its commitment to that project, AT&T provides free Internet access to a growing number of community centers and low income housing.