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April 24

Premium Lock Chris Heivly: Here's what makes a great startup CEO

Chris Heivly You know that your vision for the company is critical but you also know that you have to do this CEO thing as well. Chris Heivly takes a look at the qualities make for a good chief executive.

April 24

Premium Lock Guest opinion: 'Our cancer centers need Congress to pass robust NIH budget'

Cancer research  The directors of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke Cancer Institute and Wake Forest Cancer Center have jointly written an open letter to Congress calling for what they call a "robust" National Institutes of Health budget.

April 24

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, Salesforce form 'molecule to market' data alliance

QuintilesIMS   QuintilesIMS is partnering with Salesforce to utilize cloud technology for what it calls a "molecule to market" data shop for pharmaceutical companies.

April 24

Premium Lock 'Rewriting the Code:' Shepherding college women into tech careers

Triangle-founded nonprofit accepts inaugural class of 150 female student fellows in computer science and technology majors.

Lucy Zhang and Annie Haueter are two Rewriting Code's fellows Lucy Zhang and Annie Haueter are two Rewriting Code's fellows

Updated April 24

Premium Lock Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience

Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list.

April 24

Premium Lock Report: IBM's top exec pay package 'now worth $65M'

IBM's total compensation package for Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty is worth far more than $33 million, says Bloomberg news service. "[H]er compensation is now worth $65 million, or almost twice as much as her reported pay," Bloomberg says. citing how IBM values stock options. She's now among the top 10 best-paid CEOs even though IBM has posted declining revenues over the past five years under her leadership.

IBM's Ginni Rometty        IBM's Ginni Rometty

Updated April 24

Premium Lock Checking IBM's pulse: Healthcare a bright spot amid anemic services performance (+ video)

In reporting a 20th consecutive quarter of a drop in income, IBM's healthcare related businesses stand out as a bright spot amid otherwise anemic services performance, says Technology Business Research Analyst John Caucis.

April 24

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Reinstating unlimited data can't prevent record subscriber losses

The Broadband Report       Verizon reports its first quarterly net loss of wireless retail subscribers despite reinstating unlimited data plans - so what does the company do now? Technology Business Research Analyst Steve Vachon takes an in-depth look.