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Premium Lock Raleigh-Cary No. 2 on Forbes' best list for your professionals

Forbes Forbes ranks the Raleigh-Cary metro area as the second best city for young professionals for a second time. In a new report out Monday, the capital city metropolitan statistical area ranks behind Des Moines, Iowa, just as it did on the first list three years ago.

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Premium Lock 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' conference tickets now on sale

Fiber optic network            Tickets to WRAL TechWire's half-day conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" are now available. WRAL TechWire Insider subscribers can attend free of charge but must register online for a ticket. The cost for non-subscribers is $49, and with that fee you receive a one-year Insider membership.

August 18

Premium Lock ExitEvent News: REEDS Jewelers: Bitcoin is our competitive advantage

ExitEvent Executives at Wilmington-based REEDS Jewelers provide a handful of examples as to why in June it became the first fine jeweler in the country to accept Bitcoin as payment in this story as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

Updated August 18

Premium Lock Report: Broadband surpasses TV subscribers for first time

The Broadband Report: The number of broadband subscribers at top pay TV firms has surpassed the number of pay TV subscribers for the first time in history, according to data from Leichtman Research Group.

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August 18

Premium Lock Investor, telecom exec Vanderwoude joins lineup for 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' conference

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event Veteran telecom executive and angel investor Steve Vanderwoude is the latest leader to join the speaker lineup for the upcoming "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference being put on by WRAL Tech Wire with SAS as the host partner.

Updated August 18

Premium Lock IBM cuts in Korea; Google's latest buy; Microsoft touts Explorer - again; LinkedIn's new move; Apple storage in China; Xbox update

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Officials say IBM is restructuring in Korea; Google buys image analysis startup Jetpac; Microsoft urges web users for second chance to Internet Explorer; What LinkedIn's marketing prospects look like after its Bizo buy; Apple to start storing user data in China; Xbox One announces major software update for September.

August 18

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Part 1, inside Silicon Valley's boys club

Vivek Wadhwa A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. That was until I moved to Silicon Valley and started noticing the gender composition of technology companies.

August 18

Premium Lock Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants

Ebola virus    It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants. Medicago has a new production facility in Research Triangle Park. Once approved by federal authorities, it's expected to be able to make 30 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine a year, or 120 million vaccine doses to fight a major outbreak of "pandemic" flu if the government requests it.

August 18

Premium Lock Your 52 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock New life for crowdfunding bill: House will review Monday

NC JOBS Act   Well, crowdfunding in North Carolina isn't dead after all. The House late Friday afternoon voted to review a bill on Monday that includes the NC JOBS act, reports WRAL's Mark Binker.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock U.S. government clears $2.3B Lenovo-IBM server deal

Lenovo and IBM issue statements confirming that the U.S. government has approved the company's $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's x86 server business. The OK is a big step toward making 2,000 IBMers in RTP employees of Lenovo.

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