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2:44 p.m. yesterday

Exclusive: Gigabit Internet, Citrix, startups and Queen City lead Triangle Twitter trends

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 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

12:55 p.m. yesterday

Drone tech firm PrecisionHawk lands big NY investor in $10M round

PrecisionHawk, a Raleigh-based developer of drones and software for analysis of aerial data, is flying high with $10 million in new funding. The company also landed a big-name New York investor, and Red Hat co-founder Bob Young invests again.

A PrecisionHawk drone A PrecisionHawk drone

12:24 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Cisco plans to buy semiconductor memory firm

Chip innovation Cisco built its success on routers to run the Internet, and it's always looking for faster ways to move data. It's latest strategy for faster switches is to buy privately held Memoir Systems.

11:53 a.m. yesterday

So who are the Citrix startup winners? Here's a look

Building startups   The new Citrix Startup Accelerator in Raleigh will open its doors to seven startups on Monday. Two are from inside Citrix. But who are the other five?

Updated 11:56 a.m. yesterday

Citrix Startup Accelerator picks seven firms for Raleigh launch

Seven startups, included two built by current Citrix employees, receive $25,000 in seed funding and will become the first firms to launch in the Raleigh-based Citrix Startup Accelerator beginning Monday.

Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program

Updated 10:50 a.m. yesterday

Report: Ultrafast networks deliver jobs, economic growth

Gigabit Internet access is becoming a reality in the Triangle, and a first-of-its-kind report about the economic impact of ultrafast networks shows that communities where fiber-optic access is deployed are enjoying a "positive impact on economic activity."

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7:31 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock What next for Oracle as Larry Ellison leaves CEO chair?

Analysts at Technology Business Research believe Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's decision to retire from that post and the changes in other executive roles will lead the software giant to "rethink how it operates."

Larry Ellison Larry Ellison

6:58 a.m. yesterday

'GSK sincerely apologizes' in statement after scandal verdict

Through its GSK China website, the drug giant formally apologized to the Chinese government and people for "illegal activities" that led to a $492 million fine and conviction of its top executive in that country. The full statement follows.

GSK's apology on front page of its China website GSK's apology on front page of its China website

Updated 7:12 a.m. yesterday

GSK China exec convicted, drug giant fined $492M in bribery scandal

GSK in China  A former executive of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and four Chinese co-defendants have been sentenced to prison in a bribery case but may never have to serve that time. GSK also issued an apology.

4:18 p.m. Thursday

Red Hat's revenues, earnings surge strongly from year ago

Red Hat reports strong revenue and earnings growth in its latest earnings report. Both figures surpassed expectations. Earlier Thursday, Red Hat announced another acquisition - this time an $82 million deal for a mobile-cloud applications firm in Ireland.

Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst

3:44 p.m. Thursday

Exclusive: Jobs in Cary, Red Hat, and solar projects spark Twitter flurry in 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 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

3:04 p.m. Thursday

Bug in new Apple operating system KO's health apps

A closeup of Apple's Watch A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.

11:57 a.m. Thursday

Cisco makes move in 'cloud' with deal for OpenStack firm

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP includes 12 buildings Cisco, which recently announced a partnership with Red Hat to expand "cloud" computing efforts focused on OpenStack, is now acquiring a California firm that offers OpenStack cloud services.

10:37 a.m. Thursday

Red Hat exec on $82M acquisition: 'It's time to go mobile'

Red Hat's $82 million acquisition of Ireland-based FeedHenry, which was announced early Thursday, enables the Hatters to accelerate its move into mobile computing, says Red Hat's Senior Vice President of Application Platform Business.

Craig Muzilla Craig Muzilla

Updated 10:49 a.m. Thursday

Red Hat to acquire Irish mobile tech app firm for $82M in cash

Red Hat is acquiring Ireland-based FeedHenry in a deal worth some $82 million in cash. Feed Henry focuses on mobile enterprise application development. The deal enables Red Hat to move into the wireless space for enterprise and cloud applications.

Red Hat to buy FeedHenry Red Hat to buy FeedHenry

Updated 8:58 p.m. Thursday

Tech outsourcing firm HCL adding 1,237 jobs in Cary

HCL Technologies will add some 1,237 jobs at its operations in Cary after signing an agreement with the state of North Carolina to includes nearly $20 million in tax incentives and grant money.

Updated 8:29 p.m. Thursday

Federal government pouring $55M into 39 NC solar, renewable energy projects

North Carolina's solar and renewable power industry is getting a big boost from the federal government. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discloses support for 39 projects in the state worth more than $55 million during a visit to Bunn today. Meanwhile, President Obama in Washington is unveiling plans to train 50,000 vets for solar jobs.

Updated 7:11 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock NC startups showcase tech to cash in on 'Internet of Things'

The next wave in healthcare is here. And Triangle firms are cashing in. From sensors loaded in earbuds to monitor your health to technology designed to ease the burdens of transcriptions on doctors to helping ailing people better control their homes - all were showcased at the CED's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story. And check out the photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

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Updated 7:13 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Follow the data: NC startups showcase tech targeting charities to banks

Trying to sell a B2B company your product? KnowledgeTree has a solution for that. Have multiple email and social media accounts that are hard to keep track of? AnyCloud has an app for that. Want to target your online advertising more effectively? Adzerk has tools to help. These companies and more showcased their technology at the CED Tech Venture Conference on Wednesday. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story. Plus, be sure to check out the photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED Tech Venture panel: Mobile, platforms and data CED Tech Venture panel: Mobile, platforms and data

Updated 3:31 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Funding, new products, IBM Smart Camp picks, highlight Tech Venture closing day

Funding news from EyeScribes, the first product from Scott Moody's K4Connect, IBM's picking of two Triangle firms for its Smart Camp, and a new smartphone from Republic Wireless tops the headlines made at the seconds day of the CED's Tech Venture Conference.

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