November 21

Online streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy

Online streaming service Aereo, which at one time had the Triangle on its deployment list, says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.

Aereo's pitch  Aereo's pitch

November 21

Sales tax solutions firm Avalara picks Durham for expansion

Help wanted    Avalara, a venture capital-backed company focused on providing sales tax compliance solutions, is opening a new office in Durham and expanding its Triangle headcount by some 80 jobs. A local office will be moved to Durham from Raleigh.

Updated November 21

Forbes: Wilmington, Raleigh, Asheville, Durham-CH are 'smart' cities

Forbes Forbes' "America's Smartest Cities" report shows North Carolina has plenty of "smarts" outside of the Capital City. While Raleigh ranks No. 7 among the 51 largest cities, Wilmington actually scores better nationally at No. 5 overall among 380 metro areas. Asheville and Durham-Chapel Hill also crack the top 15.

November 21

Premium Lock Summit showcase: NCSU reaping big harvest in agbio research

Agbio Agriculture research at N.C. State highlights the AgBio Summit with developments spanning robots and drones to honey bees and fish. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports exclusively for our Insiders.

November 21

Electronic records putting financial squeeze on doctors

Electronic medical records, digital medical records Digital medical records can improve coordination of care, but the high cost and reduced productivity involved in implementing them are hurting some health care providers.

Updated November 21

Consumer Reports: Republic Wireless is top prepaid provider

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is the top-rated provider of prepaid wireless services, says Consumer Reports in a new survey of cell-phone service providers.

A Moto X as sold by Raleigh-based Republic Wireless A Moto X as sold by Raleigh-based Republic Wireless

November 20

#WTWTrends for Thursday: Next Glass, Uber, social scare at UNC, #RaleighYPN and parades Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

November 20

Solar power backers: Leave friendly NC laws alone

Solar energy    Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide.

November 20

Uber's legacy hangs in the balance: Digital robber baron or respectable innovator?

Former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic, author and WRAL TechWire contributor Vivek Wadhwa weighs in on the Uber debate. and the rise of the "sharing economy." Despite recent controversies, Wadhwa says Uber may actually be doing humanity a service - by paving new digital trails.

Uber touts its UberBLACK service Uber touts its UberBLACK service

November 20

Human rights groups release anti-surveillance tool

Detekt Amnesty International says the tool released Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for rights activists and journalists but will be freely available to anybody who fears their computer is being used to monitor them.

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Updated November 20

Reality check: Next Glass goes live with wine, beer app

Wilmington-based startup Next Glass moves from a successful beta test to full launch today with its widely publicized and much anticipated app designed to help wine and beer buyers find brands they will like - before opening any bottles. And the CEO is nervous but excited.

Updated November 20

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: A top exec lays out transition to services, adjusting work force

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is transforming the hardware-focused networking gear giant into what he wants to be the world's No. 1 "full IT" company. That means offering more services. And the executive leading that transition tells an investors conference how Cisco is creating a services-oriented workforce. Cisco has laid off thousands of workers over the past two years but has continued to hire in service-oriented areas and in new efforts such as its "Intercloud." So What did Edzard Overbeek have to say?

Updated November 20

Premium Lock AgBio keynote: Only a 'green revolution' can prevent global food crisis

Joel Bourne, Jr., an award-winning reporter for National Geographic and a graduate of N.C. State, warns at the AgBio Summit that time is running out to prevent a food crisis by the year 2030. Food production must double but solutions are "on the shelf," he says. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the in-depth report for our Insider subscribers.

Joel Bourne warns of global hunger threat Joel Bourne warns of global hunger threat

November 20

Cempra lands $16M for more bioterror prevention research

Bioterror   Chapel Hill-based biopharmaceutical firm Cempra will receive another $16 million in federal funding for additional research into developing antibiotics that could prevent young people from being affected in a bioterror attack.

November 20

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search

Mozilla Firefox Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.

November 20

Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules, snooped on rider

Uber  Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.

November 19

#WTWTrends for Wednesday: More from #AGBioSummit, Bill Gates, LGBT and NCWX Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated November 19

AT&T topples Verizon in latest Raleigh wireless tests

A substantial boost in download speeds helps AT&T regain the top spot from Verizon in wireless service, according to independent testing firm RootMetrics. However, Verizon keeps its grip on the top spot at RDU International Airport.

AT&T tops RootMetrics score in Raleigh AT&T tops RootMetrics score in Raleigh

November 19

Survey shows corporate progress in embracing LGBT equality

A new survey from the Human Rights Campaign finds that a record number of companies, including seven in North Carolina, received perfect scores in corporate inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and GlaxoSmithKline are among those receiving a "100" on the Corporate Equality Index.

Survey finds more LGBT equality in corporate America Survey finds more LGBT equality in corporate America

November 19

Scientists discover two subatomic particles

CERN Scientists at the world's largest smasher said Wednesday they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.

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