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Posts tagged “NCSU”

Updated 11:09 a.m. Wednesday

Foreign market woes driving NC economic trend 'downward'

N.C. flag      N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden has warned this year that the state's economy is slowing. His latest analysis reiterates those concerns, although he doesn't use the word "recession" in describing a slowdown. He is blaming economic troubles overseas for the state's challenge. Statewide unemployment did tick up a bit in June, new data shows.

11:09 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Cary-based Plasma solutions firm seeks $1.5M

Atmospheric Plasma Solutions, a Cary-based company with strategic ties to North Carolina State University is seeking $1.5 million in equity, according to a regulatory filing. It uses plasma technology to enable a wide range of materials processing options that may otherwise be out of reach, such as a process that previously required costly and dangerous chemicals or high temperatures.

Atmospheric Plasma Solutions coating removal. Atmospheric Plasma Solutions coating removal.

July 23

Survey: More Triangle startups to cut spending, reduce hiring

State of the economy Layoffs have recently hit several large high-tech firms in the Triangle with Qualcomm becoming the latest to announce job cuts on Wednesday. Now a new survey finds optimism among the Triangle's booming startup community is cooling with more firms planning job cuts and less hiring.

July 17

Universities, AT&T to identify community high speed broadband opportunities

AT&T's U-Verse AT&T, the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) and four prestigious North Carolina colleges and universities plan to create a community enablement panel to identify new opportunities when broadband becomes available. The move follows AT&T's launch of U-verse with its GigaPower high speed Internet service in the region, which debuts in Durham on Monday (July 20).

July 14

More Americans grab news from Twitter and Facebook

More Americans go to Twitter and Facebook for news The number of Americans who get news from Twitter and Facebook continues to rise - primarily because more of the users of the social networks are encountering it there rather than user base increases, says a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

Updated July 14

Amazon accused of antitrust violations; Firefox blocks Flash; Undercover Colors testing; BioDelivery Sciences VP named

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Amazon accused of antitrust violations; Firefox disables Flash; Undercover Colors testing drug detecting nail polish; BioDelivery Sciences names VP; Liquidia names COO.

Updated July 14

InnovateNC calls for NC community applications

NCSU logo The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University has announced selection criteria for InnovateNC, a "cross-city learning collaborative" aimed at boosting the state's overall innovation strength. The two-year initiative will help up to five NC communities - the Triangle and Charlotte excluded - develop and expand their local innovation economies.

Updated June 29

Premium Lock State to add 105,000 jobs this year, jobless rate to fall says NCSU economist

N.C. flag      North Carolina employers will add 105,000 jobs this year, with most of those coming in the Triangle and other metro areas, and the state's unemployment rate will drop to 5.5 percent, says N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden in a new analysis.

Updated June 16

Premium Lock PrecisionHawk, NCSU make NC a hub for drone development

Raleigh-based drone startup PrecisionHawk and an NC State-FAA partnership are making NC a leader in unmanned aerial vehicle development, reports Jordan Rogers for ExitEvent.

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May 28

Premium Lock NC economy rebounds in April

Economy The North Carolina economy rebounded in April, ending a recent skid, according to the North Carolina State University Index of Leading Economic Indicators compiled by NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden.

May 27

Premium Lock EnergySage NC marketplace aids in solar decisions

EnergSage creates NC Marketplace If you're considering adopting solar technology for your home or business, the North Carolina Clean Energy Center at North Carolina State University has teamed with EnergySage to help you make informed decisions.

Updated May 15

Premium Lock NC Venture Lab among 8 Kenan Collaboratory projects landing grants

Innovation A "North Carolina Venture Lab'" focusing on entrepreneurial education is one of eight projects receiving grants of as much as $93,000 through the new Kenan Creative Collaboratory across four North Carolina institutions.

May 13

Premium Lock Princeton Review Online MBA list ranks UNC No. 1, NCSU No. 20

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School logo UNC-Chapel Hill's online MBA program ranks No. 1 on the Princeton Review's Top 25 list. NCSU comes in at No. 20. It's the second No. 1 ranking for the Kenan-Flagler program this year.

Updated May 8

Premium Lock Fly the skies quietly? NCSU team developing a solution

Yun Jing ​Flying through the sky next to the roaring engines of an airplane can be loud. But passengers may get some relief inside the cabin, thanks to a discovery from a North Carolina State University assistant professor.

April 30

Premium Lock Startups to boost hiring, NCSU entrepreneur survey finds

Even the most casual inspector of the Triangle entrepreneurial startup scene can find examples of growth and new jobs all across the Triangle. The Tech Jobs Under the Big Top event next week will draw hundreds of people where tech firms small to IBM are hiring. Uber is hiring. And a new survey from NCSU says many startups are planning to boost hiring in the near future.

Startups are bullish in Triangle Startups are bullish in Triangle

April 29

Premium Lock Lulu eGames wrapup: Lessons learned from NCSU's rising stars

The Lulu eGames The Lulu eGames has quickly become a hallmark for the young and vibrant NC State entrepreneurship community. Backed by the Entrepreneurship Initiative, which has grown to nearly 700 student members that span across colleges, the university has inspired students to believe, now more than ever, that they can be entrepreneurs and make a difference. Charles Etoroma reports from Tuesday's event for ExitEvent.

April 21

Premium Lock Startups Featured at 5th annual UNC Innovation Showcase

ExitEvent A crowd of 400 packed into the Kenan Stadium Blue Zone on the University of North Carolina campus April 9 to hear from leading researchers and rising entrepreneurs at the 2015 Innovation Showcase, Exit Event reports.

March 28

Premium Lock AT&T donates $33,000 for PC training at gigabit Internet kickoff

AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money.

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Updated March 27

Premium Lock Ultra-fast Internet network coming first to Raleigh community center

The North Carolina Next Generation Network formally launches on Saturday at a community center in Raleigh. AT&T is building the network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad in partnership with several municipalities and four universities.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

March 16

Premium Lock North Carolina invests millions into big data research

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: This multi-million dollar investment by North Carolina and the UNC system will change the way businesses, government agencies and universities think about data and use data to solve problems in North Carolina.

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