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Updated 8:39 a.m. today

Quintiles CEO to take vice chair role in Q-IMS Health merger

Tom Pike  IMS Health Holdings will own a majority of shares if and when a proposed merger with Quintiles wins regulatory approval. And that ownership is shown in the lineup of the proposed executive lineup for a new company as Quintiles CEO Tom Pike takes on a lesser role.

8:37 a.m. today

Premium Lock Quintiles' COO, 2 board members to leave as Q, IMS Health merge

Kevin Gordon The $17 billion merger between Quintiles and IMS Health means more than a new title and responsibilities for Quintiles CEO Tom Pike. One of Quntiles' top executives will leave along with two board members if the deal wins regulatory approval.

6:07 a.m. today

59 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 2

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

6:04 a.m. today

59 headlines not to be missed: WTW's week in review

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one:

August 25

LabCorp acquisition of Sequenom passes regulatory review

LabCorp Laboratory Corporation of America's planned acquisition of Sequenom Inc. has cleared antitrust review.

August 25

SCYNEXIS stock gets bump from orphan drug designation

Scynexis Drug development company SCYNEXIS, Inc.said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to the its treatment for invasive Candida infections, including candidemia. SCYNEXIS stock got a bump up on the news.

August 23

Premium Lock Why the Lenovo licensing deal with Microsoft matters

Lenovo will load Microsoft's productivity apps -- including Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype -- on select Lenovo devices that use the Android operating system in a deal Fortune Magazine says matters.

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Updated August 23

Epic Games forums hacked again, 800,000 accounts affected

Epic Games More than 800,000 user names and email addresses were stolen from Epic Games forums. The company said most of the passwords are not easily read or crackable, however.

Updated August 22

Valeant shares get boost from management shuffle

Valeant    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, which acquired two Triangle companies last year, saw its stock jump more than 8 percent in mid-day trading Monday after announcing a chief financial officer shuffle.

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August 22

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Promising new products, technology can't hide current problems

Analysis: Prolonged revenue and profit declines in Lenovo's PC segment weigh on the company's long-term ambitions. Plus there are continuing challenges in its data center and smartphone businesses nearly two years after the acquisition of IBM's x86 server group and Google's Motorola Mobility. The tech giant is promising a wave of new products, but right now there are many issues to be addressed.

Updated August 22

56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 8. part two

August 22

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug.15-21 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15. part two

August 22

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 15-21 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15, part one of two.

Updated August 19

Premium Lock GSK is No. 1 on Fortune 'Change the World' list; Novozymes 9th, IBM 47th

Fortune GlaxoSmithKline takes home the honor as the top business on Fortune's annual "Change the World" list. Two other tech/biotech companies with a big North Carolina presence also are recognized: Novozymes and IBM.

Updated August 19

Lenovo expands RTP sales force as North America market grows

Lenovo is continuing to add a mix of full-time and contractor employees as it expands its sales force and call center operations to meet growing customer demand, says the company's top North America executive. Plus, Lenovo is remodeling part of a campus building "to offer all the things millennials love."

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August 19

Mayne Pharma's $50M GSK deal; UNC-CH opioid drug project; SAS targets heat, disease; RTI's $2M biofuels deal

Triangle headlines In today's wrapup of tech and life science headlines from around the Triangle region: Mayne Pharma spends $50 million to acquire some GSK dermatology assets; UNC-CH researchers help develop an opioid drug candidate from scratch; SAS works with an Arizona county to fight heat and disease; and RTI International lands a $2M-plus biofuels contract.

Updated August 18

Premium Lock Analyst: Lenovo's errors trigger plunging smartphone sales

Lenovo   Lenovo's smartphone business continues to bleed money with revenues down $110 million from a year ago. A big sore spot is China where Lenovo's shipments and market share have plunged. And an IDC analyst in Beijing says Lenovo's own errors have helped create the mess.

Updated August 18

Property sale helps Lenovo beat revenue, profit forecasts; phone sales plunge

Yang Yuanqing Leneovo boosts its net revenue 64 percent year-over-year even as revenue declined 6 percent, the world's top PC seller says. Cost cuts made over the past year help Lenovo overcome declining PC sales and a sharp drop in smartphone shipments. Plus, sale of a property adds to big one-time boost.

August 17

After one hedge fund buys, another reduces stake in BioCryst

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals A New York hedge fund cut its stake in a Durham-based pharmaceutical company by more than 4 million shares, or 25 percent, in the past week.

August 17

Premium Lock Meet Epic's Games latest heroes in Paragon (+ new video)

In the second part of an exclusive interview, John Gaudiosi talks with Epic Games' Steve Stuperville, creative director of Paragon, about its newest offering, from heroes to the latest technology driving the game. Plus, watch a new video trailer about the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game.

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