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The latest blog posts from our WRAL TechWire and WRAL editors.

Updated 1:43 p.m. Friday

Charlotte startup bringing Pinterest weddings to life (+ video)

After Techstars Austin, The Wed Clique preps to launch B2B platform for wedding vendors and venues. Plus: A video overview.

11:55 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock RTP-based biotech company Arrevus has raised $1 million (+ a look at its pipeline)

​Arrevus, a Research Triangle Park-based biotech company specializing in finding drugs to fight antibiotics, has raised $1 million in a private equity offering. Plus: Get a look at its product pipeline.

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Updated 10:42 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Revenue growth shows tech giant at a turning point (+ video)

Analysis: NetApp's earnings report earlier this week shows that revenue acceleration marks a turning point for the tech firm's storage and other product portfolio, says Technology Business Research Analyst Stephanie Long.

10:29 a.m. Friday

Mike Walden: Can urban and rural areas get along?

Mike Walden Right now, the economic winds are blowing in favor of urban regions. Yet a rural renaissance could come, based on agribusiness expansion, tourism, an influx of retirees and a revival of large-scale manufacturing needing big tracts of land. So - could tomorrow be different - will the prospects for urban and rural regions come together?

6:17 a.m. Friday

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose' (+ video)

Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community.Plus: Watch a video replay of his speech. And: Memorable quotes.

Updated 1:27 p.m. Friday

Charlotte RIoT: A race to the top in IoT, smart cities and 5G

RIoT and NASCAR are leading the technology race into the 21st Century by growing an ecosystem that establishes leadership in IoT, Smart Cities and 5G. Two events in Charlotte showcase what the grassroots Internet of Things group RIoT is helping drive in our region.

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Updated 11:31 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Mobile, data center losses threaten profitability

Lenovo's latest Yogabook Analysis: Lenovo's revamped go-to-market strategy fueled a return to revenue growth, but operating losses in Mobile and Data Center threaten its profitability, says Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

Updated 10:25 a.m. Thursday

NCSU researchers find new way to control light with electrical fields

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.

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9:02 a.m. Thursday

Liquidia's opiod alternative fares well in Phase 1 trial

Liquidia's PRINT technology ​Morrisville-based Liquidia Technologies has reported positive initial results from a phase 1 clinical trial of a drug candidate for relieving post-surgery pain as an alternative to addictive opioids.

Updated 8:02 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Red Hat acquires Silicon Valley startup in on-demand cloud play (+ video)

Red Hat continues to expand its embrace of cloud computing and services with the acquisition of Silicon Valley startup Codenvy, a developer on cloud-on-demand tools and services.

Updated 11:30 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils new strategy, ends 5-quarter revenue slide

After disclosing a major reorganization last week with a new emphasis being placed on China, Lenovo's top executive spells out a new overall strategy for the global tech giant. The company did report a return to revenue growth after five straight quarters of decline.

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6:29 a.m. Thursday

Cree to pay outgoing CEO Swoboda at least $2.8 million

Cree's Chuck Swoboda  Lighting and semiconductor technology firm Cree will pay outgoing Chief Executive Officer Charles Swoboda more than $2.8 million as part of a severance agreement.

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5:41 a.m. Thursday

Broadband tracker: NC launches tool to test Internet speed (+ video)

North Carolina's Broadband Infrastructure Office is offering an online tool to help people track, test and report Internet service speeds. The office says results will help the state "identify areas that need better access."

Updated 8:13 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock NeuroVice to represent Triangle in 1776 startup Challenge Cup (+ video)

NeuroVice, an emerging company that's developed a tongue protector to prevent tongue-biting and drooling during a seizure, will represent the Triangle in the upcoming 1776 Challenge Cup pitch event.

1:37 p.m. Wednesday

RTP startup SiNON Therapeutics creates a Trojan horse for pharma

The startup, an NC IDEA spring grant winner, says its technology help the life science industry deliver drugs to the brain effectively and safely

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Updated 1:20 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Tracking growing ranks of $1B+ 'unicorns:' Research firm identifies 196 worldwide

Where are all the unicorns? Venture research firm CB Insights has tracked down the private emerging companies with valuations at $1 billion or more. And the number is growing.

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