Editor's note: Jim Shamp, director of public relations for the N.C. Biotechnology Center, reached out to The Wall Street Journal after a recent story warned that the deadly "chikungunya" virus is headed for the U.S. A Raleigh firm - Arbovax - could have a solution, he said. WRALTechWire suggested that he write a blog about what occurred. He did. We reprint it in full.
The New York Times and Financial Times report that workers at an IBM plant near Hong Kong have continued a strike for the fourth consecutive day. They are protesting the sale of IBM's x86 server business to Lenovo. IBM says it hopes workers will accept the transfer.
Metabolon will utilize its proprietary molecular technology to help Human Longevity Inc., the new company led by genome pioneer Craig Venter, to find indications of disease and gene mutations.
Verizon Wireless ranked highest among its peers in four out of five categories in a national study by RootMetrics.com that measured network performance. In a six-month review of reliability, speed, call quality, data and text messaging, Verizon Wireless's score was 89.7 out of 100 and AT&T Inc.'s was 86.2.
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers has vowed to do more business in Canada, citing tax policy and other challenges in the US. In picking Toronto and not either RTP or another US location, Chambers is restating his stance.
The First Flight Venture Center in RTP and Virginia-based Launch Place are teaming up to put on "The Big Launch Challenge" in which startups will compete for top prizes of up to $15,000 each.
Raleigh M2M firm sold; Metabolon's new deal; Red Hat expands 'cloud;' FDA nod for OxyBio; Pozen cuts losses; reboot costs TransEnterix
In today's Bullbog blog rounding up the latest tech and life science news: Raleigh-based Jazz Wireless is sold; Metabolon makes a deal with Craig Venter firm; Red Hat joins AWS GovCloud; Oxygen Biotherapeutics can advance research on brain treatment; Pozen cuts its losses; and TransEnterix losses mount as company reboots.
Workers in the U.S. aren't expressing much sympathy for IBMers in China who are protesting layoffs and the sale of Big Blue's x86 server business to Lenovo. Why? If your job was off-shored, how would you feel?
In today's Bulldog technology roundup blog: A Bitcoin bank closes after being robbed; Facebook may buy a drone company; Roku steps up video-streaming fight with Google; and Dish takes the lead in offering Internet streaming.
On Tuesday, Red Hat unveiled a new business process management suite and also announced further security acceptance for its "cloud" computing offerings. Yes, the Hatters continue to grow at a relentless pace. And spearheading the drive is CEO Jim Whitehurst. He's leading the company to places it has never been - and in a blog post the affable exec with the boyish grin explains the secrets to his success.
Automated Insights and Windsor Circle prevail in a 50-team Triangle shootout to win the right to present to potential investors at a Google for Entrepreneurs event in Silicon Valley on April 2.
TechLaw: The year 2013 saw some of the most significant changes to the U.S. patent system in more than 60 years. Pending legislation and several cases to be heard by the United States Supreme Court could make 2014 another year of change.
Raleigh-based Lookout Capital just bet $8 million of its investors' money on Wright Foods and technology to deliver produce that stays fresh longer. So what factors made Lookout and the fund's backers to place the bet? In an exclusive Q&A, Lookout founder Merrette Moore offers details. he also has advice for entrepreneurs seek to raise money.
Thousands of IBM workers in China - some carrying banners describing IBM as a "Sweat Shop" and "We are not merchandise" - staged protests Wednesday in reaction to layoffs and the sale of IBM's low-end server business to Lenovo.
Microsoft's newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, in an effort to reignite growth, is shuffling management and putting former political operative Mark Penn in the new role of chief strategy officer.
WRALTechWire and ExitEvent are partnering to bring more startup news to our readers across both websites. Today, ExitEvent and WRALTechWire contributor Ann Johnston takes an in-depth look at the state of angel capital investing in the Triangle.
Aseptia, which operates as Wright Foods and utilizes patented food processing technology developed at N.C. State, has closed on a third round of financing totaling $28 million. Lookout Capital pours in $8 million.