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6:19 a.m. yesterday

Twitter vs terror; diabetes cure?; McKinney's loss; LinkedIn plunge; Merck earnings

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Twitter cracks down on terror; J&J pursues diabetes cure; McKinney loses major account; LinkedIn's shares plunge 44 percent; and Merck sales miss estimates.

2:35 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Finding ways to overcome PC market woes is a priority

Lenovo's gaming-geared laptop  Analysis: Lenovo's latest earnings report highlights the challenges the world's No. 1 PC maker faces as inorganic growth disappears. So says Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta.

2:16 p.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of Feb. 1, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Feb. 1, part two of two:

2:10 p.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of Feb. 1, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Feb. 1, part one of two.

2:09 p.m. Monday

Accessing 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, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

2:08 p.m. Monday

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

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 15 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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2:07 p.m. Monday

WTW wants you involved: Send your news - and your opinions

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.

Updated 2:25 p.m. Monday

CED picks 50-plus emerging startups to present at Life Science Conference

CED Life Science Conference 2016 More than 50 emerging life science startups will have the chance to make their case for investment to possible backers at the CED's Life Science Conference next month. The CED announced its selections early Monday.

Updated 2:24 p.m. Monday

Host of investors, entrepreneurs headline 10th Southeast Venture Conference

SEVC The 10th annual Southeast Venture Conference, which is the largest such event put on in the region, is set for March 16-17 in Tysons Corner, Va. Highlighting the program is a host of speakers ranging from startups and entrepreneurs to venture capitalists. Among the headliners: The founder of 500 Startups.

Updated 2:46 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Workforce expert: Healthcare jobs will change but the field remains 'hands on'

Healthcare workers are hardly immune from the threat of a jobless future as being explored in this week's Emerging Issues Forum "Future Work" conference. But as one of speakers explains opportunities will remain available for humans in healthcare.

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February 5

NCSU Entrepreneurship Initiative: How to hit a homer in product pitching

Startups   The North Carolina State University Entrepreneurship Initiative regularly posts blogs about what's happening in the world of startups and how to succeed as entrepreneurs. In this blog, Moaad Benkaraache talks about how to succeed with product pitches.

February 5

Premium Lock Researcher: Exploding sharing economy driving growth in mobile payment tech

Trying out Apple Pay As Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and other startups in the sharing economy ($335 billion by 2025, says PwC) continue to grow, their success is driving growth in mobile payment technology so consumers can take advantage of "sharing" opportunities. So believes an expert in the field at the Warwick Business School.

Updated February 5

$43B Syngenta sale to ChemChina could benefit North Carolina

"ChemChina has demonstrated a strategic and pragmatic approach with other investments the company has made in U.S. operations," says N.C. Biotechnology Center exec. "We expect that as a result, it will continue to value the advantages provided within North Carolina, as the largest cluster of high-tech agriculture in the world."

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February 5

Premium Lock CEO: ChannelAdvisor's remix is paying off - 'I feel pretty good'

ChannelAdvisor Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor's CEO David Spitz delivers a spirited pep talk to Wall Street analysts after the Triangle born-and-grown to IPO company grew revenues 21 percent in 2015. After a shift in focus to larger companies, a retooling of the firm's sales force and with an acquisition paying off, Spitz is very bullish entering 2016.

February 5

NC Commerce chief renews push for crowdfunding

Commerce Secretary John Skvarla told a legislative panel Thursday that North Carolina needs to help small businesses find investment capital so they can grow, and one way to do that is to legalize crowdfunding.

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Updated February 5

Apple faces $626M patent loss; Comcast comeback; 15-second thriller series; WhatsApp, Gmail, Apple top 1B

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple faces a huge loss in a patent case; Comcast mounts a comeback; a 15-second trhiller series at Instagram; and WhatsApp, Gmail as well as Apple top 1 billion mark in customers or devices.

Updated February 4

NC IDEA names former Kauffman Foundation exec as CEO

Thom Ruhe, a former senior executive with the entrepreneurial focused Kauffman Foundation, is the new CEO of NC IDEA, an economic development group based in Durham.

Thom Ruhe Thom Ruhe

Updated February 5

NC Biotechnology Center awards $1.6M in grants, loans

Biotech     ​The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.63 million in 18 loans and grants to propel the life science sector statewide during the last quarter of 2015. Among the total is almost $600,000 awarded through the new Biotechnology Innovation Grant program.

February 4

Quintiles exec on immunotherapy: 'It's working'

Cancer research  In observance of Feb. 4 as "World Cancer Day," Terry Murdock, the head of the Oncology Center of Excellence at Quintiles, writes in a blog that "there is much to celebrate" this year in the fight against cancer.

February 4

Premium Lock 'State of Technology' report shows NC's numerous strengths, also weaknesses

Information Technology         North Carolina, the nation's ninth largest state, meets or tops that rank in six of 22 statistical categories for technology, according to a report from the North Carolina Technology Association. But there is plenty of room for improvement since in 10 categories the state ranks 21st or lower.