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July 8

Premium Lock tiltExpo changes Escapist Expo's tune with stronger music components

video games Video game conference tiltExpo plans to emulate Maryland's MAGfest, which boasts a wide slate of musical performers. Learn more about the expo plans.

July 8

Premium Lock Five startup concepts we need to teach right now

From classrooms to the real world, entrepreneurs of all ages need help in learning how to build a successful startup. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, a veteran of several startups himself, offers advice on what can be done to strengthen startup education. He starts with passion and managing risk.

Building startups   Building startups

Updated July 8

Premium Lock Danish firm Xellia buys Fresenius Kabi's Raleigh drug plant

Danish drug company Xellia Pharmaceuticals is buying the Raleigh facility for an undisclosed sum, to get a foothold in the United States. Xellia plans to keep the current staff busy making the same freeze-dried products for their former owner, Fresenius Kabi USA, and to expand there

Raleigh plant gets new ownership Raleigh plant gets new ownership

July 8

Premium Lock Samsung's Q2 operating profit hits 2-year low

Samsung said its second-quarter operating income has declined to a two-year low hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.

Samsung's new Mega smartphone Samsung's new Mega smartphone

July 8

Premium Lock Crowdfunding, patent troll bills still in queue at General Assembly

Great Seal of N.C. Entrepreneurs and businesses are still waiting for final action on what many see as key pieces of legislation in the General Assembly: Crowdfunding for new businesses and legislation to cut down on patent trolls.

Updated July 7

Premium Lock Inside the 'Interent of Things' - why you should care

You've probably heard or read about IoT - the Internet of Things. But did you know you most likely are benefitting from it even as you read these words? Triangle entrepreneur Matthew Davis, who works at apps developer StepLeader in Raleigh and who recently helped put on an IoT event, explains why you should get on this tech bandwagon in an exclusive report for WRAL TechWire.

Cisco graphic projects IoT growth Cisco graphic projects IoT growth

July 7

Premium Lock US officials barred from trial of American in China linked to GSK investigation

GSK in China  U.S. diplomats will be barred from the trial in China of an American investigator for GlaxoSmithKline and her British husband who are charged with improperly selling personal information, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

July 7

Premium Lock A tip of the hat to those who help spread N.C. biotech's message

Opinion: North Carolina's growing biotechnology and life science community puts on a big show at the international BIO convention to help spread the word about the state's success. Benefactors help make sure the message is delivered.

North Carolina's 3,000 square foot pavilion North Carolina's 3,000 square foot pavilion

July 7

Premium Lock Is 'right to be forgotten' leading to Internet censorship?

Google          Google must comply with a May ruling from the European Union's top court that enables citizens to ask for the removal of embarrassing personal information that pops up on a search of their names. Among links to vanish were stories on a soccer referee who resigned after a scandal in 2010, French office workers making post-it art, a couple having sex on a train and a lawyer facing a fraud trial.