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3:51 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Raleigh-based Innovate Biopharma to go public in $60M reverse merger

Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, a Raleigh-based firm, is going public in a reverse merger with a California-based company in a deal that values Innovate at $60 million.

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Updated 7:01 p.m. Wednesday

World-leading Seqirus flu vax factory in Holly Springs hits another milestone

The billion-dollar cell culture Seqirus vaccine factory in Holly Springs has hit yet another milestone.

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9:30 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Inside Red Hat: Cloud, Linux success fuel red-hot growth

Red Hat Analysis: Red Hat beat Wall Street expectations for revenue and profits in its latest earnings report Tuesday, sending the stock toward its all-time high of $105. What's fueling the growth? Here's an analyst's view.

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9:23 a.m. Wednesday

Eshelman, Hatteras backed Innocrin lands regulatory boost in Europe

​Durham-based Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage company focused on developing new cancer treatments, has received a regulatory boost for its work in Europe.

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6:52 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure + video, meltdown timeline

Travis Kalanick, the combative and troubled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, has resigned under pressure from investors at a pivotal time for the company. Plus: Watch a video of his argument with an Uber driver. And: A timeline of Uber's 2017 meltdown.

Updated 7:25 a.m. Wednesday

Red Hat beats Street, shares surge to nearly $100

Red Hat, a global leader in Open Source Linux software and services as well as various cloud technologies, beats Wall Street expectations in both earnings and revenue. The news late Tuesday sent Hatters' shares up immediately to nearly $100. Red Hat shares haven't topped $100 since Dec 1999 shortly after the company went public. Driving the growth: Cloud.

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Tags: Linux, Red Hat
3:40 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Why world Wi-Fi day connects communities for the greater good

On the 20th World Wi-Fi Day, the CEO of Chicago-based Cambium Networks talks about the importance of spreading wireless Internet connectivity all around the world, not just in metro areas.

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1:41 p.m. Tuesday

UNC KickStart picks three faculty startups for $89K in funding

Innovation Three faculty-led startups at UNC-Chapel Hill are moving closer to commercialization after receiving more than $89,000 in funding from the university's KickStart Venture Services program.

Updated 11:20 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock NCSU researchers create new 3D printing technology

A pasty mix of water and solid as well as liquid forms of silicone are the key ingredients for a new "ink" that can be used in 3D printers, say NCSU researchers. NCSU is seeking to patent the technology.

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10:47 a.m. Tuesday

Special Forces seek private industry's help to meet special needs

The U.S. Special Operations Forces, which include Navy Seals, Army Rangers, and Air Force Special Tactics, have 9,500 people deployed in 90 countries. So they have special needs when it comes to acquisitions from private-sector partners.

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Updated 6:57 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock 'Lenovo Transform:' Tech giant offers PCs as a Service - no up-front hardware costs + Video

Lenovo, which is battling HP for the No. 1 PC seller around the globe, is rolling out PCs as a Service through which customers pay a fixed monthly fee in exchange for the latest hardware, upgrades and services.

8:15 a.m. Tuesday

Laura Baverman: CloudFactory a growing case study in doing good, making money

With 2,500 workers in the developing world, venture capital funding and a growing base of customers, this Durham startup is proving it can make money and do good.

7:53 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock CED names Spoonflower co-founder as new chair

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development has a new chair as well as 21 new members for its board of directors. Plus: Get the bio of CED's new top director.

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7:11 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock In a short filing, GSK confirms deal for new pharma CEO

GSK's HQ in London               GlaxoSmithKline will have a new head of pharmaceutical operations as of Sept. 4 after settling a dispute with rival AstraZeneca over the poaching of one of its top executives.

6:49 a.m. Tuesday

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life (+ video)

NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone. Plus: Watch a video about the discovery and learn more about the Kepler space telescope.

6:25 p.m. Monday

FDA approves generic commercial active pharmaceutical ingredient from Cary drug maker

drugs CiVentiChem has received its first U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a generic commercial active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured at its Cary headquarters.

Updated 6:30 a.m. Tuesday

Supreme Court strikes down NC's sex offender social media ban

Social Media The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.

2:43 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Raleigh power delivery startup GridBridge is sold

GridBridge GridBridge, a high-profile Raleigh startup focusing on power delivery systems technology, has been acquired by Tennessee-based ERMCO.

Updated 7:22 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock UNC-NCSU spinout developing microneedle for diabetes testing raises $5.8M

Whoever might say UNC and NCSU can't work together is quite wrong. Zenomics, a UNC-NCSU spinout, is developing a microneedle transdermal patch technology for diabetes, which is able to sense blood glucose levels and respond with appropriate concentrations of insulin.

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