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Premium Lock Is there a tech bubble? Top Silicon Valley VC says ...

WRAL TechWire co-founder Allan Maurer is covering the Southeast Venture Conference as it happens, including an in-depth recap from Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Scott Kupor of Andreesen Horowitz. Our Insiders can find out just what Kupor had to say.

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Updated 7:44 a.m. today

Is this a joke? Google Fiber says it slows down net for 'dial-up' mode

For all the demand that is driving Google Fiber and other companies to deliver ultra-fast Internet, there also are people who want downloads to take longer so they can get a cup of coffee. So says Google. The result: Engineers have actually invented a way to slow down fiber - they call it "dial-up mode" - while you get that hot drink or go to the bathroom. Is this a joke? Well, Google announced it March 31 - not on fools' day.

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9:19 a.m. today

3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

With family members occasionally shouting "Be careful" and "Watch out for that car," Faith Lennox firmly placed her new hand's bright blue and pink fingers on her bike's left handlebar and took off for a seemingly endless sojourn around the Build It Workspace on Tuesday morning. Inside, just a short time before, that hand had rolled off a 3-D printer that built it overnight.

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Updated 8:43 a.m. today

Southeast Venture Conference features 50 of best emerging companies - many from Triangle

Venture Capital The Southeast Venture Capital Conference today in Charlotte features 50 of the best emerging companies and startups from across the region. Here's the list of presenting firms who are hunting for business, partners - and investors.

Updated 8:13 a.m. today

Premium Lock Graphene maker wins at Charlotte Venture Challenge

Winning team:  General Graphene A company that reduces the cost of graphene production from $100,000 a square meter to $30 won the $20,000 grand prize in the 2015 Charlotte Venture Challenge at the Southeast Venture Conference Tuesday. Three other startups and two student ventures also won prizes. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports the details for our Insiders.

6:21 a.m. today

Prepping for Google Demo Day: Mati Energy's Tatiana Birgisson

Durham entrepreneur Tatiana Birgisson will pitch her energy drink to Silicon Valley investors Thursday at Google HQ. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman offers the backstory about how Birgisson has prepared for her big day.

7:42 a.m. today

Transportation Corridor Protection Maps--A new basis for inverse condemnation claims in North Carolina

Ward and Smith, P.A.   TecLlaw: A recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision gives protection to all landowners subject to a North Carolina Department of Transportation Corridor Map.

3:00 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Photo-video, politics, data and analytics hot at Charlotte Venture Challenge

Note: Allan Maurer, co-founder of WRAL TechWire, is covering the big venture capital and startup events taking place in Charlotte this week. His thirdexclusive report focuses on Tuesday's Charlotte Venture Challenge kickoff. Our Insiders can access this story - and more to come.

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Updated 2:59 p.m. yesterday

Google-Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

Microsoft Cheaper Surface Google is releasing its cheapest ​Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

Updated 12:52 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Region's medical device strength notable at Charlotte Venture Challenge

Note: Allan Maurer, co-founder of WRAL TechWire, is covering the big venture capital and startup events taking place in Charlotte this week. His second exclusive report focuses on Tuesday's Charlotte Venture Challenge kickoff. Our Insiders can access this story - and more to come.

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12:39 p.m. yesterday

State awards $611,000 in 'Innovation' grants to 13 companies

Dollar sign     Thirteen emerging companies from around the Triangle which have received federal grants for product research and development will get an additional $611,000 in matching grants from the state of North Carolina.

10:28 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Energy startups kick off Charlotte Venture Challenge

Allan Maurer Note: Allan Maurer, co-founder of WRAL TechWire, is covering the big venture capital and startup events taking place in Charlotte this week. His exclusive first report focuses on Tuesday's Charlotte Venture Challenge kickoff. Our Insiders can access this story - and more to come.

9:02 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock So why did Quintiles form a joint venture to take on LabCorp?

DNA      Quintiles, the world's largest life science services company, is going to get even bigger - but through a joint venture rather than an acquisition. The deal announced Tuesday to partner with Quest to take on No. 1 lab tester LabCorp is seen as the best way for Quintiles to capitalize on a changing market, a Q executive explains.

Updated 2:50 p.m. yesterday

Praise for SciQuest; BDSI shares tumble; Scynexis loss; Amazon's referrals; PlayStation gets Spotify

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: SciQuest receives good news from a research firm; BDSI stop drops 24 percent on drug trial news; Scynexis posts a $4.2 million loss; Amazon launches its own referral service; and the PlayStation network embraces Spotify.

Updated 10:41 a.m. yesterday

Silicon Valley accelerator throws lifeline to Raleigh startup CellBreaker

A snapshot of Cellbreaker's web page A spot in the three-month accelerator 500 Startups, along with the $75,000 investment that came with it, is critical to launching the CellBreaker software that promises to get people out of cell phone contracts initially, and other contracts eventually. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details.

Updated 7:59 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Take that, Google: AT&T rolls out gigabit Internet in Google's backyard

AT&T GigaPower   AT&T is taking the battle for ultra-fast Internet business into Google's own backyard, launching service this week in Cupertino - the hometown of Apple. Coverage of the story in the Valley is quite interesting. Take a look.

7:39 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Charlotte Venture Challenge leads off SEVC-Digital Summit

A unique public/private partnership that includes 11 Charlotte entrepreneurs, the Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship, City of Charlotte and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, raised more than $100,000 to help bring the Southeast Venture Conference back to the Queen City concurrently with the Digital Summit and the Charlotte Venture Challenge Tuesday through Thursday.

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6:25 a.m. yesterday

IBM's new $3B 'Internet of Things' unit bringing weather analysis to your business, phone

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. And a big part of the launch is factoring in how weather might affect your business today.

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Updated 9:04 a.m. yesterday

Quintiles forming joint venture to take on LabCorp in clinical trial services

Quintiles          Quintiles, the world's largest life sciences services company, is teaming up with Quest Diagnostics to form a joint venture that will provide clinical trial laboratory services. The new group will be taking on Burlington-based LabCorp, which is the largest provider.

Updated 8:31 a.m. yesterday

Government to pay Durham firm $12M for Ebola drug development

Ebola Durham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is receiving $12 million from the federal government to fund further development of a possible drug to treat the deadly Ebola virus. Two vaccines are currently being tested in Africa, but no effective treatment exists.

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