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Netsertive, a member of the Inc. 5000 for the second consecutive year, is leveraging its growth into new funding with $7 million in a credit facility from Square 1 Bank and $3 million from investors.
The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges, admitting that they enabled the digital currency to be funneled to the black market website Silk Road.
The government says Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
Facebook's massive data center in western N.C. hasn't delivered thousands of jobs on site, but it has provided a substantial boost to the state's economy of $680 million. Some 4,700 jobs were created. So says RTI International in a new report.
North Carolina is taking a thus-far moderate and unique approach to regulating virtual currencies in the state. Some in the Bitcoin industry fear that over-reaching regulations could stifle Bitcoin innovation and economic development opportunities.
Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The ecommerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
There's no "ice bucket challenge" at the headquarters of mobile apps startup Two Toasters, but the team is cooking. Its rapid revenue growth earned the Durham startup a spot in the Inc. 5000, and the celebration is a fundraiser for Girls Who Code.
Groundwork Labs graduates William and Galyna Tate prepare to return to the U.S. and launch their startup after six months in the war-torn nation. Galyna is a native of the Ukraine and still has family there. They discuss their startup and the challenges they have faced in a Q&A.
Founded in 2008, Durham-based Two Toasters has turned an app development niche into a booming business. The bootstrapped startup ranks No. 787 on the latest Inc. 5000 list with revenue surging 579 percent over the past three years. In an exclusive Insider interview, CEO Rachit Shukla explains why Two Toasters is so hot.
ChannelAdvisor went public just a year ago, but the Morrisville-based provider of international ecommerce services has not let up on new product development. Looking for ways to expand its market, the company hired an outside research firm to conduct an in-depth survey among hundreds of firms utilizing ecommerce. What did ChannelAdvisor find out, and how are the results shaping future plans? WRAL TechWire has the details for Insider subscribers.
One way to increase support for Bitcoin-related startups in North Carolina, says Boost VC CEO Adam Draper, is to get companies in the area that started something on their own.
Will the virtual currency Bitcoin face increasing regulation in the future? Is Bitcoin secure enough to attract mass use? About a hundred or so experts at the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo last week in Raleigh discussed the complex security and regulatory issues facing the virtual currency.
Executives at Wilmington-based REEDS Jewelers provide a handful of examples as to why in June it became the first fine jeweler in the country to accept Bitcoin as payment in this story as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.
Veteran telecom executive and angel investor Steve Vanderwoude is the latest leader to join the speaker lineup for the upcoming "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference being put on by WRAL Tech Wire with SAS as the host partner.
Bitcoin proponents at the Raleigh Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo say the virtual currency does what the Internet itself is famous for: Cutting out the middle man in financial transactions.
Inside Windsor Circle's new round: Why Comcast as investor, how Steve Case helps, new jobs, expansion
Ecommerce startup Windsor Circle went national in searching for new venture capital. Why? And how is AOL founder Steve Case helping as an investor? How does the Durham firm plan to spend its new cash, and are new offices on the horizon? CEO Matt Williamson goes on the record for WRAL TechWire Insiders.
Never heard of bitcoins - or don't know what they area? The founders of Cryptolina, the bitcoin expo at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, want to answer those questions - and more. They see the expo as just a first step. "It's a bitcoin 101 event," says one. It's intended to stimulate businesses large and small to consider it as a money-saving payment protocol, and interest entrepreneurs and investors in bitcoin-related startups.