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Get the pulse. Connect with WRAL TechWire on LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. 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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August 12

Is Facebook's Messenger app a privacy threat? Not really

Facebook's Nearby Friends   Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. In truth, Facebook Messenger isn't any more invasive than Facebook's main app --or other similar applications.

August 11

Another way for us to connect: WRAL TechWire at LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. 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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July 28

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Economic growth Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters.

Updated July 24

Facebook investors like this news: Profits send stock toward new record

Earnings   Facebook on Wednesday reported profit that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The company's shares climbed nearly 4 percent in extended trading after the results came out, signaling that they could hit a record high when the stock market opens on Thursday. Investors who bought -- and held on to -- Facebook stock during the company's initial public offering two years ago are now close to doubling their money.

Tags: Facebook
Updated July 21

Premium Lock Facebook enters Wi-Fi space in Rutherford County Schools

The Broadband Report     The Broadband Report: The Town of Forest City, Rutherford County Schools, PANGAEA Internet, and Facebook are launching a pilot program to bring free Wi-Fi to local students.

July 21

Premium Lock Latest news on wearable medical devices, wireless growing pains, Facebook and muni broadband

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Wear your medicine; Wireless operators' growing pains; Facebook says if you like it, buy it; and Mr. Wheeler, tear down these walls.

July 7

Premium Lock Journal that published Facebook study expresses 'concern'

Facebook In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the decision to manipulate the content appearing on the Facebook pages of about 700,000 people without their prior consent may have violated some principles of academic research.

July 7

Premium Lock Let's connect: Check out WRAL TechWire on LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. 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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July 3

Premium Lock Facebook's COO apologizes for psychological experiment

Facebook Researchers manipulated the news feeds of about 700,000 randomly selected users to study the impact of "emotional contagion," or how emotional states are transferred to others. The U.K. government is investigating the incident.

July 2

Premium Lock U.K. government investigating Facebook over psych experiment

Facebook The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said in a statement Wednesday that it wants to learn more about the circumstances of the experiment carried out by two U.S. universities and the social network. The researchers manipulated the news feeds of about 700,000 randomly selected users to study the impact of "emotional contagion," or how emotional states are transferred to others.

July 1

Premium Lock Google loses at Supreme Court; Facebook's FbStart picks 500 apps developers; Google shutting Orkut; Red Hat's OpenStack addition; parking app won't shut down

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's Street View loses at Supreme Court; Facebook kicks off FbStart for apps developers; Google shutting down first social network effort; Red Hat to offer OpenStack certification; and a parking app in San Francisco won't obey order to shut down.

Updated June 30

Premium Lock 'To Facebook, we are all lab rats' - are you outraged?

All of you Facebook and social media users who can't wait to share your story as well as your "likes" and 'tweets" had best read a New York Times story about how Facebook manipulated news feeds as part of an experiment. So you think you can trust any of these social tools? Don't be naive.

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Updated June 24

Premium Lock AT&T-DirecTV merger; Bell and Howell spinoff; IBM analytics at Wimbledon; Facebook vs. Cisco; parking app blocked;

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog wrapup of technology news: AT&T goes to Congress to pitch DirecTV deal; Triangle firm Bell and Howell spins off a software operation; IBM analyzes Wimbledon; Facebook switch a threat to Cisco?; San Francisco says "no" to parking space app.

Updated June 19

Premium Lock Supreme Court tosses out software patents in closely watched case

Supreme Court The Supreme Court has tossed out an Australian company's patents for business software in a closely watched case that offers new guidance on the standards for awarding patents. Red Hat was among the firms filing briefs against the patents.

Updated June 11

Premium Lock Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

This year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.

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Updated June 4

Premium Lock Customized snaps: Instagram offers new photo editing tools tools

"When you go to select a filter, you'll now see a new wrench icon," Instagram says. "Tap it and you'll find a tray of photo editing tools ready for you to explore. You can also now adjust how much of a filter you apply to a photo by double tapping the filter icon."

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May 30

Premium Lock Facebook's Zuckerberg, wife give $120M to California schools

The Zuckerbergs "Education is incredibly expensive and this is a drop in the bucket. What we are trying to do is catalyze change by exploring and promoting the development of new interventions and new models," Priscilla Chan said in an interview.

Tags: Facebook
Updated May 26

Premium Lock Google this: Search giant surpasses Apple as top brand; IBM 3rd

Google's continuing embrace of new technology, such as Google Glass wearable computing devices, vaults the Internet giant past Apple in annual 'Top 100' brands report. And Google is't stopping there. It reportedly has a 3D tablet in the works. Meanwhile, 'Share of Life' firms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tencent cash in, too, on bringing more value.

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May 22

Premium Lock Facebook's dinosaur is no joke - It's part of new privacy tools

Facebook's blue dinosaur is part of privacy update Attention, Facebook users, new and veterans: That blue cartoon dinosaur showing up is serious business. It's part of Facebook;s latest efforts to convince users to check their privacy settings.

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