Some genetically engineered foods such as White Russet potatoes and Arctic apples that don't brown remain controversial. But not all food technology innovations discussed at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's AgBiotech Summit 2016 earlier this month engender social fears.
Here's some good news for fans of online streaming services: Netflix and Amazon have ramped up their investment in programming, spending $7.5 billion last year--more than CBS, HBO, Turner and most countries, including South Korea and Australia.
Myxx, a Cary-based company developing software that lets grocery retailers give shoppers branded recipes mapped to ingredients in the store, has raised a $400,000 seed round led by Cofounders Capital. RHM Associates participated in the fundng.
Terry Cox, who has helmed Charlotte's Business Innovation and Growth Council (BIG) for 12 years, has a piece of advice for Queen City startups: "Go in and re-engineer the business models and processes of mid-to-large market companies."
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling $1,060,352 to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the first quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending September 30.
Cree Inc. shares dropped 9 percent in the extended session Tuesday following Cree's updated forecast of adjusted earnings of 4 cents to 10 cents for the second quarter on revenue of $310-330 million, while analysts expected 16 cents and $336 million, though the firm beat Q1 earnings estimates.
Editor's note: This is the first of a four-part series on the growing focus on building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Charlotte. Known primarily as a risk-adverse banking city, Charlotte has never been considered particularly friendly to startups, but that is clearly changing.
By 2020, says Gartner, an average person will have more conversations with bots than with a spouse. Gartner's strategic predictions for 2017 and beyond sees continuing digital disruption of your life.
Have you run into one of those pop up tech support scams that sound a loud alarm and claim your computer is infected with a virus? A Microsoft survey says two out of three people have expenced a tech support scam in the last 12 months and nearly one in ten lost money.
Investor sentiment saw a decisive uptick in the results from the most recent StreetWise, E*TRADE's quarterly tracking study of experienced investors. a decisive uptick in positive investor sentiment: Among other things, when asked which movie best expresses how they feel about the market now, "Easy Rider" is gaining on "Dazed and Confused."
IBM's commitment to restructuring its business to more closely align with evolving customer demands continues, and its impact on revenue performance can be seen in IBM's ongoing slowdown of year-to-year revenue declines. So say analysts at TBR.
Lenovo's new Yoga Book, which includes a number of innovations such as flat keyboard and hand-written note taking capability, draws a series of mixed reviews. USA Today calls it "innovative but unsatisfying" while Gizmodo calls it "the future of laptops" - with a caveat.
Cisco continues its binge of acquisitions under CEO Chuck Robbins, buying collaborative software firm Worklife.
Netflix blew past analyst estimates to post earnings of 12 cents a share on revenue of $2.29 billion, double the 6 cents a share forecast on $2.28 billion, and added 370k000 subscribers in the U.S. despite a price hike. Netflix stock soared to a nearly 20 percent gain on the news.
IBM reported earnings of $3.29 per share on $1 9.23 billion in revenuein Q3, topping analyst expectations of $3.23 per share and about 19 billion in revenue, according to the Thompson Reuters. consensus estimate
The crowd had a lot of fun at the very first Google Exchange Pitch Day for Black Founder Entrepreneurs at the American Underground at Main in Durham last Friday. Encouraged to be focal and compete in sections for tee-shirts and other swag, the 250 or so present did so enthusiastically.
Most, if not all readers of WRAL TechWire are probably what Accenture calls "Digital Super Users," who consult their computer or mobile device multiple times daily. The company says governments can learn what citizens of the future will value and expect by looking at the super users of today.