6:09 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Last week's 61 headlines (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

6:03 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Last week's 61 headlines (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

6:02 a.m. yesterday

Getting WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

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, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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6:01 a.m. yesterday

Have news to report? Have an opinion? Share it with WRAL TechWire

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.

6:00 a.m. yesterday

WTW across major social media: Like, follow, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 13 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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Updated May 1

AT&T, wireless trade groups ask FCC to 'stay' some broadband changes

FCC       AT&T and communications industry trade groups are asking the FCC to "stay" some of its recent decision to regulate Internet services. The "stay" request does not ask for a delay of fast lanes or throttling. But the providers are seeking relief from some of the ruling. Friday's request follows a lawsuit filed in April.

Updated May 1

Durham's Vascular Bio catches global BIO convention 'Buzz' honors

Cardiovascular Durham drug development company Vascular BioSciences (VBS) has hit the big-time, chosen as one of this year's two most highly innovative biotechnology companies.

May 1

Lenovo's CEO: 'The innovative decade and the path forward'

Lenovo is celebrating today the 10th anniversary of the deal through which it acquired IBM's Triangle-based PC business. In a blog, Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing recalls highlights of the past decade and looks to the future.

Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh

May 1

Premium Lock Inside SciQuest: On the hunt for more acquisitions, but ...

Stephen Wiehe SciQuest Chair and CEO Stephen Wiehe tells Wall Street analysts that the e-procurement and related services company is on the prowl for acquisitions. But what are the opportunities? Are there good buys? Plus: SciQuest hires its first chief marketing officer.

May 1

Premium Lock Inside Tesla's big home battery bet: Two 'main risks'

Analysis: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, unveiled the company's newest product, Powerwall, on Thursday night at a gala kickoff event. But the big batteries for homes carry risks for the company, says Monica Giulietti, of London's Warwick Business School.

Tesla Battery Power For Homes Tesla Battery Power For Homes

Updated May 1

Premium Lock Exclusive: Reveal CEO sees pitch to Steve Case as 'fuel on the fire'

Brian Handly, the veteran entrepreneur and CEO of recently renamed Reveal in Raleigh, will be making an in-person pitch to AOL founder Steve Case next week in Raleigh. Handly hopes to land $100,000 for the former StepLeader after its pivot in a new direction. Why make the pitch? Plus, Handly discusses more details about the pivot, financing and his team in the second part of WTW's Insider Q&A.

Brian Handly pitches Reveal at recent show Brian Handly pitches Reveal at recent show

May 1

Report: Downtown Raleigh rising as creative urban center

Downtown Raleigh One of the biggest changes outlined in the report by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance is that 1,800 housing units downtown will be completed this year. Developers say that's going to change the face of the city.

May 1

Moody's upgrades Quintiles; Tesla's home battery; Apple App Analytics; LinkedIn tumbles; Windows 10 open for Apple, Android apps

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science related news: The financial service Moody's upgrades Quintiles after Q moves to refinance debt; Tesla's new home battery product is unveiled; Apple is testing App Analytics; LinkedIn shares tumble; and Microsoft opens up new Windows to Apple, Android apps.

May 1

FDA approves expansion of GSK inhaler to fight asthma

GSK   ​GlaxoSmithKline has received U.S. approval to sell its once-a-day respiratory inhaler Breo Ellipta for a new use in asthma patients ages 18 and older.

Updated May 1

Premium Lock Exclusive: The pivot of startup StepLeader to Reveal

A new company (Reveal) built around the remains of an old (StepLeader) will be pitching AOL Founder Steve Case for a possible $100,000 investment next week. WRAL TechWire discusses the "pivot" that turned StepLeader into a new company with a new mission, $1 million in new funding - and it's looking for more.

Reveal Reveal

Updated April 30

Lenovo tablet, smartphone sales surge as it celebrates 10th anniversary of IBM PC deal

Yoga 3 Pro  Lenovo is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its IBM PC business sale this week across the Triangle. The company once known as Legend when launched in China has turned that deal into the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. But reports also show that Lenovo can celebrate growth in two other markets: Tablets and smartphones.

April 30

Apple, IBM, Japanese firm team up to improve elderly care

The IBM-Apple-Japan Post program will provide iPads with apps designed to help seniors manage day-to-day lives and keep in touch with family members. IBM will provide cloud services and help create apps to improve seniors' quality of life.

Apple IBM Aging Apple IBM Aging

April 30

Quintiles, Biogen, Martin Marietta, GSK, Pfizer, Merck crack InformationWeek elite list

InformationWeek's annual "Elite 100" corporate list for innovative technology includes several located in or have big operations around the Triangle as well as the City of Asheville.

The Elite 100 The Elite 100

Updated April 30

WTW biased toward Uber? Here's the real story

Uber So a WRAL TechWire follower on Facebook blasts us for coverage of Uber news this week that it has hired thousands of drivers and is looking to hire many more. Well, here's a response: Read WTW in depth before making unfounded claims of bias.

April 30

Readers weigh in on Uber: Anger, joy on both sides

Uber   Readers' comments to WRAL TechWire's report about Uber's growing success and hiring in North Carolina certainly ignited debate on both sides of the "shared economy" debate. Here's what they had to say.

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