Venture & Innovation
Stories about local business ventures and innovation.
Google recently announced Project Fi, a lower-cost wireless service that allows a cellphone to look for a Wi-Fi connection before sending the call through a more expensive cell-tower connection. The idea got a lot of attention, but Raleigh-based Republic Wireless says it's been doing the same thing for four years.
Updated April 2
Tatiana Birgisson, of Durham, won $100,000 Thursday in the second annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day in Silicon Valley.
September 15, 2014
Local Motors unveiled the world's first 3D printed car this weekend in Chicago. The Strati was printed from melted carbon fiber beads in less than two days at an automotive trade show.
March 27, 2014
A SAS software tester developed a tool to track missing planes.