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6:37 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Flash! Investments in new capabilities paying off at NetApp (+ video)

Led by investments in the emerging flash memory technology market, NetApp reports strong growth in quarterly earnings. Technology Business Research analyst Stephanie Long reports.

2:15 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Verizon will build first responder network to compete with AT&T FirstNet

The Broadband Report       AT&T recently won a multi-billion dollar contract to build FirstNet, a network for first responders, but Verizon isn't conceding the market. The communications provider said Wednesday it would build its own network for emergency service providers.

Updated 12:57 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock WeWork to open 81K square feet coworking space in Raleigh

Fast-growing WeWork confirms that it will open a coworking space operation in Raleigh. Plus: A list of amenities WeWork offers.

A WeWork photo touts the move toward shared office space A WeWork photo touts the move toward shared office space

9:28 a.m. Wednesday

How a lack of business coverage is hurting our state

News coverage  Guest opinion: The decline of business news coverage in the main media outlets in the state is harming the economy. A lack of objective news and information about what's going on at businesses, particularly small, entrepreneurial companies that dominate the state, means that investors, consumers and executives often don't know what's going on.

9:07 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock The ascent of AI: What this means for IBM, other IT vendors

Artificial intelligence In the second of a two-part report, Technology Business research Analyst Jennifer Hamel examines what the ascent of artificial intelligence means to information technology providers like IBM - software, hardware and services.

Updated 8:57 a.m. Wednesday

Battling for $$$: Explaining the Amazon vs. retail battle

E-Commerce It's no secret that Amazon is revolutionizing retail. But what does that mean for shoppers and traditional stores?

6:05 a.m. Wednesday

Billionaire Perelman purchases another 50,000 shares of High Point-based VTV Therapeutics

VTV ​Billionaire Ronald Perelman has bought another 50,000 shares this week of High Point, North Carolina-based VTV Therapeutics Inc., according to a filing Tuesday from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

6:00 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Durham oncology firm CivaTech lands $916,000 (+ video)

CivaTech Oncology, which is utilizing proprietary technology to develop improvements in radiation treatment, has raised another round of financing.

1:31 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock From partnership to merger: Netsertive acquires West Coast partner

Netsertive Netsertive is acquiring Seattle-based Mixpo just about a year after the two teams formed a partnership of companies that aim to help clients boost the effectiveness of ad campaigns.

Updated 2:52 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Report: UNC startups surging with revenue topping $10B

Innovate NC Startups linked to UNC-Chapel Hill continue to surge in number and now are responsible for more than $10 billion a year in revenue while generating thousands of jobs in the state, according to a new study.

12:39 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Lenovo teases new product launches at big tech show (+ video)

Lenovo on Tuesday rolled out a new video that teases products and technologies it will unveil at one of the world's largest tech shows later this month.

9:54 a.m. Tuesday

Joe Procopio: Why every entrepreneur needs a 2nd startup

Serial entrepreneur, blogger and author Joe Procopio's latest "Startup Show" is out.

9:23 a.m. Tuesday

Amazon to create 600 jobs at new Kannapolis distribution center

Amazon  Amazon will expand its footprint in North Carolina with a new distribution center to be built in Kannapolis that will employ at least 600 people.

9:12 a.m. Tuesday

Startup profile: SafeGuard Guaranty unveils marriage insurance

SafeGuard Guaranty, a Durham startup that has already raised more than $1 million and aims to raise another $5 million, is offering new life-insurance based products to help clients "save for the future." Among the products is marriage insurance, which the company says is the world's first.

Marriage Assurance from SafeGuard Marriage Assurance from SafeGuard

8:27 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock What are three most disruptive technologies in fintech?

Fintech A new report spells out what analysts view as the three most disruptive technologies in financial technology, or fintech, this year and next.

7:42 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock In his own words: MaxPoint CEO moves to capitalize on data-intelligence convergence in retail

As Amazon and other ecommerce players continue to revolutionize retail, brick-and-mortar firms respond. In this battle for customers, the players are relying more and more on data and using intelligence to make sense of the numbers. And cashing in on these changes in Triangle ecommerce firm MaxPoint, as CEO Joe Epperson explains to Wall Street analysts.

MaxPoint touts the amount of data it crunches MaxPoint touts the amount of data it crunches

6:52 a.m. Tuesday

Jobs, jobs: NC lands chemical plant, Revlon, Allstate expansions

Help wanted sign        North Carolina's economy is getting a boost from three different companies with a mix of high-tech positions included.

Updated 9:48 a.m. Tuesday

AT&T fixed wireless Internet service launches in parts of rural Triangle

Wireless     AT&T is expanding its wireless broadband efforts across the Triangle, targeting rural and what it calls "underserved" areas.