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7:04 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock IBM taking cognitive thinking, IoT to retail (+ video)

IBM is focusing its retail solutions around three key imperatives: shopping and customer experience; merchandising and supply networks; and operations and innovation. These imperatives include products such as Watson Marketing, Watson Commerce, Watson Merchandising and Watson Supply Chain. Potential use cases addressed by these products include enhancing product selection and design, improving marketing campaigns, improving customer services, and optimizing talent management.

6:31 a.m. Tuesday

Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Astronaut Gene Cernan died less than six weeks after another American space hero, John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. Their flights weren't the first or last of the Mercury and Apollo eras. Yet to the public they were the bookends of America's space age glory.

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Updated 6:54 a.m. Tuesday

Vivek Wadhwa: 'Bots' will be story of year, but there are risks

Vivek Wadhwa Digital assistants, called bots, will be the most amazing technology advances we see in our homes in 2017, says former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and author Vivek Wadhwa. But is dependency a risk?

10:46 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Carolina Angel Network launches, led by UNC professor/investor/entrepreneur

UNC-Chapel Hill has formally launched its Carolina Angel Network, pledging some $2 million to match angel investments made into UNC-related startups. A UNC professor, investor and entrepreneur, leads the fund.

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10:00 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Infosys eyes startups as part of 'renew-new' strategy

Infosys Analysis: Infosys gradually develops a product-company-like culture through increased collaboration with startups and software companies.

9:00 a.m. Monday

Former Krispy Kreme exec raising $250,000 for Winston-Salem tech startup

North Carolina Business News Wire A Winston-Salem-based tech startup backed by a former Krispy Kreme Doughnuts executive is seeking to raise $250,000 in equity.

Updated 7:38 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Real IoT: In-home Wi-Fi demand surges as users link more devices

More than 70 percent of households with broadband access now utilize in-home Wi-Fi, and the availability of fast connectivity is encouraging users to link more devices than ever, says Parks Associates.

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7:21 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Report: Simpler smartwatches scooping up market share

When it comes to smartwatches, the hype about complex, multifunctional devices is fading - fast - with consumers deciding to buy a greater number of simpler devices, reports Juniper Research.

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7:07 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock The art of successfully closing the deal - 10 Reminders

Closing a deal Signing and closing a merger, acquisition, joint venture, licensing agreement, or other strategic transactions involves many moving parts that are often overlooked or not fully understood for their complexity. Here are 10 reminders about closing a successful deal.

6:52 a.m. Monday

Joe Procopio: primary reason you should be getting into startup is independence

Joe Procopio Veteran entrepreneur, blogger and author Joe Procopio talks about the key motivational factors for launching a startup, beginning with independence.

6:17 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 51 headlines not to be missed, part two

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 two.

6:05 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 51 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.

5:55 a.m. Monday

WTW wants to hear from you - Send us news, views

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.

5:45 a.m. Monday

Following WTW on social media in 2017: 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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5:37 a.m. Monday

Getting WTW on the go in 2017: 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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January 13

Remembering Oliver Smithies, a kind gentleman and Nobel Laureate

I was sad when I heard that Oliver Smithies had died on Tuesday. I felt a deep admiration for this man. And I know everyone who had the good fortune to meet him shares this recognition of loss.

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January 13

Premium Lock 2017 off to fast start for Internet of Things - An Insider look at key trends

Internet of Things The New Year has gotten off to a fast start for commercial developments across the Internet of Things business world. Here's a look at three key emerging trends.

January 13

Premium Lock Chaperone Therapeutics looking to raise $900,000

Chaperone Therapeutics,which recently teaming up with the nonprofit ALS Therapy Development Institute of Cambridge, Mass., to explore potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is looking to raise new equity.

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