Posts tagged “Duke”

June 8, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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.

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Updated April 13, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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'

Updated December 9, 2015

Premium Lock Hiring surge could drive jobless rate under 4% in 2016, Duke says

A surge in hiring could push the U.S. unemployment rate "below 4 percent," something not since 2000 as companies gear up for business growth in 2016, says Duke University in its latest economic forecast. There's good news for wages, too, with pay likely to grown nearly 3 percent.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Duke and UNC-CH MBA programs to host FoodCon

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to host FoodCon Next Tuesday, Duke's Fuqua School of Business will host the second annual FoodCon, designed to showcase latest trends in food science and agriculture.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock New Alexandria Center to change RTP's innovation, physical landscape

New plans for the Alexandria Center for Science, Technology and Agriculture have been released, and they include a world-class life science incubator and an in-house venture fund.

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November 19, 2015

Premium Lock Dhoop Energy team wins Duke's Hult Prize pitch contest

Dhoop Energy wins Duke Hult Prize Pitch Contest Dhoop Energy, a startup founded by a team of graduate and undergraduate students at Duke University advances to regional final to compete for $1 million prize to implement and scale development of a solar-powered unit for street vendors in urban slums.

Tags: Events, Duke
November 16, 2015

Premium Lock Sixteen teams to pitch social enterprise ideas at Hult Prize event at Duke on Wednesday

A student team prepares for their Hult Prize pitch at Duke University Sixteen teams are set to pitch social enterprise concepts to a panel of judges at Duke University on Wednesday, November 18. The contest is a regional event and the first step toward winning $1 million through the Hult Prize, which aims to address population issues in urban environments.

November 9, 2015

Premium Lock Duke researchers at Durham Innovation District achieve breakthrough in understanding heart disease

A Duke Medicine research team has identified a new molecular pathway involved in heart attacks and death from heart disease. The team operates out of the Durham Innovation District.

Tags: Duke, Genomics
Updated October 30, 2015

Premium Lock ChopTix wants to create mobile market for scalping event tickets

Deon McCormick, who played football for Duke University and coached there after he graduated in 2007, always noticed the same thing as he traveled from stadium to stadium: the number of scalpers selling tickets to the games. McCormick, who prefers calling them "professional sellers," says at one big game "I saw 100-plus outside that stadium. I thought, 'wow,' there is a huge market here."

ChopTix provides a mobile market for last minute ticket sales ChopTix provides a mobile market for last minute ticket sales

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