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Like any non-profit organization, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development faces a never-ending need to raise money from donors and sponsors. But the $250,000 grant from NC IDEA - the biggest ever given in one sum by the group - is a huge shot-in-the-arm of cash that gives CED leaders a chance to spend less time raising money and more time fueling further growth of the Triangle's resurgent tech community. The $135 million sale of Digitalsmiths is proof CED is crucial to the region's continued growth. And the CED says it has new plans for its future. NC IDEA has bought in. CED must now deliver.
NC IDEA, an economic development group in Durham focused on helping startups across the state, is giving $250,000 to the CED, which is also focused on giving entrepreneurs assistance in growing new ventures. The grant is to be spread out over three years with funds to help launch a new "information bank."
SDN, or software defined networking, is one of the hottest technologies around these days. But IBM is reported by the Wall Street Journal's "re/code" to be shopping its SDN business. Selling its faltering server business to Lenovo is understandable, but why give up on SDN., which could reshape data networks?
On Friday, the N.C. Economic Development Board presented a long-term jobs creation blueprint to Gov. Pat McCrory. So what's in the plan for North Carolina's technology industry as well as entrepreneurs? What about the plan's overall economic output? WRALTechWire is reaching out to executives to discuss their reactions to the plan. Our first exclusive interview is with Joe Freddoso, CEO at MCNC which recently completed a state-wide all-fiber backbone high-speed Internet network.
The Broadband Report: The typical school in America has the same amount of Internet access as the typical home - with 100 times more users. Capacity, not access, is what prevents North Carolina schools from properly using digital learning to improve student outcomes.
Google buys AI startup; CED 30th year; Apple profits up?; no AT&T-Vodafone deal; Samsung-Google patents
In the latest WRALTechWire Bulldog roundup of technology news: Google buys an artificial intelligence startup in the U.K.; the CED kicks off its 30th year this week; Apple is expected to report a boost in earnings; AT&T gives up its rights to bid for Vodafone; tech giants Google and Samsung strike a deal on patents.
The daily average of advertised information technology jobs across North Carolina remained unchanged from November, thus ending a five consecutive month decline. However, openings remain below those listed in December 2012 and 2011.
Alcatel mulls sale; McCrory at NCTA; Compuware board; SciQuest conference; Novartis-Japan probe; Sanofi $700M drug buy; Red Hat-backed case to high court
In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: Alcatel-Lucent considers hardware sale; N.C. governor to address NCTA event; Compuware shakes up its board to avoid proxy fight; SciQuest sets annual conference with hockey hero Mike Eruzione as a speaker; Novartis faces inquiry over drug in Japan; Sanofi pays $700M for drug; Red Hat-backed patent case appeal to be heard by the Supreme Court.
SDN, which stands for software defined networking, is a term that people will be reading and hearing a great deal more about in coming years. Why? Because SDN is transforming the way people and companies communicate across networks, writes John Moore, who is senior director of innovation and strategy and chief security officer at MCNC. Much of the pioneering work is taking place right here in North Carolina, but Moore says much work remains to be done.
Joan Myers and her partner Randall Williams, a veteran who recently left U.S. Special Operations Command, teamed up to form Strategic Link Partners. The two are targeting technology needs for the U.S. defense and intelligence establishment. On Thursday they announced their first acquisition: Raleigh-based DigaForce, a social media intelligence firm. Are they scared in launching a new business? Not hardly. WRALTechWire Insiders can access the full, exclusive story.
The Open Invention Network, which works with companies to share patents and technology revolving around open source Linux, is now adding OpenStack cloud technology to its"defensive patent portfolio." Red Hat is a major backer of both OIN and OpenStack.
On the final day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we highlight one of the biggest broadband stories of the year for North Carolina with the completion of the $144 million Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative.
On the tenth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we remember how NASA made history this year when it used a laser beam to transmit data across the 239,000 miles from the moon to earth at a record download rate of 622 Mbps.