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Premium Lock R65 Labs, startup from Modality founder, files debt offering

Durham-based R65 Labs Inc., a digital health startup founded by S. Mark Williams, who previously created Modality, is seeking more than $1 million in a debt offering, according to a regulatory filing.

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12:18 p.m. today

CED Tech Venture profile: MindSumo, crowdsourcing innovation + finding talent

Backed by Google Ventures and Stanford University's X-fund, emerging entrepreneurial firm MindSumo is helping college students and possible employers avoid mismatches while at the same time crowdsourcing innovation. It's one of the "showcase" companies for the upcoming CED Tech Venture Conference.

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2:52 p.m. today

Drone market growing, who gets all the smartphone profits; Verizon tops

Bulldog In today's update of technology news from around the web: the market for drones to qrow by 25 percent for the next five years; Apple, Samsung grab most smartphone profits; and Verizon rated tops in network coverage and performance in NC.

12:00 p.m. today

Premium Lock Why the Lenovo licensing deal with Microsoft matters

Lenovo will load Microsoft's productivity apps -- including Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype -- on select Lenovo devices that use the Android operating system in a deal Fortune Magazine says matters.

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Updated 9:11 a.m. today

Staying alive: After heart attack, Fitbit inspires me to walk the world

Those of us fortunate enough to be given another chance at life have a responsibility to share our stories - and hopefully encourage others to aspire to better days. Part of my inspiration to live better after a near-fatal heart attack comes from a fitness tracker that offers a daily reminder how close a dream to walk the world is becoming a reality.

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7:23 a.m. today

CED Tech Venture profile: Artificial intelligence startup WhiteHatAI targets medical fraud, errors

Can artificial intelligence help the medical industry better deal with fraud and errors? Artificial intelligence startup WhiteHatAI's leaders believe so. Here's a profile Q&A about the emerging Durham venture which will be among the presenters at the CED Tech Venture Conference.

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Updated 11:36 a.m. today

CED Tech Venture profile: Online organizer startup PodKeeper

Charlotte startup PodKeeper, which aims to help parents "finally stay on top of their many family commitments," is among the 90+ startups and emerging companies presenting at the CED Tech Venture Conference. Here's the latest startup profile of the presenters as part of a partnership between the CED and WRAL TechWire.

9:01 a.m. today

CED Tech Venture profile: Bridgera aims to make IoT 'easier'

If your firm is puzzled by Internet of Things complexities, Raleigh startup Bridgera may be able to help. In a Q&A, WRAL TechWire provides a profile of the IoT and big data company ahead of its participation in the CED Tech Venture conference.

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Updated 7:31 a.m. today

Epic Games forums hacked again, 800,000 accounts affected

Epic Games More than 800,000 user names and email addresses were stolen from Epic Games forums. The company said most of the passwords are not easily read or crackable, however.

Updated 4:29 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Biochemical firm Tethis gets debt funding

Tethis Inc., a Raleigh-based company that makes biochemicals, has sold nearly all of a debt and options offering, according to a regulatory filing.

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7:15 a.m. today

CWG aquires Digitek Computer Products

CWG buys Digitek CHARLOTTE--Carolina Wholesale Group (CWG) of Charlotte has acquired Dullas-VA-based Digitek Computer Products Inc. to become one of the largest distributors of imaging supplies and business machines in the country. Financial details were not disclosed.

3:13 p.m. yesterday

Syngenta acquisition by ChemChina tops one US hurdle

Syngenta The U.S. Commitee on Foreign investment has approved the China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) purchase of Syngenta for $43 billion, the companies said Monday. Syngenta stock soared nearly 12 percent on the news.

Updated 2:55 p.m. yesterday

Valeant shares get boost from management shuffle

Valeant    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, which acquired two Triangle companies last year, saw its stock jump more than 8 percent in mid-day trading Monday after announcing a chief financial officer shuffle.

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2:53 p.m. yesterday

Facebook stock prediction, new Android OS, Samsung to refurbish phones

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: Barron's says Facebook stock may soar; Android operating system "Nougat" out of Beta; and Samsung to sell refurbished smartphones.

8:54 a.m. yesterday

RTP's curasan sees growth in bones for regenerative medicine firm

Shane Ray, curasan Inc. president Veteran health care entrepreneur Shane Ray has skin in the tissue regeneration game and he sees growth in bones for RTP-based curasan.

9:33 a.m. yesterday

NC entrepreneur raising $500K for California-based Chirp Innovations

NC Business News Wire A North Carolina entrepreneur filed to raise $500,000 in equity financing for his California-based technology firm, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Updated 6:46 a.m. yesterday

Top mobile health leaders headline WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange event

What are the benefits, opportunities and challenges of mobile health? Finding the answers is the focus of the next WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange event with some of the top entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the Triangle participating. Joanne Rohde, the former Red Hat executive who founded and is CEO of health information startup Axial Exchange is the keynote speaker.

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Updated 6:02 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Why 'skills gap' trainer General Assembly is coming to RTP - and how it differs from competitors

A new General Assembly is coming to the Triangle - and it's not made up of politicians. This General Assembly is a fast-growing workforce training startup that plans to open an operation somewhere in RTP in coming months. GA is looking for a local manager - and space. In an exclusive interview, WRAL TechWire talks with the firm's general manager for campus education and operations about why GA is coming to the Triangle plus how GA differs from competitors.

5:42 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Promising new products, technology can't hide current problems

Analysis: Prolonged revenue and profit declines in Lenovo's PC segment weigh on the company's long-term ambitions. Plus there are continuing challenges in its data center and smartphone businesses nearly two years after the acquisition of IBM's x86 server group and Google's Motorola Mobility. The tech giant is promising a wave of new products, but right now there are many issues to be addressed.

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