January 13

Remembering Oliver Smithies, a kind gentleman and Nobel Laureate

I was sad when I heard that Oliver Smithies had died on Tuesday. I felt a deep admiration for this man. And I know everyone who had the good fortune to meet him shares this recognition of loss.

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January 13

Premium Lock 2017 off to fast start for Internet of Things - An Insider look at key trends

Internet of Things The New Year has gotten off to a fast start for commercial developments across the Internet of Things business world. Here's a look at three key emerging trends.

January 13

Premium Lock Chaperone Therapeutics looking to raise $900,000

Chaperone Therapeutics,which recently teaming up with the nonprofit ALS Therapy Development Institute of Cambridge, Mass., to explore potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is looking to raise new equity.

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Updated January 13

Premium Lock American Underground rolls out 'new product offering for a new audience'

In am exclusive Q&A WTW Insider interview, the American Underground's chief strategist says the AU is introducing a "new product offering for a new audience" with its soon-to-open Gridworks in Durham. Plus, Adam Klein discusses why Durham remains a red-hot destination for startups and how the AU continues to drive diversity.

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Updated January 13

Two FDA chiefs, other luminaries to address CED Life Science Conference

Life Science Conference 2017 Past and present commissioners of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, both with ties to Duke University, are among the speakers headlining the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's 26th annual Life Science Conference next month in Raleigh.

Updated January 12

Premium Lock Safe driving tech startup is first to launch crowdfunding campaign

Safe driving tech startup ITFT, which stands for Innovative Technology for Transportation, is the first North Carolina company to launch a crowdfunding campaign since under Title III of the JOBSs Act went into effect last May. Lawyers are Smith Anderson in Raleigh helped guide the Davidson firm to launch.

January 12

Amazon, which is growing NC presence, to add 100,000 jobs across 'many states'

Amazon.com    "These new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels -- from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training," the Internet giant says.

January 12

FCC's expected chief dismisses report challenging free data plans

The Broadband Report       Ajit Pai, the FCC commissioner expected to be named the group's chairman by President-elect Donald Trump, dismisses a new FCC report that says big carrier free data plans violate "net neutrality."

January 12

Premium Lock Third VC report confirms trend: VC boom is over in NC

Looking for cash? Data from the final of the "big three" venture capital reports is in - and reality has returned to venture capital deal-making across North Carolina. After a one-year boom, it's back to more typical numbers.

Updated January 12

Boom over: Venture reports agree dealmaking drops in 2016

Venture Capital     Venture capital deal making in North Carolina declined in 2016 year-over-year even though two major reports offer different details about the scale of the action. And there are two major reports still to come about 2016 deal making.

January 12

With new effort Facebook taking a bigger role in journalism

Facebook  Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up with new products and generally promote trusted news in today's "post-truth" era.

Updated January 11

US sales growth helps Lenovo keep global PC sales lead

Lenovo's halo keyboard  Receiving a continuing boost from PC sales in the U.S., Lenovo grew sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 and thus maintained its hold on the No. 1 spot in global sales. But No. 2 HP draws ever closer, according to two reports.

Updated January 11

UNC Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies dies at age 91

Oliver Smithies, D.Phil., who was recruited to North Carolina with grant funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 20 years later, died Tueday at the age of 91.

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January 11

Raleigh Chamber chief quitting for Florida job

Tim Giuliani ‚ÄčThe president and chief executive of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is leaving after less than two years on the job to take a new position in Florida, the group announced Wednesday.

January 11

Premium Lock 6 emerging technologies land first Wake Forest Innovations funding

Pappas Ventures A new technology investment fund managed by Pappas Capital in Durham has picked the first six emerging technologies to receive investments from a $15 million pool of capital created in late 2015.

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