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Updated 6:03 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Chapel Hill marketing firm nabs $230K

iValu8 Chapel Hill-based iValu8, a marketing firm that helps companies run engaging marketing campaigns, has raised $230,000 in equity and nearly $60,000 in debt financing according to regulatory filings.

5:51 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Report: 'How data caps harm consumers and innovation'

The Broadband Report       In a new report titled "Artificial Scarcity: How data caps harm consumers and innovation," the think tank Open Technology Institute takes an in-depth look at how Internet providers' caps on data impact broadband usage. The group also calls on the FCC to launch a "serious inquiry" into data cap policies.

5:12 a.m. yesterday

Patriot Boot Camp from Techstars highlights WTW tech calendar

Social networking High-tech accelerator Techstars is bringing its program to help veterans who want to become entrepreneurs - called Patriot Boot Camp - to Chapel Hill. Plus, other tech events.

5:09 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of June 29 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for last week.

5:07 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of June 29 (Part 2)

Week in Review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

5:06 a.m. yesterday

Following WTW across major social media: Like, track, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 13 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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5:05 a.m. yesterday

Getting WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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5:04 a.m. yesterday

Send us your news - and your opinions: Share them with WRAL TechWire

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire 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.

July 3

Under pressure, Uber suspends its ride-sharing service in France

uber ​Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. The company also faces the possibility of regulation in North Carolina.

Updated July 3

Analyst sees 3 strikes against Lenovo, says 'Sell'

Lenovo banner at a trade show       Lenovo faces trouble on all of its three big product markets - PCs, smartphones and servers - leading an analyst firm to slash its rating on Lenovo shares to "Sell."

July 3

GSK's HIV drug deal with China; inside IBM's Wimbledon bunker; Red Hat adds SAP to cloud; Tesla sets record; Wi-Fi in Cuba

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK makes an HIV drug deal with China; going inside IBM's bunker at Wimbledon; Red Hat adds SAP support to cloud services at Amazon; Tesla sets a record for car deliveries; and Cuba gets Wi-Fi hot spots.

Updated July 2

Premium Lock Inside Intel's big shakeup: What the CEO told his employees

Intel Tech giant Intel shook up its management ranks in a big way Thursday, setting off pre-July 4 fireworks of speculation and reporting. Intel's CEO shared his thoughts with workers in a lengthy letter. The shakeup includes the firm's president - a 28-year Intel veteran - plus the head of Intel's venture unit and two high-profile execs leading efforts in mobile technology.

Updated July 3

Pfizer bought RTP drug firm Icagen for $56M, sells it for $500K plus 'earn outs'

Anemia Icagen, a Triangle-based drug firm that had pursued cures for such diseases as sickle cell anemia and epilepsy, is relaunching as a services company after the assets of the firm that were sold to Pfizer in 2011 are acquired by XRpro Sciences.

July 2

What's 'Real Food,' the focus of a startup moving to Triangle?

Cultures for Health, a startup that's moving to the Triangle from South Dakota, is growing quickly with an emphasis on "Real Food." But what exactly is Real Food?

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Updated July 2

Cultures for Health, a fast-growing food startup, moving to Morrisville

A South Dakota-based startup focused on what is called "Real Food" is in the process of moving to the Triangle. It's backed by two Triangle area investors. The company is called Cultures for Health. Amy Huffman of ExitEvent has the details.

July 2

Facebook rainbows: Stars, leaders add LGBT advocacy colors to photos

More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person's sexual orientation. They are using a Facebook-supplied overlay that adds the best-known symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement: the rainbow.

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July 2

Google apologizes for app tagging black people as 'gorillas'

Google                 Internet giant Google issued two apologies on Thursday after reports that a photo app identified some black people as "gorillas." Also Thursday, a Google subsidiary apologized for a role-playing game that included Nazi concentration camps.

Updated July 2

Quintiles, Quest formally launch new clinical lab, drug testing company

Q2 Solutions, or "Q Squared Solutions," is formally launching today as a new clinical trials laboratory company owned by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics. The new venture is led by a former Quintiles executive. The new company kicks off with 2,000 employees.

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Updated July 2

Premium Lock HP moves ahead with plan to split; enterprise group leader quits

HP Hewlett-Packard is moving ahead with plans to split into two companies with CEO Meg Whitman to lead the new venture focused on enterprise software and services. The previous head of the HP hardware group, meanwhile, quit.

July 2

Apple Watch forecast cut; robot kills worker; IBM's $1.5B chip deal closes; GSK vaccine, narcolepsy linked; AT&T-DirecTV deal nears OK

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: An analyst says Apple Watch sales are slowing and he cuts forecast; a robot kills a worker in Germany; IBM closes on its $1.5 billion deal to dump its chip business; a GSK drug is linked to narcolepsy outbreak by study; and AT&T reportedly wins Justice Department OK for its DirecTV deal.