As Monday morning rolls in, we’re providing TechWire readers with a quick recap of the past week’s news headlines.

Hot stories for August 12-18 included: Xerox is opening a new “Center of Excellence” in Cary, bringing 600 jobs; Pfizer will announce a major expansion at its Sanford facility on August 21; four NC-based companies made the top 100 in Inc.’s 5000 list. Read our analysis of NC CEO earnings data.

Also, check our our coverage of the Raleigh Major esports competition this past weekend.

And in national news: Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress; WeWork reports massive losses ahead of its IPO next month; and Cisco cut nearly 500 jobs in Silicon Valley.

Keeping with our Monday tradition, here’s a look back at 77 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY August 12 Headlines:

TUESDAY August 13 Headlines:

WEDNESDAY August 14 Headlines:

THURSDAY August 15 Headlines:

FRIDAY August 16 Headlines:

Weekend Reading: