7:06 a.m. yesterday

Building design firm to add 205 jobs in Mebane (+ video)

Prescient, which officials said has a design platform that offers a faster and more cost-effective alternative to conventional building, will invest more than $18.8 million in the facility at North Carolina Commerce Park near Mebane.

6:55 a.m. yesterday

NCA&T wins $1.12M grant for urban, sustainable ag research

Agbio The grant is part of an $18.9 million package of awards distributed by the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to build or improve agricultural and food science research facilities and equipment at historically black land-grant colleges and universities.

Updated 6:13 a.m. yesterday

Verizon: Network upgrade doubles download speeds in RTP, US

Verizon is promising a doubling in download speeds as it brings online a network upgrade technology called LTE Advanced. The Triangle, Fayetteville and North Carolina's major metro areas are among the 461 markets where the upgrade officially took effect on Monday.

LTE Advanced LTE Advanced

11:43 a.m. Monday

Army signs up Durham startup's holograms for recruiting program

The U.S. Army is now encouraging recruits to be all that they can be through holograms. PRSONAS, the Durham startup focusing on self-service holograms, is helping the U.S. Army recruit new soldiers with four recently launched holograms for its "Army Experience" program.

A PRSONAS hologram for the U.S. Army A PRSONAS hologram for the U.S. Army

Updated 8:39 a.m. Monday

Quintiles CEO to take vice chair role in Q-IMS Health merger

Tom Pike  IMS Health Holdings will own a majority of shares if and when a proposed merger with Quintiles wins regulatory approval. And that ownership is shown in the lineup of the proposed executive lineup for a new company as Quintiles CEO Tom Pike takes on a lesser role.

8:37 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Quintiles' COO, 2 board members to leave as Q, IMS Health merge

Kevin Gordon The $17 billion merger between Quintiles and IMS Health means more than a new title and responsibilities for Quintiles CEO Tom Pike. One of Quntiles' top executives will leave along with two board members if the deal wins regulatory approval.

Updated 7:59 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock What a RIoT! Fast-growing IoT group hires exec director, changes name. broadens agenda

If there is anything growing as fast as the Internet of Things, it's the IoT organization based in the Triangle formerly known as NC RIoT. With more than 3,000 members now and a growing reach of events, the group is evolving quickly into a business itself.

NC RIoT dev day packs IBM facility in RTP NC RIoT dev day packs IBM facility in RTP

7:27 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Emerging channel marketing solutions firm Zift Solutions adds veteran chief strategy officer

Less than a year after raising $14 million, including backing from a Silicon Valley investor, fast-growing Zift Solutions is making another major addition to its management team.

Updated 6:52 a.m. Monday

CED Tech Venture profile: Stealz, 'revolutionizing' business-customer engagement with IBM Watson's help

A new partnership with IBM Watson is bringing supercomputing analytics capabilities to Raleigh startup Stealz' capabilities for delivering real-time customer feedback to its more than 1,000 paying clients. Stealz will be telling its story about revolutionizing business-to-customer relationships at CED's Tech Venture conference.

Updated 6:16 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Doubling down on advertising, media for growth

The Broadband Report       Analysis: The latest analysis of wireless networks from RootMetrics ranks Verizon No. 1, but the communications provider is relying on much more than network quality for growth. Technology Business Research says Verizon is doubling down on investments outside its network to drive growth.

6:07 a.m. Monday

59 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 2

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

6:04 a.m. Monday

59 headlines not to be missed: WTW's week in review

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one:

5:54 a.m. Monday

Follow WTW through social media: Like, track, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 15 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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5:53 a.m. Monday

WTW wants to hear from you: Send us your news - and views

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

5:52 a.m. Monday

Reading WTW on the go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

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Updated August 26

CED Tech Venture profile: 2ULaundry, pickup and delivery service

"Never do laundry again." Catch saying, eh? Charlotte-based 2ULaundry will be touting its pickup and delivery service during the CED Tech Venture conference. Here's a profile.

2ULaundry's van on the road 2ULaundry's van on the road

Updated August 26

Premium Lock New rule allows some immigrant entrepreneurs limited US stays; NVCA praises ,ove

The US Department of Homeland Security is going to make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the country if they and their startup companies meet certain criteria to ensure they provide a "significant public benefit." That includes creating jobs and drawing investors to their US companies.

Max Levchin, co-founder of Paypal Max Levchin, co-founder of Paypal

Updated August 26

CED Tech Venture profile: KWIPPED, targeting B2B equipment rentals

Wilmington startup KWIPPED - get it, equipped? - is aiming to help match providers across a wide variety of business sectors with people and businesses who need to rent specialized equipment. KWIPPED is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference in Raleigh. Here's a profile.

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