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#WTWTrends for Wednesday: RTP and The Frontier, Digital Learning, Red Hat and IBM, Jobs Trending in the Triangle
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Red Hat is set to announce its latest quarterly financials on Thursday, and Wall Street won't be surprised if the Hatters deliver better-than-expected results. Or will the Hatters disappoint? A new IBM deal may give Red Hat a boost going forward.
Salix Pharmaceuticals shares rebounded 7 percent Tuesday on news that the Raleigh-based company will launch a plan to reduce drug inventory by the end of 2015. Salix was rocked in November when it acknowledged big inventory problems.
On the tenth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we spotlight the N.C. School Connectivity Initiative and how capacity, not access, is what experts say is preventing North Carolina schools from properly using digital learning to improve student outcomes.
Veteran journalist Jim Shamp sees upside and downside in the recently announced job cuts at GlaxoSmithKline. After all, he notes, cuts in the past as GSK evolved locally from Burrough Wellcome to Glaxo to Glaxo Wellcome and today have produced a harvest of new companies, new ideas, and products. "Yes, a shakeup like GSK's cutback announcement is shattering," he writes. "But these are smart, talented people who will get back on their feet and contribute greatly to North Carolina's life science future."
RTP-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is launching a clinical trial of a potential treatment for Ebola with funding support from the U.S. government. Durham-based Chimerix and GSK also are involved in the Ebola battle.
Teaming with SAS, the Town of Cary is utilizing software branded as "Aquastar" to constantly monitor water usage. The system benefits consumers and the Town with savings estimated at $10 million a year, Cary's finance director says.
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Even as backers pledged $390 million for Ebola vaccines, Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects. It's not the vaccine being tested by GlaxoSmithKline.
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Three employees of the Triangle pharmaceutical sciences community were killed in a Monday plane crash in suburban Washington, D.C. Health Decisions CEO Dr. Michael Rosenberg was killed along with David Hartman, a vice president at Nuventra and Chiji Ogbuka, who worked for Health Decisions.
Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is recalling 500,000 power cords in the U.S. and another 44,000 in Canada due to a power hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall Tuesday.
On the fifth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we examine the vast changes seen in education technology and networking over the years and the role of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer in North Carolina schools.
Several North Carolina firms are at the forefront of developing new treatments for the Ebola virus, but they face challenges in testing and delivering them, executives from Chimerix, Quintiles and GlaxoSmithKline say at a conference in RTP.