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Talent will determine the world’s next tech investment hubs

For years, Silicon Valley wasn’t the main place many venture capitalists looked for deals — it was the only place. But the Bay Area is beginning to lose its once… Read more »

Rock Health: Digital health adoption on the rise, but wearables, telemedicine lag behind

Eighty-seven percent of Americans used at least one digital health tool in 2017, up from 80 percent in 2015, according to a new survey out from Rock Health. For the… Read more »

7 Women Leaders At Corporate Venture Capital Funds You Should Know

Your startup may be intent on disrupting their industry, however, in the venture maze of funding options, it would benefit your business to pay much more attention to corporate venture… Read more »

Apple Buys Maker of Augmented Reality Lenses

Apple Inc. (AAPL) has acquired a Denver, Colorado-based manufacturer of augmented reality lenses for an undisclosed sum. Apple’s acquisition of the startup offers the clearest indication yet that the Cupertino,… Read more »

Okay Google: Voice Search Technology And The Rise Of Voice Commerce

Whether you say “Okay Google” or “Alexa” (depending on which smart speaker you have) – voice search technology is changing our world. Source: “Okay Google: Voice Search Technology And The… Read more »

Do You Have Too Much Tech or Not Enough? 5 Ways to Find Out

Your office technology fuels your business — but what’s too much tech, and what’s too little? Source: Do You Have Too Much Tech or Not Enough? 5 Ways to Find… Read more »

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WRAL Tech WireOn the event horizon for October: 80+ events across NCWRAL Tech WirePlenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for October, and we suggest… Read more »

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4 Ways to Advance Telehealth Through Innovation

When it comes to telehealth adoption, it appears that the industry has reached the tipping point. Increased consumer demand, research activity and investment in telehealth are all at a stage where… Read more »

HR tech tools can help employers comply with GDPR

Too many businesses seem to be embracing Satchell Paige’s famous admonition: “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” The General Data Protection Regulation, the European Union’s new personal… Read more »

Amazon Could Enter Hospital Supply Chain — Why Medtech Shouldn’t Worry

Medical supplier stocks collectively toppled to a 10-month low intraday Tuesday with Becton Dickinson (BDX) among the biggest losers after reports emerged that Amazon.com (AMZN) is planning to sell supplies to hospitals. But analysts… Read more »

Tax Reform: Area Winners, Losers And Close Calls – Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Greater Wilmington Business JournalTax Reform: Area Winners, Losers And Close CallsGreater Wilmington Business Journal“The math of minimizing your tax burden as an entrepreneur has changed … drastically,” Andrew Frye, of… Read more »

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Greater Wilmington Business JournalTax ReformGreater Wilmington Business Journal“The math of minimizing your tax burden as an entrepreneur has changed … drastically,” Andrew Frye, of Pronto Tax School at tek- Mountain,… Read more »

Why Does Internal Innovation Often Fail? ‘Entrepreneur’ Is Not The Same As ‘Innovator’

Today I had a conversation with a client in which he spoke of the internal entrepreneurial groups in his well-established $3 billion company. He referred to these internal teams and… Read more »

How Distributed Ledgers Are Disrupting HR Technology

When it comes to enterprise IT discussions, human resources (HR) technology has not gotten the same hype enjoyed by other technologies like blockchain, big data and the Internet of Things…. Read more »

Amazon’s new healthcare company could give smaller healthtech players a boost

JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces with Amazon to form a new healthcare company for all U.S. employees. Right now details are so sparse there’s not even a name associated… Read more »

7 Common Misconceptions Young People Have About Entrepreneurship

Google recently conducted a survey to see what young people think about popular brands. It turns out that brands with an entrepreneurial story behind them are considered the coolest. Companies with cachet among… Read more »

Education technology is a global opportunity 

$8.15 billion. That’s the amount global investors staked in edtech companies in the first 10 months of 2017. Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in… Read more »

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