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

Notable news stories from last week included: NC startups are not immune to the economic impact of COVID-19; over 3,300 PPP loans of $150,000 and up were distributed across the Triangle; UNC web pioneer Paul Jones reflects on the emergence of the internet; a two-year partnership between Precision Biosciences and Gilead Sciences on hepatitis B treatment will end in September; the COVID-19 economic shutdown is hitting younger and middle-aged people harder; Wilmington’s nCino is seeking a $210 million IPO; after a bumpy few months, RTP startup GetSpiffy is back and ready to franchise; Cary-based Epic Games, creators of Fortnite, landed a $250 million investment from Sony; VentureSouth invested $4 million in 17 startups in the first half of 2020.

We also published a series of stories on the impact of COVID-19 on retail and ecommerce. Read about how local companies are tapping into online opportunities, and the experiences of Spoonflower and ChannelAdvisor.

Several NC startups landed new funding last week, including Wilmington-based Apiture ($20 million), Raleigh-based K4Connect ($21 million), Wilmington-based Plakous Therapeutics ($1.7 million SBIR grant) and Cary-based Epic Games ($250 million) and Durham-based inSoma Bio ($202,000). Read more startup news in last week’s Startup Rewind here.

And, in national news: The global stock market soared due to tech gains; worldwide PC shipments spiked 2.8% in Q2; Amazon, Apple and Microsoft could soon be valued at $2 trillion; investors are bracing for potentially disastrous Q2 earnings reports; hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy McClatchy (owner of the News & Observer, the Charlotte Observer and the Durham Herald Sun).

Keeping with our Monday “TechWire Rewind” tradition, here’s a look back at 82 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

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