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Premium Lock GSK, Novartis wrap up $21B asset swap, form joint venture

Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis say they have formally closed on a deal valued at more than $21 billion to changes each company in dramatic fashion. Plus, they are moving ahead with a joint venture focusing on consumer healthcare.

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Premium Lock Q&A on Samsung's new mobile pay: Here's what's we know

ast fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones -- at least the ones it makes. Here's what we know about the new system.

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March 2

Premium Lock Samsung ditches plastic design, adds own mobile pay in new phone

‚ÄčSamsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

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March 2

Premium Lock Students@Work offers valuable experience for middle schoolers

The Broadband Report: More than 100 North Carolina businesses will be helping middle school students this week connect with what they are learning in the classroom with future career opportunities.

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March 2

Premium Lock WTW in review: Last week's 70 headlines (Part Two)

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.

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Premium Lock Making news? 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.

March 2

Premium Lock WTW to go: New mobile iPhone/iOS app 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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March 2

Premium Lock Like, follow, link to us: Connect with WTW across social media

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 12 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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February 28

Premium Lock Obama pitches privacy bill, but Democrats say it falls short

Internt and privacy don't mix ‚ÄčAmid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.

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Premium Lock FCC explains its 3-2 vote in favor of Wilson's broadband network

The FCC in a 3-2 vote on Thursday overrode North Carolina law, granting The City of Wilson to expand its Greenlight broadband service beyond the city's jurisdiction. Here's the ruling in full detail.

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Premium Lock FCC to NC on broadband law: 'That dog won't hunt'

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler dismissed criticism of taking action to override North Carolina law on municipal broadband networks: "As they say in North Carolina, that dog won't hunt." Thus, the City of Wilson gains the right to expand its fiber network. But the issue is far from settled. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is already fighting back. Plus: "This issue is headed for the courts," says a technology think-tank executive.

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