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6:15 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Startup snapshots: Durham's Loanable, other emerging ventures in Google Black Founders pitch event

Here's a look at the other startups whose founders completed the Black Founders boot camp at American Underground.

Loanable's process Loanable's process

6:10 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Chapel Hill-based Firefly Media raises $262K, wants more

Internet  Firefly Media, a provider of design marketing, branding and other services, is raising a $500,000 round of capital.

6:06 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock NC healthcare pay systems startup raising $1M (+ company info)

​RediPay Benefits, a Matthews-based company wants to raise $1 million, according to a securities filing. Plus: At-a-glance profile of the firm.

RediPay RediPay

5:45 a.m. Monday

How to connect with WTW through our social media footprint: 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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5:36 a.m. Monday

Getting WTW on the go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

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, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

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5:30 a.m. Monday

WRAL TechWire wants to hear from you - news, views

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRAL TechWire 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.

5:17 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 56 headlines not to be missed, part three

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire over this past week, part three.

5:10 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 56 headlines not to be missed, part two

Triangle headlines Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

5:00 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 56 headlines not to be missed, part one

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

October 13

Raleigh-based Bandwidth files for $85 million IPO

Bandwidth  A Raleigh-based telecommunications company has filed to raise $85 million in an initial public offering, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday.

October 13

UNC to create Institute for Convergent Science

UNC-CH With the Institute for Convergent Science, Carolina will lead the world in bringing scientific expertise together to improve people's lives, says Chancellor Carol Folt.

Updated October 13

Can RTP win Amazon HQ2? Studies all over map, from good to little chance

Will Amazon deliver jobs to Triangle? Is the Research Triangle a legitimate contended for the massive Amazon HQ2 project? Various studies are all over the map with RTP ranked a contender to having no chance.

Updated October 13

Premium Lock Epic Games sues 'cheaters' who 'ruin' new Fortnite game for players

With millions of players lining up play Cary-based Epic Games' new Fortnite online, the company is using lawsuits as a tool to crack down on people it accuses of cheating to "gain an unfair advantage."

Fortnite combat Fortnite combat

Updated October 13

Premium Lock NCSU hands out host of innovation awards, funding

Innovation N.C. State selects five projects to receive funding, picks its top entrepreneurs, honors 15 startups launched over the last year, and acknowledges 57 patent winners.

October 13

Blockchain: Full of confusion, speculation - and opportunity

IBM blockchain diagram   Writer Jon Mareane recaps the region's first BlockHack conference and hackathon at Duke University for ExitEvent.

Updated October 13

Premium Lock Trends in MarTech: Enterprise transformation requires integrated effort (+ video)

In lessons learned from attending the MarTech conference for marketing executives, Technology Business Research Analysts shares lessons learned, including insight from best-selling author Seth Godin. (Plus: Video of keynote from author Travis Wright.)

Updated October 13

Bayer to sell $7B in assets to BASF in bid to secure Monsanto acquisition

Bayer greenhouse in RTP German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG has reached a $7 billion deal to sell parts of its Crop Science unit to German chemical company BASF to alleviate regulatory concerns over its planned takeover of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto Co. Bayer and BASF both have a major presence in RTP.

October 13

At Startup Grind, Cofounders capital founder says data is future of tech in NC

Citing stories from his own portfolio, investor David Gardner tells the first Startup Grind conference that data is the future of tech in North Carolina.

David Gardner, right, backs RewardStock David Gardner, right, backs RewardStock

Updated October 13

Google donating $1 billion to help people land technical jobs (+ video)

Tech giant Google is donating $1 billion over the next five through grants to organizations that focus on job training and opportunities. The $1 billion will be given out as grants to non-profits around the world specializing in addressing the education and technology gaps. It's the largest single commitment Google has made.