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Birthday (unofficial): The soft launch of Local TechWire

WRAL TechWire Fifteen years ago today, a new website focusing on coverage of high tech, life science and startups emerged from stealth mode. It's name: Local Tech Wire. Readers know us today as WRAL TechWire.

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Premium Lock IBM's Rometty: AI will replace some jobs, create others

IBM's Ginni Rometty       IBM chair and CEO Ginni Rometty says artificial intelligence will make some jobs obsolete but will lead to creation of opportunities. "It's not man or machine," she says.

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12:48 p.m. today

UNC, consortium to explore genome sequencing for newborns

DNA        Are you ready to explore baby's genome? UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.

11:06 a.m. today

Report: NC clean energy sector adds 8,000 jobs in 2016

Clean energy   North Carolina's clean energy sector produced an additional 8,000 jobs in 2016 - an increase of 31 percent - but overall revenues fell slightly to some $6.4 billion, according to a new report.

10:10 a.m. today

Novan Therapeutics lands $11M licensing deal

Novan Therapeutics  Novan Therapeutics, which went public last September, signs a licensing deal for its dermatology treatment to a Japanese firm that lands the Morrisville firm an $11 million upfront payment.

9:30 a.m. today

First customer signs on for fiber Internet in Holly Springs

Fiber optic network                      "Crazy fast fiber Internet" as Ting describes its service goes "live" today in Holly Springs with its first residential customer.

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Premium Lock RTI International revenues, work force surge in 2016

2016 goes in the books as another year of major growth for RTI International. The Triangle-based independent, nonprofit research institute grew its employee headcount by some 15 percent and also increased revenues by almost 7 percent.

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7:04 a.m. today

Premium Lock IBM taking cognitive thinking, IoT to retail (+ video)

IBM is focusing its retail solutions around three key imperatives: shopping and customer experience; merchandising and supply networks; and operations and innovation. These imperatives include products such as Watson Marketing, Watson Commerce, Watson Merchandising and Watson Supply Chain. Potential use cases addressed by these products include enhancing product selection and design, improving marketing campaigns, improving customer services, and optimizing talent management.

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Vivek Wadhwa: 'Bots' will be story of year, but there are risks

Vivek Wadhwa Digital assistants, called bots, will be the most amazing technology advances we see in our homes in 2017, says former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and author Vivek Wadhwa. But is dependency a risk?

6:31 a.m. today

Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Astronaut Gene Cernan died less than six weeks after another American space hero, John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. Their flights weren't the first or last of the Mercury and Apollo eras. Yet to the public they were the bookends of America's space age glory.

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8:01 a.m. yesterday

Reports: Lenovo seeking full ownership of laptop joint venture

New reports about another possible acquisition by Lenovo have surfaced in China. This time Lenovo may be buying out a partner in a high joint venture focused on laptop manufacturing.

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10:46 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Carolina Angel Network launches, led by UNC professor/investor/entrepreneur

UNC-Chapel Hill has formally launched its Carolina Angel Network, pledging some $2 million to match angel investments made into UNC-related startups. A UNC professor, investor and entrepreneur, leads the fund.

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10:00 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Infosys eyes startups as part of 'renew-new' strategy

Infosys Analysis: Infosys gradually develops a product-company-like culture through increased collaboration with startups and software companies.

Updated 7:38 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Real IoT: In-home Wi-Fi demand surges as users link more devices

More than 70 percent of households with broadband access now utilize in-home Wi-Fi, and the availability of fast connectivity is encouraging users to link more devices than ever, says Parks Associates.

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9:00 a.m. yesterday

Former Krispy Kreme exec raising $250,000 for Winston-Salem tech startup

North Carolina Business News Wire A Winston-Salem-based tech startup backed by a former Krispy Kreme Doughnuts executive is seeking to raise $250,000 in equity.

7:21 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Report: Simpler smartwatches scooping up market share

When it comes to smartwatches, the hype about complex, multifunctional devices is fading - fast - with consumers deciding to buy a greater number of simpler devices, reports Juniper Research.

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7:07 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock The art of successfully closing the deal - 10 Reminders

Closing a deal Signing and closing a merger, acquisition, joint venture, licensing agreement, or other strategic transactions involves many moving parts that are often overlooked or not fully understood for their complexity. Here are 10 reminders about closing a successful deal.

6:52 a.m. yesterday

Joe Procopio: primary reason you should be getting into startup is independence

Joe Procopio Veteran entrepreneur, blogger and author Joe Procopio talks about the key motivational factors for launching a startup, beginning with independence.

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