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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The workforce reduction planned at GSK will have huge implications in the Triangle. The news this week continues to flood Twitter in the Triangle and in many other places throughout the country. In other trending news, NASA scrapped the Orion launch today due to a valve issue. The hashtag #valve was a top trend throughout most of the day in the Triangle. Also, this year’s flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the Center for Disease Control said on Thursday. Oh boy. The fourth annual 12 Days of Broadband kicked off today with some conversations. And, finally, a quick Uber update for the week.

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