July 2

Premium Lock Google apologizes for app tagging black people as 'gorillas'

Google                 Internet giant Google issued two apologies on Thursday after reports that a photo app identified some black people as "gorillas." Also Thursday, a Google subsidiary apologized for a role-playing game that included Nazi concentration camps.

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Premium Lock Quintiles, Quest formally launch new clinical lab, drug testing company

Q2 Solutions, or "Q Squared Solutions," is formally launching today as a new clinical trials laboratory company owned by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics. The new venture is led by a former Quintiles executive. The new company kicks off with 2,000 employees.

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Updated July 2

Premium Lock NC Senate is moving bill to regulate ride-sharing services

The Senate Transportation Committee has passed a bill that would require ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to carry insurance and run background checks on drivers.

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Updated July 2

Premium Lock HP moves ahead with plan to split; enterprise group leader quits

HP Hewlett-Packard is moving ahead with plans to split into two companies with CEO Meg Whitman to lead the new venture focused on enterprise software and services. The previous head of the HP hardware group, meanwhile, quit.

July 2

Premium Lock Apple Watch forecast cut; robot kills worker; IBM's $1.5B chip deal closes; GSK vaccine, narcolepsy linked; AT&T-DirecTV deal nears OK

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: An analyst says Apple Watch sales are slowing and he cuts forecast; a robot kills a worker in Germany; IBM closes on its $1.5 billion deal to dump its chip business; a GSK drug is linked to narcolepsy outbreak by study; and AT&T reportedly wins Justice Department OK for its DirecTV deal.

July 1

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: OpenDNS deal part of growing, aggressive security play

Cisco's headquarters      Tuesday's news that networking giant Cisco is acquiring security firm OpenDNS for a whopping $665 million is the latest reflection of the strategic play it is making in security, writes Technology Business Research's Jane Wright.

July 1

Premium Lock Tech review: Gadgets for the beach and getting you there

‚ÄčIf you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets for reading, charging batteries - and the best ways to get there.

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Updated July 1

Premium Lock The Startup Factory takes its first step toward going statewide

Chris Heivly and Dave Neal are taking the first step in expanding The Startup Factory accelerator across North Carolina with a "boot camp" in Winston-Salem. In a Q&A with WTW, Heivly talks about the expanded mission and how TSF hopes to make money. Plus, he says, TSF is not taking its eyes off the ball of its primary mission.

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July 1

Premium Lock CED re-elects ChannelAdvisor exec as chair, names other new officers, board members

Council for Entrepreneurial Development David Spitz, who recently was promoted to CEO at ChannelAdvisor, will remain the chair of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development board, but some new faces join the CED leadership and the chair-elect is also picked.

July 1

Premium Lock From Charleston: How to move forward after tragedy with entrepreneurs' help

DIG South Stanfield "Sunny" Gray, one of the creators of the DIG South organization in Charleston, is seeking the help of startups to "build a better future" in the wake of the recent massacre at Mother Emanuel. In a letter, he spells out his hopes for turning tragedy into good.

Updated July 1

Premium Lock Zuckerberg backs AI; Dubai's 3-D printed building; fuel cell boost in Japan; your face on espresso; frothy beer at home

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Mark Zuckerberg backs AI investments; Dubai is 3-D printing a building; automakers boost fuel cells in Japan; your face on an espresso as you fly; and frothy beer made at home.

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