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Premium Lock NovaQuest names Vern Davenport as partner, looks to raise $1.5B fund

Veteran tech executive Vern Davenport, who left Medfusion early last year after serving as CEO, is a new partner with Raleigh life science investment firm NovaQuest. The North Hills-based group also is looking to raise a new fund worth $1.5 billion.

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7:33 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Vance-Granville CC lands $31M Siemens software grant

Computer coding In what's called the largest grant ever made to the college, Vance-Granville Community College has received a $31 million software grant from Siemens PLM Software.

6:46 a.m. yesterday

Foxconn in NC? Scuttlebutt grows about 8,600 job project; Michigan after it, too

Initial wire service reports last Thursday out of Taiwan did not include North Carolina on a list of states under consideration for a huge $10 billion plant investment by Foxconn, a builder of iPhones and other tech products. But a later report did - and now Raleigh is buzzing about the project. Other states want it, too, including Michigan whose governor wants a big incentive package ready to offer the China-based tech giant.

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6:32 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock SpaceX launches 10 Iridium satellites from California (+ video)

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites from communications firm Iridium into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

6:20 a.m. yesterday

Input: WTW wants to hear from you - send us news, views

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

6:18 a.m. yesterday

Getting WTW on the go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

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6:15 a.m. yesterday

How to keep in touch with WTW across social media: Like, track, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 15 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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6:06 a.m. yesterday

WTW's week in review: 60 headlines not to be missed, part three

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire over this past week, part two.

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WTW's week in review: 60 headlines not to be missed, part two

Triangle headlines Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part three.

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WTW's week in review: 60 headlines not to be missed, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

June 23

Premium Lock Joe Magno: Inside the changing work environment for engineers

Joe Magno The number of engineering students graduating from North Carolina's universities is continuing to grow and the work environment that those engineers will enter continues to change and evolve. Joe Magno of NC COIN takes a look at the report.

June 23

Chapel Hill-based Falcon Therapeutics raises $700,000 (+ video)

‚Äč A Chapel Hill-based biotechnology company has raised $700,000 in a private equity stock offering, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

June 23

Chapel Hill drug firm talks FDA approval path for migraine drug

Migraine ‚ÄčAchelios Therapeutics of Chapel Hill has completed a meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about a path to approval for its leading drug candidate to treat acute and chronic migraine

June 23

Mike Walden: Can pro sports spur economic development?

Mike Walden A pro sports team and its complementary playing facility is not necessarily a "home run", "slam dunk", "touchdown" or "shot-on-goal" for economic development. When public money is involved several hard questions must be considered and addressed, and lessons should be learned from the experiences of other cities and regions.

June 23

Premium Lock NCSU researchers develop new design to power flexible wearable devices

No need to unplug and recharge your fitness device? Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new "thermoelectric harvester" technology that will help power flexible wearable devices through capture of body heat.

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Updated June 23

Premium Lock Drones in DC: PrecisionHawk CEO shares face time with Trump

Michael Chasen, the recently named CEO of Raleigh drone startup PrecisionHawk, went to the White House on Thursday for some face-to-face time with President Trump. He asks the President to consider less regulation for the drone industry.

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June 23

Red Hat CEO's compensation falls to $11.1M in 2016

The chief executive officer of business software company Red Hat received $11.1 million in total compensation in its 2017 fiscal year, according to a securities filing.

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Updated June 23

Tesla update: NC dealership bill pulled for now; new plant in China?

Tesla Legislation that would have opened the door to a half-dozen Tesla dealerships in North Carolina has been put on hold. Meanwhile, Tesla says it is considering building a plant in China.

June 23

Premium Lock Why doesn't 'do not call' list work? Plus: FCC's record $120M robocall fine

The Broadband Report       When the National Do Not Call list was first introduced in 2003, most companies abided by the rules. That meant you'd finally get some relief from those pesky phone calls that always seemed to interrupt dinner. Not so much now. Plus: FCC proposes $120M fine in robocall scheme.

June 23

Dream or reality? What Facebook's new mission can and can't fix

Facebook  Facebook's new mission statement: "Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together." But how much of the company's problems can really be fixed by the new direction?


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