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Updated 2:35 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Metabolon raises another $15M from big life science investor

Essex Woodlands, a $2.5 billion equity investment firm, is taking another $15 million stake in RTP-based Metabolon, which focuses on the growing field of metabolomics.

Metabolon's headquarters Metabolon's headquarters

11:09 a.m. Monday

GSK names new leader for ViiV Healthcare

ViiV Healthcare Dr. Dominique Limet is leaving after seven years as the CEO of GSK-owned ViiV Healthcare, which focuses on treatments for HIV. He will be replaced by GSK executive Deborah Waterhouse.

5:20 a.m. Monday

58 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 2

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

5:15 a.m. Monday

58 headlines not to be missed: WTW's week in review, part 1

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

Updated December 1

Premium Lock Red Hat: Traditional firms lag 'digital natives' - startups, emerging companies - in new tech

In the cloud Many traditional enterprise companies recognize the importance of new and emerging technologies in digital transformation efforts but lag far behind startups and emerging companies, according to a new survey from Red Hat.

Updated November 30

Premium Lock Tom Pike giving up millions of dollars in quitting QuintilesIMS

Tom Pike is walking away from millions of dollars in stock and bonuses as he retires "effective immediately" from QuintilesIMS. The former Quintiles CEO, who stepped aside as part of a $17 billion merger with IMS, could have made more than $17 million if he had stayed with the life science giant through 2017. Pike isn't talking, according to the company.

Tom Pike and Dennis Gillings (center) ring in NYSE action Tom Pike and Dennis Gillings (center) ring in NYSE action

Updated November 30

Former Quintiles CEO Tom Pike to retire in wake of IMS merger

Tom Pike, the CEO who led Quintiles to a multi-billion dollar merger earlier this year with IMS and accepted a demotion as part of the deal, is retiring.

Tom Pike, left, banters with Jim Cramer Tom Pike, left, banters with Jim Cramer

Updated November 30

Mobile devices help Cyber Monday sales hit record $3.45B

Cyber Monday Cyber Monday was one for the record books with consumers going online to spend a record $3.45 billion. And a big enabler of all that spending was people using smartphones as well as other mobile devices, says global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.

November 29

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor: Free shipping 'a necessity for retailers to remain competittve'

ecommerce          Consumers demanding free, fast shipping - and retailers are answering the demands, according to data compiled by global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.

November 29

Premium Lock American Airlines picks IBM for cloud services

IBM Cloud    American Airlines is teaming up with IBM for cloud services and application development utilizing IBM's Bluemix.

Updated November 29

HPE: The Machine has 'potential to change everything' (+ video)

Will future computers rely more on memory than processors? HP Enterprise thinks so. Meet "The Machine," which CEO Meg Whitman touts as the future of computing with machines that are "memory driven" rather than processing. "We believe this has the potential to change everything," she says.

November 28

Report: Mobile shopping sets Thanksgiving record

E-Commerce Global ecommerce solutions provider ChannelAdvisor says shoppers using mobile devices for the first time accounted for more than half of Thanksgiving day shopping transactions.The National Retail Federation also notes the m-commerce surge.

November 28

Premium Lock Is Lenovo really trying to buy Samsung's PC business?

Will PCs-in-a-cylinder as recently unveiled by Samsung become part of Lenovo's PC lineup? Reports broke last week that Lenovo, the world's top PC seller, is in talks to buy Samsung's computer business.

Samsung's PC in a cylinder Samsung's PC in a cylinder

November 28

51 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 2

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

November 28

51 headlines not to be missed: WTW's week in review, part 1

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

Updated November 25

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor embraces Alexa: 'A disruptor of life as we know it'

ChannelAdvisor, a provider of ecommerce related services for customers large and small around the world, has been a disruptor of online shopping since its launch more than a decade ago. Now, the Triangle firm is embracing a disruptor itself: Amazon's Alexa. Can your business learn from the ChannelAdvisor experiment?

Amazon's Echo Amazon's Echo

Updated November 25

Premium Lock Lenovo reportedly in talks to buy Samsung PC business for $850M

Lenovo      Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer, may acquire Samsung's computer business, according to media reports. Lenovo also is in talks to buy Fujitsu's PC operations.

November 23

Premium Lock HP's threat to Lenovo in PC business gaining strength

Analysis: HP Inc.'s PC business hits a growth trifecta, posing a threat to global PC leader Lenovo. However, increased competition in the premium PC market is a potent threat to the company's recovery, says Technology Business Research.

HP's Spectre HP's Spectre

November 22

Premium Lock Lenovo's data center group faces growing losses as it modernizes

Lenovo      Analysis: Lenovo's data center financial performance reflects a company seeking to keep pace in a turbulent, highly competitive IT infrastructure marketplace, says Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.

November 22

Premium Lock RTI International opens office in Seattle, expands disease research

Rachel Nugent RTI International is opening an office in Seattle and will base a new group focusing on noncommunicable diseases there. The office also builds off RTI's long-standing relationship with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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