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Premium Lock Inside Apple: First revenue decline since 2003 reflects a problem - people love, keeping iPhones

iPhones          Analysis: Apple's latest earnings report shows a big obstacle for the tech giant. Year-over-year revenue declined for the first time since 2003 and a reason is: People love their iPhones. So what's Apple to do? Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta offers his in-depth analysis.

Updated April 27

Premium Lock Inside Twitter: Live event coverage offering hope for future

Twitter Analysis: Twitter reports slight growth in users, but the social media firm's embrace of live events - including the NFL - offer hope for the future, says an analyst who researches the company.

April 27

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Revamping mobility strategies key to growth

AT&T                   Analysis: AT&T is revamping its mobility strategies to improve organic revenue growth, writes Steve Vachon, an analyst with Technology Business Research. The communications giant reported its latest earnings on Tuesday, and Vachon offers in-depth analysis.

April 26

Premium Lock Generic drug maker to open R&D hub, create 275 jobs in Durham

Jobs        Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. plans to invest $31.7 million in the operation, which will serve as the company's national headquarters for specialty pharmaceutical R&D.

April 26

Premium Lock NC Biotechnology Center awards $2.5M in latest round of grants, loans

Grants ‚ÄčThe North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 21 grants and loans totaling $2.5 million to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the third quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending March 31.

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Premium Lock Windsor Circle raises $4.1M in new venture round

Windsor Circle, the Durham startup whose CEO loves to wear green pants as a marketing ploy, has plenty more "green" around. The company has raised new venture funding, according to a securities filing.

Windsor Circle's team goes green - and looks for dough Windsor Circle's team goes green - and looks for dough

April 26

Premium Lock Organic Transit powers its way to $2.5M in mix of financing

Organic Transit, the Durham-based startup focusing on the "ELF" vehicle, is continuing to raise funding through a mixture of equity, dept and options, according to an SEC filing.

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April 26

Premium Lock NVCA: Business tax reform should focus on strengthening startup creation

Taxes "As lawmakers explore ways to reform the tax code, we would encourage them to not lose sight of startups and how the tax code can be reformed to encourage more entrepreneurial activity," says the head of the National Venture Capital Association.

April 26

Premium Lock Don't miss your chance to celebrate with Full Steam Ahead Award winners

Time is running out for you to get free tickets to Tuesday night's Full Steam Ahead Awards celebration from WRAL TechWire. We will be handing out 12 awards and five life time service honors - as well as our coveted engineer caps. Check out the list of finalists - and be there to find out who wins. We've also added some door prizes, including Durham Bulls tickets.

Dr. Charles Hamner took home two engineer caps Dr. Charles Hamner took home two engineer caps

April 26

Premium Lock Study: Sharing economy taking bigger bites of hotel, transport markets

New data shows that the sharing economy is continuing to have a bigger impact on traditional industries such as hotels and transportation. In fact, revenues in those two segments - led by Airbnb and Uber - are forecast to more than double over the next five years.

Airbnb's webpage Airbnb's webpage

Updated April 26

Premium Lock CED to unveil Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on Founder Day

CED Council for Entrepreneurial Development The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is launching an Entrepreneur Hall of Fame to honor in part its past - which includes old logos such as the one featured with this post. Green jackets for the winners?

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