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Updated 7:56 a.m. today

Lenovo unveils first US smartphone; 3D version coming Nov. 1

Lenovo is now selling its first Lenovo-branded smartphone in the U.S. and is preparing to launch the first augmented reality phone on Nov. 1, the company confirms. The new "Phab" devices are part of Lenovo's efforts to turn around its struggling phone business.

7:53 a.m. today

Premium Lock New report shows growing impact of genetics, data in fighting disease

Over the past two decades, an explosion in biomarker and genomic research has enabled the life science industry to develop 71 drugs that target cancer, according to a new report from the QuintilesIMS Institute. The development of personalized treatment based on genetic information is one example of data's growing importance to improving human health, the report says.

Fighting disease with genetics Fighting disease with genetics

6:30 a.m. today

Novo Nordisk shares plunge after drug giant slashes growth estimates

Novo Nordisk  Novo Nordisk, which operates a huge insulin manufacturing plant in Clayton, took a big hit in its share price Friday after lowering its growth forecast.

12:06 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Fujitsu's talks with Lenovo a sign of bold moves to modernize its portfolio

Fujitsu Analysis: The latest earnings report shows that Fujitsu's revenue remains in decline, as the vendor considers bold moves to modernize its portfolio. Its PC talks with Lenovo are among possible moves the tech giant is considering.

6:29 a.m. yesterday

Durham biotech Heat Biologics tackles Zika with new subsidiary

Mosquitos that carry Zika Durham-based Heat Biologics, a developer of immunotherapies that activate a patient's immune system to fight cancer, is stepping up efforts to address infectious diseases including the Zika virus.

Updated 6:14 a.m. yesterday

Lenovo, Fujitsu confirm talks about 'strategic cooperation' in PCs

Lenovo     Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer, could be growing a bit bigger by adding Japan-based Fujitsu's computer business. The talks come as Lenovo faces increasing competition in sales, especially from rival HP which nearly surpassed Lenovo in sales in the third quarter of this year. PC sales continue to shrink globally.

Updated 2:50 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Want a job at SAS? Here's what they are looking for

Looking for a job? Like to work at SAS which is No. 2 on the world's Great Place to Work list? SAS is hiring - and not just data scientists or engineers. SAS explains the qualities of people the Cary-based software firm is looking for. Plus, SAS offers some tips on how to get noticed. Be warned: The competition for jobs is fierce.

Fitness center at SAS Fitness center at SAS

Updated 1:31 p.m. Wednesday

SAS ranks No. 2 in global Great Place to Work list

Cary-based SAS is ranked No. 2 in the 2016 World's Best Multinational Workplaces list from the Great Place to Work institute. Rankings are based in large part on survey responses from employees.

Great Places to Work Great Places to Work

Updated 7:39 p.m. Monday

Time Warner Cable looking to fill 90 sales jobs in Triangle

Help wanted       Time Warner Cable is hosting a job fair on Wednesday and Thursday as it seeks to fill some 90 sales jobs in the Triangle.

10:23 a.m. Monday

Report: Pentagon warns against use of Lenovo gear, citing cybersecurity, China

Lenovo     A recent report from the Pentagon's "intelligence directorate" warns against Defense Department use of Lenovo gear, citing cybersecurity concerns. That's according to a story today in the Washington Free Beacon by author and intelligence expert Bill Gertz. A N.C. Congressman says he is concerned about the report.

8:13 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Got a cough? GSK adding IBM's Watson to help you find answers

IBM Watson avatar    As WRAL TechWire has reported extensively over the past few months, IBM keeps adding to the capabilities of its Watson supercomputer services. Now, drug giant GSK is incorporating Watson interactive artificial intelligence into an advertising campaign for its cough and cold advertising.

6:56 a.m. Monday

GSK seeks US approval for blockbuster shingles vaccine

GSK's HQ in London              GlaxoSmithKline is seeking FDA approval for its new shingles vaccine, a drug that analysts say could be a $1 billion-a-year blockbuster.

5:25 a.m. Monday

56 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.

5:15 a.m. Monday

56 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.

October 21

Macs cheaper than PCs, DDoS attacks, and do people want self-driving cars?

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: DDOS attacks such as those affecting sites Friday are "vicious" says Channel Advisor founder Scot Wingo; IBM says Macs are cheaper than PCs; and do drivers really want autonomous cars?

October 21

Lulu Press moving from Raleigh to Durham

Lulu Lulu Press, the e-book self publishing firm started by Red Hat founder Bob Young is moving from its Raleigh offices to a new space at Keystone Technology Park in Durham.

Tags: Startups, Lulu
Updated October 20

ShareFile boosts Citrix Q3 cloud revenue

Citrix Systems Florida-based Citrix Systems Inc. , which bought Triangle cloud company ShareFile, reported third quarter earnings of $1.32 a share, Wednesday, beating consensus estimates of $1.19 by 13 cents.

Updated October 19

Cree Q2 forecast misses estimates, stock falls

Cree logo Cree Inc. shares dropped 9 percent in the extended session Tuesday following Cree's updated forecast of adjusted earnings of 4 cents to 10 cents for the second quarter on revenue of $310-330 million, while analysts expected 16 cents and $336 million, though the firm beat Q1 earnings estimates.

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