6:18 a.m. yesterday

EnergySage NC marketplace aids in solar decisions

EnergSage creates NC Marketplace If you're considering adopting solar technology for your home or business, the North Carolina Clean Energy Center at North Carolina State University has teamed with EnergySage to help you make informed decisions.

5:55 a.m. yesterday

Modern estate planning - It's all about that basis

Ward and Smith, P.A.   TechLaw: Avoidance of estate taxes is one consideration in estate planning. Under current law, however, estate tax issues generally affect only the wealthiest 1% of the population, but everyone should be mindful of income tax issues, specifically basis, when making estate planning decisions. Due to changes in the tax laws, estate plans and trusts put in place under prior law may no longer efficiently address these income and tax basis issues.

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2:57 p.m. Tuesday

Raleigh in top ten best cities for business list

Raleigh Raleigh placed right in the middle of the top ten most business-friendly cities in a just-released ranking by MarketWatch.com. Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem didn't fare as well.

12:25 p.m. Tuesday

SAS details new office tower plans

SAS logo at its Cary headquarters  SAS, the Cary-based analytics firm, is preparing for future growth by planning a new nine-story office tower with a full service cafe and a customer meeting space, a company spokeman says.

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Updated 7:46 a.m. Tuesday

Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33B

Time Warner Cable Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) is buying Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) in a cash and stock deal worth $55.33 billion, the two firms announced Tuesday. The merger creates one of the largest broadband and pay TV companies in the United States.

7:44 a.m. Tuesday

Charlotte-based Akoustis Technologies closes $5.3M private placement

Akoustis Technologies Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:AKTS), a manufacturer of innovative single crystal RF filters for mobile wireless, has completed a merger transaction in which Akoustis, Inc. ("Akoustis") became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Akoustis Technologies. It also announced a $5.3 million private placement offering of the its common stock.

6:47 a.m. Tuesday

Red Hat boosts CEO salary to $1M

Jim Whitehurst  Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) CEO Jim Whitehurst is getting a $100,000 raise, which boosts his salary from $900,000 to $1 million as of June 1, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

6:28 a.m. Tuesday

Microsoft drops bid for Salesforce

Microsoft Corporation  Microsoft decided not to buy Salesforce because the price was too high, according to the San Francisco Business Times.

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May 22

Premium Lock So what next for NetApp? 'Flash,' for revenues, layoffs to cut costs

Analysis: Another weak quarter financially led NetApp to announce 500 layoffs this week with many of those taking place at its campus in RTP. The storage technology device firm is facing increasing competition and is relying on "flash" offerings to rebuild revenue even as it cuts costs. Technology Business Research analyst Stephen Belanger offers his insight into what the company will do next.

NetApp's main building in RTP NetApp's main building in RTP

May 22

Apple-IBM apps for Watch go enterprise IT; Uber loses in France; FAA apps target delays; PayPal going mobile; PowerSecure solar at Cree

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple and IBM unveil enterprise apps for the Watch; Uber loses legal case in France; PayPal is going mobile; the FAA hopes apps will fight flight delays; and PowerSecure teams with Cree for a solar project in Durham.

May 22

RTP-based Camras Vision takes $15,000 top prize in Big Launch Challenge

The Big Launch Challenge Camras Vision, a startup based at the First Flight Venture Center in RTP, takes home the top honor in the Big Launch Challenge, a joint effort of the First Flight Venture Center and The Launch Place in Danville, Va.

Updated May 22

Premium Lock House OKs new venture fund for NC with decisive vote

In a slam-dunk vote, the N.C. House sided with Gov. Pat McCrory to create a new venture capital fund for startups totaling $40 million. It's part of the House-approved budget, which passed by a wide bipartisan margin. But what will happen in the Senate?

The end game for the Innovation plan The end game for the Innovation plan

May 22

CityCamp NC's fifth 'unconference' hackathon set for June 11-13

CityCamp NC CityCamp NC is offering $3,000 in prizes to development teams who will gather for the fifth "unconference" where the goal is to develop next generation solutions for municipal governments through a hackathon.

Updated May 22

Uber expanding ride-sharing to North Carolina's coast

uber Uber is putting its collective foot on the gas pedal, looking to speed up growth in North Carolina. On Thursday, the aggressive startup disclosed plans for expanding its ride-sharing service to much of coastal Carolina just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Updated May 22

Google Fiber, Triangle Literacy Council team to target 'Digital Inclusion'

Google Fiber Google Fiber, which is the process of building an ultra high-speed Internet network in the Triangle, is teaming with the Triangle Literacy Council to launch a mobile computing lab. Google Fiber also will fund a fellowship for its "digital inclusion" effort to help more people utilize the Internet.

May 22

Premium Lock Inside HP: Financial decline, business challenges persist as split nears

HP Tech giant HP made news Thursday by disclosing the $2 billion-plus sale of a server business in China, but the latest earnings report shows revenue declines at each of its business units year-over-year. Technology Business Research takes a look at what's happening as HP nears a split into two groups.

May 22

Loading Dock Raleigh: New co-working space coming soon

Murphy's Mosquito Sticks Repelling mosquitoes, attracting makers: Those are among the goals for Philip Freeman and "Murphy's Naturals." Freeman plans to offer co-working space soon in Raleigh as his business grows, says ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

May 21

Gail Roper, City of Raleigh's CIO and a key to bringing fiber to Triangle, is resigning

Gail Roper Gail Roper, chief information officer for the City of Raleigh and a key player in the bringing of fiber-optic Internet networks to the Triangle, is resigning as of June 5. She's taking a job in the private sector.

Updated May 21

Business, economic leaders tout Triangle as a growing 'smart region'

Some 800 business, educational and economic development leaders gathered at the annual State of the Research Triangle Region event on Thursday were briefed on how the area is being turned into a "smart region" through the use of technology and education. Economic growth also created nearly 23,000 jobs last year.

A "smart" region A "smart" region

May 21

RTP showcase demonstrates growing power of ag biotech

Edison Agrosciences CEO Tom Christensen Today's agriculture is a far cry from the old stereotype of overall-wearing goobers muscling "fert 'n' dirt." That's never been more clear than it was this week as 135 movers and shakers from the expanding world of agricultural biotechnology shared ideas, auditions and a jam-packed day at NCBiotech's third annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.

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