June 22

Premium Lock Unleash the drones - but not for commercial deliveries + A look at the rules

Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology. Plus: A look at the rules.

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Premium Lock New NCSU-led hub to focus on worker skills, tech adoption costs

A new federally backed high-tech hub to be hosted at N.C. State will have a mission of addressing worker skills as well as adoption costs for new technology. The Obama Administration named NCSU as the host of a southeast hub for the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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June 22

Premium Lock Longer Twitter videos; 72 new emojis; Tesla wants SolarCity; beeping NFL footballs

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter to allow longer videos; a host of new emojis; Tesla wants to buy SunCity; and NFL tries beeping footballs to cut down on fumbles.

June 21

Premium Lock Senate sends crowdfunding bill to House in 'significant step'

Crowdfunding  The North Carolina Senate on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would permit crowdfunding in North Carolina. Startup investor and crowdfunding advocate Mark Easley says the vote is a "significant step forward."

June 21

Premium Lock Quintiles launches accelerator for healthcare apps development

Quintiles aims to speed up development for apps to boost healthcare with a new "Solution Design Studio." The accelerator's team will work with Quintiles clients in a variety of initiatives such as virtual reality and wearables.

June 21

Premium Lock Startup Fokus Labs raises $300,000 to commercialize wearable tech

FokusLabs plans to take its wristband technology designed to help wearers stay on task after raising $300,000 in seed capital from two Triangle investors.

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June 20

Premium Lock Lenovo launches startup incubator - but it's in Hong Kong

Lenovo   Lenovo, which recently announced a big funding initiative to start and to develop new companies, is launching an accelerator program. Unfortunately for the Triangle and North Carolina, the first program is based in Hong Kong.

June 20

Premium Lock NCSU researchers' new technique improves accuracy of computer vision technologies

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that improves the ability of computer vision technologies to better identify and separate objects in an image, a process called segmentation.

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June 20

Premium Lock Industry group hails new solar manufacturing jobs

Solar energy      An India-based company's decision to build a solar panel manufacturing facility in Halifax is good news for North Carolina's clean industry sector, says the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

June 20

Premium Lock NC State lands federal smart manufacturing hub

N.C. State will serve as the southeast hub for a new $140 million-plus Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute being announced today by President Obama.

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