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1:34 p.m. today

Premium Lock Will over-reaching regulations stifle Bitcoin development?

North Carolina is taking a thus-far moderate and unique approach to regulating virtual currencies in the state. Some in the Bitcoin industry fear that over-reaching regulations could stifle Bitcoin innovation and economic development opportunities.

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Updated 8:08 a.m. today

NCSU opens new home for student entrepreneurship

N.C. State will cut the ribbon Tuesday for its Innovation Hall, a new residence hall at Centennial Campus. It will serve as the headquarters for student entrepreneurs.

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Updated 7:11 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside HP's latest deal: HP and Avaya team up to differentiate in unified communications

HP Analysis: HP Enterprise Services gains Avaya's unified communications (UC) and private cloud capabilities as well as service delivery personnel, while Avaya benefits from HP's cloud portfolio and global reach.

7:10 a.m. today

Federal judge refuses to reinstate $1.3B Oracle victory over SAP

Oracle A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.

7:09 a.m. today

Visual search: A gimmick or a game-changer?

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea -- but it doesn't quite work.

Visual Search Visual Search

Tags: Internet
7:04 a.m. today

Holiday catch up: More than 50 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

6:56 a.m. today

Connect with us via social media; don't forget twice-daily email newsletter

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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6:54 a.m. today

Your company making news? Share it with WRAL TechWire

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRAL TechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

August 30

Spirit AereoSystems offers buyouts to some Kinston workers

Jobs     Spirit AeroSystems is offering a voluntary retirement program to some management and salaried employees in Wichita and Kinston, North Carolina.

August 30

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Ebola fight   An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa -- once more of it can be made.

August 29

Vivek Wadhwa: It's a beautiful time to be alive and educated

The future is going to be what we make it. It can be the Star Trek utopia or a Mad Max wreck, a creative playground or an Orwellian nightmare. That is why need people with good values and ethics leading the way. We need people who care about enriching humanity rather than just themselves. We need people who can lead by example and bring along those behind them; who give back to the world and make it a better place. I really hope you will amongst those who lead the charge, who watch out for the interests of humanity, who build the utopia.

Inventing the future Inventing the future

August 29

Tesla putting a charge into China with 400 charging stations

Tesla Roadster Sport Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Tags: Cleantech
August 29

Just in time for Christmas: The latest in smartwatches

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. And more products are coming.

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August 29

US funds another $2.4M for Ebola vaccine work at BioCryst

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has provided another $2.4 million in funding to Triangle-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals for further development of a potential vaccine to treat Ebola. It's part of a global ramping up to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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August 29

Chris Heivly: Networking (2) -Tips on setting up a meeting

Chris Heivly Opinion: Chris Heivly, veteran entrepreneur and co-founder of The Startup factory, talks about setting up s networking meeting. This is a followup to a recent post about the importance of networking for startups.

August 29

Frontier's' top NC exec joins 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' lineup

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event Dennis Bloss, the top executive for Frontier Communications in North Carolina, is now part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS. More speakers are being added from AT&T, Frontier Communications and other firms.

Updated August 29

$25,000 grants available for 10 startups at Raleigh Citrix accelerator

Building startups  Startups looking for capital as well as a place to ramp up while also receiving training and mentoring need to apply for grants available at the new Citrix Venture Accelerator in Raleigh.

Updated August 29

Premium Lock Coastal Connection features startups, investors, SXSW founder

The best way to characterize the Coastal Connect Conference at the Coastline Conference and Event Center next week is a one-day venture capital-focused conference. Startups pitch, experts speak, investors talk strategy.

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Updated August 29

Premium Lock How old do you really look? FaceMyAge has an app for that

A software spinout from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington called FaceMyAge hopes to connect analysis of facial features to better estimates of lifespan. Commercial potential includes the insurance and financial planning industries, cosmetics and plastic surgery.

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August 29

Apple's 'smarter watch,' larger iPhone may debut Sept. 9

Apple     The next Apple product launch, which is expected to feature a larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch, will be in the same Silicon Valley venue where Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, took the wraps off the original Mac computer 30 years ago. That machine was hailed as a major breakthrough that helped bring personal computing to the masses.

Tags: Apple