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(NY: QUINTILES)  49.94  up arrow+0.47  (0.95 %)  Updated: 04:15 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(OP: BASF SE)  113.20  up arrow+0.61  (0.54 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(NQ: BioCryst)  8.41  down arrow-0.14  (-1.64 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(NQ: BioDelivery)  8.66    (0 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(NQ: CEMP)  9.94  up arrow+0.02  (0.2 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
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(NY: EMC CORPORATION)  25.51  down arrow-0.4  (-1.54 %)  Updated: 04:15 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(NQ: Extreme Networks)  5.65  down arrow-0.05  (-0.88 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
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(NY: IBM)  190.22  down arrow-1.51  (-0.79 %)  Updated: 04:15 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(NY: LH)  100.42  up arrow+0.57  (0.57 %)  Updated: 04:15 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(OP: Lenovo Group)  22.54  down arrow-0.22  (-0.97 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
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(NQ: Microsoft Corp)  39.86  up arrow+0.17  (0.43 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(NQ: NetApp)  35.62  down arrow-0.25  (-0.7 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  84.59  down arrow-1.58  (-1.83 %)  Updated: 04:15 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(OP: Novozymes A/S)  47.27  up arrow+0.28  (0.6 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
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(NQ: BBRY)  7.34  down arrow-0.02  (-0.27 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
(NQ: Salix)  110.78  up arrow+0.83  (0.75 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EDT, Apr 24 2014
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1:32 p.m. today

Premium Lock Red Hat 'supports' new Linux security initiative but isn't a listed funder

The Linux Foundation is launching a "multi-million dollar project" to improve security in the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL crisis. Big-name tech companies are contributing to the fund - but Red Hat, a backer of OpenSSL and the global Linux commercial leader, isn't among the listed funders. Red Hat says it "supports" the initiative but remains mum on specifics. The Hatters do acknowledge that their director of security response is a "founding member" of OpenSSL. They say Red Hat OpenSSL problems have been fixed but won't say anything else about the new program.

Core's supporters include many big tech names Core's supporters include many big tech names

4:42 p.m. today

Google, Apple, others settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

High-tech jobs Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

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4:35 p.m. today

Microsoft's 3Q earnings beat Street expectations

Microsoft's Surface  Microsoft Corp. posted flat revenue and a decline in net income for the fiscal third quarter. The results still beat analyst expectations.

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Updated 4:22 p.m. today

Premium Lock Raleigh firm seeking to transform mobile commerce

PointSource, a fast-growing company that now has 54 employees, rolls out a new mobile commerce product called "Currency." The Raleigh firm's goal is to transform how businesses cash in on mobile commerce. How fast a start for the company? It's grown to 54 employees from just four after formation two years ago. And they are still hiring. By the way, clients include HH Gregg. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker has the exclusive story.

PointSource aims to unify mobile commerce delivery PointSource aims to unify mobile commerce delivery

4:21 p.m. today

Google's top social networking executive departs

Google Plus Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.

Updated 4:11 p.m. today

Uber comes to NC's capital city

India Uber Asia Uber, the app that connects people who need rides with those who want to offer them, launched in Raleigh Thursday.

Updated 4:07 p.m. today

Unions call for 'reorientation' at IBM in joint statement

IBM Global Union Alliance  Alliance@IBM in the U.S. joins with two other unions in Western Europe and the IBM Global Union Alliance wants IBM to show more "appreciation" for Big Blue workers, a "new jam" with management about how to shape IBM's future, and "meaningful investments" rather than being focused on driving up earnings. They use a quote from retired chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano about iBM's greatest invention being its workers as part of their argument.

Updated 2:47 p.m. today

Tech innovation, jobs across NC are focus at Moog Fest kickoff

The Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville was close to its max capacity of 500 audience members, and it's safe to say that most attendees had never been to a music and arts festival that started with a discussion centered on economic development. The audience, made up mostly of festival goers, showed the most enthusiasm around ideas that made North Carolina stronger as a whole. Julie Terry of the Research Triangle Foundation provides the details.

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1:42 p.m. today

Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit.

Verizon The largest U.S. cellphone carrier on Thursday posted a 23 percent profit increase in its first quarter, during which it completed the acquisition of the 45 percent stake in its wireless division from British cellphone carrier Vodafone Group PLC.

Updated 11:19 a.m. today

Premium Lock Quintiles, Biogen strike 5-year drug development deal

Quintiles, the world's largest provider of life science services such as clinical trials, and pharmaceutical firm Biogen, which has a huge manufacturing facility in RTP, have formed a "collaboration" through which the two firms will develop drug candidates in Biogen's pipeline. But neither company will discuss financial terms of the deal. There may be some hiring at Quintiles for a Biogen-focused team, but Biogen plans no layoffs.

Quintiles teams with Biogen Quintiles teams with Biogen

11:15 a.m. today

Premium Lock Biogen-Quintiles deal brings two RTP heavyweights closer

Biogen's new RTP facility While neither company is talking about the financials involved in their five-year partnership announced Thursday, the firms do say the agreement means the two companies will become much more than RTP neighbors.

7:55 a.m. today

State Treasurer Cowell to talk jobs, innovation at Wilmington event

UNCW The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Wilmington is hosting an event on "pains" that keep employers up at night. State Treasurer Janet Cowell is among the speakers.

Updated 6:01 a.m. today

82% advertising surge lifts Facebook past Street expectations

Facebook's Nearby Friends  Facebook's earnings and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

Updated 5:56 a.m. today

Apple plans $30B stock buy-back, to split its stock

New iPhones        Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.

5:28 a.m. today

FCC to propose pay-for-priority, faster Internet delivery

Broadband  The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.

Updated 1:18 p.m. yesterday

Novozymes to build $36M facility, create 100 jobs in Cary

Biofuels The company will build a new bioagriculture research and development facility in Cary. The company said it will invest $36 million over the next three years and create 100 new jobs at the facility. Salaries will start at $70,000.

12:54 p.m. yesterday

Vivek Wadhwa: 'Location, location, location' is not mantra for tech success now

Opinion: Oculus, the latest technology startup to be acquired for billions of dollars, was based not in Silicon Valley but in Irvine, Calif. Snapchat, which is rumored to be worth billions, is based in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles area is a good place to live and has great weather, but it has no real advantage as a technology center. These companies could have been based anywhere with equal success. You can't predict which technology hub the next Oculus will come from--or whether it will be a hub at all. Anyone anywhere--whether in an incubator, garage or tent--can now build world-changing technology.

Epic Games demos Unreal 4 with Oculus VR Epic Games demos Unreal 4 with Oculus VR

12:39 p.m. yesterday

Can entrepreneurs help reinvent public schools?

ExitEvent ExitEvent news: Durham School Board has joined a growing national movement to get entrepreneurs involved in education. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman reports in this latest story that is part of the news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.

12:28 p.m. yesterday

Government contracts likely mean immunity for big Novartis vaccine plant

Plans for pharmaceutical giants Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly to swap business lines may have shaken up the stock market Tuesday, but work at a Novartis flu vaccine plant in Holly Springs hummed along, and local officials said they expect it to remain that way.

Novartis plant in Holly Springs Novartis plant in Holly Springs

12:17 p.m. yesterday

Microsoft expands advertising-free Bing search for schools

Bing Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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