In today’s Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news:

  • Clyde Higgs has been promoted to oversee operations of the North Carolina Research Campus as well as Castle & Cooke N.C.
  • Google’s ‘Project Fi’ is designed to drive traffic
  • Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers
  • SurveyMoneky CEO died of head trauma
  • Car of Uber driver seized

The details:

  • Clyde Higgs promoted at NCRC in Kannapolis

Clyde Higgs has been promoted to executive vice president of operations and business development for Castle & Cooke North Carolina, LLC and Atlantic American Properties, Inc. He also oversees daily operations at the North Carolina research Campus.

“I’m happy to be playing an even larger role in leading the campus forward as it continues to grow and expand,” Higgs said in a statement.

Higgs has worked at the NCRC since 2006.

Lynn Scott resigned as head of Castle & Cook in N.C. last month.

  • Google is starting small, thinking big with ‘Project Fi’

Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable.

The reason has as much to do with the pursuit of profit as with trying to make smartphones more useful. More time spent using Google’s dominant search engine or watching videos on its popular YouTube site translates into more opportunities for the company to show its moneymaking ads.

Enter “Project Fi,” the Internet company’s recently launched attempt to usher in new ways to keep smartphones online while lowering the cost for streaming video, listening to music, getting directions and searching for information.

  • Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators’ fears about a giant cable company’s control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.

For the first time, the country’s largest cable provider, which also owns NBCUniversal, has more Internet subscribers than cable subscribers, Comcast executive Neil Smit said during an earnings call Monday.

Broadband subscribers surpassed cable this quarter. As of the end of March, there were 22.4 million customers for each.

  • SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident

SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.

Goldberg was found lying next to a treadmill on Friday at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita near Puerto Vallarta.

Goldberg was the husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg.

  • Uber drivers beware! Car at risk in Brussels after ruling

A driver for the Uber mobile app taxi service had his car confiscated Monday after a Brussels court said the ride-sharing service does not respect taxi regulations in the Belgian capital.

Jacques Verhaegen, the lawyer for the Uber driver, said the company’s drivers now “run the risk of having their car seized” in the Belgian capital.