Updated December 2

Premium Lock Triangle Technology Executives Council's new leader spells out group's mission, goals

Marc Montoro, a former long-time executive with the North Carolina Technology Association, is the new executive director of the Triangle Technology Executives Council. In an exclusive Q&A, Montoro talks about the group, its mission, plans and plans for 2017. He succeeds John Crites, who helped found the group, which includes many of the Triangle's top tech companies.

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December 2

Father-and-son team takes top prizes in NC Datapalooza

Eleven-year-old Gavin Clark and father Will Clark, who won the CityCamp NC competition in 2015, take home the top prizes in the 2016 NC Datapalooza event. Here's a recap of the event.

Will Clark and son Gavin Will Clark and son Gavin

December 2

What to stream? How DirecTV Now compares to other online TV services

DirecTV app DirecTV Now is the latest online TV service to offer an alternative to cable or satellite packages that can easily cost about $100 a month. Here's a sampling of the increasing variety in streaming services.

Updated December 1

Premium Lock Exclusive: Republic CEO talks growth, profitability, $100M in revenue and climbing

Did you know that Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is close to a $100 million-a-year company and growing fast? New CEO Chris Chuang talks about Republic's rapid growth, its awards for service, profitability, and how the company plans to defend its WiFi calling technology.

Republic touts support from consumer advocate Clark Howard Republic touts support from consumer advocate Clark Howard

Updated December 1

Premium Lock Exclusive: Republic Wireless plans more jobs, marketing, new products with $30M spinout

Chris Chuang, the CEO of newly spun-out Republic Wireless, has big plans to grow the former Bandwidth company thanks to a $30 million cash infusion and ongoing growth. In the first of a two-part exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire, Chuang spells out his goals.

Chris Chuang, left, and David Morkin Chris Chuang, left, and David Morkin

Updated December 1

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless spins out as own company

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, a five-year-old company that at launch was among the first telecommunications providers to offer WiFi-based calling, is spinning out as a separate company from parent Bandwidth. It also is getting a $30 million cash infusion.

More phone choices from Republic  More phone choices from Republic

Updated December 1

Premium Lock Red Hat: Traditional firms lag 'digital natives' - startups, emerging companies - in new tech

In the cloud Many traditional enterprise companies recognize the importance of new and emerging technologies in digital transformation efforts but lag far behind startups and emerging companies, according to a new survey from Red Hat.

December 1

Premium Lock Tech foundation: Saving Carrier jobs offers 'new approach' to economic growth

Jobs        Guest opinion: "Contrary to early reactions from the left and the right, the Carrier deal opens the door to a new approach to U.S. economic growth policy that is sorely needed," says Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

December 1

Heat Biologics stock plunges 50% after unfavorable drug trial results

Heat Biologics stock fell more than 50 percent in Thursday morning trading after the drug developer announced that its bladder cancer drug did not produce favorable results in a Phase 2 trial.

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December 1

Premium Lock GSK's Newborn Survival Project, QuintilesIMS earn top health industry awards

Two of the most prestigious life science industry awards go to GlaxoSmithKline and QuintilesIMS.

December 1

New Raleigh healthcare startup raises nearly $3M

North Carolina Business News Wire Essential Health Solutions, led by a former Metabolon executive, launched on Nov. 15 and in a securities notice says it has raised $2.8 million

December 1

ECU, First Flight, Investor's Circle land federal economic development grants

Dollar sign      East Carolina University Durham-based Investors' Circle and the First Flight Venture Cemter have landed federal grants to help promote entrepreneurship development programs.

December 1

Group aiming to create 20M jobs partners with NC COIN organization

Job development efforts, including a big emphasis on STEM training and employment, are getting a major boost in North Carolina. Greensboro-based North Carolina Center of Innovation Network is partnering with Jobenomics as part of a national effort to create 20 million jobs.

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December 1

Premium Lock Venture capitalists hail passage of bill aiming to speed up drug approval

Biotechnology House passage of a biomedical bill on Wednesday is seen as being a big boost for startups and emerging companies in drug development, says the National Venture Capital Association. One of the nation's biggest life science hubs is in Research Triangle Park.

December 1

Netflix matches Amazon, YouTube downloading features

Netflix  The long-awaited offline option announced Wednesday gives Netflix's 87 million subscribers offline access to videos for the first time in the streaming service's decade-long history.

Updated November 30

Premium Lock Tom Pike giving up millions of dollars in quitting QuintilesIMS

Tom Pike is walking away from millions of dollars in stock and bonuses as he retires "effective immediately" from QuintilesIMS. The former Quintiles CEO, who stepped aside as part of a $17 billion merger with IMS, could have made more than $17 million if he had stayed with the life science giant through 2017. Pike isn't talking, according to the company.

Tom Pike and Dennis Gillings (center) ring in NYSE action Tom Pike and Dennis Gillings (center) ring in NYSE action

Updated November 30

Former Quintiles CEO Tom Pike to retire in wake of IMS merger

Tom Pike, the CEO who led Quintiles to a multi-billion dollar merger earlier this year with IMS and accepted a demotion as part of the deal, is retiring.

Tom Pike, left, banters with Jim Cramer Tom Pike, left, banters with Jim Cramer

November 30

Premium Lock Hot item: Millennial 'smart home' owners want voice control

Looking for a tech Christmas present? Having voice control such as those Amazon "Echos" and Google "Home" devices we see advertised more every day is a big priority for young home owners and nearly half of all age groups, a new survey finds.

Voice control in big demand Voice control in big demand

November 30

HQ Raleigh to expand in Raleigh, adding new downtown presence

HQ's logo  HQ Raleigh is expanding its presence in downtown Raleigh by adding 15,000 square feet of space in the Capital Club building. HQ Raleigh says it is leasing four floors in order to be able to offer more space to startups and emerging companies.


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