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  • New York, Los Angeles creep toward Raleigh-Durham's life science ranking

    The Triangle life science sector is under attack by New York and Los Angeles – sort of.

    In the latest Life Sciences Cluster report, put out by commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, the Raleigh-Durham metro, once again, ranks fourth behind Boston, San Francisco and San Diego.

    But New York and Los Angeles metros are catch up, each rising two lots to fill 5th and 6th place, respectively.

    The Triangle, home to life science titans such as GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) and United Therapeutics…

  • Uber, Etix partner to give you free rides to concerts

    Morrisville-based ticket tech Etix is teaming up with Uber – a ride-share app that is quickly expanding in North Carolina – to provide event-goers free rides.

    I chatted with both CEO Joe Kustelski and Brian Bauer, director at Rockhouse Partners, Etix’s digital marketing agency, who say it’s about taking advantage of disruptive technology to improve the user experience.

    “We knew that being able to offer for venues that added value experience, the ticket buyers would boost sales for them,”…

  • Yoplait axes aspartame from its low-cal lines, brings in sucralose, stevia

    General Mills Inc. is changing up the recipe for its low-calorie Yoplait yogurts by dropping aspartame — an artificial sweetener that’s been dogged by critics over possible health effects. What will replace aspartame depends on where you buy your Yoplait.

    The Golden Valley company said in its corporate blog this week that it would begin introducing a new Yoplait Light formula with sucralose — the artificial sweetener in Splenda — instead of aspartame. The newly reformulated yogurt will be…

  • Terrence Holt: ‘Yes, student athletes should get paid’

    Before Terrence Holt was an NFL player for the Detroit Lions, he was a star student athlete for the N.C. State Wolfpack football team. And he remembers times that he wished there weren’t rules against him getting a job to make a little money for extra expenses on campus.

    So it also irks him that star players in college football, like Texas quarterback Johnny Manziel, are not allowed to receive compensation from jersey sales and other items that use the player’s likeness.

    “Because of their…

  • Citrix CEO: I'm not retiring

    Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS) CEO Mark Templeton – the biggest spearhead behind the firm’s 2011 purchase of Raleigh-based ShareFile – is not retiring, despite earlier reports to the contrary.

    Templeton, who announced an impending retirement late last year, has now decided to remain in his current role.

    That’s according to a statement from the software company today.

    According to Citrix Chairman Thomas Bogan, the board has been working with outside investors since January to find Templeton’s…