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In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Twitter cracks down on terror; J&J pursues diabetes cure; McKinney loses major account; LinkedIn's shares plunge 44 percent; and Merck sales miss estimates.
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More than 50 emerging life science startups will have the chance to make their case for investment to possible backers at the CED's Life Science Conference next month. The CED announced its selections early Monday.
The 10th annual Southeast Venture Conference, which is the largest such event put on in the region, is set for March 16-17 in Tysons Corner, Va. Highlighting the program is a host of speakers ranging from startups and entrepreneurs to venture capitalists. Among the headliners: The founder of 500 Startups.
Healthcare workers are hardly immune from the threat of a jobless future as being explored in this week's Emerging Issues Forum "Future Work" conference. But as one of speakers explains opportunities will remain available for humans in healthcare.
The North Carolina State University Entrepreneurship Initiative regularly posts blogs about what's happening in the world of startups and how to succeed as entrepreneurs. In this blog, Moaad Benkaraache talks about how to succeed with product pitches.
As Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and other startups in the sharing economy ($335 billion by 2025, says PwC) continue to grow, their success is driving growth in mobile payment technology so consumers can take advantage of "sharing" opportunities. So believes an expert in the field at the Warwick Business School.
"ChemChina has demonstrated a strategic and pragmatic approach with other investments the company has made in U.S. operations," says N.C. Biotechnology Center exec. "We expect that as a result, it will continue to value the advantages provided within North Carolina, as the largest cluster of high-tech agriculture in the world."
Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor's CEO David Spitz delivers a spirited pep talk to Wall Street analysts after the Triangle born-and-grown to IPO company grew revenues 21 percent in 2015. After a shift in focus to larger companies, a retooling of the firm's sales force and with an acquisition paying off, Spitz is very bullish entering 2016.
Commerce Secretary John Skvarla told a legislative panel Thursday that North Carolina needs to help small businesses find investment capital so they can grow, and one way to do that is to legalize crowdfunding.
Apple faces $626M patent loss; Comcast comeback; 15-second thriller series; WhatsApp, Gmail, Apple top 1B
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple faces a huge loss in a patent case; Comcast mounts a comeback; a 15-second trhiller series at Instagram; and WhatsApp, Gmail as well as Apple top 1 billion mark in customers or devices.
Thom Ruhe, a former senior executive with the entrepreneurial focused Kauffman Foundation, is the new CEO of NC IDEA, an economic development group based in Durham.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.63 million in 18 loans and grants to propel the life science sector statewide during the last quarter of 2015. Among the total is almost $600,000 awarded through the new Biotechnology Innovation Grant program.
In observance of Feb. 4 as "World Cancer Day," Terry Murdock, the head of the Oncology Center of Excellence at Quintiles, writes in a blog that "there is much to celebrate" this year in the fight against cancer.
North Carolina, the nation's ninth largest state, meets or tops that rank in six of 22 statistical categories for technology, according to a report from the North Carolina Technology Association. But there is plenty of room for improvement since in 10 categories the state ranks 21st or lower.