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(NY: IBM)  170.73    (0 %)  Updated: 10:08 AM EDT, Apr 28 2015
(NY: LH)  121.38  down arrow-4.24  (-3.37 %)  Updated: 10:08 AM EDT, Apr 28 2015
(OP: Lenovo Group)  34.30  up arrow+0.73  (2.17 %)  Updated: 10:00 AM EDT, Apr 28 2015
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(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  103.15  down arrow-0.76  (-0.73 %)  Updated: 10:08 AM EDT, Apr 28 2015
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(NQ: Salix)  172.81    (0 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Apr 01 2015
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Eight finalists to compete for $100,000 from Steve Case

Steve Case Steve Case's "Rise of the Rest" tour is coming to the Triangle on May 5, and eight startups will be making pitches directly to the AOL founder. One of the eight will land $100,000 in financing. Case starts his day with breakfast at the Governor's Mansion. Then it's on to the Triangle startup show.

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Raleigh-born Groundfloor to pitch for $100,000 from Steve Case in Atlanta

Groundfloor  Raleigh-born Groundfloor, a startup focused on crowdfunding for real estate investing, will be pitching Steve Case for a $100,000 investment in Atlanta next week when Case's "Rise of the Rest" tour visits Atlanta.

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Updated 8:35 a.m. today

Premium Lock INC Research investors quick to cash out after big quarter

INC Research  INC Research went public in November, reported a big first quarter profit on Monday, and investors as well as some employees quickly moved to sell shares as INC soared on the Street. One news website called INC's showing "a powerful profit beat."

8:29 a.m. today

Google launches $162M for European digital media fund, offers apology

Google                 Google says it will give European publishers 150 million euros ($162.33 million) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news online. A top executive also offered an apology for "some mistakes" in dealing with European publishers in the past.

7:18 a.m. today

Who will win the coveted engineer caps at Full Steam Ahead Awards?

There are Oscars and Emmys. Then there is the coveted engineer cap from WRAL Tech Wire. And we will be handing them out tonight at our "Full Steam Ahead Awards" in Durham? Who will win? It's not too late to register for the party. Oh, and it's free.

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Updated 7:08 a.m. today

State's economy is slowing, warns NCSU economist

N.C. flag    Is North Carolina headed for another recession? N.C. State University economist Michael Walden isn't using that word - yet - but in his latest state economic data reports he warns that the recent trend is not good.

6:37 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside Apple: iPhone's torrid sales remain core of growing success

Apple        Analysis: Torrid sales of the iPhone propelled Apple to its highest-ever first quarter revenue with emerging markets - especially China - driving sales. And look for that success to continue, says Technology Business Research analyst Daniel Callahan.

Updated 6:41 a.m. today

iPhones deliver booming quarter for Apple; Street loves the news

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones     The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. And Wall Street media was raving Monday evening after Apple reported its latest strong quarter.

2:41 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Internet of things, gigabit Internet, DirectTV are next frontiers

AT&T GigaPower   Analysis: Many changes are afoot at AT&T, as a review of its latest earnings report and what's happening across the company shows. For example: AT&T will capitalize on IoT and new acquisitions to offset decelerating phone subscriber growth in 2015, writes analyst Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.

6:13 a.m. today

Cary gaming startup brings in big guns, changes name

ExitEvent After feedback from the women's mentoring organization Soar and customers, a promising Cary startup gets a new CEO and name. Amy Huffman reports the details for ExitEvent.

Updated 6:06 a.m. today

Covance boosts LabCorp earnings; ESPN sues Verizon; data case to SCOTUS; Apple Pay for Discover; Raleigh startup raises $470,000

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: Covance gives a boost to LabCorp earnings but currency headwinds hurt; ESPN sues Verizon over unbundling; the Supreme Court to hear personal data privacy case; Discover supports Apple Pay; and a Raleigh photo app startup raises $470,000.

Updated 10:41 a.m. yesterday

Study: Texting strangers cuts need for pain relief in surgery

Pain relief For all the criticism texting receives - especially while people drive - here's a benefit for patients facing minor surgery: Text a stranger and you will need less in pain killers. So says a recently published study from RTI International.

11:22 a.m. yesterday

Duke lands $9.75M boost for its 'big data' programs

Cloud computing Duke University's research efforts into the benefits and uses of "big data" - launched with great fanfare and $50 million two years ago - is getting another big boost with nearly $10 million of additional funding.

Updated 2:29 p.m. yesterday

AT&T, video streamers among big winners in Comcast-TWC deal collapse

Comcast Time Warner Cable The breakdown of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is being seen as a blow to Comcast and the cable industry in general. Conversely, it's being hailed as a victory for consumer advocates and the competitors of the two companies.

9:03 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Report: 'Strong likelihood' Pfizer may try to acquire GSK

Pfizer  Drug giant Pfizer, which failed a year ago in its attempt to acquire AstraZeneca, may now be targeting GlaxoSmithKline as a takeover target, according to business news site BidnessEtc. Pfizer has steadily increased its North Carolina presence in recent years, and GSK employs thousands in the Triangle.

Updated 11:31 a.m. yesterday

Missouri suspends incentives in IBM jobs dispute; lesson for NC?

IBM                       The debate over state and local tax incentives designed to encourage companies to create jobs - an on-going, acrimonious battle in North Carolina - has led to the suspension of benefits for IBM in Iowa where the state says Big Blue isn't meeting its promises. A spokesperson disagrees: "I'm telling you quite directly that IBM has fulfilled its obligation to the state." So who is right?

Updated 6:58 a.m. yesterday

Internet2 Summit attracts global, local networking leaders

The Broadband Report: In 2014, Internet2 ushered in a new era with their first Global Summit. This year's event this week in Washington, D.C. looks to be even bigger and better than its predecessor. Two MCNC executives from RTP are among the presenters.

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Updated 6:56 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside VMware: At a tipping point, facing more competition from Red Hat

VMware Analysis: VMware's most recent earnings report last week shows that the EMC-owned company is clearly at a tipping point between its core virtualization business and the growing trend across the tech sector toward cloud computing, says analyst Andrew Smith of Technology Business Research. Raleigh-based Red Hat is among the threats VMware faces.

6:36 a.m. yesterday

Triangle events calendar: Here's the latest update

Social networking Thanks to the folks at Innovate Raleigh and other sources, here's a listing of all the technology (and some other) networking events, meetups and conferences coming up over the next few months. April finishes with a flourish and May is packed.

6:24 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Last week's 56 headlines (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

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