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Posts tagged “Duke”

Updated October 20, 2015

Premium Lock American Underground sending the most startups to Silicon Valley tech campus

The participating Triangle startup execs posed for the photo on the rooftop patio of the American Underground@Main. They are (l to r):Tyler Sickel, Business Development MATI; Tatiana Birgisson, Founder & CEO MATI; Brandon Magsamen, CEO CrowdTunes; Deon McCormick, CEO ChopTix. The American Underground@Main is sending three startup founders to Silicon Valley, Nov. 2-6, for a special "exchange" program -- the most of any of the hubs participating from around the world.

Updated October 19, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH first on list of top grad programs for business & management

University graduate program rankings The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the top overall graduate school for business and management, according to, which has released its fall 2015 rankings and UNC-CH was cited for three other programs. Duke University ranked first in three categories.

Tags: Duke, UNC-CH
Updated October 15, 2015

Premium Lock Triangle woman wins Uber Sixth Star award

Lisa Schuerenberg won Uber Sixth Star award. A Triangle woman has racked up the highest rating for a female Uber partner on the East Coast, winning the ride-sharing company's highest honor, The Sixth Star.

Tags: People, Duke
October 7, 2015

Premium Lock Zebrafish Reveals Infection's Sci-Fi-Worthy Creep Into the Brain

Menningitis imaged Scientists at Duke Medicine are using transparent fish to watch in real time as Cryptococcal meningitis takes over the brain. The resulting images are worthy of a sci-fi movie teaser, but could be valuable in disrupting the real, crippling brain infection that kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year.

September 21, 2015

Premium Lock Longfellow closes on $117.7M purchase of Durham's Keystone Technology Park

Longfellow Boston-based Longfellow Real Estate Partners closed on its $117.7 million buy of 11 single-story office buildings at Keystone Technology Park in Durham.

Tags: Duke, Sensus
September 21, 2015

Premium Lock Duke FDA nominee's big pharma ties; Kickstarter for public good; aliens encrypting messages?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Duke FDA nominee's ties to big pharma questioned; Snowden says aliens may be encrypting messages; Kickstarter reincorporates; Pandora stock volatile.

Updated September 17, 2015

Premium Lock Duke spinout stock jumps on clinical trial results

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Duke University spinout Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqZ:AERI) saw its market value restored when the company reported successful results for its glaucoma treatment Wednesday.

September 16, 2015

Premium Lock Duke's Robert Califf nominated for FDA Commissioner

Dr. Robert Califf tapped to be FDA Commissioner President Obama has nominated Dr. Robert Califf, a Duke University where he helped found the Duke Clinical Research Organization to be the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner.

Updated September 4, 2015

Premium Lock Who's best presidential contender for business? Trump, say CFOs in Duke survey

Donald Trump and former tech executive Carly Fiorina are the top two presidential contenders in terms of who would be best for business, says a new survey of chief financial officers by Duke University. But none of the contenders received more than 19.4 percent of the "votes."

August 25, 2015

Premium Lock CMOs to surge mobile spending 160% despite questions about performance

Chief marketing officers are betting big on mobile ads, planning to increase spending a "whopping" - to use the survey's own word - 160 percent over the next three years. Yet they are doing so despite questions about how effective mobile ads are, says a new survey from the Chief Marketing Officer survey from Duke's Fuqua Business School.

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August 21, 2015

Premium Lock Uber lawsuit grows; pushback at Netflix over benefits; Twitter stock falters; K4Connect makes deal; Duke's drone lab

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: San Francisco broadens lawsuit against Uber; Netflix faces protests over baby benefit; Twitter's stock falters; good news for Raleigh startup K4Connect; and Duke is opening a drone lab on the coast.

Updated July 29, 2015

Premium Lock Newborn health screening firm nabs $13M

Durham-based Baebies, a health-screening startup, has raised $13 million in equity financing, the company said Monday. Backers include Rex Health Ventures, Duke Angel Network, Duke University's DUMAC, and the NC Biotechnology Center.

July 28, 2015

Premium Lock Telepresence robots aid Duke nursing instruction

Duke nurses with telepresence robot One nursing student's desire to be able to Skype in on a nursing education moment, sparked an idea with three Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) educators. The trio worked together to use telepresence robots made by a Californian firm as an instructional tool for high fidelity or life-like clinical simulations.

July 17, 2015

Premium Lock Universities, AT&T to identify community high speed broadband opportunities

AT&T's U-Verse AT&T, the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) and four prestigious North Carolina colleges and universities plan to create a community enablement panel to identify new opportunities when broadband becomes available. The move follows AT&T's launch of U-verse with its GigaPower high speed Internet service in the region, which debuts in Durham on Monday (July 20).

July 15, 2015

Premium Lock Duke, UNC-CH make top 50 in U.S. utility patents

UNC-CH Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked among the top 50 universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2014, according to the report on the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents. UNC-CH ranked 46 and Duke 47. Wake Forest made the top 100 list at 93.

July 10, 2015

Premium Lock Duke scientists link rat brains to perform computing tasks

Ilustration of a rat "brainet" In a series of experiments that sound as if they came straight out of a science fiction story, neuroscientists at Duke University have "linked" the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys and in another experiment, those of four rats and had them perform simple computing tasks - even predicting the weather.

Tags: Duke
July 9, 2015

Premium Lock New innovation fund; NC bill could hurt recycling; Time Warner sued; Syska Hennessy coming to Raleigh

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Mayors, Walmart Foundation launch second manufacturing innovation fund. new NC bill could endanger TV/computer recyling efforts; videos help heart patients recover; Syska Hennessy Group opening new Raleigh office, Time Warner sued over robocalls.

Updated July 8, 2015

Premium Lock Noro-Moseley adds $6M; Emma raises capital; Apple CEO joins Duke board; Target goes solar

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Square 1 Bank participates in $5M Emma funding; NC counties with the most investments; Apple's Tim Cook new Duke University Trustee; Target installing solar on Triangle store rooftops, Atlanta's Noro-Moseley adds $6M to its fund.

June 10, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

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

Telecommute 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
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