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June 22

Premium Lock 410 Medical lands first Triangle Venture Alliance investment ($2.1 M)

A Durham medical device startup snags the first investment from an alliance of angel networks tied to Duke, NCCU, NC State and UNC.

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Updated June 22

Premium Lock Inside Oracle: Earnings show growing benefits of NetSuite (Bronto's parent) acquisition (+ video)

Analysis: New reporting offers greater insight into the individual performance of Oracle's SaaS and PaaS businesses as cloud confidence grows, says Technology Business Research Analyst Meaghan McGrath. And NetSuite, which has a presence in Durham, is giving its new owners a boost.

June 22

Premium Lock Venture Asheville lands NC IDEA Ecosystem grant (+ video)

Venture Asheville, a program that helps startup CEOs with mentoring services, is the latest recipient of a grant from NC IDEA.

June 22

Premium Lock Who will Uber hire as CEO? Sheryl Sandberg not interested

Uber  Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO. But at least two prominent female executives have already taken their names out of the running: Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington, a current member of Uber's board.

June 22

Premium Lock Duke's Coach K rings opening bell at NASDAQ

Duke men's basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski is all smiles as he rings the opening bell at NASDAQ in New York on Thursday.

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June 22

Premium Lock Tesla dealership bill pops up late in NC session

Tesla ​A surprise late-session bill to let electric-car manufacturer Tesla sell direct to consumers in North Carolina materialized Wednesday at the legislature.

June 22

Premium Lock CED names VC event co-chairs; deadline nears for startups to apply

CED logo  Entrepreneur Robbie Allen, veteran VC Jason Caplain to co-chair the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's Tech Venture Conference 2017. Plus: The deadline for startups and emerging companies to apply for the opportunity to present at the event is nearing.

June 22

Premium Lock Advanced prototyping facility set for takeoff at First Flight Venture Center

Hangar6, a facility for advanced and rapid prototyping, will launch in September at the First Flight Venture Center in RTP.

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June 22

Premium Lock North Carolina not on list for Foxconn $7B tech plants in US

Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles smartphones for Apple and electronic devices for other firms, expects to announce plans soon for $7 billion in investments to build plants in the U.S. But North Carolina isn't on an early list of possible sites.

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June 22

Premium Lock Report: QuintilesIMS looking to sell contract sales business

QuintilesIMS   Life science QuintilesIMS is looking to sell its contract sales business for around $1 billion, according to a report.

June 21

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 June 21

Premium Lock 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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June 21

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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June 21

Premium Lock 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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June 21

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 June 21

Premium Lock 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
June 20

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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June 20

Premium Lock 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 June 20

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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