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Updated 9:43 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Durham startup Neuro+ teaches kids, and you, to improve attention skills

Neuro+, based in Durham, recently launched their technology, designed to help children--and adults--develop attention skills. The technology was designed with children diagnosed with ADHD in mind, yet is applicable and accessible to anyone that seeks to improve their attention skills.

Updated 9:45 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Outside RTP and downtown Raleigh, innovation still occurs in Wake County

In an interview with Wake County Economic Development's Executive Director, WRAL Tech Wire's Jason H. Parker explores programs that bolster startup communities outside of Durham, Raleigh, and RTP.

Adrienne Cole, Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development Adrienne Cole, Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development

Updated 5:03 p.m. Tuesday

Citrix to halt Startup Accelerator Program

Citrix Systems Amidst corporate changes at Citrix Systems, the company may elect to close down the Raleigh Innovators Program, a project through the Citrix Startup Accelerator, Red Hat, HQ Raleigh, the City of Raleigh, and the Cherokee Challenge.

Updated 1:08 p.m. Tuesday

Google to buy solar power from Duke Energy for NC data center

Solar energy      Google says it will voluntarily pay for renewable energy from a new Duke Energy solar farm to help power its big data center in the North Carolina city of Lenoir.

7:46 a.m. Tuesday

Global Entrepreneurship Week: a success at UNC-Chapel Hill

Global Entrepreneurship Week wound down this weekend. After 23 events, organizers and participants reflect on the experience. Some were so excited, they produced their own teaser music video.

Tags: UNC-CH, Events
7:43 a.m. Tuesday

SciQuest celebrates 20th anniversary with new brand

SciQuest New Logo SciQuest turned 20 this week. To celebrate, the company released a new brand and new website. The company also celebrated their 5th anniversary as a public company, ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ.

Tags: SciQuest
7:30 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock HP faces another quarter of financial declines in its last as a single company

HP It's earnings day for HP, and analysts at Technology Business Research aren't expecting much in the way of good news. Our Insiders get the details.

7:26 a.m. Tuesday

In time for holiday shopping, Yaarlo launches receipt rebate app

Yaarlo App Website Next week, Durham-based Yaarlo will release a significant product update on their app, which lets users scan receipts from retail and online stores and earn rebates. Just in time for holiday shopping...

Tags: Startups
7:06 a.m. Tuesday

NC's chief information officer returning to private sector

Chris Estes Chris Estes, North Carolina's chief information officer, is stepping down next week and will return to the private sector, Gov. Pat McCrory's office said Monday.

6:57 a.m. Tuesday

Google to offer mortgage shopping tool

Google New Logo Google has launched a partnership with Zillow and LendingTree to bolster its "Compare" shopping tool. The company is licensed to broker mortgages in California, and plans to expand to other states soon.

Tags: Google
6:30 a.m. Tuesday

Attention, startups: Application window now open for One NC matching funds

Dollar sign      The state-run program provides matching grants of up to $50,000 to North Carolina businesses that have received either federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant awards.

6:19 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Report: Public cloud services market to hit $133B by 2018

Cloud computing A new report from Technology Business Research finds that companies will spend a whopping $133 billion on public cloud services by 2018. So what are the factors driving the growth? Our Insiders get the details.

Updated 6:07 a.m. Tuesday

GSK inks $100 million deal with Idera Pharmaceuticals

GSK   GSK has struck a development agreement with Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which develops drugs for patients with renal disease. The deal comes with an up-front payment of $2.5 million to Idera, and is worth as much as $100 million.

Updated 6:08 a.m. Tuesday

Validic signs Quintiles as a client, effective immediately

Validic Quintiles becomes the latest client of Validic. The CRO will leverage Validic's platform to enrich the research experience for biopharmaceutical customers, researchers and patients.

10:52 a.m. Monday

MATI Energy to double staff, expand to Georgia

Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy Durham-based MATI Energy is set to double in size and expand into Georgia.

10:52 a.m. Monday

TiVo CEO resigns; how will it impact Durham office?

Digitalsmiths TiVo, which acquired Durham-based Digitalsmiths in 2014, last week announced that their CEO, Tom Rogers, will relinquish the position on January 31, 2016. What's this mean for the Durham office?

10:52 a.m. Monday

New Faces at Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

Duke University CASE Duke University's CASE program, which focuses on social entrepreneurship, made three recent announcements that will impact the program moving forward. What are they?

6:16 a.m. Monday

300 students participate in RTP's US2020 gaming and IT expo

RTP Foundation's US2020 IT and Gaming Fair 300 Wake and Durham County students traveled to RTP's Frontier to attend the first Gaming & IT Expo for US2020 RTP. The event was sponsored by Fidelity Investments, Red Hat, and IBM.

Updated 11:45 a.m. Monday

Pfizer, with big footprint in NC, Allergan merging in $160B deal

Pfizer   Drug giant Pfizer and Allergan are merging in a deal valued at $160 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Pfizer has a number of operations across North Carolina. The deal would create the world's largest pharmaceutical company in sales.

November 20

AAIPharma/CML investing $16 million, adding 37 jobs To Wilmington HQ

Grand opening of AAIPharma's technology center in 2012 in Wilmington. More growth is on the way. AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge Major Laboratories, a drug development and manufacturing company, today announce an investment of $15.8 million to expand its laboratories and global headquarters in Wilmington over the next three years, creating at least 37 new jobs by 2018.