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Updated September 23

Fingerprint sign-in: Lenovo adding biometric sensors to Yogas, desktops

Sign in to your desktop or tablet with a fingerprint and then be able to make secure payments? Yes, says Lenovo, which is working with several industry partners, including PayPal and Intel, to bring biometric security sensors to its Yoga convertible devices as well as desktop PCs. The move comes as a new report finds the global embrace of biometric security is growing stronger.

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Updated September 22

Red Hat surges 6.4%; big deals help beat Street expectations

Red Hat Shares in Raleigh-based Red Hat climbed 6 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday after the open source giant beat Wall Street expectations for revenue and earnings. CEO Jim Whitehurst says big deals help drive growth.

Tags: Red Hat, Linux
Updated September 22

Premium Lock Art of the BIG deal: Red Hat goes 23 for 25 in renewing $1M-plus contracts

Maybe Red Hat executives should consider writing "The Art of the BIG Deal" as Red Hat drives more "wallet share" from clients. CEO Jim Whitehurst on Wednesday cited a series of big deals as key drivers in the Hatters' quarterly Street beat. And CFO Frank Calderoni spells out the big-deal details.

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Tags: Red Hat
September 21

Premium Lock Lenovo: We're not to blame for Linux install woes

The penguin is the symbol for Linux  The penguins are marching against Lenovo, and the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is trying to calm a controversy on the net among Linux users. The company insists it is not intentionally blocking Linux installations on some new PCs.

Updated September 20

Premium Lock IBM, Red Hat join forces to drive hybrid cloud solutions

Big Blue and the Hatters are teaming up to drive more cloud computing solutions that utilize Red Hat products and IBM Power System servers. IBM already has been identified as a global leader in so-called hybrid cloud services - and that's the focus of the Red Hat-IBM deal.

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Updated September 20

Premium Lock LabCorp names former Quintiles exec to lead Covance

John Ratliff, who resigned as president of Quintiles for "personal reasons" in 2013, is taking over as CEO of Covance Drug Development, which is now owned by LabCorp.

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Updated September 20

GSK names Emma Walmsley to replace Andrew Witty as CEO

GlaxoSmithKline picks Emma Walmsley, a female executive of its management team, to replace CEO Andrew Witty when he retires early next year. Plus: Read her bio, watch video about the news.

September 19

LabCorp donates building to Burlington's Impact Alliance

LabCorp Impact Alamance will use the building to create collaborative working and meeting space with non-profit organizations.

September 19

70 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.

September 19

70 headlines not to be missed: WTW's week in review. part 1

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.

September 16

Premium Lock Cree unveils new LED bulb lineup, lands additional patent

Cree is rolling out a revamped lineup of new LED light bulbs - 25 in all. The new products generated some glowing headlines. The Durham firm also has secured a patent for a new LED light.

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Updated September 16

Red Hat-Citrix-HQ Raleigh Innovators Program picks 10 early-stage startups

The lineup includes Raleigh startup Malartu Funds, two Red Hat teams, three from Citrix, and four other firms. Three of those four are Triangle based. Each receives a $10,000 grant, mentorship, and possible future investment.

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September 15

Red Hat expanding in Boston with new office, new jobs

Red Hat           Open source giant Red Hat is opening a new office in Boston and will be adding new jobs there, the company said Thursday.

September 12

PRA Health Sciences to add up to 300 employees in Takeda partnership

PRA Health Sciences PRA Health Sciences will add as many as 300 employees to its current 12,000 through a partnership with Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.

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