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Instead of yelling "Taxi! Taxi!" or sending a text for a ride on demand, Uber is now offering customers a pre-scheduled booking service in the Triangle.
North Carolina Business News Wire, created by UNC-CH business professor Chris Roush, is a newly created service that seeks to augment coverage of public companies - especially smaller ones - across the state. Many "go uncovered" and the UNC service "wants to change that." UNC students are the reporters.
Want a job? Want a bigger raise? A Money Magazine survey earlier this year found that SAS certifications for data scientists meant big bumps in pay and average salaries of $93,250 for college graduates. And as demand for analytics has grown in recent year, so too has demand for SAS certifications. Annual numbers have doubled in just four years. And now SAS is offering a discount on certification testing.
Venture capital research firm CB Insights lists Raleigh startup WedPics among entrepreneurial, venture-backed firms that are disrupting the wedding industry. It's just another sign of growth for the photography-focused firm.
Financial technology, better known as fintech, startups account for 10 percent of the some 90 companies chosen to present at the upcoming Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual venture conference. Why so many? A new report cites the plunging costs and advances of artificial intelligence as key drivers.
A new interactive map from AT&T shows where apartment and condo residents can receive ultra-fast Internet access. The map joins an earlier offering that tells home owners and renters if service is available for specific addresses.
Anyone reviewing the lineup for the annual venture capital conference put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development will discover the growing spread and strength of startups and emerging companies from Manteo to Murphy.
The relaunched Innovators Program Raleigh could actually turn into a much larger program based on a partnership and new venture formed by the CEO of Venture Toolkit and HQ Raleigh. In fact, "program assets" from a closed down Citrix accelerator program have been "transferred" to the new venture.
Gov. Pat McCrory signed crowdfunding legislation for North Carolina last month, so what's next? How can startups and investors cash in on potential fundraising and investment opportunities? A Raleigh attorney has plenty of helpful answers.
Just a year ago, Bull City Venture Partners invested in fast-growing Durham startup Spoonflower as part of a $25 million round. The company recently cut 18% of its work force. But BCVP's David Jones remains a big Spoonflower advocate.
Spoonflower, one of the Triangle's highest profile startups which raised $25 million last year and hired a top executive with IPO experience, has laid off 18 percent of its work force, the firm's president confirms to WRAL TechWire.
An accelerator program for startups backed by Citrix, Red Hat and HQ Raleigh is returning, offering startup teams within those two companies as well as five other "external" ventures $10,000 grants. But there have been some changes.
In all the hype and amid the explosion of demand for drones from hobbyists to racers to giants such as Amazon seeking to create package delivery via unmanned aerial vehicles, an overlooked subject is data. What happens to all the information gathered by these high-tech systems? Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk isn't overlooking data security and privacy.
PrecisionHawk, the Raleigh-based startup that's quickly emerging as a leader in the booming drone industry, is receiving plenty of publicity White House style today.
Lenovo is teaming with big international real estate developer Tishman Speyer for a huge $1.35 billion real estate project just outside Hong Kong. Will there be any impact on the Triangle? WTW talks with a Lenovo executive about the deal.
Dhruv Patel, the CED's Director of Investor Relations, is a very busy man these days as he plays matchmaker between emerging startups and investors from around the country. And he finds the role "extremely satisfying."
North Carolina is on a roll when it comes to venture capital funding, having pulled in more than $100 million over each of the past seven quarters. And a year-old program from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development is helping with startups securing some $55 million through the "Connections to Capital" program. Here's an in-depth look at how the program works.
Wasting no time in capitalizing on new FCC rules designed to free up spectrum for high-speed wireless, the Obama administration is pledging $400 million to drive 5G research. An industry consortium is lining up private sector partners for the effort.
The departure of three top executives at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership triggered a delay in a new strategic plan for the region. What it will look like exactly is unknown as development continues. But a new plan unveiled this week in Charlotte could be a preview for what to expect in the Triangle, especially given the partners involved and the similar strengths of both regions.
North Carolina startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies are on an impressive roll when it comes to fund raising: After a $124.1 million second quarter, N.C. firms have now secured more than $100 million in each of the past seven quarters. And new figures show the state's growing strength outside the Triangle.