RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

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The announcement that former N.C. Governor Bev Perdue would be joining the lineup at the “Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference” coming up on Monday was popular in the Triangle tech community throughout the day on Wednesday. IBM introducing Bluemix, its Watson-based Platform-as-a-Service, also saw some traction. Triangle Startup Weekend and NCTA’s Beacon Awards also continued to trend along with the midday news that Harvey Schmitt, CEO and president of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, would be retiring effective March 31, or as soon as his successor is named.

Let’s see what else the Triangle tech community was talking about today…