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

1:40 p.m. yesterday

China to investigate Microsoft for 'monopolistic behavior'

China business   Foreign technology suppliers, including Qualcomm and Apple, face growing pressure from Chinese regulators, who have launched anti-monopoly investigations and announced plans to examine products for security flaws.

1:29 p.m. yesterday

Head's up, entrepreneurs: Triangle startup event calendar is packed

Innovate Raleigh The startup calendar for events in the Triangle is jammed from now through September. The latest update from the Innovation Raleigh provides an in-depth list.

1:09 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside EMC: Tech giant with big RTP presence switches gears to capitalize on data-driven disruption

Analysis: EMC, which operates multiple facilities in the Triangle, is making progress with its targeted growth initiatives, says Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research. But what must it do to ensure long-term success?

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12:07 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Raleigh-based startup Validic lands another honor

Validic, a Raleigh-based startup focused on linking medical devices, app developers and healthcare clients and is backed by Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban, lands a global award from marketing and research firm Frost & Sullivan.

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11:36 a.m. yesterday

The Rocky Mount Brewmill: Crafting North Carolina's future in beer

Why the timing might just be right for a campus dedicated to beer (and the business of it) is the focus of an in-depth report from ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman, who visited the Rocky Mount Brewmill for a first-hand report.

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8:36 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Two Raleigh power grid firms to combine: Causam acquiring Power Analytics

Power grid Causam Energy and Power Analytics Corporation, which both have offices in Raleigh, are combining in a deal disclosed Tuesday. The two firms focused on software and solutions for the utilities industry.

Updated 8:08 a.m. yesterday

Vivek Wadhwa: We're heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live longer and healthier lives; robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores. The catch? There won't be much work for human beings, writes former Triangle entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.

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Updated 7:19 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Software startup's not-so-nutty idea: Acorn aims to speed clinical trial recruitment

Software startup Acorn Applications is using analytics to bring efficiency to the slowest part of the drug testing process. In an exclusive story for WRAL TechWire Insiders, writer Frank Vinluan tells the Acorn story.

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6:34 a.m. yesterday

China to put GSK-hired investigators on trial Aug. 8

GSK China's web page  A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.

Updated 6:46 a.m. yesterday

RTCC has a plan, new advisory board for cleantech in North Carolina

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster has approved a new two-year strategic plan to accelerate the region's cleantech economy and formed a 22-member advisory council to advise and implement it.

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11:43 a.m. Monday

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Economic growth Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters.

11:37 a.m. Monday

Zillow buying Trulia for $3.5 billion

Zillow The combination of companies sets stage to offer more real estate tools and services that empower consumers and drive more business for real estate professionals, according to a joint announcement released on Monday.

10:11 a.m. Monday

ExitEvent News: In a sea of event discovery apps, can this one get users hyped?

ExitEvent ExitEvent summer intern Sarah Headley talks with Hyperstarter co-founder Ryan Bregier on the power of event apps In this story as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

9:12 a.m. Monday

N.C. Senate hopes to drive more rural job growth with new Job Catalyst Fund

The state Senate last week passed legislation that includes the launch of a "Job Catalyst Fund," which could be used by the N.C. Department of Commerce as a recruiting tool. No funding is specified, but the bill is geared toward large manufacturing projects that would be built in economically "distressed" counties.

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Updated 9:02 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Cliff Bleszinski opens up on new Raleigh studio, challenges of being a CEO

Cliff Bleszinski, the former Epic Games Design Director, started his first day at work as CEO of Boss Key Productions on July 20. Bleszinski talks about his new studio in this exclusive interview.

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7:14 a.m. Monday

NC IDEA to open fall grant cycle in August

Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA's grant program has awarded more than $3.4 million to 88 companies across the state. On Monday, NC IDEA announced that the organization's 18th grant cycle will open on Aug. 11 with a series of information sessions being held throughout North Carolina.

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7:00 a.m. Monday

NTIA: Faster broadband, reaching more

The Broadband Report    The Broadband Report: Access to high-speed internet has become a necessity for communities and businesses, and the latest data from the National Broadband Map shows that it continues to be available to more Americans than ever.

6:52 a.m. Monday

Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

A Predator model sold at Amazon.com Thirty university and college professors say government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

6:47 a.m. Monday

Latest news on NCSL lawsuit; cloud competition; Mark Zuckerberg; and America's most-hated social media company is...

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: FCC lawsuit on municipal broadband; the next big front for cloud competition; Mark Zuckerberg's net worth soars; and why social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are among the lowest-scoring companies in the nation when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Updated 7:41 a.m. Monday

NeoNova expands national footprint to 41 states

Growth continues for the Raleigh-based cloud services provider as NeoNova now is working with customers in 42 states with latest signing in South Dakota.

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