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Posts tagged “Duke”

July 22

Durham makes another top 10 list of best places to live and work

A salute to Durham In the latest of a string of kudos, Durham made the Career Cast.com list of the top 10 best places to live and work.

July 21

Premium Lock Teamworks investment amount disclosed in SEC filing

Teamworks, a venture launched by a former Duke University football player that provides mobile collaboration and communications software targeting athletic organizations, disclosed the amount of its multi-million dollar investment in an SEC filing.

Teamworks as a communications hub Teamworks as a communications hub

Updated July 21

NC Biotech Center awarded $2.5M to universities and companies

Biotechnology The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 36 loans and grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to universities and bioscience companies during the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending June 30.

July 20

Emerging tech will boost industry revenue to new highs

Drones Broader adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enthusiasm for emerging technology will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to new highs in retail and wholesale revenue as emerging tech categories push the entire industry forward,according to the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) semi-annual forecast.

Updated July 20

Premium Lock Triangle firm's Quantum Molecular drug design could revolutionize drug discovery

A Triangle-based biotech company may have the answer to both vastly reducing the cost of new drug discovery while also significantly speeding up the process of finding successful drug candidates to fight a wide range of indications, including cancer, central nervous system disorders and heart disease.

Edward Addison, CEO, chair, Cloud Pharmaceuticals Edward Addison, CEO, chair, Cloud Pharmaceuticals

Updated July 8

Vivek Wadhwa joins Carnegie Mellon but 'will be doing many things'

Vivek Wadhwa Vivek Wadhwa, the former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author, is joining the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in San Francisco. But he will remain involved with Duke University for a while yet.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock Inventor with Duke connection seeks to subdue cellphone addiction

Musicians are increasingly asking concert-goers to put the cellphones away and an inventor believes he has the solution.

June 8

Premium Lock Good news for workers (job demand, pay) in new surveys

Headlines about a new Duke University economic survey focus on how political worries are driving down optimism. But buried inside the report is good news for people wanting jobs - and those who have them, such as bigger pay raises. Another survey also forecasts growth in hiring.

May 31

Premium Lock Duke, UNC researchers to use drones to find sharks

Drones could detect sharks underwater Drones just may help keep you safer from sharks on a future visit to the beach thanks to efforts by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke.

May 22

Premium Lock Can machines create humanlike music and art?

Will our "robot overlords" someday become creative enough to make music and art humans appreciate? The folks at Moogfest from Google Brain's Magenta project say that what they're really up to is using machine learning to create new tools artists can use to enhance their own expression.

Dough Eck explains google Brain's Magenta project at Moogfest Dough Eck explains google Brain's Magenta project at Moogfest

May 18

Premium Lock Duke poliovirus therapy; Lenovo-SAP solutions; Duke solar projects OK'd; PPD award

Tech briefs Tech briefs: A poliovirus therapy from Duke University receives "breakthrough" status from the FDA; Lenovo and SAP unveil their first joint products and solutions; Duke Energy wins approval for two solar projects; and PPD wins clinical research award.

May 9

Premium Lock Triangle headlines: $55M Duke Energy-Duke U. power project; Cree patent deal; LabCorp colon cancer blood test; Cree's board

Triangle headlines In today's wrapup of Triangle related tech and life science news: Duke Energy and Duke University are collaborating on a $55 million energy project; Cree settles a patent suit; LabCorp launches a new blood test targeting colon cancer; and Cree names former Advanced Auto Parts CEO to board.

April 18

Premium Lock Duke names Michigan exec to lead licensing, ventures

Robin Rasor, who is currently head of licensing for faculty and student discovery technology at the University of Michigan, will take a similar position at Duke University as of July 1.

Robin Rasor Robin Rasor

Updated April 13

Premium Lock Duke prof: CEO activism can boost bottom line

The debate over North Carolina's controversial HB2 includes businesses from large to small whose CEOs are protesting its passage through public statements to delaying economic development and moving events elsewhere. And new research from Duke University finds that companies can benefit financially by being activists on issues such as gender equality as well as the environment.

April 1

Premium Lock Google GV uncomfortable with investments in NC

Google Google Ventures (GV) has joined other powerhouse tech organizations opposing NC law HB2, which is viewed as discriminating against the LGBT community.

Updated March 29

Premium Lock Duke, Poynter hosting 'Tech & Check' event

THE POYNTER INSTITUTE LOGO Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network and the Duke Reporters' Lab will host "Tech & Check," a landmark event on March 31-April 1 at Duke University in Durham to explore ways technology can be used to make fact-checking faster and smarter.

Tags: Duke, Internet
March 28

Premium Lock Duke buys back PhaseBio's anticancer option

Ashutosh “Tosh” Chilkoti, Ph.D A promising technology developed by Duke University faculty entrepreneur Ashutosh "Tosh" Chilkoti, Ph.D., is coming back to North Carolina after a six-year Pennsylvania detour.

Updated March 24

Premium Lock SAS No. 6, Duke U. No. 14 on Forbes' best employers list

Forbes  SAS and Duke University are two of the nation's top large company employers in the U.S., according to a new report from Forbes magazine. UNC-Chapel Hill also makes the list.

Updated March 2

Premium Lock 4 universities form Triangle Venture Alliance to fund startups

Venture Capital     Boosted by a $250,000 federal grant, four Triangle Universities are forming the Triangle Venture Alliance which plans to work with alumni in funding startups. The alliance is the second major boost to emerging ventures in the Triangle in two days, NCSU having announced a new $1M fund and accelerator as well on Tuesday.

February 17

Premium Lock Duke survey finds a 'social media spend-impact disconnect'

A new report from Duke University's CMO survey finds a major "disconnect" between a growing percentage of marketing spending on social media and the effectiveness of results.

Graphic breaks down social media spend 'disconnect' Graphic breaks down social media spend 'disconnect'

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