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12:48 p.m. Wednesday

NCSU 'Entrepalooza' to highlight entrepreneurs, innovators

The Entrepreneurship Collaborative at NCSU NCSU's Entrepreneurship Initiative will host an "Entrepalooza" on Thursday with students competing for a $1,000 prize. Plus, Marshall Brain's Eco PRT project will be in the spotlight.

10:00 a.m. Wednesday

First-to-market crucial for drug success, Duke research finds

Drug research New research from Duke Unviersity's David Ridley finds that not being first-to-market for a new drug means a much smaller market share even if they spend as much on advertising as rivals.

Updated 9:01 a.m. Wednesday

Is your phone infected? Report finds malware embedded in Android devices

Motoorola's new phones   Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought. A new report finds that malware is surfacing at record levels with over a million new "strains" in the past six months.

8:20 a.m. Wednesday

So you have a judgment ... Now what?

Ward and Smith, P.A.   TechLaw: Success in court can often lead to the entry of a monetary judgment in your favor. But the judgment itself is only a piece of paper establishing your right to payment. So, how do you collect?

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Updated 6:58 a.m. Wednesday

Lenovo unveils 'Surface killer,' host of new models at Berlin trade show

Lenovo is rolling out a host of new machines at the huge consumer trade show in Berlin this week, calling the lineup a "Holiday Makeover" for buyers. Among the latest is what is being called a "clone" of Microsoft's Surface - the Lenovo MIIX 700, complete with kickstand. Plus, Lenovo is embracing Intel's new Skylake chips.

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5:02 a.m. Wednesday

New Intel chips a PC boost?; Uber drivers' suit broadens; Amazon video downlaods; Valeant stock falls; Comcast targets millennials

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Intel unveils new chips hoping to give PC industry a boost; Uber drivers win class-action suit in pay fight; Amazon to allow video downloads; Valeant, which is buying Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, sees its stock drop; and Comcast targets millennials with new service.

Updated 3:03 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock With SEC's approval, GroundFloor plans microlending for real estate

Groundfloor  Triangle-born crowdfunding startup GroundFloor is preparing to launch sales of securities to non-accredited investors across eight states after securing approval from the SEC for peer-to-peer microlending.

9:00 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Silicon Valley ed tech firm IXL opens office in Raleigh - and they're hiring

IXL Learning, an education technology firm based in Silicon Valley, is opening an office in Raleigh. And the company is hiring. It's the first East Coast presence for the firm. IXL already has a number of clients in North Carolina.

Updated 2:13 p.m. Tuesday

Channel leaders hail Dell's hiring of former Lenovo exec Jay parker

Jay Parker  Jay Parker has returned to his tech roots after resigning from Lenovo. Parker is back at Dell as vice president and general manager for North America Enterprise Solutions. Channel partners hail the move.

Updated 3:04 p.m. Tuesday

Fresh from new product launch, Medfusion raises $3M capital infusion

Steve Malik  Steve Malik, who sold medical records and services firm Medfusion to Intuit for $91 million in 2010 and bought the company back in 2013, continues to push ahead with new products. And he's just raised $3 million in venture capital for a fresh cash infusion.

7:12 a.m. Tuesday

Next Moto smartwatch; Lenovo PC, laptop refresh; Yahoo CEO's twins; ; Google vs. India; Hulu lands Epix

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Motorola prepares to launch next smartwatch; Lenovo updates PCs and laptops targeting businesses; Yahoo's CEO to have twins; Google takes on India; and Hulu lures Epix from Netflix.

5:56 a.m. Tuesday

Bridging Tobacco Road: A hand lotion's startup with UNC, Duke co-founders

A pair of UNC and Duke students, and Robertson Scholars, partnered to launch skincare startup Carpe. Their antiperspirant lotion for sweaty hands hit the market in July, reports Amy Huffman for ExitEvent.

Kasper Kubica, left, and David Spratte Kasper Kubica, left, and David Spratte

Updated 7:06 a.m. Thursday

Tour de France a big win for Raleigh IT company

The Tour de France ended last month, and it was a win for a technology company with Raleigh ties. Dimension Data, a global information technology company with its American headquarters in the City of Oaks, outfitted each bike with tracking chips to give fans a deeper understanding of the race.

Updated 6:35 a.m. Tuesday

Apple + Cisco: Apple aims to boost mobile devices with Cisco's help

Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. Just a year ago, Apple struck a deal with IBM.

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4:55 p.m. Monday

Tiny Durham drug firm's megadeal: Scioderm sale may approach $1 billion

Durham-based Scioderm will be acquired by Amicus Therapeutics of Cranbury, N.J., for $229 million, and the deal could grow to nearly $1 billion if Scioderm's lead drug compound achieves certain clinical, regulatory and sales milestones.

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1:14 p.m. Monday

Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

​Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.

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12:47 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Symantec's new target: Securing the Internet of Things

Internet Analysis: More than 1B devices served?Symantec expands its coverage into Operations Technology to secure the Internet of Things (IoT), writes Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research.

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10:00 a.m. Monday

A nano first: NCSU researchers use nanoscale vehicle to deliver gene-editing tool

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model.

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Updated 9:23 a.m. Monday

TuneIn radio app starts $8 tier with MLB, soccer, audiobooks

TuneIn Premium ​TuneIn, the app that gives users free access to thousands of live radio stations around the world, is launching an $8-a-month premium subscription service that throws in ad-free listening, audiobooks and live play-by-play coverage of Major League Baseball and soccer from the Premier League and the Bundesliga.

7:01 a.m. Monday

Raleigh startup Betaversity plans aggressive expansion for 'BetaBox' mobile labs

Raleigh-based Betaversity will begin national expansion of its EdTech platform with a "BetaBox" coming to St. Louis in 2016, report Laura Baverman and Shannon Cuthrell of ExitEvent.

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