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Premium Lock Snapchat closes $537M round; GOP opposes FCC plan; GIFs on Facebook

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of tech news: Snapchat closes $537M funding; GOP opposes FCC plan to subsidize Internet access for the poor; French server firm picks Chapel Hill for HQ; Google+changing but not dead yet; gifs on Facebook; Amazon same-day delivery.

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Premium Lock Google I/O event: shows Android M, revamped photo app, developer tools

Google                 Google unveiled its new mobile operating system, Android M at its I/O developer conference Thursday, along with a new photo app already garnering praise and updates to Android Wear.

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Premium Lock Lenovo Tech World introduces new products, vision for a connected world

Lenovo Smartcast laser projector for smartphones Lenovo announced several new products, including a smartwatch with two screens, a smartphone with a built-in laser projector, and a personal digital assistant for Windows 10 PCs at Lenovo Tech World. It also demonstrated "breakthrough" product concepts intended to change the way people interact with technology.

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Premium Lock Cenduit hiring for RTP business intelligence division

Cenduit Cenduit, a joint venture between Quintiles and Thermo Fisher Scientific, says it is hiring for new positions at its new Research Triangle Park Business Intelligence Division.

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Premium Lock New CFO at SciQuest, FDA approves Valeant drug, Winston-Salem Improv event

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech news: SciQuest names new CFO; SimliVity adds Raleigh support center; FDA approves drug from Salix buyer Valeant; Chromebook sales to increase; Winston-Salem holding improv event.

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Premium Lock Cisco's Padmasree Warrior to keynote CED 2015 Tech Venture Conference

Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Systems chief technology and strategy officer, will keynote the 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference slated for September 15-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration for the event is now open.

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Premium Lock Sequenom expanding Morrisville lab

 Sequenom A genetic testing laboratory recruited to the state in 2011 with help from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is about to expand. The Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, a $19 million Morrisville laboratory opened in 2012, will be taking over operations of a sister lab that the company is closing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Premium Lock Startup activity rose, but still tepid, Kauffman index shows

Startups   Reversing a downward cycle that began in 2010, U.S. startup activity climbed last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Foundation Index: Startup Activity.

May 28

Premium Lock Apple, Facebook, Google urge NC legislators not to freeze its renewable energy standard

Energy in N.C.  Apple, Facebook, and Google, which all own data centers that consume considerable quantities of energy in North Carolina, have asked state legislators not to freeze the state's renewable energy standard.

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Premium Lock Allscripts will move Raleigh operations to new office tower

Allscripts Healthcare technology firm Allscripts will relocate from North Raleigh to a 12-story office tower in the Park District at North Hills adjacent to I-440 and near Midtown Park when it is completed in about two years.

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Premium Lock Online video will consume 80 percent of Internet use in five years

 In five years, online video will consume 80 percent of the global Internet use and rise even higher, to 85 percent in the U.S. So says Cisco's annual study of the future of Web published Wednesday.

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