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When bad things happen - it can lead to the creation of a new company. North Carolina State University professor Rosanna Garcia and her family had good experiences with house-sharing networks dating back to 1989, so she signed on with Airbnb when it started. Unfortunately, when Garcia rented her vacation home to teenager Brandyn for his 19th birthday party. Result: a startup to rate online sharing risks.
In today's Bulldog roundup of tech news: Snapchat closes $537M funding; GOP opposes FCC plan to subsidize Internet access for the poor; French server firm picks Chapel Hill for HQ; Google+changing but not dead yet; gifs on Facebook; Amazon same-day delivery.
Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Systems chief technology and strategy officer, will keynote the 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference slated for September 15-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration for the event is now open.
A genetic testing laboratory recruited to the state in 2011 with help from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is about to expand. The Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, a $19 million Morrisville laboratory opened in 2012, will be taking over operations of a sister lab that the company is closing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Apple, Facebook, and Google, which all own data centers that consume considerable quantities of energy in North Carolina, have asked state legislators not to freeze the state's renewable energy standard.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech news: SciQuest names new CFO; SimliVity adds Raleigh support center; FDA approves drug from Salix buyer Valeant; Chromebook sales to increase; Winston-Salem holding improv event.
Healthcare technology firm Allscripts will relocate from North Raleigh to a 12-story office tower in the Park District at North Hills adjacent to I-440 and near Midtown Park when it is completed in about two years.
Think you have a great idea for a startup company? If so, you can join others with the entrepreneurial spirit and actually try to launch a company at Triangle Startup Weekend June 12-14 at the American Underground in Durham.
The North Carolina economy rebounded in April, ending a recent skid, according to the North Carolina State University Index of Leading Economic Indicators compiled by NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden.
Lenovo announced several new products, including a smartwatch with two screens, a smartphone with a built-in laser projector, and a personal digital assistant for Windows 10 PCs at Lenovo Tech World. It also demonstrated "breakthrough" product concepts intended to change the way people interact with technology.
He's not a track coach, but Jeff Wolf is leading a hard-running team on a sprint that could bring more than Olympic gold. Wolf, the CEO of Durham cancer chaser Heat Biologics, has been traversing the country telling investors, analysts and regulators why his company's oncology platform deserves their attention.
Video revenue surges, text string can disable iPhone Messages, Netflix subscriber growth, Snapchat IPO
In today's Bulldog roundup of tech news: study shows online video advertising revenue doubled over three years; Netflix projected to have 100 million subscribers by 2020; a tiny text string can disable iPhone Messages app; Snapchat plans an IPO.
Swiss-based Novartis AG, which has a research facility in the RTP and a biomanufacturing plant in Holly Springs, is launching a feasibility study of a "robotic pill" that could replace some drugs that now have to be given by injection with an oral version.
Vox Media has acquired Revere Digital, parent company of tech news site, ReCode. Vox will add the site to its online publications, which include tech lifestyle site, The Verge, current affairs site, Vox, and the gaming site Polygon, among others.
If you're considering adopting solar technology for your home or business, the North Carolina Clean Energy Center at North Carolina State University has teamed with EnergySage to help you make informed decisions.