Updated May 24

Premium Lock 'Wow:' Quintiles takes vivid VR plunge to improve digital health

Darrell Pryor, news photographer for WRAL TV, utters a "wow" and smiles as he removes the virtual reality goggles during the first VR demo given by Quintiles to news media about its new VR initiative. But Quintiles isn't playing games. It's aiming to improve the clinical trials process and digital health. "We feel we are out there at the edge," says the Quintiles exec leading the VR charge. "People come out of the experience different." Indeed, they do.

Updated May 24

Premium Lock Report: Startup capital funding off to slower start in '16

CED Startups and emerging firms that the Council for Entrepreneurial Development defines as "entrepreneurial companies" are off to a slower start in 2016 when it comes to fundraising. That's according to data in the CED's new Innovators Report.

May 24

Premium Lock Closing books on 2015: $1.25B in NC capital + A tip of the cap to CED

Joan Siefert Rose The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is closing the 2015 financial books for startups and emerging companies in North Carolina with data about grants. The new information boosts the capital haul to more than $1.2 billion. Plus: here's a "thank you" to the CED for its Innovators Report.

May 24

Premium Lock Narratives for spreadsheets; Spiffy's $1.6M; RTP traffic warning; Ag biotech showcase winner

Triangle headlines In today's Triangle headlines, a wrapup of stories about RTP-related technology news: Automated Insights unveils new software for creating a spreadsheet narrative; startup Spiffy raises $1.6 million; a former transportation secretary offers advice to the Triangle; and a look at the winner of the N.C. Biotechnology Center's ag tech showcase winner.

May 24

Premium Lock Afrofuturism emerges as key theme at Moogfest

What is it? Reggie Watts, Janelle Monae and others discuss and debate somewhat nebulous Afrofuturism movement at Moogfest. Jon Mareane of ExitEvent reports.

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May 23

Premium Lock NVCA embraces Fostering Innovation Act, says it will boost startup IPOs

Venture Capital     In an open leader to House of Representatives leaders, the chief executive officer of the National Venture Capital Association calls for passage of the "Fostering Innovation Act." Bobby Franklin says the bill would help more startups execute IPOs.

May 23

Premium Lock North Carolina ag leaders promote innovation at NCBiotech event

Agricultural technology superstar Randy Marcuson has a quick answer to those who wonder how North Carolina continues to expand its global leadership in the field. "Innovators spawn other innovators," the former president and CEO of highly successful Embrex tells attendees at the fourth annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.

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May 23

Premium Lock 3D-printed motorcycle; startup staff mentors in NYC; not all Android phones equal; vulnerable airport security

In today's Bulldog wrapup of the latest technology news: Airbus unveils 3D-printed motorcycle; startup staffers are mentoring in NYC schools; why not all Android phones are equal; and tech can't make airport security perfect.

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Updated May 23

Premium Lock Bayer exec: Crop science HQ would be in St. Louis if $62B deal OK'd

In a huge deal that would have an impact on North Carolina where Bayer and Monsanto both have operations, Germany-based Bayer AG has made a formal acquisition offer totaling some $62 billion. If the deal were to close, the combined headquarters for crop science would be in St. Louis.

A worker in a Bayer CropScience greenhouse. A worker in a Bayer CropScience greenhouse.

May 23

Premium Lock 'Dear Hugh': The Bayer letter explaining 'our strong interest'

In a letter disclosed by Bayer AG early Monday, Bayer AG's management outlines its reasoning for why the German-based firm with a big presence in RTP wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion.

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Updated May 23

Premium Lock After filling venues, Moogfest sets dates for return to Durham in '17

Moogfest 2016 has wrapped and Downtown Durham is returning to normal after a weekend of techies roaming the streets looking for action. They found plenty, with interactive art installations - free for all - in every plaza, DJs spinning non-stop in local nightclubs and parks, and future technology being discussed and demonstrated all over town.

A beachball synth interactive installation at Moogfest A beachball synth interactive installation at Moogfest

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