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March 20, 2015

Premium Lock Amazon gets FAA certificate to experiment with drones    The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued online retailer Amazon a certificate to experiment with unmanned aircraft for research, development and crew training.

March 18, 2015

Premium Lock Facebook mobile e-pay; Buffett-Airbnb home deal; Adobe new subscriptions; Blue Cross hack exposes 11M; more Kardashian games

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Facebook's app makes for easier e-payments; Warren Buffett's childhood home available for rent; Adobe updates subscription offerings; another Blue Cross hack; and more Kardashian game entertainment is coming.

Updated March 12, 2015

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 11, 2015

Premium Lock KWIPPED: Uber for welders, 3D printers, more

KWIPPED The online B2B equipment rental marketplace started by Robert Preville and Rob Kaiser, owners of the Wilmington Business Journal, is making waves in the Wilmington startup community in early 2015 with B2B startup KWIPPED.

Updated March 9, 2015

Premium Lock So far no pop for MaxPoint in its stock debut

MaxPoint Morrisville-based MaxPoint Interactive, a technology company that boosts clients' sales through zip code-based customer data, fell to under $10 a share Monday. It went public Friday to a cool reaction on Wall Street.

Updated March 6, 2015

Premium Lock Maxpoint raising $75M through IPO; trading begins today

Morrisville-based MaxPoint Interactive, a technology company that boosts clients' sales through zip code-based customer data, is going public today. MaxPoint priced its shares at $11.50 on Thursday - a little lower than it had aimed for in SEC filings.

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March 5, 2015

Premium Lock Patheon's buy; TheSims studio shutting; Etsy eyes IPO; iPhones surge in China; Uber's mapping buy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Durham-based Patheon makes a buy; the studio responsible for The Sims is shutting down; Etsy eyes an IPO; iPhones surge in popularity in China; and a look at Uber's mapping deal.

February 25, 2015

Premium Lock Shoeboxed moves HQ to American Underground @ Main

Shoeboxed, a fast-growing startup in Durham focused on expense management and receipt tracking, is moving its headquarters this week to the American Underground @ Main.

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Updated February 24, 2015

Premium Lock SAS creates new division focusing on risk research, is hiring

SAS is putting together a new group to focus on helping clients deal with financial risks, and the world's largest privately held software firm has promoted a recently hired banking executive to lead the new group.

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February 24, 2015

Premium Lock Bronto's upbeat update; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles' new exec; YouTube for Kids half-baked?; Comcast earnings

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Bronto's CEO offers a 2014 review via YouTube; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles adds a new exec; VentureBeat writer criticizes new YouTube for Kids; and Comcast income rises.

February 24, 2015

Premium Lock Wilmington's 'cloud' banking startup nCino raises $29M

A graphic highlights nCino technology nCino, a fast-growing startup focusing on cloud-based financial services, has another $29 million in the bank after closing on a "B" round of financing. Our Insiders get the details.

February 24, 2015

Premium Lock MaxPoint aims to raise $93M in going public

MaxPoint MaxPoint Interactive, which is aiming to be the next Triangle firm to go public, is looking to raise more than $93 million with an offering of some 7.5 million shares. It's looking for shares to price at between $10.50 and $12.50 per share.

February 23, 2015

Premium Lock Superfish: We're not to blame for security problem in Lenovo laptops

Superfish logo ‚ÄčA little-known Silicon Valley startup caught in a firestorm of criticism last week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information is defending itself.

February 19, 2015

Premium Lock InvestiQuant, a Raleigh startup focused on Wall Street research, acquires NY firm

InvestiQuant, which recently changed its name from Master the Gap and is led by the original founder of SciQuest, has acquired another market research firm. It's also raised another $1.5 million in funding.

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February 18, 2015

Premium Lock IBM's Watson in dino toys; Windsor Circle hiring; AT&T-Alltel deal closes; Lenovo's 'flash' sale streak; BlackBerry sues Seacrist

Another "flash" sellout for Lenovo In today's Bulldog wrapup: IBM's "Watson" to speak in dinosaur toys; Durham-based startup Windsor Circle is hiring and looking for interns; AT&T-Alltel deal in N.C. closes; another "flash" sale sellout for Lenovo; and BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrist again.

February 17, 2015

Premium Lock Why you may not want to invest in MaxPoint Interactive

MaxPoint MaxPoint Interactive, which is aiming to be the next Triangle firm to go public with the aim of raising $75 million through at IPO, may not be the best bet for your investment dollars. Read what MaxPoint has to say in its latest SEC filing.

February 16, 2015

Premium Lock Anthem hack fallout: Look for healthcare security spending spike

Telecommute Healthcare and insurance companies will increase security spending in the first half of this year. So predicts Technology Business Research, forecasting a major impact from the data breach at Anthem on the security industry. Analyst Jane Wright offers an in-depth review of what's likely to happen.

February 16, 2015

Premium Lock Expert: 'Stealth attack' is key to $1B in bank thefts

e-banking A new report about $1 billion in online thefts from banks is a model of new 21st century cyber hacks in the form of small amounts stolen through "stealth" attacks, says a British banking expert.

Updated February 13, 2015

Premium Lock Uber rolls out stylish service in Triangle: UberSelect

UberSelect rates Uber, the ride-sharing service that is growing worldwide and in the Triangle despite legal and regulatory issues, is rolling out a new, high-end service. Titled UberSelect, the offer includes rides in BMWs, Lexus models, and more.

Updated February 13, 2015

Premium Lock With $2.25M more in funding, WedPics eyes acquisitions

WedPics' growing number of services How hot is WedPics? Its second round of institutional funding ended up being oversubscribed to the tune of $6.5 million with another $2.25 million in equity and debt being disclosed this week. WedPics CEO Justin Miller is considering making an acquisition to further grow the photo app startup.

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