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 Thursday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

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Wilmington-based startup Next Glass moved from a successful beta test to full launch today with its widely-publicized app designed to help wine and beer buyers find brands they will like – before opening any bottles. The news generated some excitement on the Twittersphere; guess it is Thirsty Thursday after all. Uber continues to grab attention here and elsewhere – are a they a digital robber baron or respectful innovator? And, finally, what’s up with #RaleighYPN?

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