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Updated September 18

Red Hat to acquire Irish mobile tech app firm for $82M in cash

Red Hat is acquiring Ireland-based FeedHenry in a deal worth some $82 million in cash. Feed Henry focuses on mobile enterprise application development. The deal enables Red Hat to move into the wireless space for enterprise and cloud applications.

Red Hat to buy FeedHenry Red Hat to buy FeedHenry

Updated September 18

Tech outsourcing firm HCL adding 1,237 jobs in Cary

HCL Technologies will add some 1,237 jobs at its operations in Cary after signing an agreement with the state of North Carolina to includes nearly $20 million in tax incentives and grant money.

Updated September 18

Federal government pouring $55M into 39 NC solar, renewable energy projects

North Carolina's solar and renewable power industry is getting a big boost from the federal government. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discloses support for 39 projects in the state worth more than $55 million during a visit to Bunn today. Meanwhile, President Obama in Washington is unveiling plans to train 50,000 vets for solar jobs.

Updated September 18

Premium Lock NC startups showcase tech to cash in on 'Internet of Things'

The next wave in healthcare is here. And Triangle firms are cashing in. From sensors loaded in earbuds to monitor your health to technology designed to ease the burdens of transcriptions on doctors to helping ailing people better control their homes - all were showcased at the CED's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story. And check out the photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED Tech Venture panel: Digital health CED Tech Venture panel: Digital health

Updated September 18

Premium Lock Follow the data: NC startups showcase tech targeting charities to banks

Trying to sell a B2B company your product? KnowledgeTree has a solution for that. Have multiple email and social media accounts that are hard to keep track of? AnyCloud has an app for that. Want to target your online advertising more effectively? Adzerk has tools to help. These companies and more showcased their technology at the CED Tech Venture Conference on Wednesday. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story. Plus, be sure to check out the photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED Tech Venture panel: Mobile, platforms and data CED Tech Venture panel: Mobile, platforms and data

Updated September 17

Premium Lock Funding, new products, IBM Smart Camp picks, highlight Tech Venture closing day

Funding news from EyeScribes, the first product from Scott Moody's K4Connect, IBM's picking of two Triangle firms for its Smart Camp, and a new smartphone from Republic Wireless tops the headlines made at the seconds day of the CED's Tech Venture Conference.

CED Tech Venture panel: Digital health CED Tech Venture panel: Digital health

Updated September 17

Premium Lock 'Burn rate bubble' talk raises caution flag in Triangle

Are startups too loose with their spending? Talk of the "burn rate bubble" in Silicon Valley spreads to the Triangle where more money is now available. Are Triangle startups at risk, too? WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio offers our subscribers his exclusive analysis.

Silicon Valley VC Sunil Nagaraj, who grew up in Raleigh, talks investing at CED conference Silicon Valley VC Sunil Nagaraj, who grew up in Raleigh, talks investing at CED conference

Updated September 17

Exclusive: CED conference again rules trend in Triangle tweets

Trending in the Triangle Jim Goodnight said what? New at Republic Wireless, IBM paycuts, and more:Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

September 17

Republic Wireless to offer new Motorola smartphone

Republic Wireless Raleigh-based Republic Wireless will soon offer a new smartphone in an attempt to better compete with the new Apple iPhone.

September 17

Premium Lock At Tech Venture, startups showcase new ways to do business in real estate, music, photo sharing

CED's Tech Venture is offering a series of "Spotlight" presentations focusing on 18 emerging startups spread across five sectors. In the "New Paradigms" showcase, three startups demonstrate new ways of doing business, as Allan Maurer reports exclusively for WRAL TechWire. Be sure to check out our photo slideshow of the presentations from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED Tech Venture panel: New media/new paradigms CED Tech Venture panel: New media/new paradigms

Updated September 17

Premium Lock Advanced materials startups tout products in CED 'Spotlight'

CED's Tech Venture is offering a series of "Spotlight" presentations focusing on 18 emerging startups spread across five sectors. Three startups were featured in the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing segment, as Allan Maurer reports exclusively for WRAL TechWire. One had just struck a deal with Rex Healthcare. Be sure to check out our photo slideshow of the presentations from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED Tech Venture panel: Advanced materials/manufacturing CED Tech Venture panel: Advanced materials/manufacturing

Updated September 17

Premium Lock Windsor Circle steals spotlight in first CED 'Spotlight' with $1M funding news

CED's Tech Venture is offering a series of "Spotlight" presentations focusing on 18 emerging startups spread across five sectors. Windsor Circle stole the headlines in the ecommerce and marketing panel with news of $1 million in new funding. But as Allan Maurer reports exclusively for WRAL TechWire, five other firms make their case to investors, too. Plus, check out our photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED Tech Venture panel: Ecommerce/marketing CED Tech Venture panel: Ecommerce/marketing

September 17

Does your property owners association need workers' compensation insurance? Yes!

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act requires all employers with three or more employees to carry workers' compensation insurance. Your non-profit owners association, for either your residence or your commercial property, may not carry such insurance because its board thinks it's not an employer when, in fact, it is.

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Updated September 17

Premium Lock Goodnight just says 'No' to economic recruitment, jokes 'Internet of Things'

SAS co-founder and billionaire Jim Goodnight steals the show at CED's Tech Venture with his cutting-edge humor, candid opinions and sage advice. Heard the joke about one refrigerator told the other over the Internet? And be sure to check out our photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED tech icons panel: A conversation with the greats CED tech icons panel: A conversation with the greats

Updated September 16

Exclusive: CED venture tweets top trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Tuesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated September 17

Premium Lock 'Tech Icons' say more good news to come for Triangle

A number of common themes emerged from the "Conversation with the Greats - Tech Icons Panel during the opening lunch at the CED's Tech Venture Conference today. Those included what makes the Triangle a great place for companies that grew large here, such as Red Hat, Cree, and SAS, as well as for entrepreneurs just starting out, and the need for continuing investments to keep it that way.

Citrix ShareFile's Jesse Lipson meets the press Citrix ShareFile's Jesse Lipson meets the press

September 16

Internet security firm Symantec lifts web filter block on gay sites

Internet  For several years, top Web-filtering services have been resolving a security over-reach that conflated gay rights websites with child porn, blocking both from web surfers using safe-search software. Now Symantec, one of a handful of key players in the content-filtering market, is joining the push.

Updated September 16

Red Hat opens space for Triangle entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

Red Hat   Red Hat is making another move to support technology startups in the Triangle, announcing Tuesday that it will make office space available at its offices in Silicon Valley to firms associated with the American Underground in Raleigh and Durham.

Updated September 16

IBM tells some employees they need 'training,' to cut their pay 10%

IBM                IBM is cutting pay 10 percent for employees designated for training after they were determined to have "not kept pace with acquiring skills and expertise needed to address changing client needs, technology and market requirements." Union says move is "outrageous."

September 16

Top AT&T exec in NC to address 'Fiber Transforms Triangle' conference

Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina and a big advocate of broadband, will be among the speakers at WRAL TechWire's "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference at SAS. AT&T also is the provider for the emerging North Carolina Next Generation Network.

Venessa Harrison Venessa Harrison