By WRAL Tech Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – 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.

• Google filed papers on Wednesday for a new trial over Oracle’s claims that Google’s Android mobile software infringes upon copyrights that protect Oracle’s Java technology, arguing that a jury’s recent mixed verdict could violate its constitutional rights. Read more details here.

• Facebook put an important marker down this week by announcing it intends to offer what it calls an “App Center” in coming weeks. Wednesday’s formal announcement was what Facebook spokeswoman Malorie Lucich described as a call to developers to submit images and copy so that Facebook can consider featuring their apps. Read more details here.

• With mobile security on the radar of corporations, the race is on between Symantec and Intel-owned McAfee to solve the big headache troubling IT: bring-your-own device (BYOD). For now, Symantec has the edge with its latest announcement from its annual Vision conference.  Read more details here.

• More than three decades after its founding in New York, Monday in Texas was another “Day 1” for Blackbaud. After months of regulatory scrutiny that prolonged its merger with a former rival, the Charleston, S.C. software company and Convio, which also sells fund-raising technology to nonprofits, are now officially one. Read more details here.

• The increased flow of data is not only being driven by innovations in technology and social practices, it is also being driven by broader cultural and institutional shifts. Social media, cloud computing, and a new age of openness are just a few of the unique attributes of big data. Read more details here.