June 25

Premium Lock FDA issues guidelines for oversight of nanotechnology

FDA The Food and Drug Administration issued final recommendations Tuesday for companies using nanotechnology in products regulated by the government, which can include medical therapies, food and cosmetics. FDA regulators want companies to consult with them before launching nanotechnology products, though the decision whether to go to market will essentially rest with manufacturers.

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Premium Lock Who is hiring? N.C. life science employment up 7% since recession

Supporters of the North Carolina life sciences industries often tout that business sector as crucial to the state's economic health. And a new report affirms that belief, pointing out that N.C. life science jobs increased 7 percent to more than 66,000 through 2012 while wages grew even faster - up nearly 13 percent to almost $82,000.

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Premium Lock Governor signs N.C. Commerce privatization bill

North Carolina  The state is turning its marketing and job recruitment functions over to a private nonprofit under a bill that cleared the legislature last week and was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday.

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Chapel Hill, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

Fiber optic network            Chapel Hill and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. Five of six city governments involved have now signed on to the AT&T plan.

Updated June 25

Premium Lock IPO in future? Bronto hires ChannelAdvisor exec as general counsel

Bronto If fast-growing Bronto Software is contemplating going public, it has just added some executive firepower with experience in pulling off an IPO.

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Premium Lock Lenovo seeks patent for device similar to Google's Glass

In a patent application filed last December and published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Lenovo says it has created a unique "electronic device and sound capturing method." But it sure looks a lot like Google Glass.

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June 25

Premium Lock AT&T says DirecTV deal could slow future price hikes

AT&T wants DirecTV   AT&T's CEO told Congress Tuesday that his company's purchase of DirecTV will help slow increases in programming prices, but won't lead to a decrease in prices.

June 25

Premium Lock Google's demo day: Smart home gadgets, wearables, and more

Google        An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.

June 25

Premium Lock Restrictions on employees' post-employment work in N.C.: The balancing of interests

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: "Covenants not to compete," or "non-compete agreements," are gaining in popularity, but they are not without risks to employers.

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June 24

Premium Lock Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo gets serious with former U.S. Mint head as keynote

ExitEvent Edmund Moy, the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint and crypto currency enthusiast, will deliver the keynote address at the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock Blaze or a fizzle? Amazon's Fire phone is ambitious but not strategic

Analysis: Jeff Bezos put on a show with the interesting, apparently high-quality Fire phone, but Technology Business Research believes the Fire phone won't greatly impact Amazon or the smartphone market.

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