(CIX: WRAL30)  1,094.31  up arrow+2.82  (0.26 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: Apple)  95.39  up arrow+0.67  (0.71 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: QUINTILES)  55.08  up arrow+0.11  (0.2 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(OP: BASF SE)  112.02  up arrow+0.25  (0.22 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: BioCryst)  12.00  up arrow+0.34  (2.92 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: BioDelivery)  12.78  up arrow+0.03  (0.24 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: CEMP)  9.41    (0 %)  Updated: 09:38 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: Cisco Systems)  25.58  down arrow-0.38  (-1.45 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: Cree)  49.16  down arrow-0.93  (-1.86 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: DARA)  1.48  up arrow+0.24  (19.52 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: EMC CORPORATION)  28.87  up arrow+0.35  (1.23 %)  Updated: 09:42 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: Extreme Networks)  5.10  down arrow-0.05  (-0.97 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: FB)  70.08  up arrow+0.81  (1.17 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: GLAXOSMITHKLINE)  50.77  down arrow-2.45  (-4.59 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: GOOG)  594.46  down arrow-0.28  (-0.05 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: IBM)  194.44  up arrow+0.35  (0.18 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: LH)  104.96  down arrow-0.64  (-0.61 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(OP: Lenovo Group)  27.11  down arrow-0.58  (-2.08 %)  Updated: 09:36 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: MRK)  58.16  down arrow-0.27  (-0.46 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: Microsoft Corp)  44.88  up arrow+0.05  (0.1 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: NTAP)  37.68  down arrow-0.08  (-0.21 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  88.89  down arrow-0.37  (-0.41 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(OP: Novozymes A/S)  50.68  down arrow-0.24  (-0.47 %)  Updated: 09:30 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: PFIZER)  30.50  up arrow+0.01  (0.03 %)  Updated: 09:42 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: Pozen)  8.06  up arrow+0.05  (0.62 %)  Updated: 09:36 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NY: RED HAT)  55.53  down arrow-0.15  (-0.27 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: BBRY)  9.95  up arrow+0.03  (0.3 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: Salix)  131.78  up arrow+0.52  (0.4 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
(NQ: SQI)  15.11  down arrow-0.19  (-1.24 %)  Updated: 09:41 AM EDT, Jul 23 2014
7:54 a.m. today

Premium Lock Reality bites: Microsoft still faces challenges in devices despite CEO-led changes

Inside Microsoft's earnings: A sweeping reorganization points Microsoft in the right direction, but obstacles in its PC and mobile businesses will remain through 2014, writes Jack Narcotta, an analyst with Technology Business Research.

The Surface The Surface

Updated 10 minutes ago

Update: GSK sales, earnings slump; shares drop 5%; growth forecast slashed

GSK's HQ in London       Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, hurt in part by a 20 percent decline in sales in China where the company is under criminal investigation, reports revenues and earnings that missed analysts' expectations on Wednesday. GSK also reduced its growth forecast for 2014 from as much as 8 percent to "basically similar" to 2013 and says it can't estimate what the financial impact could be from the China case.

Best of TechWire Insider

7:55 a.m. today

Premium Lock Cary startup GoConnect crowdsources to develop real estate mobile app

The two founders of Cary startup GoConnect have never developed software. WRAL TechWire's Frank Vinluan offers our Insiders an exclusive look into how crowdsourcing shaped their new real estate mobile app.

GoConnect GoConnect

7:23 a.m. today

Premium Lock Progress: Crowdfunding, economic development bill advances in Senate

NC JOBS Act For those wanting crowdfunding in North Carolina, Tuesday was one of more progress at the General Assembly. Economic development legislation also moved forward as part of a larger bill.

6:59 a.m. today

Microsoft CEO lays out rosy vision after earnings beat Street

Satya Nadella    Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units -- Nokia phones and Bing search -- would become profitable in 2016.

Tags: Microsoft
6:52 a.m. today

StubHub hacked; Viamet's new exec; LinkedIn's $175M buy; Cisco boosts Euro startups; 4K TVs boost LG

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: StubHub is hacked; Viamet names chief development officer; LinkedIn makes an acquisition; Cisco takes entrepreneur program to Europe; and 4K TVs for World Cup boost LG.

6:22 a.m. today

Property exchanges for involuntarily relinquished land

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: Income taxes that would otherwise be incurred as a result of the involuntary conveyance or destruction of real property can be deferred to a later date by using the tax-free exchange of property provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code.

Tags: TechLaw
Updated 7:06 a.m. today

Golden Apple: Tech giant posts biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

New iPhones          Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

Tags: Apple
1:01 p.m. yesterday

Spectra Growth to add 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

IT jobs          A state committee that approves North Carolina's main tax break to attract businesses on Tuesday allowed Spectra Growth Inc. to save up to $3 million over 12 years if it meets job and investment projections.

Updated 12:24 p.m. yesterday

New York is first state to propose regulations on bitcoins

New York is the first state to propose issuing separate regulations for virtual currencies, demonstrating the importance regulators attach to the fledgling field. New York City is home to several startups dealing in bitcoin, the most popular virtual currency, and some Wall Street firms are edging into the field as well.

Bitcoins   Bitcoins

12:23 p.m. yesterday

Raleigh bitcoin event to discuss first proposed license regulations

New York became the first state to formally propose regulations for bitcoins and other virtual currencies last week. And organizers of the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo that's set for Raleigh next month wasted no time in adding a panel to discuss what regulations might mean.

Cryptolina N.C. Cryptolina N.C.

10:47 a.m. yesterday

Comcast earns beat street; TW Cable deal progressing; Verizon earns soar

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast on Tuesday beat Street estimates for earnings with high-speed Internet customer growth leading the way; meanwhile, Comcast updates Time Warner acquisition; in other news, Verizon earnings soar.

Updated 8:01 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Crowdfunding bill moves - again - as part of different legislation

NC JOBS Act The General Assembly's move toward authorizing crowdfunding in North Carolina took another twist on Monday. The bill is now part of a larger piece of legislation in the Senate where it's likely to be OK'd. But what happens next?

6:50 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Raleigh firm turns to scores of investors to drive female 'Viagra'

Drugs for women Sprout Pharmaceuticals has positioned its drug as the first female equivalent to Viagra. And the privately held firm has turned to scores of investors for financial help in driving the drug toward FDA approval.

6:39 a.m. yesterday

Apple's 80M big smartphone order; new GE jobs in N.C.; Netflix soars; Verizon FiOS upgrade; Yahoo buys apps firm

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple reportedly is ordering up to 80 million large-screen iPhones; GE adds jobs in Mebane; Netflix hits 50M subscribers; Verizon ups its FiOS service; and Yahoo buys apps firm Flurry.

Updated 3:45 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Precision agriculture: Tech drives next big thing in farming

Farming continues to evolve, becoming even more high tech. The latest wave is called "precision agriculture," and it was the topic of the NC Ag Biotech Professional Forum at the NC Biotechnology Center, uses GPS guided, self-steering equipment, drones to monitor crops, precise, hyper-local weather reports, and the collection and analysis of data in real time for immediate action or strategic planning. WRAL TechWire Insider Allan Maurer has the exclusive details.

Precision agriculture research stations dot N.C. Precision agriculture research stations dot N.C.

3:01 p.m. Monday

Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

Verizon Verizon is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers but with a twist.

11:50 a.m. Monday

ExitEvent news - Ask Scot Wingo: Coming up with your big idea

ExitEvent This is part one of a three-part series on how to turn ideas into companies. This story features Scot Wingo, co-founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, and is part the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

11:24 a.m. Monday

BlackBerry taps Marty Beard as new COO

BlackBerry BlackBerry on Monday named the former chief executive of LiveOps, Inc. as the new chief operating officer of the struggling Canadian company.

10:24 a.m. Monday

SXSW Hugh Forrest headlines UNCW's entrepreneur event

Hugh Forrest UNC Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is hosting the Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference on Sept. 4 featuring SXSW Interactive Festival Director Hugh Forrest.

Techwire Inside Partners
The Skinny: A Blog by Rick Smith


Dr. Mike Walden
Tech economy
Vivek Wadhwa
Frank Vinluan
Life science