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Investors call for repeal of HB2, say law is 'bad for business' in NC

HB2 debate About 60 investors representing $2.1 trillion in managed assets are joining the NCAA, entertainers and more than 200 businesses in calling for North Carolina to repeal House Bill 2, its controversial law limiting LGBT protections against discrimination.

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Corning Optical Communications adding 205 jobs in NC

Help wanted sign        Corning Optical Communications plans to add 205 jobs over the next five years at its facilities in Hickory and Winston-Salem.

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Pfizer, which has big NC presence, decides not to split

Pfizer Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future.

Updated 11:51 a.m. today

Premium Lock Former SAS exec Jim Davis leaves Informatica

Jim Davis, the former chief marketing officer at SAS who left the company last year, has stepped down from Informatica, which recruited him for a similar role. In an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire, Davis explains what led to the latest career move - and what he might do next. Could he return to SAS?

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Valencell, Validic demo mobile health tech at FDA expo

Raleigh-based Valencell and Durham-based Validic, two startups that are emerging as global leaders in mobile health technology, are demonstrating their respective advances at an FDA expo at the invitation of the FDA and co-sponsor Consumer Technology Association. Executives from both firms also are taking part in "The Future of Mobile Health" from WRAL TechWire on Tuesday.

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Premium Lock SAS names head of analytic server group as new CTO

Oliver Schabenberger, a former college professor who joined SAS in 2002 who holds several patents in software design and algorithms, is the privately held software firm's new chief technology officer.

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Premium Lock Long-time SAS CTO retires, in 'stealth mode' for startup

Armistead Sapp, a long-time senior executive and chief technology officer at SAS, is launching his own startup focusing on "radically open source" with a likely Internet of Things angle after stepping away from the Cary software giant. So who replaced him at SAS?

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Updated 7:05 a.m. today

Joe Procopio: Revenge is an awesome motivator, especially in startup

Joe Procopio This is one of those things no one talks about until you bring it up, but then when you do, everyone knows exactly what you're talking about and totally agrees with you: Revenge is an awesome motivator, especially in startup, says veteran entrepreneur, author and blogger Joe Procopio.

Updated 6:57 a.m. today

WRAL mobile health event focus: Growing importance of mData to your health

Future of Mobile Health event Axial Exchange CEO Joanne Rohde is delivering the keynote at WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange event on Tuesday about mobile health - and she's going to be providing a load of statistics that point to the increasing importance of mHealth to consumers as well as businesses and healthcare providers. In fact, several RTP mHealth leaders also are part of the program. You don't want to miss this event.

Updated 6:14 a.m. today

Snap that video: Snapchat debuts 'Spectacles' (+ video)

​Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product. Plus: Watch an introductory video about Spectacles and read Snapchat's introduction.

5:30 a.m. today

Premium Lock Internet control Q&A: What ICANN move means for net governance + video

"The timely completion of the transition [of several key Internet management functions] will help preserve the continued openness of the Internet by entrusting its oversight with those who have made the greatest investments in its extraordinary success so far - the volunteer-based multistakeholder community," says ICANN, the group assuming that control. Here's a Q&A and video to help explain what's happening.

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64 headlines not to be missed: WTW's week in review. part 1

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

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64 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 2

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

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64 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 3

Triangle headlines Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

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