March 29

RTP startup UVision 360 advances in Startup Medtech Showdown

UVision 360 Last week we brought you the news that RTP's own UVision360 Hysteroscopy Systems was competing in the MD+DI annual Medtech Startup Showdown. With the support of our scientific community, UVision has made it to Round 2.

March 29

Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

Elon Musk Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers.

March 28

Vivek Wadhwa: How regulators can make smart devices more secure against hackers

Vivek Wadhwa Whether it be our TV sets, cars, bathroom scales, children's toys or medical devices, we are already surrounded by everyday objects equipped with sensors and computers. And the companies that make them can get away with being careless with consumer security -- and with stealing customer data. So, what can be done? Here are some thoughts.

March 28

World Video Game Hall of Fame names its 12 2017 finalists

The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents.

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March 28

Chris Heivly: For startups, find a trend, find validation

Chris Heivly When you have found a trend, you will have some level of validation that either your product/service has found a fit or that your sales efforts are paying off.

March 28

20+ companies looking to hire hundreds at Triangle job fair

Help wanted         More than 20 companies from around the Triangle will be looking for talent at the "Come Tech Out" Triangle job fair on Wednesday. The event is free for job seekers. Hundreds of jobs are available.

Updated March 28

Bioventus commissions new studies on ultrasound bone healing

Biotech   ‚ÄčBioventus, a Durham-based orthobiologics company, says it will commission a series of clinical studies to further validate the ability of its EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System to lessen the risk of a fracture not healing properly in the presence of known risk factors.

Updated March 28

Premium Lock Whitehurst: Just call us 'the Red Hat of OpenStack'

A booming fourth quarter in sales closed a $2.4 billion year for Red Hat. And sales projections for a new fiscal year helped boost Hatter stock 5 percent in after-hours trading Monday after the Open Source giant upped quarterly sales by 16 percent year-over-year. In a conference call, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says booming sales for cloud-related technology provides a big boost. So much so that he says Red Hat is now the "Red Hat of OpenStack."

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Updated March 28

Will investors love tech-enabled services? With $410K round, iScribes hopes yes (+ video)

By taking advantage of local resources, this Durham medical scribe startup is proving out a business model of technology and people.

March 28

Premium Lock WTW@15: A look back at Polyglot Systems' evolution to exit

WRAL TechWire Triangle-based Polyglot Systems achieved an "exit" two weeks ago, being acquired by California-based First Databank. The sale ended a 13-year trek for the company, which WRAL TechWire profiled for the CED Venture Conference in 2004. Here's that profile and interview with then-CEO Stephen Noe, part of our look back through the archives as WTW observes its 15th anniversary. At the time, Noe described Polyglot's exit strategy: "Our current growth strategy offers several exit options in the future. We are considering either a public offering or an acquisition by a larger company in three to five years."

March 28

STEM news: Words matter when math teachers describe student learning

STEM Education News ‚ÄčThink back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a "high," "middle" or "low" group? If so, you'll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers talk about students' mathematical work.

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