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3:01 p.m. Friday

#WTWTrends: Follow Friday, Smart Cities, Aereo, NC Birthday, Christmas Parade Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated 1:49 p.m. Friday

Scott Moody's choice: 'Internet of You,' not 'Internet of Things'

The "Internet of Things" is the big tech buzz word these days, but not to well-known entrepreneur Scott Moody. Speaking at a TechTalk event in Wilmington, the co-founder of personal security firm AuthenTec that was purchased by Apple says he is more concerned with the "Internet of You." Fellow entrepreneur Tanner Clayton writes about the event exclusively for WRAL TechWire.

Scott Moody speaks out Scott Moody speaks out

1:11 p.m. Friday

Six media innovation projects built at UNC-CH

ExitEvent's new logo A variety of new projects that students believe can impact journalism were recently unveiled at UNC-Chapel Hill's Reese News Lab. Aaron Scarboro provides an overview for ExitEvent.

9:25 a.m. Friday

Online streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy

Online streaming service Aereo, which at one time had the Triangle on its deployment list, says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.

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9:01 a.m. Friday

Sales tax solutions firm Avalara picks Durham for expansion

Help wanted    Avalara, a venture capital-backed company focused on providing sales tax compliance solutions, is opening a new office in Durham and expanding its Triangle headcount by some 80 jobs. A local office will be moved to Durham from Raleigh.

6:54 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock Summit showcase: NCSU reaping big harvest in agbio research

Agbio Agriculture research at N.C. State highlights the AgBio Summit with developments spanning robots and drones to honey bees and fish. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports exclusively for our Insiders.

6:37 a.m. Friday

Electronic records putting financial squeeze on doctors

Electronic medical records, digital medical records Digital medical records can improve coordination of care, but the high cost and reduced productivity involved in implementing them are hurting some health care providers.

3:39 p.m. Thursday

#WTWTrends for Thursday: Next Glass, Uber, social scare at UNC, #RaleighYPN and parades Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

3:06 p.m. Thursday

Solar power backers: Leave friendly NC laws alone

Solar energy    Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide.

1:23 p.m. Thursday

Uber's legacy hangs in the balance: Digital robber baron or respectable innovator?

Former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic, author and WRAL TechWire contributor Vivek Wadhwa weighs in on the Uber debate. and the rise of the "sharing economy." Despite recent controversies, Wadhwa says Uber may actually be doing humanity a service - by paving new digital trails.

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11:17 a.m. Thursday

Human rights groups release anti-surveillance tool

Detekt Amnesty International says the tool released Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for rights activists and journalists but will be freely available to anybody who fears their computer is being used to monitor them.

Tags: Internet
Updated 8:04 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: A top exec lays out transition to services, adjusting work force

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is transforming the hardware-focused networking gear giant into what he wants to be the world's No. 1 "full IT" company. That means offering more services. And the executive leading that transition tells an investors conference how Cisco is creating a services-oriented workforce. Cisco has laid off thousands of workers over the past two years but has continued to hire in service-oriented areas and in new efforts such as its "Intercloud." So What did Edzard Overbeek have to say?

7:12 a.m. Thursday

Cempra lands $16M for more bioterror prevention research

Bioterror   Chapel Hill-based biopharmaceutical firm Cempra will receive another $16 million in federal funding for additional research into developing antibiotics that could prevent young people from being affected in a bioterror attack.

6:43 a.m. Thursday

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search

Mozilla Firefox Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.

6:21 a.m. Thursday

Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules, snooped on rider

Uber  Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.

3:43 p.m. Wednesday

#WTWTrends for Wednesday: More from #AGBioSummit, Bill Gates, LGBT and NCWX Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated 7:58 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock AgBio keynote: Only a 'green revolution' can prevent global food crisis

Joel Bourne, Jr., an award-winning reporter for National Geographic and a graduate of N.C. State, warns at the AgBio Summit that time is running out to prevent a food crisis by the year 2030. Food production must double but solutions are "on the shelf," he says. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the in-depth report for our Insider subscribers.

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11:04 a.m. Wednesday

Scientists discover two subatomic particles

CERN Scientists at the world's largest smasher said Wednesday they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.

Updated 8:07 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Population bomb: 'The mother of all wicked problems'

Feeding a world population the United Nations estimates will hit 9 billion by 2050 is only one of the social problems caused by an increasing number of people, the director of of the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture tells the AgBio Summit in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports the details for our Insiders.

Talking population problems at AgBio Summit Talking population problems at AgBio Summit

7:19 a.m. Wednesday

Bill Gates helps fund Durham drug firm's Ebola fight

Billionaire Bill Gates and his foundation are providing financial support to Durham-based Chimerix, helping it ramp up production of a potential vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.

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