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Updated 10:48 p.m. yesterday

Economic development measures stuck in adjournment uncertainy

@NCCapitol A game of legislative chicken leaves the fate of several high-profile economic development measures in limbo as lawmakers shakily wind down their summer session.

6:52 p.m. yesterday

No crowdfunding yet: N.C. economic development measures caught in adjournment fracas

Great Seal of N.C. A game of legislative chicken leaves the fate of several high-profile economic development measures and crowdfunding in limbo as North Carolina lawmakers shakily wind down their summer session.

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Updated 12:56 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock VC attorney: Crowdfunding will boost growth - but don't expect 'economic miracle'

Raleigh attorney Jim Verdonik, one of the most experienced and outspoken experts when it comes to the ins-and-outs of startup and emerging company financing, says a crowdfunding bill that could pass at any time in the General Assembly is good news. But don't expect miracles. Plus, he notes, the SEC has yet to implement federal legislation known as the JOBS Act. He calls the delay a "disgrace."

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9:56 a.m. yesterday

Vivek Wadhwa: America's crazy, upside-down immigration system

Immigration debate Opinion: The recent influx of thousands of migrant children from Central America has highlighted the failure of reform efforts and gripped the nation's attention. This is a humanitarian crisis that must be resolved. But forgotten in the emotional debates over immigration are the more than one million legal, skilled immigrants who have been held hostage to political wrangling, writes WRAL TechWire contributor and former Triangle technology entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.

9:47 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside Google: Earnings show net giant will remain advertising leader

Google        Analysis: Google will remain a leader in the advertising industry through investments in product improvements and new product development. writes Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.

Updated 9:28 a.m. yesterday

'Woz' coming to Raleigh as headliner for Internet Summit

Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak confirms speaking gig at the November digital marketing event known as the Internet Summit - and ExitEvent editor Laura Baverman is excited.

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Updated 7:58 a.m. yesterday

Patent troll legislation backed by SAS, tech firms, heads to governor

N.C. flag Local tech companies like Cary's SAS Institute pushed for the measure, saying they were often forced to defend themselves against "non-practicing entities," or NPEs, that are shell companies created for the purpose of holding a patent. Those companies then try to enforce the patent against bigger companies, hoping to extract settlements in lieu of costly litigation.

7:50 a.m. yesterday

Twitter tests new hastags; Nortel pensioners fight deal; ChannelAdvisor-Yahoo deal; T-Mobile's new bidder

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: The Wall Street Journal says Twitter is testing new hashtags; Nortel pensioners don't like bankruptcy deal; ChannelAdvisor makes a deal with Yahoo; French firm bids for T-Mobile.

Updated 7:03 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Crowdfunding stays alive in revised Senate bill, but ...

NC JOBS Act NC JOBS Act calling for crowdfunding is included in a big bill the Senate in the early hours of Friday. Next step is a vote in the House where the bill was hit by a barrage of criticism earlier this week.

3:57 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock IBM acquires security software firm focused on 'cloud,' user access

IBM has bought an Italy-based software firm that focuses on control of users' access to enterprise networks and in "cloud" computing environment. The deal follows IBM's new partnership with Apple to deploy Apple mobile devices and to work on applications.

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1:30 p.m. Thursday

Microsoft, tech allies lose fight to block U.S. law enforcement from offshore email

e-mail  A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Cisco, Verizon, Apple and AT&T allied with Microsoft in the dispute.

Updated 1:21 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Next wave in clinical trials? Risk-based monitoring, says Quintiles CEO

Tom Pike, CEO of Quintiles, sees a new wave of business coming for life science services companies. And the world's largest contract research organization is ready to capitalize on "risk-based monitoring," he says in a conference call.

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Updated 12:24 p.m. Thursday

Time Warner Cable to offer faster Internet service in Raleigh

Time Warner Cable, which is facing increasing competition in the Raleigh market from AT&T's forthcoming fiber network, says it will offer faster Internet and additional entertainment "enhancements" in 2015.

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10:48 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Inside SciQuest earnings: 'Elephant hunting' triggers 'lumpy' results

In a conference call to discuss second-quarter earnings, SciQuest CEO Stephen Wiehe is asked about the "volatility" in its results and what he is telling investors. Wiehe says "elephant hunting" big deals is a major reason earnings are "lumpy," but says more products may smooth out future results.

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Updated 8:15 a.m. Thursday

Grifols shares plunge 15 percent after earnings, revenue miss estimates

Earnings   Shares in blood-plasma manufacturer Grifols, which has large operations in RTP and Johnston County, plunged 15 percent Wednesday after the Spain-based company reported revenues and earnings below analysts' expectations.

7:58 a.m. Thursday

Meet the 'born multi-tasker' bringing Startup Grind to Raleigh

The latest program in several geared to helping entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses in the Triangle is Startup Grind. The global group, backed by Google for Entrepreneurs, is launching a Raleigh chapter led by local entrepreneur Dannielle Williams-Prades. And she is bringing a lot of energy to the job, as she explains in an exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire.

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Updated 6:36 a.m. Thursday

As earnings soar, Quintiles ups expectations for 2014

Quintiles       Quintiles, the world's largest life science company, says new business surged 21 percent in its most recent quarter, driving revenues to $1.035 billion compared to $944 million a year ago. Earnings jumped 30 percent to 65 cents per share. Quintiles also adjusted upward its financial expectations for the year.

Updated 4:05 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Bitcoin edges closer to mainstream legitimacy through Dell's support

Analysis; Although supporting bitcoin will help Dell expand its customer base in the consumer and SMB sectors by providing a wider selection of payment methods, TBR believes the announcement will have a larger impact on the mainstream legitimacy of bitcoin currency.

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3:27 p.m. Wednesday

Lenovo's top exec hails 'month of milestones' in growth

Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing hails results for Lenovo after research reports in PC, smartphone and table markets show continued sales growth. And Yang expects even more in months still to come as his "PC-Plus" strategy sweeps forward.

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Updated 11:08 a.m. Wednesday

AT&T says it will deploy fiber network in Charlotte; eyes Apex, Garner

AT&T "confirmed" Wednesday that it will build a fiber-optic network for ultrafast Internet and entertainment services in Charlotte. The company already is committed to building fiber in the Triangle and Winston-Salem as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative.

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