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11:02 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Report: 59% of pay-TV subscribers object to ads based on personal data

The U.S. Senate and FCC are changing rules about how service providers can utilize customer data, but that doesn't mean pay-TV subscribers like the intrusion, especially of personalized ads targeting them based on individual information.

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10:38 a.m. Monday

Bunker Labs lands $60K grant, to expand to Wilmington, Fayetteville

Bunker Labs Bunker Labs RDU, which focuses on veterans launching new businesses, will expand its reach to Wilmington and Fayetteville thanks to a $60,000 grant.

7:28 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Economist: 'Strong jump' in February boosts NC economy

Economy After a "strong jump" last month in an economic index for North Carolina, NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden says "2017 may shape up to be the best post-recessionary growth year" for the state. The survey reflects optimistic findings in two recent surveys of corporate executives.

6:50 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock SAP moving beyond CRM to orchestrate omnichannel business

Analysis: SAP continues to evolve from its roots in back-office, on-premises ERP and supply chain management (SCM) software to a cloud-led, enterprise-wide solutions vendor that also supports front-office functions. Technology Business Research Analyst Seth Ulinski takes a look. Plus: A video look at omnichannel banking.

Updated 2:23 p.m. Monday

Uber pauses autonomous vehicle trials after Arizona crash

Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh  Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.

Updated 6:56 a.m. Monday

Joe Procopio: Talking future of automated journalism at SXSW (+ video)

I've been to SXSW several times. In fact, just last year I spoke there about the future of sports. I was there for four days, I went to a ton of sessions. I went to bunch of parties, I even went to a handful of VIP events. It was fun, but it was kind of empty. So this year I approached SXSW a little differently, because this year, I'm on a mission.

5:40 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 60 headlines not to be missed, part three

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 three.

5:32 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 60 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.

5:20 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 60 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.

5:12 a.m. Monday

WRAL TechWire wants to hear from you - Send WTW your 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.

5:05 a.m. Monday

Following 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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5:00 a.m. Monday

How to stay in touch with WTW on 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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March 24

Premium Lock In wake of 2 big deals, Raleigh IoT wireless startup Able Device lands $300K (+ video)

Able Device, a Raleigh-based startup focusing on wireless technology to securely control Internet of Things devices, has raised $300,000 from investors. The Startup Factory was among its early backers.

March 24

Premium Lock What are top 10 consumer IoT trends? Here's a look

Internet of Things New research from Parks Associates tracks what its analysis has found to be the top 10 trends in the growing world of consumer Internet of Things.

March 24

On management: Sageworks founder talks about mistakes, market readiness, risks of VC

Brian Hamilton In an address as part of N.C. State's Executive Leadership Series, Brian Hamilton, the founder and chair of software firm Sageworks shares what he has learned - from successes to mistakes. "I think it's important for anyone starting a business to give themselves some latitude to make mistakes and fail," he says.

March 24

NCSU researchers develop tech to remotely curve plastics with light (+ video)

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

March 24

NCSU terminates Argos Therapeutics' Centennial Campus lease

Argos Keystone-Centennial terminated the lease on March 17 due to Argos "non-payment of invoices for up-fit costs." The company has not disputed the termination of the lease and does not plan to correct the default.

March 24

Premium Lock AT&T expands fiber network in Triad, boosts NC wireless capacity

AT&T                         Responding to what it says is growing customer demand and usage, AT&T is expanding both its fiber footprint and wireless networks in North Carolina.

Updated March 24

Premium Lock Google Fiber: We've reached nearly 500K people in Triangle with programs, events

Google Fiber may be available only in limited areas of the Triangle but its community reach is close to 500,000 "unique" participants and visitors, the company says in a report. Plus, 366 people have been helped to bridge the "digital divide."

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