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August 3

Premium Lock Laura Baverman: Loading Dock Raleigh to help consumer product companies learn, pack, ship and grow

Construction begins in August on an expansion to the coworking space inside an old Winn-Dixie distribution facility in Raleigh.

August 3

Premium Lock Elon Musk on battery breakthrough hypers: 'STF' up or deliver

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says 'Oh, God" and then tells companies touting breakthroughs in battery technology to either deliver or "STF." You can check urban dictionary for a variety of STF definitions, but a couple seem to fit Musk's frustration best.

Elon Musk Elon Musk

Updated August 3

Premium Lock Venture conference to feature 100+ NC companies

More than 100 North Carolina entrepreneurial companies - from startups to emerging stars - will be making pitches to potential investors at the CED's annual Tech Venture Conference.

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August 3

Premium Lock Startup utilizing Duke technology targets point-of-care diagnostic care

A startup company based on technology licensed from Duke University is looking to disrupt a $1 billion portion of the point-of-care diagnostics industry by harnessing a feature formerly considered a defect--surface roughness.

Zehra Parlak Zehra Parlak

August 3

Premium Lock Merging Sprint, T-Mobile would create 'formidable' AT&T, Verizon competitor in 5G world

Sprint As Sprint continues to explore future options, Technology Business Research Steve Vachon offers some ideas after reviewing the communication giant's latest earnings report.

August 2

Premium Lock NCSU 'mod' adds more interaction to video game non-player characters

Non-playable characters in video games can become more life-like - in other words, their reactions are not based entirely on "decision trees" game coders write - thanks to a new tool developed by researchers at N.C. State.

New tool gives NPC characters in video games more options New tool gives NPC characters in video games more options

August 2

Premium Lock IP protection startup with HQRaleigh office now part of Facebook

Tom Kurke Source3, a startup focusing on protection of user-generated content which maintained an office at HQRaleigh and was co-founded by former executives at Geomagic in the Triangle, is now part of Facebook.

August 2

Premium Lock Well-known biotech investor buys 6.8 percent stake in Durham-based Dova Pharmaceuticals

Dova Pharmaceuticals Dova went public in late June. The company was formed in March 2016 and has produced no revenue. It posted a loss of $27.2 million in 2016 and a loss of $5.4 million in the first three months of 2017.

August 2

Premium Lock Apple's guidance hints at next-gen iPhone release

Apple     Apple grows revenue in all segments in 2Q17, and its guidance hints at the next-gen iPhone release, says Technology Business Research Analyst Daniel Callahan. "TBR expects that the iPhone 8 may surface in calendar 3Q17, but be of limited supply due to component supply constraints.," Callahan writes.

August 2

Premium Lock CED's Tech Venture conference promises high-profile speakers

CED logo  Local and national business leaders will present at the 33rd annual Council for Entrepreneurial Development conference, taking place this September.

August 2

Premium Lock Apple's shine: Augmented reality next frontier? 'iBeat' on earnings (+ video)

Apple's iPhone may be ready for its next big act -- as a springboard into "augmented reality," a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen. Plus: A look at Apple's Wall Street beat on earnings. We've got video, too.

Updated August 2

Premium Lock Lenovo North America president leaves; longtime IBM-Lenovo vet takes over

Emilio Ghilardi, Lenovo's North America president, has left the company. He is being replaced by a long-time IBM-Lenovo veteran Christian Teismann on an interim basis. Plus: Teismann's bio.

Emilio Ghilardi  Emilio Ghilardi

August 1

Premium Lock Raleigh beverage startup raises another $180,000

Tribucha Tribucha, a kombucha brewery, launched its line of kombucha drinks two years ago, has raised another $180,000.

August 1

Premium Lock Is Facebook AI shutdown a precursor of Terminator?

The web in recent days has been filled with Apocalyptic stories since reports surfaced that Facebook shut down an artificial intelligence (AI) program after two AIs began chatting in a language only they understood. So what's really going on?

Updated August 1

Premium Lock Research Triangle Foundation names veteran developer as new CEO

Scott Levitan, who has more than 30 years of experience in real estate and research park development, is the new CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees development of Research Triangle Park.

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August 1

Premium Lock Cloud of good news: AWS perfects its small-but-mighty role in the Amazon show

AWS Amazon Web Services' growth is helping boost Amazon's bottom line with its strongest performance to date, says Technology Business Research Analyst Meaghan McGrath.

August 1

Premium Lock TransEnterix robotic system enables micro laparoscopies in Europe

TransEnterix, a Morrisville medical device company that uses robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, is making big news by going small.

Trying out TransEnterix's system Trying out TransEnterix's system

Updated August 1

Premium Lock Bitcoin backers avoid civil war over big change - for now (+ FAQ)

Bitcoin On the eve of a major change in bitcoin, a threat of a split in the digital currency has been avoided -- for now. Plus: An FAQ about bitcoins.