10:02 a.m. yesterday

WRAL begins broadcast in next-gen TV technology

WRAL embraces 4K broadcasting ​WRAL-TV on Tuesday became the first commercially-licensed television station to broadcast its news under next-generation standards.

Updated 9:19 a.m. yesterday

New Uber software to track drivers for speed, sudden stops

​Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders,Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior -- while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes. "We believe that by providing people with more choices, we can help them make better decisions; and by using new technology we can improve safety for everyone on the road," an Uber exec says.

Updated 7:50 a.m. yesterday

It's first-and-goal for NC's crowdfunding bill

Computer board Legislation to permit crowdfunding in North Carolina is on its way to Gov. Pat McCrory.

7:48 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock 10 investors help Advanced Animal Diagnostics raise $3.5M

The Advanced Animal Diagnostics QScout Farm Lab, a new on-farm diagnostic system It took a while, but Durham animal science startup Advanced Animal Diagnostics has closed on a new round of financing.

6:52 a.m. yesterday

Charlotte startup SkillPop bringing pop-up skills classes to Triangle

SkillPop SkillPop, a year-old startup in Charlotte that offers a variety of "pop-up" classes to teach a variety of skills, is expanding to the Triangle.

Updated 6:35 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Lenovo broadens Red Hat embrace + Whitehurst keynote, news at Red Hat Summit

Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer and a top provider of servers for data centers which operates one of its two executive headquarters in Morrisville, is deepening its relationship with Raleigh-based Red Hat, the global open source Linux developer. Plus, get the latest news from the Red Hat Summit and watch Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst's keynote speech where he stresses the importance of open source.

6:22 a.m. yesterday

IBM, GSK at Biden cancer summit; Mars booster fires (video); Zuck's wall; hepatitis C pill

In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: IBM's Watson to tackle cancer and GSK to speed up drug development; NASA fires a Mars booster (see video, photos); Mark Zuckerberg's new wall angers neighbors in Hawaii; and the FDA approves a pill to treat hepatitis C.

Updated 5:52 a.m. yesterday

Google's new tool shows how much it knows about you

A "My Activity" tool from Google "reaffirms Google knows basically everything about you," says website Android Police. Google says the site is designed to give users more control over their Internet accounts.

A sample of Google My Activity A sample of Google My Activity

9:43 a.m. Tuesday

Mayne Pharma, which has big plant in Greenville, pays $652M for 37 drugs

Generic drug manufacturer Mayne Pharma, which operates a huge production plant in Greenville, is adding 37 approved drugs and rights to five more under development in a $652 million deal with Teva Pharmaceutical and Allergan.

Mayne Pharma starts constuctuion on Greenville facility. Mayne Pharma starts constuctuion on Greenville facility.

Updated 9:27 a.m. Tuesday

'Sales acceleration' software startup ZynBit lands $500K

Zynbit.com, an RTP startup that emerged just a year ago at the CED venture capital conference, is gearing up for growth with $500,000 in new financing. In an extensive Q&A, CEO and co-founder Phil Dixon tells the ZynBit story, which includes the meaning of its name.

ZynBit touts its acceleration software ZynBit touts its acceleration software

7:42 a.m. Tuesday

Wake Tech lands $3.9M grant to train 450 for cybersecurity jobs

Wake Tech Wake Tech, along with support from Wake County Economic Development and the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, plan to launch a program for "at least" 450 people to train for jobs in cybersecurity after winning a $3.9 million federal grant.

7:22 a.m. Tuesday

Brexit fallout: Britain's exit could make Europe less friendly to US tech, VCs

Belgium Britain EU U.S. technology-focused businesses could face tougher regulations following Britain's decision to withdraw from the European Union, and some might have to leave London to attract the best employees. The deal also could affect the venture capital industry and funding for startups.

6:57 a.m. Tuesday

Crowdfunding bill 'down to the 2 yard line;' bitcoin bill advances

Crowdfunding  North Carolina's General Assembly is on the verge of sending a crowdfunding bill to Gov. Pat McCrory. Plus: a bill addressing virtual currency is moving forward.

Updated 2:19 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Enemies no more: Red Hat, Microsoft embrace at Hatters' summit

The years of bitter acrimony between Red Hat and Microsoft are formally over, believe it or not. At the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco on Monday, the two tech rivals unveiled Microsoft products that include Red Hat Linux support. And later this week Microsoft will demo how its SQL Server will run Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Hatters even renamed a developers' blog "http://redhatloves.net"

Updated 2:18 p.m. Monday

CRO Veristat to open Triangle office, is already hiring

New jobs     Veristat, a contract research organization that works with life science companies, plans to open an office in the Triangle area later this year. Some positions are already being filled.

12:51 p.m. Monday

Browse free or die library project; Tesla-SolarCity hurdles; drones to rescue; China paid search demand

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Libraries fight for Internet freedom (see video); conflicts hinder Tesla-SolarCity deal; drones tested for rescue missions; China demands paid search information after man's death.

Updated 10:34 a.m. Monday

World Economic Forum honors Raleigh drone startup PrecisionHawk

PrecisionHawk, a drone technology startup based in Raleigh, is one of 30 companies named Technology Pioneers for 2016 by the World Economic Forum.

10:30 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Lenovo adding 'sense of touch' to mobile devices

Lenovo, looking to give a boost to lagging smartphone sales, is adding haptic, or sense of touch, technology to smartphones and tablets. Plus: What haptic technology is/provides and watch a video demo.


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