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7:34 a.m. Wednesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Lindy Biosciences

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Lindy Biosciences, a drug delivery startup based in Durham.

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Updated 10:12 a.m. Wednesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: BetaBlue

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is BetaBlue, a startup based in Graham, N.C., which targets schizophrenia.

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Updated 7:44 a.m. Wednesday

Jesse Lipson to leave Citrix, plans to launch a new venture

Citrix ShareFile's Jesse Lipson Jesse Lipson, the entrepeneur who started and then sold Sharefile to Citrix Systems where he became a senior executive, plans to leave that company and start a new venture.

Updated 7:52 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Two-way Medfusion expansion: Acquisition, 'enhanced' services

Cary-based Medfusion said Tuesday it is expanding its patient support offerings by acquiring a New York firm that provides self-scheduling solutions. The deal comes shortly after Medfusion updated its medical portal offerings.

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Updated 7:58 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Durham startup iScribes raises $410K in new capital

iScribes offers doctors a mobile app compatible with wearable technology to record patient visits. This enables access to medical documentation offsite through a secure portal.

Updated 12:04 p.m. Tuesday

Making health data more portable: Validic teams up with Salesforce, unveils data transfer platform

Mobile health data startup Validic is teaming up with customer relationship management trend-setter Salesforce to provide information directly from wearables and other devices as well as health apps directly into CRM and care management platforms. Validic also is demonstrating a platform to securely transfer health data from mobile devices to patient portals.

9:27 a.m. Tuesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Mapout Learning (+ video)

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Mapout Learning.

9:22 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Trade vs. productivity: What caused US manufacturing's decline and how to revive it

Unemployment Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Updated 6:37 a.m. Wednesday

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal by taking $350M discount; will CEO Mayer leave?

Yahoo!  Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

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8:26 a.m. Tuesday

Crowdfunding, 'High Five,' Pendomonium events highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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7:07 a.m. Tuesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Baebies, Inc. (+ video)

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Baebies, Inc. from Durham.

6:50 a.m. Tuesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Adaptive Risk Systems

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Raleigh-based Adaptive Risk Systems.

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6:00 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Analysis: Automation, not policy, will kill H-1B visas

Immigration graphic TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.

2:01 p.m. Monday

American Underground hires new partnership exec

The American Underground names a new leader for its partnership efforts and also plans to seek additional partner opportunities.

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1:40 p.m. Monday

CED Life Science presenter profile: PT Wired

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is PT Wired in Greensboro.

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Updated 6:50 a.m. Tuesday

Corning to expand NC optical fiber plants, add 410 jobs

Fiber optic network                      Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.

Updated 10:41 a.m. Monday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Promaxo (+ video)

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Cary-based Promaxo.

9:59 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Incentives beyond tax breaks are crucial to economic growth

Economy There's no doubt that when a site selection consultant provides a report to a client company looking for a new home or expansion of a facility the level of cash incentives can be a tie breaker, and most CEO's will admit that cash incentives that help defray costs can be very attractive in the boardroom. The fact is that incentives are not, and should not, be limited to cash incentives or tax breaks which can have questionable financial impacts on the states or political subdivisions offering them.

Updated 9:00 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Report: Cloud spending to surge to $122.5B in '17 as services evolve

A new report from research firm IDC projects that spending for public cloud services will surge more than 24 percent this year. How hot is the cloud? Cloud growth is nearly seven times that of overall information technology spending. Who are the big spenders? And how is the cloud evolving? IDC explains.

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