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6:04 a.m. Friday

When technology impacts the food chain, sometimes the food chain bites back.

Former Aventis CropScience COO John Wichtrich described the StarLink experience to NCBiotech Ag Biotech Summit 2016 audience. -- Sandalfoot Photography photo GMOs are controversial despite a lack of evidence showing they harm anyone. But lessons from the Starlink GMO corn affair of the late 1990 holds many lessons for the industry and consumers.

Updated 4:20 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Cary-based InvestiQuant on the way to $2M equity raise

InvestiQuant, which sells online investment tools and trading software, is close to wrapping a $2 million equity round.

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3:37 p.m. Thursday

T-Mobile will pay $48M to settle FCC charges

T-Mobile T-Mobile US has agreed to pay $48 million to settle FCC charges that it did not adequately disclose its unlimited data plan restrictions. T-Moble also agreed to update its customer disclosures.A large part of the fine, $35.5 million, will fund a consumer benefit program.

11:48 a.m. Thursday

Red Hat, Ericsson form "broad-based alliance"

Red Hat, Ericsson ink alliance Raleigh-based Red Hat Inc. and Ericsson have announced what they call "a broad alliance to deliver fully open source and production-ready cloud infrastructure, spanning OpenStack, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined infrastructure (SDI).

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11:20 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Intervention could stem the decline of women in the US computing workforce

The share of women in the U.S. computing workforce will decline from 24 percent to 22 percent by 2025, according to new research from Accenture and Girls Who Code.But interventions beginning in junior high school could make a big difference

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Updated 11:02 a.m. Thursday

ShareFile boosts Citrix Q3 cloud revenue

Citrix Systems Florida-based Citrix Systems Inc. , which bought Triangle cloud company ShareFile, reported third quarter earnings of $1.32 a share, Wednesday, beating consensus estimates of $1.19 by 13 cents.

8:16 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Healthcare IT reinforces its role in IBM's services rvivial

The role of healthcare IT services in IBM's services turnaround is escalating says TBR analyst.

7:58 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock RTP-based Entegrion infuses $4.2M debt funding

Entegrion, a Research Triangle=based life sciences company developing advanced blood products, has raised $4.2 million of a $5 million debt and securities offering from 59 investors, according to a regulatory filing.

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7:12 a.m. Thursday

Gartner forecasts global IT spending to rise 3 percent in 2017

Gartners global spending forecast Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9 percent from 2016 estimated spending of $3.4 trillion, driven by growth in software and IT services revenue, according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc.

6:49 a.m. Thursday

FDA wants you to scan the horizon for emerging science it may be missing

Scan the future for the FDA Gazing into the future to predict the next new things in science and technology is not just the work of a science fiction writer.Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration invites you to peer into your own crystal ball and let them know what you see.

Updated 8:05 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock How a building supports Charlotte's entrepreneurial ecosystem

Most people trace the current resurgence of interest in Charlotte's startup community to Dan Roselli and his wife Sara Garces opening Packard Place as a co-working facility Uptown in 2011. Editor's note: third in a four-part series on the QueenCity''sentrepreneurial scene.

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6:01 a.m. Thursday

John Rabby elected chairman of NC Biotech Center

John Rabby, new Biotech Center chaiar John C. Rabby, an executive with 30-plus years of experience in global agribusiness development, has been elected chairman of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's Board of Directors.

Updated 3:20 p.m. Wednesday

Charlotte-based Airwavz Solutions raises $1.59M

AirWavz Solutions nabs $1.59M Formerly Durham-based Telecommunications company Airwavz Solutions Inc.has filed to raise $2.03 million in equity, The company, now based in Charlotte, has raised $1.59 million so far.

Updated 3:35 p.m. Wednesday

Brands go for top domain names; voice recognition breakthrough, and you may be in a perpetual police photo lineup

Bulldog In todays update of technology news: Brands turning to top domain names led by Google; Microsoft makes voice recognition breakthrough; and you may be in a perpetual police photo llineup.

11:43 a.m. Wednesday

Agbio: Not all food tech engenders fears

Josip Simunovic, Ph.D, talks about the food preservation system developed by his company, Aseptia. -- Sandalfoot Photography photo Some genetically engineered foods such as White Russet potatoes and Arctic apples that don't brown remain controversial. But not all food technology innovations discussed at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's AgBiotech Summit 2016 earlier this month engender social fears.

9:03 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Netflix, Amazon ramp up original programming

Here's some good news for fans of online streaming services: Netflix and Amazon have ramped up their investment in programming, spending $7.5 billion last year--more than CBS, HBO, Turner and most countries, including South Korea and Australia.

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Updated 3:36 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Charlotte Entrepreneur survey reveals strenghs and weaknesses

The 2015 Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report is the region's first systematic evaluation of its high growth entrepreneurial scene and innovative ventures.It reveals both strengths and weaknesses the Queen City is attempting to address with a range of entrepreneurial focused organizations and activity this year.

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7:21 a.m. Wednesday

Cary firm bags $400K seed round for solution to boost grocery sales

Myxx bags seed funds Myxx, a Cary-based company developing software that lets grocery retailers give shoppers branded recipes mapped to ingredients in the store, has raised a $400,000 seed round led by Cofounders Capital. RHM Associates participated in the fundng.

Updated 6:40 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Advice to Charlotte startups: Go after mid-to-large sized companies

Terry Cox, who has helmed Charlotte's Business Innovation and Growth Council (BIG) for 12 years, has a piece of advice for Queen City startups: "Go in and re-engineer the business models and processes of mid-to-large market companies."

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6:29 a.m. Wednesday

NC Biotech Center awarded more than $1M in loans and awards in Q1

NC Biotech Center The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling $1,060,352 to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the first quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending September 30.