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May 12, 2016

Premium Lock Nextdoor.com racial profiling; streaming suicide probe; SpaceX capsule returns; Google bans payday ads

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Nextdoor.com says it is tackling racial profiling; France is probing the streaming of a teen's suicide; a SpaceX capsule returns from space station; and Google bans payday lending ads.

Updated May 11, 2016

Premium Lock Google Demo Day loser? Hardly, says Mira CEO; $$$ coming

Marine Corps/war-on-terror vet Jonathan Frangakis knows what real pressure is. Life or death based on his decisions as an officer. So while prepping for and presenting at Google Demo Day was pressure filled, the CEO of startup Mira prepped well for the "pitch battlefield." He didn't win - or did he? There's much money still coming his way.

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May 11, 2016

Premium Lock Amazon video play; Disney shutting game unit; 1,284 new planets; judge denies passwords to police

Bulldog In today's Bullldog wrapup of technology and science news: Amazon takes on YouTube; Disney cuts 300 jobs and shuts down gaming unit; NASA says the Milky Way is more crowded with planet discoveries; and a UK judge denies police access to a hacker's passwords.

May 10, 2016

Premium Lock Iowa regulates Uber, Lyft; Sprint woes hurt Softbank; Nokia's loss; streaming surges at Warner

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Iowa law cracks down on Uber, Lyft; Sprint's challenges weigh on Softbank; Nokia reports a loss; and Warner reports a surge in streaming vs. downloads.

Updated May 9, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle tech calendar: Brad Feld, Chris Sacca, Innovatours among highlights

Social networking Visits from tech entrepreneurs/investors Brad Feld and Chris Sacca as well as the third annual Innovatours event from Innovate Raleigh are among the many upcoming highlights on the Triangle region tech calendar.

May 6, 2016

Premium Lock Lenovo spells out details of $500M investment fund, 'incubator group'

Lenovo is disclosing details about its newly established $500 million investment fund. The global tech company also is launching a new incubation group that will help fund various Lenovo subsidiaries such as its SHAREit service and "smart" technology efforts.

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Updated May 6, 2016

Premium Lock SpaceX success; Tesla stock tumbles; Hall of Fame video games; bitcoin claim backtrack

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A successful SpaceX launch; Tesla shares drop after pledge to boost production; Space Invaders, Grand Theft Auto III make video game Hall of Fame; and the man who claimed to have invented bitcoin backtracks.

Updated May 5, 2016

Premium Lock NCTA conference features cognitive technologies + startup pitches

State of Technology NCTA's annual State of Technology Conference is Friday in Durham. A key point of emphasis this year is cognitive technologies. Plus, six startups will be pitching for potential investors.

May 5, 2016

Premium Lock Hulu expands service; Buffett a streaming hit; Tesla stepping up production; bitcoin founder debate

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Hulu is expanding its streaming lineup; Warren Buffett is a big hit on Yahoo video; Tesla to step up production; and the man claiming to be bitcoin's inventor expands his story.

May 3, 2016

Premium Lock Bitcoin founder mystery continues + A bitcoin primer

‚ÄčThe mystery creator of the digital currency bitcoin has finally stepped forward. Or has he? Plus: A primer about the digital currency - how it works and more.

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Updated May 2, 2016

Premium Lock Joe Colopy's last Bronto roar: What's next for one of Triangle's best known entrepreneurs?

One last time ... Joe Colopy roars about his experiences at building Bronto into an email marketing powerhouse that he and co-founder Chaz Felix sold a year ago for $200 million to NetSuite. Why did he leave the company? What's next? Will he work with Chaz again?

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Updated May 2, 2016

Premium Lock Chaz Felix: Why he left Bronto, what's next, and will he work with Joe Colopy again?

The pioneering tag team of Chaz Felix and Joe Colopy which built Bronto into an email marketing powerhouse is no more. In an exclusive Q&A, Felix talks about his recent decision to leave Bronto, what may be next for him as an entrepreneur, lessons learned, advice for other entrepreneurs, and whether he will team up with Colopy again in the future.

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Updated May 2, 2016

Premium Lock Meet Carolyn Sparano, a Bronto vet, now its GM

While co-founders Joe Colopy and Chaz Felix have left Bronto, the Durham-based division of NetSuite still has a familiar face at the helm. Carolyn Sparano is the new general manager, being promoted after a decade with the company. In an exclusive Q&A, Sparano talks about the opportunities as well as the challenges she faces as a female executive. She also discusses lessons learned from co-founders Joe Colopy and Chaz Felix.

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Updated April 29, 2016

Premium Lock RTP headlines: AgBiome opens new facility; NC leads in grid storage; PRA beats Street; MaxPoint reverse split

Triangle headlines In our latest wrapup of Triangle headlines: AgBiome moves into new headquarters in RTP; a North Carolina utility takes the lead in power grid storage; PRA Health Sciences earnings tops analysts expectations; and MaxPoint pulls off a reverse merger.

Updated April 29, 2016

Premium Lock IoT knowledge demand leads to a sold-out developers day

NC RIoT, the regional organization focused on making the Internet of Things a reality, recently put on a full-day conference to help educate those wanting to learn more about IoT's potential. The result was a sold-out developers day with attendees from as far away as Atlanta. Two of the organizers recap all the intellectual exchanges.

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April 29, 2016

Premium Lock As Prime Now in Raleigh shows, Amazon looks to expand deliveries globally

Raleigh came up in discussion of Amazon's rapidly growing Prime Now delivery services during a conference call Thursday about the ecommerce giant's latest earnings. Two top execs reaffirmed Amazon's commitment to grow the service.

April 29, 2016

Premium Lock CEO: 'Hunter and farmer' approach paying off for SciQuest

eProcurement services firm SciQuest beat the Street in earnings and revenues for the first quarter - and expects a bullish year. Among the reasons: A "hunter and farmer" sales approach implemented for its sales force, CEO Stephen Wiehe tells Wall Street analysts.

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Updated April 29, 2016

Premium Lock Apple's medical apps; Sanofi offers $9B for SF firm; Comcast-DreamWorks deal; FTC hits Amazon

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Apple unveils medical apps for iPhones; Sanofi badly wants to buy a San Francisco pharmaceutical firm; Comcast is buying DreamWorks; and the FTC wins court case over in-apps purchases made by children through Amazon.

Updated April 27, 2016

Premium Lock Cash for tech: Windsor Circle to invest new funding in development

Fresh from closing on a new round of $4.1 million in venture funding, Windsor Circle CEO explains what he plans to do with the funding.

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Updated April 26, 2016

Premium Lock Windsor Circle raises $4.1M in new venture round

Windsor Circle, the Durham startup whose CEO loves to wear green pants as a marketing ploy, has plenty more "green" around. The company has raised new venture funding, according to a securities filing.

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