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September 1

Premium Lock Silicon Valley ed tech firm IXL opens office in Raleigh - and they're hiring

IXL Learning, an education technology firm based in Silicon Valley, is opening an office in Raleigh. And the company is hiring. It's the first East Coast presence for the firm. IXL already has a number of clients in North Carolina.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock Channel leaders hail Dell's hiring of former Lenovo exec Jay parker

Jay Parker  Jay Parker has returned to his tech roots after resigning from Lenovo. Parker is back at Dell as vice president and general manager for North America Enterprise Solutions. Channel partners hail the move.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock Fresh from new product launch, Medfusion raises $3M capital infusion

Steve Malik  Steve Malik, who sold medical records and services firm Medfusion to Intuit for $91 million in 2010 and bought the company back in 2013, continues to push ahead with new products. And he's just raised $3 million in venture capital for a fresh cash infusion.

September 1

Premium Lock Next Moto smartwatch; Lenovo PC, laptop refresh; Yahoo CEO's twins; ; Google vs. India; Hulu lands Epix

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Motorola prepares to launch next smartwatch; Lenovo updates PCs and laptops targeting businesses; Yahoo's CEO to have twins; Google takes on India; and Hulu lures Epix from Netflix.

September 1

Premium Lock Bridging Tobacco Road: A hand lotion's startup with UNC, Duke co-founders

A pair of UNC and Duke students, and Robertson Scholars, partnered to launch skincare startup Carpe. Their antiperspirant lotion for sweaty hands hit the market in July, reports Amy Huffman for ExitEvent.

Kasper Kubica, left, and David Spratte Kasper Kubica, left, and David Spratte

Updated September 3

Premium Lock Tour de France a big win for Raleigh IT company

The Tour de France ended last month, and it was a win for a technology company with Raleigh ties. Dimension Data, a global information technology company with its American headquarters in the City of Oaks, outfitted each bike with tracking chips to give fans a deeper understanding of the race.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock Apple + Cisco: Apple aims to boost mobile devices with Cisco's help

Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. Just a year ago, Apple struck a deal with IBM.

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August 31

Premium Lock Tiny Durham drug firm's megadeal: Scioderm sale may approach $1 billion

Durham-based Scioderm will be acquired by Amicus Therapeutics of Cranbury, N.J., for $229 million, and the deal could grow to nearly $1 billion if Scioderm's lead drug compound achieves certain clinical, regulatory and sales milestones.

Rafaella Kopelan, who suffers from rare "butterfly children" disease Rafaella Kopelan, who suffers from rare "butterfly children" disease

August 31

Premium Lock Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

​Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.

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August 31

Premium Lock Symantec's new target: Securing the Internet of Things

Internet Analysis: More than 1B devices served?Symantec expands its coverage into Operations Technology to secure the Internet of Things (IoT), writes Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research.

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August 31

Premium Lock A nano first: NCSU researchers use nanoscale vehicle to deliver gene-editing tool

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model.

A nanoscale machine targets DNA A nanoscale machine targets DNA

Updated August 31

Premium Lock TuneIn radio app starts $8 tier with MLB, soccer, audiobooks

TuneIn Premium ​TuneIn, the app that gives users free access to thousands of live radio stations around the world, is launching an $8-a-month premium subscription service that throws in ad-free listening, audiobooks and live play-by-play coverage of Major League Baseball and soccer from the Premier League and the Bundesliga.

August 31

Premium Lock Raleigh startup Betaversity plans aggressive expansion for 'BetaBox' mobile labs

Raleigh-based Betaversity will begin national expansion of its EdTech platform with a "BetaBox" coming to St. Louis in 2016, report Laura Baverman and Shannon Cuthrell of ExitEvent.

The "BetaBox" The "BetaBox"