Updated January 23

Sources: Google commits to bringing fiber to Triangle

Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle, industry sources say, and construction could begin as early as April. A formal announcement might come as early as next week at Google events in Raleigh and Durham, but the company won't say what those events are about.

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Updated January 23

What an opening: Box shares soar 70% in Wall Street debut

Wall Street Box Inc. shares soared 56 percent in their stock market debut, after the online storage provider raised $175 million in its initial public offering.

January 23

In your face on ice: GoPro, NHL to bring wearable cameras closer to action

Brace yourself for high-speed contact. GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and referees.

January 23

Moogfest coming to Durham? That's what rumor mill is saying

Moog Fest  If the Moogfest does come to Durham and it's anything like Asheville's version, it would include presentations by brainiacs from the likes of MIT and IBM, talks by futurists from the world's top institutes, live demonstrations of electronic musical instruments, virtual reality devices and other next-generation technologies. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman reports.

Updated January 23

Raleigh startup offering air filter service raises $1.2M

RTP Capital, Silicon Valley-based Azure Capital and several angel investors provide startup funding for Raleigh-based FilterEasy. it's goal: Deliver air filters to subscribers' home when it's time to change them out. For homeowners, the regular changing of filters will save energy costs, the startup says.

Change your filers and save, says startup Change your filers and save, says startup

January 23

White Labs bringing fermenting sciences, 65 jobs to Asheville

White Labs, a world leader in fermentation sciences for the brewing and winemaking industries, has announced the purchase of a 26,000-square-foot building in Asheville, with plans to employ 65 people - a mix of scientists, production and distribution personnel.

Vice President Lisa White of White Labs at new facility Vice President Lisa White of White Labs at new facility

January 23

New motto for Apple's Cook: 'iRaise!' after big pay boost

Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook's compensation more than doubled in 2014 to $9.2 million, Says USA Today: 'iRaise!'

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January 23

Crowdfunding event: From startups' insight to legal hurdles to finding other funding

Executive Exchange The speakers' lineup for WRAL TechWire's crowdfunding event keeps growing - and there's more on the agenda than what crowdfunding means for startups as well as entrepreneurs. The Executive Exchange program also will address other funding opportunities from angel investing to N.C. state-provided matching grants. CED's Joan Siefert Rose also will present.

Updated January 23

Google's 'reserve the date' notice could mean fiber for Triangle

After years of lobbying now, Triangle residents and leaders may get their wish next week: Google Fiber. A "save the date" notice sent out by Google's Triangle media representatives promises news of some sort next week.

Google's "Save the date"  Google's "Save the date"

January 23

First GSK Ebola vaccine doses shipping to Africa for trial

Ebola Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is shipping the first few hundred doses of its vaccine that is being tested as a treatment for Ebola to Africa for further testing. GSK will soon begin testing the vaccine for efficacy. Currently there is no successful treatment for the deadly disease.

Updated January 23

GSK layoffs in China?; Lenovo-Xiamoi showdown; NC wind energy study; China blocks VPNs; Box prices IPO; Uber woes; Verizon loss

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: GSK reportedly will lay off 1,000 in China; Lenovo takes on Xiaomi with own cheap smartphone in India; feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study; China shutting down virtual private networks; Box prices its IPO; Denmark may ban Uber; and Verizon reports a quarterly loss.

January 23

Governor hints at new 'NC Competes' jobs plan

Gov. Pat McCrory, left, and Christopher Chung, right State leaders are keeping mum about international reports that Volvo is hunting for a new manufacturing site in a handful of southern states, including North Carolina. But Gov. Pat McCrory discloses development of a new jobs recruitment plan at the opening of the headquarters for the private-public Economic Development Partnership.

Updated January 22

Duke Energy to build $25M-30M solar facility at Camp Lejeune; Marines providing land

Solar energy    Duke Energy will build a solar power facility costing between $25 million and $30 million at Camp Lejeune. In return, the Marines are providing the 80 acres of land under a long-term lease deal. This is the first solar facility Duke is building at a military base.

Updated January 22

'Gigabit City' Wilson echoes Obama's call for greater broadband access

The city of Wilson, which has operated its own high-speed Internet service for six years, plans to ask the Federal Communications Commission next month to overturn state laws that limit public broadband services.

Wilson: Gigabit City Wilson: Gigabit City

January 22

Biogen tops sustainable corporations list; Novozomes, Lenovo, Cisco, EMC crack top 100

G100 The annual "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations" list has a distinct Triangle flavor to it. Biogen is No. 1. Also cracking the list are Novozymes, Lenovo, Cisco and EMC.

Updated January 22

European Space Agency 'cloud' includes Red Hat; Uber raises $1.6B; HondaJet CEO honor; Google wireless?; eBay cuts 2,400; LG curved smartphone

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Red Hat lands European Space Agency as a customer for cloud services; Uber raises $1.6 billion; Honda Aircraft's CEO receives aviation award; Google may be selling wireless services; eBay is slashing jobs; and LG readies launch of curved smartphone.

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January 22

Premium Lock Early stage deals remain focus, says Square 1 Bank CEO

Square 1 Bank   Square 1 Bank sees opportunities for growth in later-stage venture capital business as the entire industry shifts more money that way, but CEO Doug Bowers stresses that early-stage deals remain top priority. By the way, the Durham bank is continuing to hire.

January 22

Job growth powers Raleigh to No. 41 spot in world's top 300 metros

Raleigh's growing skyline Raleigh and its rival Austin are two of only four U.S. cities that rank in the top 50 among the world's leading 300 metropolitan areas, says a new survey from the Brookings Institute. The top 50 is dominated by Asian-Pacific cities.

January 22

Premium Lock Just who is driving for Uber? And why? You might be surprised

Uber's XL service  So you decide to try Uber or Lyft as an alternative to taxi or mass transit or a limo. Just who are these independent contractors that you are relying on for a safe, affordable trip? A new survey profiles Uber's drivers - who they are and why they drive for Uber. You'll find the results interesting.

Updated January 21

Premium Lock UNC launches $5M venture fund to boost startups, research

Golden egg hunt for investors The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is giving a funding boost to startup companies formed around research conducted at the school. The goal is to get UNC-based research commercialized.

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