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8:34 a.m. yesterday

Restaurants love Triangle startup Stealz, but will customers?

The founders of social media engagement app Stealz came together to start a nonprofit organization to help school systems raise more money. In the process, they met owners of restaurants, bars and venues and learned of a key problem in marketing and growing their businesses. They didn't have the time, or the content, to take advantage of social media. Stealz helps. But is Stealz a steal for users? ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman takes an inside look at the company, its growth and its challenges.

The founding team of Stealz The founding team of Stealz

7:53 a.m. yesterday

eBay splitting off PayPal as separate company

EBay Almost a year after billionaire Carl Icahn opened a proxy fight pushing for the spinoff of PayPal, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe said Tuesday that, "The industry landscape is changing, and each business faces different competitive opportunities and challenges."

Updated September 18

Premium Lock Follow the data: NC startups showcase tech targeting charities to banks

Trying to sell a B2B company your product? KnowledgeTree has a solution for that. Have multiple email and social media accounts that are hard to keep track of? AnyCloud has an app for that. Want to target your online advertising more effectively? Adzerk has tools to help. These companies and more showcased their technology at the CED Tech Venture Conference on Wednesday. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story. Plus, be sure to check out the photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED Tech Venture panel: Mobile, platforms and data CED Tech Venture panel: Mobile, platforms and data

Updated September 18

Premium Lock NC startups showcase tech to cash in on 'Internet of Things'

The next wave in healthcare is here. And Triangle firms are cashing in. From sensors loaded in earbuds to monitor your health to technology designed to ease the burdens of transcriptions on doctors to helping ailing people better control their homes - all were showcased at the CED's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story. And check out the photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED Tech Venture panel: Digital health CED Tech Venture panel: Digital health

Updated September 17

Exclusive: CED conference again rules trend in Triangle tweets

Trending in the Triangle Jim Goodnight said what? New at Republic Wireless, IBM paycuts, and more:Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated September 16

Exclusive: CED venture tweets top 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 Tuesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

September 15

AvidXchange to add 603 tech jobs in Charlotte

Information Technology    AvidXchange, a fast-growing provider of automated payment processes, plans to more than double the size of its work force, the company says. Gov. Pat McCrory announced the news and a state tax incentive worth more than $7.5 million if all the jobs promised are created.

September 15

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Apple Pay, the company's new digital payment system announced last week that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards, will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch and is backed by a host of big retailers and major banks.

Apple Mobile Payments Apple Mobile Payments

September 10

Review: Apple Watch, new phones look to be another winner

Anick Jesdanun, technology writer for The Associated Press, is impressed by the variety of Apple's new products and mobile payment service announced Tuesday.

September 10

Premium Lock Apple hits home runs with new iPhone, smartwatch, mobile payments

Analysis: New iPhones and the Apple Watch highlight Apple's ability to use design and innovation to establish leadership, writes Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research.

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones  Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones

September 9

Amazon posts job openings for first N.C. distribution center

Amazon.com    Amazon is apparently planning to open a distribution center in Concord, N.C., based on job openings posted on its corporate website. The company has yet to confirm a decision, but media reports says a deal is near.

Updated September 9

Amazon slashes prices on Fire smartphone to as low as 99 cents

Amazon's new smartphone Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a two-year contract with AT&T. That's down from $199.

Updated September 9

Tweet and buy: Twitter tests shopping service

Twitter      After clicking the "Buy" button, users are asked to enter their address and credit card information. The order is then sent to the merchant for delivery. The company said in a blog post that users' personal information will be encrypted and saved on Twitter so that they can buy things again without re-entering their information.

September 5

Premium Lock Marketing tech firm Netsertive raises $10M, gears for growth

Netsertive, a member of the Inc. 5000 for the second consecutive year, is leveraging its growth into new funding with $7 million in a credit facility from Square 1 Bank and $3 million from investors.

How Netsertive works How Netsertive works

September 5

Two Bitcoin operators plead guilty in Silk Road case

Bitcoin exec pleads guilty  The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges, admitting that they enabled the digital currency to be funneled to the black market website Silk Road.

Updated September 5

FTC: Google to repay $19M in charges for kids' app purchases

FTC The government says Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.

Updated September 4

RTI study: Facebook's data center delivers huge impact to NC

Facebook's massive data center in western N.C. hasn't delivered thousands of jobs on site, but it has provided a substantial boost to the state's economy of $680 million. Some 4,700 jobs were created. So says RTI International in a new report.

Facebook's Building 1 in Western NC Facebook's Building 1 in Western NC

September 3

Ask ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo: Evaluating your big idea

ExitEvent In part two of a post written for ExitEvent, ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo talks about how to turn ideas into companies.

September 2

Premium Lock Will over-reaching regulations stifle Bitcoin development?

North Carolina is taking a thus-far moderate and unique approach to regulating virtual currencies in the state. Some in the Bitcoin industry fear that over-reaching regulations could stifle Bitcoin innovation and economic development opportunities.

Bitcoins    Bitcoins

Updated August 28

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor commits to new 136,000 square foot HQ in Morrisville

ChannelAdvisor's new logo ChannelAdvisor keeps expanding its global footprint to provide ecommerce services. Now it's expanding at home, signing a contract for a new headquarters in Morrisville to the tune of $3.2M a year.

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