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Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock INC Research to add 550 jobs in Morrisville

INC Research  Pharmaceutical clinical trials firm INC Research Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: INCR) plans a major expansion to its Wake County headquarters, investing $37.9 million in its operations and creating 550 jobs in Morrisville over the next several years, officials said Tuesday.

December 13, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA awards $50K grants to five NC startups

NC IDEA awards grants to five startups NC IDEA is awarding $250,000 in grants, $50,000 each to five North Carolina startups located throughout the state in Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Morrisville, and Morehead City.

Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Bill Gates and top tech execs create $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Ventures Fund

Bill Gates Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerman and other high profile tech execs are investing $1 billion in a Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) fund launched Monday.

December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Survey says: security center managers overwhelmed by alerts

Attackers are creating difficult-to-detect malware by infecting legitimate code with Trojans and leveraging that to remain hidden as long as possible, according to the McAfee Labs Threat Report for December.

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Tags: Internet
December 13, 2016

Premium Lock 2017 Retaiing Predicitions: More Amazon-ization coming

Amazon.com    "Amazon-ization of retailing will increase as sellers strive to match Amazon's sales and fulfillment model, engage new channels, geek up their stores, and use technology to refine inventory management and anticipate customer desires in 2017 is Software AG's top prediction for 2017.

Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Cempra CEO retires, acting CEO named

Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., CEO, Cempra Chapel-Hill based Cempra co-founder and CEO Prabhavathi Fernades is retiring immediately and has been replaced by board member David Zaccardelli has been appointed acting CEO, the company said Monday.

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Updated December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Raleigh-based Pendo nabs $20M B round

New Pendo logo Raleigh-based Pendo, a data-driven platform that helps companies deliver great software product experiences, today announced it has raised $20 million in Series B financing, led by Spark Capital with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners, IDEA Fund Partners and Salesforce Ventures, the company announced Monday.

December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Digital health company dials in another $3M

A Durham-based digital health company still in a stealthy mode, has added more than $3 million to the $2.5 million in equity it has raised since 2015.

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Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Digital health device startup Vigor Medical Systems ready to grow

Founded by Duke University underclassmen, a digital health device startup run now by an acting CEO with 33 years experience in the medical device and life science industries, Vigor Medical Systems is ready to grow.

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