Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle, industry sources say, and construction could begin as early as April. A formal announcement might come as early as next week at Google events in Raleigh and Durham, but the company won't say what those events are about.
Brace yourself for high-speed contact. GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and referees.
If the Moogfest does come to Durham and it's anything like Asheville's version, it would include presentations by brainiacs from the likes of MIT and IBM, talks by futurists from the world's top institutes, live demonstrations of electronic musical instruments, virtual reality devices and other next-generation technologies. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman reports.
RTP Capital, Silicon Valley-based Azure Capital and several angel investors provide startup funding for Raleigh-based FilterEasy. it's goal: Deliver air filters to subscribers' home when it's time to change them out. For homeowners, the regular changing of filters will save energy costs, the startup says.
White Labs, a world leader in fermentation sciences for the brewing and winemaking industries, has announced the purchase of a 26,000-square-foot building in Asheville, with plans to employ 65 people - a mix of scientists, production and distribution personnel.
The speakers' lineup for WRAL TechWire's crowdfunding event keeps growing - and there's more on the agenda than what crowdfunding means for startups as well as entrepreneurs. The Executive Exchange program also will address other funding opportunities from angel investing to N.C. state-provided matching grants. CED's Joan Siefert Rose also will present.
After years of lobbying now, Triangle residents and leaders may get their wish next week: Google Fiber. A "save the date" notice sent out by Google's Triangle media representatives promises news of some sort next week.
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is shipping the first few hundred doses of its vaccine that is being tested as a treatment for Ebola to Africa for further testing. GSK will soon begin testing the vaccine for efficacy. Currently there is no successful treatment for the deadly disease.
GSK layoffs in China?; Lenovo-Xiamoi showdown; NC wind energy study; China blocks VPNs; Box prices IPO; Uber woes; Verizon loss
In today's Bulldog wrapup: GSK reportedly will lay off 1,000 in China; Lenovo takes on Xiaomi with own cheap smartphone in India; feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study; China shutting down virtual private networks; Box prices its IPO; Denmark may ban Uber; and Verizon reports a quarterly loss.
State leaders are keeping mum about international reports that Volvo is hunting for a new manufacturing site in a handful of southern states, including North Carolina. But Gov. Pat McCrory discloses development of a new jobs recruitment plan at the opening of the headquarters for the private-public Economic Development Partnership.
Duke Energy will build a solar power facility costing between $25 million and $30 million at Camp Lejeune. In return, the Marines are providing the 80 acres of land under a long-term lease deal. This is the first solar facility Duke is building at a military base.
The city of Wilson, which has operated its own high-speed Internet service for six years, plans to ask the Federal Communications Commission next month to overturn state laws that limit public broadband services.
European Space Agency 'cloud' includes Red Hat; Uber raises $1.6B; HondaJet CEO honor; Google wireless?; eBay cuts 2,400; LG curved smartphone
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Red Hat lands European Space Agency as a customer for cloud services; Uber raises $1.6 billion; Honda Aircraft's CEO receives aviation award; Google may be selling wireless services; eBay is slashing jobs; and LG readies launch of curved smartphone.
Square 1 Bank sees opportunities for growth in later-stage venture capital business as the entire industry shifts more money that way, but CEO Doug Bowers stresses that early-stage deals remain top priority. By the way, the Durham bank is continuing to hire.
Raleigh and its rival Austin are two of only four U.S. cities that rank in the top 50 among the world's leading 300 metropolitan areas, says a new survey from the Brookings Institute. The top 50 is dominated by Asian-Pacific cities.
So you decide to try Uber or Lyft as an alternative to taxi or mass transit or a limo. Just who are these independent contractors that you are relying on for a safe, affordable trip? A new survey profiles Uber's drivers - who they are and why they drive for Uber. You'll find the results interesting.