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 Monday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday pressured the FCC to toughen its planned Internet traffic rules, saying higher-fee “fast lanes” should be banned and Internet providers should be overseen more like public utilities. Sen. Ted Cruz stepped in with a comment that the president’s policy is like “Obamacare for the Internet,” which had the Twittersphere buzzing this afternoon. In other trends, #ISUM14 (Internet Summit 2014) is coming to town this week and folks already are getting pumped up for it. Finally, other conversations today focused on IBM job cuts announced last week in India, the important roles of farming and manufacturing for North Carolina’s economy, and the big news for The Startup Factory with its first ‘exit, Arcametrics, which is now part of Adroit Digital.

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