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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"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.
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.
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.