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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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October 16

Facebook launches tool for use during disasters

Facebook  The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries.

October 15

Baby benefit: Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Women in business Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. The move comes amid stiff competition for skilled engineers, and as many of the biggest firms try to diversify their male-dominated ranks to include and appeal to more women.

October 14

Entegrion lands $7.8M from DoD; Zuckerbergs donate $25M for Ebola fight; Bioventus acquires product line; Yelp fights extortion claims

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: Entegrion lands $7.8 million Department of Defense contract for platelet development; Zuckerbergs donate to fight Ebola; Bioventus acquires a product line; Yelp fights extortion claims.

Updated October 13

Connect with WRAL TechWire on LinkedIn, social media

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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Updated October 8

Lenovo class-action suit; new GSK probe; AT&T data breach; Salix drug wins OK; Facebook's anonymous app; Lenovo-NEC deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog wrapping up the latest technology and life science news: Lenovo settles a class-action suit over Wi-Fi; GSK faces another bribery investigation; AT&T data breach; FDA OKs Salix colitis treatment; Facebook is developing an app for anonymous posts; and Lenovo extends its partnership with NEC.

Updated October 6

Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase which is now worth $21.8B

Facebook  Facebook has closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp in a deal that is now worth $21.8 billion, up from the original $19 billion deal struck, thanks in part to the social network giant's rising stock price since February.

Updated October 6

Sprint layoffs; INC's new exec; FCC fines Marriott for Wi-Fi jamming; Red Hat's petabyte upgrade; Facebook's research changes; EU Oks WhatsApp deal

Bulldog In today's wrapup of tech and life science news: Sprint is cutting jobs; INC Research adds new exec; Marriott fined $600,000 for Wi-Fi jamming; Red Hat scales up enterprise services; Facebook tightens research guidelines; and the EU OKs $19 billion Facebook-WhatsApp deal.

October 6

Like us? You can connect with WRAL TechWire via social media

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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October 2

Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

While standing by its real names policy on Wednesday, Facebook says "we see through this event that there's lots of room for improvement in the reporting and enforcement mechanisms, tools for understanding who's real and who's not, and the customer service for anyone who's affected."

Drag queens vs. Facebook  Drag queens vs. Facebook

September 29

Latest news on Cisco Intercloud, Windows 9, Ello goes viral, Yahoo! Directory and Healthy Selfies

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Cisco Intercloud partner ecosystem expanded with $1 billion in new financing; Microsoft offers first look at new Windows this week; Anti-Facebook social network Ello goes viral; Yahoo! Directory is shutting down this year; and what can doctors can learn from our Selfies?

September 22

Premium Lock Connect with, follow WRAL TechWire through social media

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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September 8

Premium Lock Follow WRAL TechWire through social media, 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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Updated September 4

Premium Lock 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.

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Updated September 3

Premium Lock If celebrity data can get hacked, how do you protect yours?

Cybersecurity  The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. So how can you protect your own data?

Updated September 3

Premium Lock Celebrity photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

Whether famous or seemingly anonymous, people from all walks of life put all sorts of things online or into cloud-based storage systems, from vital financial information to the occasional nude photo. Periodic cases of hacking fuel outrage, but there's no retreat from digital engagement or any imminent promise of guaranteed privacy.

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September 2

Premium Lock Connect with us via social media; don't forget twice-daily email newsletter

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 26

Premium Lock Survey: Most social media users steer clear of hot-button issues

People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 12

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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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