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Posts tagged “Duke”

June 10

Duke survey's good job news: Wages going up, companies keep hiring

There's good news for workers wanting raises as well as for people seeking work in a new survey from Duke University and CFO Magazine: Companies are hiring more full-time workers and outsourcing less. Meanwhile, wages are expected to rise more 3 percent.

Updated June 5

Duke survey: More than 80% of US businesses have been hacked

Hackers     Security firm McAfee reports that there are 387 new "security threats" every minute - and corporate America isn't keeping up its defenses against hackers as executives confess in a survey from Duke University.

Tags: Internet, Duke
June 1

Premium Lock Leica Microsystems buys Duke medical imaging spinout Bioptigen

Bioptigen, the 2004 Duke University spinout which makes specialized high-resolution imaging devices for non-invasive diagnoses of eye diseases and other medical applications, has reached agreement to be purchased by German powerhouse Leica Microsystems.

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June 1

Premium Lock Duke social scientist and Timeful co-founder launches a different kind of incubator

Dan Ariely For new Startup Lab, Duke's Center for Advanced Hindsight and its founder Dan Ariely seek entrepreneurs who want insight from social scientists to build businesses.

Updated May 15

Premium Lock NC Venture Lab among 8 Kenan Collaboratory projects landing grants

Innovation A "North Carolina Venture Lab'" focusing on entrepreneurial education is one of eight projects receiving grants of as much as $93,000 through the new Kenan Creative Collaboratory across four North Carolina institutions.

April 27

Premium Lock Duke lands $9.75M boost for its 'big data' programs

Cloud computing Duke University's research efforts into the benefits and uses of "big data" - launched with great fanfare and $50 million two years ago - is getting another big boost with nearly $10 million of additional funding.

April 14

Premium Lock Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative to move to Durham Innovation District

The Durham Innovation District lands a major new client for its unfolding development in downtown, landing the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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March 30

Premium Lock SMSmart takes top honors in Startup Madness showcase

Startup Madness in Raleigh SMSmart walks away with the top honors at the college business contest "Startup Madness." The team from Duke University defeats 15 others from universities across the Atlantic Coast Conference.

March 28

Premium Lock AT&T donates $33,000 for PC training at gigabit Internet kickoff

AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money.

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Updated March 27

Premium Lock Ultra-fast Internet network coming first to Raleigh community center

The North Carolina Next Generation Network formally launches on Saturday at a community center in Raleigh. AT&T is building the network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad in partnership with several municipalities and four universities.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated March 12

Premium Lock Latest news on: Amazon Exclusives, clinical trials, Carolina Hurricanes

Bulldog In this edition of the Bulldog tech roundup: Amazon Exclusives will sell new products funded by Kickstarter ; Duke study says clinical trial researchers aren't following reporting law; Carolina Hurricanes go with SciQuest.

March 6

Premium Lock Duke students look to improve on 2nd-place finish at eco-car competition

Last year, in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Houston, a team from Duke University took second place. This year, they hope to better their showing in the global competition where students design, build and test energy-efficient vehicles.

Updated March 4

Premium Lock Duke, RTI team for projects, fund two with $100,000 each

Innovation RTI International and Duke University are working together to drive new projects uniting researchers from both. Two projects are receiving $100,000 each to kick-start the partnership.

Tags: RTI, Duke
March 2

Premium Lock Long-time Duke researcher now No. 2 at FDA

FDA  Dr. Robert Califf, one of the nation's leading medical researchers, joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.

Updated February 12

Premium Lock UNC team takes home top prize at Emerging Issues Forum

ExitEvent (Note: This story has been corrected.) Several university teams and one high school team took home $100,000 in prizes from an innovation contest put on by the Emerging Issues Forum. Top prize went to a team at Carolina.

February 6

Premium Lock UNC-CH is considering a ban on 'Yik Yak' chat app

Yik Yak The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning Yik Yak, a smartphone app that some say encourages hate speech, but other schools say free speech among students needs to be promoted.

January 14

Premium Lock Duke U. spin-out Regado Biosciences to merge with Calif. firm

Regado Regado Biosciences, a spin-out of Duke University based in new Jersey with a lab in the Triangle, is merging with a San Francisco biotech. Regado has lost most of its value after the FDA halted a trial of its blood clotting candidate.

Updated December 9, 2014

Premium Lock North Carolina is at forefront of fighting Ebola threat

Ebola North Carolina is on the forefront of preparation for a potential Ebola crisis as well as helping fight global outbreaks of the dreaded disease, said representatives from the state and national government, the Triangle health care profession, and Triangle private industry at Monday's Ebola Conference at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Updated December 8, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T formally launching ultra-fast Internet in parts of Triangle

AT&T is formally announcing deployment of its ultra-fast Internet service known as GigaPower in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Winston-Salem today as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. Durham will be added later.

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Updated November 14, 2014

Premium Lock Despite pause, AT&T to 'continue working' with NC Next Generation Network

North Carolina AT&T President Venessa Harrison says the company will "continue working" with the ultra-fast North Carolina Next Generation Network project even though the telecommunications giant has put a "pause" on fiber projects. NCNGN also reaffirms its commitment to AT&T.

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