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Premium Lock Syngenta faces dozens of lawsuits over genetically modified seed

Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion.

Growing corn at Syngenta's new lab Growing corn at Syngenta's new lab

November 18

Premium Lock Just call North Carolina 'the Mecca, the hub for agbio'

Agbio As NC State prepares to host the AGBIO Summit, the dean of the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences says the event will help showcase North Carolina as the "Mecca, the hub for agio." The theme of the event: Feeding a world of 9 billion people in 2050. And action is required, reports WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer.

November 17

Premium Lock Huge solar plant in California desert doesn't hit power targets

Solar energy    The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected.

November 17

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Monday: Immigration, Raleigh, startups, #GEW and broadband 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 Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

November 17

Premium Lock Immigration reform may finally have a chance in U.S.

Immigration Analysis: It's time for the political quagmire and stalemate to give way to compromise and good governance. Immigration reform surely cannot wait. President Obama should turn his party's Senate defeat into a victory for America, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.

Updated November 17

Premium Lock A resurgence in core business fuels Cisco's return to revenue growth

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Analysis: While the service provider and emerging market headwinds will persist for the next several quarters, TBR expects Cisco's revenue growth to accelerate in 4Q14, reaching midsingle digits due to momentum in Switching and continued growth in key segments such as Services, Security and Data Center.

Updated November 17

Premium Lock Review: Apple's new iOS 8 provides a smarter type

With the free upgrade, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome or infuriating as it did before, when a rather dim-witted "auto-correct" system would slip in words that made people look illiterate or, even worse, inappropriate.

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Updated November 17

Premium Lock Appia's CEO plans to 'stay engaged' as $100M deal unfolds

Appia  Don't look for Jud Bowman, founder and CEO of Appia, to step away from his post or from a spot on the board of Mandalay Digital any time soon. Bowman shares with WRAL TechWire his plans and thoughts about the $100 million deal that will make the Durham startup part of Mandalay Digital.

November 17

Premium Lock Bringing competitive spirit to coast leads to White House invite

Jim Roberts, executive director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Wilmington, earns a visit to the White House through the CIE's winning of a $50,000 grant from the Small Business Association. And last week he traveled to Washington for an awards ceremony. Roberts blogs about his trip and UNCW's aggressive efforts to build an entrepreneurial cluster on North Carolina's coast.

Winners visit the White House Winners visit the White House

November 17

Premium Lock Verizon keeps its 'super cookies' to track smartphones

Verizon  Verizon Wireless, the country's largest mobile firm, said Friday it still uses this type of tracking, known as "super cookies." Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis said business and government customers don't have the code inserted. There has been no evidence that Sprint and T-Mobile have used such codes.

November 17

Premium Lock FCC's rural broadband experiments draw national attention

The Broadband Report      The Broadband Report: The FCC's experiment on exploring how to expand robust broadband in rural America in the most cost-effective way has attracted nearly $885 million worth of projects across the country.

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