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

Updated 4:02 p.m. today

Premium Lock S-t-r-e-t-c-h-a-b-l-e electronics: From labs to reality

Watch out for stretchable electronic components to become an emerging factor in device development across multiple industries over the next several years, says a new report.

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3:26 p.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: Ribometrix

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Ribometrix, which is based in Chapel Hill.

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12:51 p.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: Celldom

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Celldom, biotech pharmaceutical startup in Durham

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Updated 1:03 p.m. today

Argos shares plunge 65% after news it might stop kidney cancer drug trial

Argos ​Shares of Argos Therapeutics Inc. fell by more than 65 percent in pre-market trading Wednesday after the drug development company said it received a recommendation from an independent data monitoring committee that the company discontinue the Phase 3 trial for a drug intended to treat kidney cancer.

7:34 a.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: Lindy Biosciences

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Lindy Biosciences, a drug delivery startup based in Durham.

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Updated 10:12 a.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: BetaBlue

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is BetaBlue, a startup based in Graham, N.C., which targets schizophrenia.

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Updated 7:44 a.m. today

Jesse Lipson to leave Citrix, plans to launch a new venture

Citrix ShareFile's Jesse Lipson Jesse Lipson, the entrepeneur who started and then sold Sharefile to Citrix Systems where he became a senior executive, plans to leave that company and start a new venture.

Updated 7:52 a.m. today

Premium Lock Two-way Medfusion expansion: Acquisition, 'enhanced' services

Cary-based Medfusion said Tuesday it is expanding its patient support offerings by acquiring a New York firm that provides self-scheduling solutions. The deal comes shortly after Medfusion updated its medical portal offerings.

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Updated 7:58 a.m. today

Premium Lock Durham startup iScribes raises $410K in new capital

iScribes offers doctors a mobile app compatible with wearable technology to record patient visits. This enables access to medical documentation offsite through a secure portal.

Updated 12:04 p.m. yesterday

Making health data more portable: Validic teams up with Salesforce, unveils data transfer platform

Mobile health data startup Validic is teaming up with customer relationship management trend-setter Salesforce to provide information directly from wearables and other devices as well as health apps directly into CRM and care management platforms. Validic also is demonstrating a platform to securely transfer health data from mobile devices to patient portals.

9:27 a.m. yesterday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Mapout Learning (+ video)

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Mapout Learning.

9:22 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Trade vs. productivity: What caused US manufacturing's decline and how to revive it

Unemployment Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Updated 6:37 a.m. today

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal by taking $350M discount; will CEO Mayer leave?

Yahoo!  Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

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8:26 a.m. yesterday

Crowdfunding, 'High Five,' Pendomonium events highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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7:07 a.m. yesterday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Baebies, Inc. (+ video)

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Baebies, Inc. from Durham.

6:50 a.m. yesterday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Adaptive Risk Systems

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Raleigh-based Adaptive Risk Systems.

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6:00 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Analysis: Automation, not policy, will kill H-1B visas

Immigration graphic TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.

2:01 p.m. Monday

American Underground hires new partnership exec

The American Underground names a new leader for its partnership efforts and also plans to seek additional partner opportunities.

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Updated 6:50 a.m. yesterday

Corning to expand NC optical fiber plants, add 410 jobs

Fiber optic network                      Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.