Editor’s note: The Bulldog Bulletin is a new addition to Local Tech Wire’s daily lineup. It will incorporate headlines, brief summaries and links to the latest technology and life science news. Our purposes are:

1. To publish more news about more companies, large and small
2. Provide our readers with a quick at-a-glance roundup of news worth reporting beyond the 10 or more stories we publish each business day.

Your feedback is welcome. E-mail LTW Editor Rick Smith (rsmith [at] wral.com).

Some of the latest high-tech and life science related news from the Triangle, North Carolina, the southeast and the world is just a click away.

  • Opensource.com, a website launched by Red Hat, just turned a year old with nearly 600 stories from some 50 contributors. Read more details here.
  • Tryton Medical enrolls its first U.S. patient for a clinical trial of its side-branch stent that targets coronary artery disease. Read more details here.
  • Average mortgage rates increased slightly last week, reports LendingTree’s Weekly Mortgage Rate Plus.Read more details here.
  • Furiex Pharmaceuticals’ MuDelta drug targeting diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome receives fast-track status from the FDA. Read more details here.
  • PokerTek reports earnings on Feb. 24, but CEO Mark Roberson is already reporting a strong finish for the automated gaming table and services provider. Read more details here.
  • BioDelivery Sciences International is vowing to fight a process patent infringement lawsuit, saying it will “strongly refute” the claims. Read more details here.
  • RF Micro reports its revenues increased 11 percent over the previous year in its most recent quarter. Read more details here.

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