Updated 2:00 p.m. yesterday

Source: Google still investing heavily in fiber despite job cuts report

Google Fiber went "live" in parts of Charlotte earlier this week, reflecting the Internet giant's continuing commitment to its network despite acknowledged heavy losses. While the company isn't talking on the record about a report it's cutting 50 percent of the Google Fiber work force, WRAL TechWire is told that Google is still chasing what it sees as a huge market opportunity.

Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City

Updated 3:20 p.m. yesterday

CED Tech Venture profile: KWIPPED, targeting B2B equipment rentals

Wilmington startup KWIPPED - get it, equipped? - is aiming to help match providers across a wide variety of business sectors with people and businesses who need to rent specialized equipment. KWIPPED is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference in Raleigh. Here's a profile.

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Updated 3:40 p.m. yesterday

CED Tech Venture profile: 2ULaundry, pickup and delivery service

"Never do laundry again." Catch saying, eh? Charlotte-based 2ULaundry will be touting its pickup and delivery service during the CED Tech Venture conference. Here's a profile.

2ULaundry's van on the road 2ULaundry's van on the road

Updated 3:25 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock New rule allows some immigrant entrepreneurs limited US stays; NVCA praises ,ove

The US Department of Homeland Security is going to make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the country if they and their startup companies meet certain criteria to ensure they provide a "significant public benefit." That includes creating jobs and drawing investors to their US companies.

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2:33 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Survey says: Many IT pros not ready for IoT security risks

Tripwire Inc., which sells security solutions, says its survey of more than 220 IT security professionals at the Black Hat USA conference in Nevada at the beginning of August shows that two-thirds are not ready for security risks connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Tripwire is a security firm. Tripwire is a security firm.

Updated 8:03 a.m. yesterday

Advanced transport system, medical innovation effort share $250K Triangle grants

Research Triangle Park's new Park Center will soon become a hub for development and testing an innovative and futuristic transportation system and The Medical Innovator's collaborative. An RTP-based university/industry consortium is awarding $250,000 to two organizations that will work from space in the Park Center's Frontier building.

8:36 a.m. yesterday

WRAL apps for Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV 'set new standard' for OTT (+ video)

A leader in new and innovative technologies, WRAL added to its portfolio of over-the-top (OTT) apps with the launch of a feature-rich app for Apple TV.

WRAL's OTT app WRAL's OTT app

6:47 a.m. yesterday

NCSU scientists find iPhone, iPad security holes

Apple iPhones  Adding to security headaches for Apple and iOS users, researchers at N.C. State have discovered security vulnerabilities in the operating system for iPhones and iPads. These holes differ from problems reported internationally about Apple security problems on Thursday.

Updated 6:17 a.m. yesterday

Raleigh-based Castle Information Systems raises $875K for community info app

Castle Information Systems Castle Information Systems Inc., a web and mobile app company, raised $875,000 in a private offering, according a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Updated 6:43 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Ransomware increased 172 percent this year

2016 has proven to be a year of online extortion through various malicious attack methods. Trend Micro Incorporated , a global security software and solutions company, has published its security roundup report, "The Reign of Ransomware," which analyzes the trends in attacks and vulnerabilities seen throughout the first half of this year. showing a 172 percent increase in ransomware and $3 billion in losses due to business email compromise scams so far in 2016.

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Updated 10:46 a.m. yesterday

CED Tech Venture lineup draws 50+ investment funds to Raleigh

WRAL TechWire is publishing a series of profile Q&As about the 90-plus startup and entrepreneurial companies that will be presenting at the CED Tech Conference. And this is an impressive group, based on our review of the information submitted so far. So it's no surprise to WTW that the list of investment funds attending the event is over 50. Their representatives shouldn't be bored.

Investing funds attending Tech Venture Investing funds attending Tech Venture

Updated 2:08 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Roobrik putting Launch Place, NC Idea grant funding to work

The Launch Place invested $200,000 in Greensboro-based Roobrik Inc. in May and it also won a recent NC Idea grant. Nate O'Keefe, Roobrik's CEO, says the company is already putting the funds to work.

A screenshot of Roobrik in action A screenshot of Roobrik in action

Updated 2:01 p.m. Thursday

CED TechVenture profile: Muses Labs, fighting Alzheimer's with 'precision medicine'

Raleigh-based startup Muses Labs aims to use what it calls "precision medicine" to combat chronic, complex diseases such as Alzheimer's It's already a partner with RTP-based Metabolon and George Washington University. So what is precision medicine and what's the technology behind Muses? Read our Q&A about the firm co-founded by former IBMers ahead of the CED Tech Venture Conference where Muses Labs will be among the presenters.

2:21 p.m. Thursday

Uber drivers can now officially serve Wilmington Airport passengers

Uber Uber driver-partners are now officially authorized to pick up and rop off passengers at Wilmington International Airport.

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12:15 p.m. Thursday

CED Tech Venture profile: RevBoss, providing sales prospecting software solutions

Veteran entrepreneur Eric Boggs' second startup, RevBoss, has already secured $1.1 million in financing as he seeks to grow the two-year-old venture focused on sales prospecting software. RevBoss is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference.

Updated 12:05 p.m. Thursday

CED TechVenture profile: LUMEOVA, making WiFi lightning fast

Backed by grants from the National Science Foundation, the state of North Carolina and the North Carolina State University Daugherty Endowment Fund, Raleigh startup LUMEOVA says its patent-pending wireless technology will boost WIFi speeds. With billions of devices utilizing wireless, LUMEOVA believes it can help ensure networks can handle the growing load. The company is among the startups presenting at CED Tech Venture.

Cisco: Billions of connected devices + more to come Cisco: Billions of connected devices + more to come

Updated 6:56 a.m. Thursday

CED Tech Venture profile: Helium Cine aims to sharpen smartphone photography

Helium, a startup based in Durham, sees an opportunity in the growing use of smartphones as the primary camera for "content professionals" and media. They aim to offer accessories to support that trend and will be showcasing their offerings at the CED Tech Venture conference.

Updated 7:08 a.m. Thursday

Durham pharmaceutical firm Novan files for $60M IPO

Durham-based Novan focuses on naotech dermatology and topical formulations. It plans to use the proceeds from the offering to fund drug development and a new drug application. It raised more than $100 million in venture backing in 2015.

8:06 a.m. Thursday

Duke scientists find transporter that could bypass blood-brain barrier

Structural model of critical transporter that could deliver drugs directly to the brain. Getting drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier can be a problem in treating neurological disorders, but scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School may have found a solution. They have created a molecular model of a transporter that could prove important in the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain.

Updated 7:24 a.m. Thursday

NC State, IBM to host Entrepalooza Sept. 15

Stuent pitches idea at Entepalooza NC State University and IBM will host the second annual Entrepalooza, an entrepreneurship and innovation festival, on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Oval on Centennial Campus.

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