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Posts tagged “People”

Updated October 6

UNC-CH physicists worked with Nobel Prize winner

UNC-CH Physicist John Wilkerson working on neutrino experiment at a former gold mine in South Dakota. Canadian scientist Arthur B. McDonald, one of two scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, led a research project that included physicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

October 6

New Bern's Wheatstone Corp. acquires VoxPro

VoxPro audiio editor Wheatstone Corp. has acquired Audion Labs and with it, the industry's VoxPro digital audio editor, a PC based software program with optional control panel surface developed to facilitate rapid-fast audio editing.

Updated October 5

Raleigh's K4Connect hires former Startup America managing director as president

 K4Connect, a Raleigh-based startup, which wants to take smart home and health technologies to senior living facilities, has named former Startup America Partnership Managing Director Derek Holt as president.

September 29

New faculty member brings UNC Pembroke dollars and recognition

Ben Bahr with students When Ben Bahr, Ph.D., was recruited to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2009 as the inaugural William C. Friday Distinguished Chair and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, much was expected. The newly created position was charged with advancing biotechnology research and education at the university and spurring economic development in southeastern North Carolina.

Updated September 28

EMC names Carol Flack to lead its Triangle operations

EMC  Massachusetts-based EMC (NYSE:EMC), the digital storage company, has replaced Bob Hawkins, recently retired head of its Triangle operations, with Carol Flack. EMC has 1,425 employees at its locations in Apex and Durham.

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Updated September 21

Red Hat earnings beat expectations, shares rise

Red Hat Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) reported second-quarter earnings of $51.4 million, or 47 cents cents a share, up from $46.8 million and 41 cents a share in the same period last year, topping analyst expectations of 44 cents a share.

Updated September 16

Premium Lock AvidXchange CEO on where it goes after $225M raise

AvidXchange, which sells accounts payable and payment automation software, started working in January on the huge $225 million financing deal it just closed, says CEO and co-founder Michael Praeger. "We hadn't raised capital in a long time, but we really liked the approach of the Bain Group," he says.

Michael Praeger, CEO, co-founder, AvidXchange Michael Praeger, CEO, co-founder, AvidXchange

September 16

Duke's Robert Califf nominated for FDA Commissioner

Dr. Robert Califf tapped to be FDA Commissioner President Obama has nominated Dr. Robert Califf, a Duke University where he helped found the Duke Clinical Research Organization to be the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner.

Updated September 11

Premium Lock What does Warren Buffett know about IBM stock?

Warren Buffett  Legendary Berkshire Hathaway investor Warren Buffett has long been a fan of IBM, but with Big Blue down 25 percent over its 52-week high he is more bullish than ever.

September 11

Premium Lock Schrader joins Reveal, Office 2016 coming, Pao moving on

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Reveal Mobile names digital ad exec Andy Schrader as chief product officer; Microsoft launching Office 2016 this month; Facebook opens liive video streaming app to journalists; Ellen Pao won't appeal loss lawsuit.

July 24

Premium Lock Proto Labs on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight board; REACH NC moves to The Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Proto Labs expansion on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight Venture Center board; REACH NC moves to the Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T growth.

Updated July 14

Premium Lock Durham company's rare disease treatment gives sufferers hope

Bret Kopelan's daughter Rafaella, now eight, was born without skin on her feet and had to have emergency care when her skin began to blister. She suffers from a rare disease that had no effective treatments currently because it doesn't affect enough people to make it commercially viable for most drug companies. So Kopelan is hopeful that a Durham company's treatment gets to market quickly and helps his daughter.

Rafaella Kopelan, who suffers from rare "butterfly children" disease Rafaella Kopelan, who suffers from rare "butterfly children" disease

July 14

Premium Lock Internet flooded with tributes to Nintendo's Iwata

Shopper walks in front of Nintendo Super Mario character in mall. Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata's death from an illness at 55 is being mourned by game fans around the world. They're sharing Iwata Mii avatars, creating pictures with farewell messages on the Nintendo drawing game Splatoon and sending Tweets with "ThankYouIwata" hashtags. Video game makers also react.

July 10

Premium Lock Google Fiber names Triangle Digital Inclusion Fellow

James Butts, Google Digital Inclusion Fellow Google Fiber has named 16 Digital Inclusion Fellows, one in each Google Fiber market, including literacy skills instructor James Butts in the Triangle. Butts will work the Triangle Literacy Council and the Kramden Institute to help design and implement programs to help adults learn digital skills.

July 10

Premium Lock Cempra drug; Apple iOS 9 beta; states where women earn least, Red Hat CEO

Bulldog In today's Bulldog technology news update: Cempra pneumonia drug; NC 14th among states where women earn least; Apple iOS 9 besa released; Red Hat CEO on the agenda at Fortune Brainstorm TECH.

May 26

Premium Lock Red Hat boosts CEO salary to $1M

Jim Whitehurst  Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) CEO Jim Whitehurst is getting a $100,000 raise, which boosts his salary from $900,000 to $1 million as of June 1, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Updated May 15

Premium Lock Author, author! Why Red Hat's CEO wrote 'The Open Organization'

CED tech icons panel: A conversation with the greats Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Raleigh-based Red Hat, is now an author, too. His book, "The Open Organization," is due in stores on June 2. So why did he take time out of a busy schedule running the world's leading open-source Linux software and services firm to write?

Updated May 11

Premium Lock FCC aims to help seniors grasp power of broadband

The Broadband Report: The FCC has announced a new webinar series aimed at helping seniors improve their overall quality of life by leveraging many of today's broadband-based technologies.

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April 21

Premium Lock President of NC Research Campus resigns

Lynne Scott Safrit Lynne Scott Safrit has resigned as president and chief operating officer of Castle & Cooke, the company developing the NC Research Campus on the former Cannon Mills site in Kannapolis.

December 19, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends: Follow Friday, Next Glass, Red Hat, 12 Days, Unemployment Trending in the Triangle

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 Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

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