Updated January 20

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center-backed companies raise $11M to close 2016

Looking for cash? ​Seventeen bioscience companies that previously received funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center raised nearly $11 million in follow-on funding from other sources in the second quarter of the 2016-17 fiscal year that ended Dec. 31.

Updated January 20

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awards $1.4M in grants, loans

Biotechnology The awards will support life science research, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina and help universities and companies attract additional funding from other sources.

January 20

Premium Lock Cost of progress: Gas, water lines cut, holes left behind in fiber installation

Cut water lines, no power, gas leaks - these are just some of the issues that homeowners across the Triangle have reported as more and more communities upgrade to offer faster internet speeds using fiber optic cable.

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Updated January 20

Premium Lock Durham medtech startup seeks $1 million in funding

North Carolina Business News Wire Higgs Boson LLC submitted a trademark application for "Manage My Surgery," a downloadable mobile applications intended to manage surgery and medical procedure related activities.

Updated January 20

Premium Lock Tech news: No Tesla recall; Uber pays $20M; Samsung fire update; SAS big data survey; social media-terror lawsuits

Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights.

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Updated January 19

Premium Lock Report: Pay TV subscribers shrink; streaming services, antenna-only households grow

You may be surprised to find out that the number of antenna-only households for TV service in the U.S. is growing. So, too, are Internet streaming subscribers. Suffering the consequences? A drop in pay TV subscriptions, says a new report.

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Updated January 19

Premium Lock Mars, the next frontier? NASA study paves way for the trip

​A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

Journey to Mars Journey to Mars

Updated January 19

Premium Lock HPE aims to boost hyperconverged market share in deal for a Lenovo partner (+ video)

HPE and SimpliVity would use complementary market traction and innovation to capture accretive hyperconverged opportunities, says Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber. SimpliVity is a Lenovo partner.

January 19

Premium Lock How can your business counter 'fake news'?

Internet  "Fake news" is not new but the topic certainly generated more headlines and attention that usual during the just concluded 2016 political campaign. How does your business deal with the threat? Here are some ideas.

Updated January 19

Premium Lock Think you know millennials? Case survey runs counter to narrative with Trump, conservatism scoring well

Politics  If one draws news simply from the mainstream media or what's happening on Facebook, it's safe to assume the belief is the vast majority of millennials are liberal, favored Hillary Clinton and despised Donald Trump as well as conservatism. By election day, many attitudes had changed, a new survey finds.

Updated January 19

Premium Lock GSK pharma chief to quit after losing out on CEO job

GSK's HQ in London               GlaxoSmithKline's head of pharmaceuticals is leaving the drug giant after losing out in the race to replace retiring CEO Andrew Witty. GSK is hiring an AstraZeneca exec to replace him.


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