August 29

US funds another $2.4M for Ebola vaccine work at BioCryst

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has provided another $2.4 million in funding to Triangle-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals for further development of a potential vaccine to treat Ebola. It's part of a global ramping up to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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August 29

Chris Heivly: Networking (2) -Tips on setting up a meeting

Chris Heivly Opinion: Chris Heivly, veteran entrepreneur and co-founder of The Startup factory, talks about setting up s networking meeting. This is a followup to a recent post about the importance of networking for startups.

Updated August 29

Premium Lock How old do you really look? FaceMyAge has an app for that

A software spinout from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington called FaceMyAge hopes to connect analysis of facial features to better estimates of lifespan. Commercial potential includes the insurance and financial planning industries, cosmetics and plastic surgery.

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Updated August 29

$25,000 grants available for 10 startups at Raleigh Citrix accelerator

Building startups  Startups looking for capital as well as a place to ramp up while also receiving training and mentoring need to apply for grants available at the new Citrix Venture Accelerator in Raleigh.

August 29

Frontier's' top NC exec joins 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' lineup

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event Dennis Bloss, the top executive for Frontier Communications in North Carolina, is now part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS. More speakers are being added from AT&T, Frontier Communications and other firms.

Updated August 29

Premium Lock Coastal Connection features startups, investors, SXSW founder

The best way to characterize the Coastal Connect Conference at the Coastline Conference and Event Center next week is a one-day venture capital-focused conference. Startups pitch, experts speak, investors talk strategy.

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August 29

Apple's 'smarter watch,' larger iPhone may debut Sept. 9

Apple     The next Apple product launch, which is expected to feature a larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch, will be in the same Silicon Valley venue where Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, took the wraps off the original Mac computer 30 years ago. That machine was hailed as a major breakthrough that helped bring personal computing to the masses.

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August 29

Google Express? Internet giant to test delivery via drones

Watch out for "Project Wing." Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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August 29

US to begin tests of GSK's Ebola vaccine next week

The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. Beginning Tuesday, it will test 20 healthy adult volunteers to see if the virus is safe and triggers an adequate response in their immune systems.

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August 28

App turns smartphones into safety devices on UNC campus

The Rave Guardian Campus Safety App, an initiative between the school's student affairs and public safety departments, allows users to create an online safety network where they can check in with family, friends and UNC police officers.

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August 28

Newest spectator sport? How about video games

video games Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros." But today there's Twitch, the online network that attracts millions of visitors, most of whom watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games --in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN.

Updated August 28

Time Warner Cable: 'Erroneous configuration' triggered nationwide Internet outage

Time Warner Cable says its nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday was triggered by an internal mistake during network maintenance. TWC apologizes, saying "a failure of this size is very serious."

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August 28

Apple loses court fight to block some Samsung smartphone sales

Apple Samsung Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone. The amount was well below the $2.2 billion in damages that Apple had been seeking in the latest round of legal wrangling between the world's two leading smartphone makers since the tussle began four years ago.

Updated August 28

Time Warner Cable's Internet outage hammers small businesses

Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday outraged customers. But perhaps the hardest hit were small businesses that rely on the Internet for their livelihood. Among those were a 17-year-old entrepreneur running his own business in Wake Forest and a full-time telecommuter in Raleigh seeking to manage business analysts in New York.

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Updated August 28

US to test GSK's vaccine for Ebola; Greenville lab could produce a treatment

A possible vaccine to treat the spreading Ebola outbreak in Africa could be coming from GSK. Plus, a lab in Greenville could be a site where a treatment is produced.

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Updated August 28

Premium Lock HP takes lead in sever market as IBM-Lenovo deal waits for approval

HP's Meg Whitman has been throwing around a lot of "FUD" - fear, uncertainty and doubt - about the Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal since it was announced. And guess who now leads in global server sales?

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Updated August 28

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor commits to new 136,000 square foot HQ in Morrisville

ChannelAdvisor's new logo ChannelAdvisor keeps expanding its global footprint to provide ecommerce services. Now it's expanding at home, signing a contract for a new headquarters in Morrisville to the tune of $3.2M a year.

Updated August 28

Premium Lock Red Hat's chief technology offer exits; is there a management rift?

Red Hat Red Hat, which is shifting its focus over time away from Linux solutions to cloud-based computing, will continue its transition without Chief Technology Officer Brian Stevens. Red Hat says Stevens is resigning, but tech news service ZDnet says "staffers suspect friction in the executive suite."

Updated August 27

Time Warner Cable says Internet service restored after nationwide outage

Time Warner Cable battled a massive Internet outage Wednesday morning - and it used Twitter to provide updates. But even the user of Twitter by TWC is slow, the cable giant acknowledges. Service has been largely restored, the company says.

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Updated August 27

Outrage! Twitter reacts to Time Warner Cable outage

TWC If you're a Time Warner Cable Internet customer and couldn't get access Wednesday morning, you weren't alone. Here's how Twitter reacted to the outage.


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