Updated 5:59 p.m. yesterday

Durham's virtual-reality arcade gives gamers a new way to look at fun

Durham's virtual-reality arcade gives gamers a new way to look at fun Augmentality Labs in downtown Durham allows users to play video games in a new way.

Updated 3:53 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock RIoT: New accelerator will meet 'need' for startups focusing on IoT

RIoT, the Internet of Things group that now has more than 5,000 members, is continuing to evolve to a "content and hands-on organization" helping to develop startups and technology. Not just events. With a $500,000 federal grant, RIoT will open its own IoT-focused accelerator to drive an ecosystem development, says the group's founder.

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Updated 3:51 p.m. yesterday

1.9 billion reasons to attend TechWire's cybersecurity event

A new study finds 1.9 billion reasons to attend WRAL TechWire's "Hackers, Malware, Ransomware & You" event. That's how many data records have been exposed by hackers in the first six months of this year.

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3:49 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Report: Smart health device usage surges to 41%

Smart devices for use in tracking healthcare at home are surging in use according to a new report.

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Updated 11:54 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock IoT startup ProAxion lands $500K, new investors

ProAxion, an NC IDEA startup grant winner in 2016, is continuing its rapid growth in the Internet of Things industrial sensor space. Its latest big news: Raising money and landing high-profile investors.

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Updated 7:46 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Internet of Things group RIoT to launch accelerator with $500K federal grant

RIoT RIoT, the Triangle-based Internet of Things group pushing IoT development, plans to launch an accelerator program targeting" disruptive technologies" after landing a $500,000 federal grant. RIoT estimates it can create more than 90 startups, generate 200 jobs and secure $10 million in private investment.

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Premium Lock Startup investment trends: Plenty of capital to chase

Investors from Accel Partners, Sierra Ventures, and Samsung outlined investment trends at the CED Tech Venture Conference. They offer a variety of suggestions to those chasing the dollars.

Moderator Robbie Allen, Alex Estvez, Accel Partners, Mark Fernandes, Sierra Ventures, and Brendon Kim, Samsung NEXT, at the CED Venture Tech Conference. Moderator Robbie Allen, Alex Estvez, Accel Partners, Mark Fernandes, Sierra Ventures, and Brendon Kim, Samsung NEXT, at the CED Venture Tech Conference.

11:48 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler which is first one to combine 3 medicines

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.

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2:26 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock RTP tech links: Sensus, Lenovo, IBM, Bill Gates, John Chambers, AT&T, NetApp, BlackBerry

Tech briefs Tech news involving RTP tech firms: Sensus CEO; Cisco-Netapp rumor; Lenovo 25th ThinkPad; IBM air mail data; Lenovo's India focus; BlackBerry-Delphi deal; Gates regrets control+alt+delete; AT&T Gen G update; Cisco data management via cloud; John Chambers' new board seat. Read our roundup.

5:52 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Pendo hires 2 execs, to double headcount, picks Raleigh tower for bigger HQ

Pendo Fresh from making its first acquisition and $25 million in funding, Raleigh software startup Pendo plans to double its headcount in 2018. Pendo also will move into new headquarters space downtown.

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Premium Lock Fundings: Stealz $2.3M; RFPI $3.5M; StartStopMove wants $300K; Pharos Hospitality $2.7M

venture funding Startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies across North Carolina have had a busy week, with four disclosing the raising of funds in securities filings.

1:11 p.m. Thursday

Homework or startup? Chapel Hill student balances both with venture Jobalo

Max Alway-Townsend, a senior at East Chapel Hill High School, is balancing his homework with starting a new business that's already raised $70,000. On Wednesday, he also pitched to investors at the CED Tech Venture Conference, one of the largest such events in the southeast.

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5:00 a.m. yesterday

Bioscience, support companies rank among Triangle's fastest growing

Biotechnology  Triangle Business Journal's latest annual roundup of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Triangle region includes two bioscience companies and seven others that provide valuable life science support functions.

Updated 12:38 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but early troubles show you shouldn't dump your phone yet (+ video)

A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby.

Updated 11:47 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Spiffy's latest spin on car care: Subscription service - CEO Wingo explains why

Spiffy, the car maintenance startup backed by serial entrepreneur and investor Scot Wingo, is expanding its portfolio of services with a subscription offering that enables customer to preschedule servicing.

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Updated 11:44 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Raleigh app software developer lands $5.3M in oversubscribed round, is hiring

Dropsource, an emerging entrepreneurial software company in Raleigh, is hiring, having closed on $5.3 million in new capital.

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9:14 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock With 2000+ patents, Red Hat reaffirms, broadens 'Patent Promise"

Red Hat, its own technology largely based on Open Source development, is expanding its "Patent Promise" through which the Linux software giant promises not to use "our patents offensively" even as its intellectual property portfolio has grown immensely. Plus: Read the full text of the promise.

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Premium Lock PrecisionHawk CEO: 'Unconventional wisdom' learned while building a $2B company

Michael Chasen, CEO of Raleigh-based drone company, PrecisionHawk, previously founded, built the e-learning company Blackboard into a nearly $2 billion enterprise. He shared five pieces of "unconventional wisdom" he discovered along the way with the CED Tech Venture Conference Wednesday.

Michael Chasen, CEO of Precision Hawk, at the CED Venture Tech Conference. Michael Chasen, CEO of Precision Hawk, at the CED Venture Tech Conference.

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