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TechWire rewind: African American tech leaders speak out; GRAIL’s Durham expansion; 8 startups raise cash + 70 other headlines

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TechWire rewind: African American tech leaders speak out; GRAIL’s Durham expansion; 8 startups raise cash + 70 other headlines
Image source: Pixabay. Article by Shannon Cuthrell. 

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

Last week, we continued our ‘new normal’ series about how local communities are adapting to COVID-19: Read about suburban Wake County and RTP. We also launched a new series of stories on how local African American tech leaders are demanding change in the wake of George Floyd’s death: The series interviews Donald Thompson, William Spruill, Margaret Brunson, Angela Connor and Tim Humphrey.

In other news: California biotech firm GRAIL will invest $103 million to build a lab in Durham, adding 400 jobs; nearly 1 million people have applied for unemployment benefits in NC; Amazon is bringing a retail store to Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh; two Triangle startups, CourtRoom5 and MuukLabs, landed coveted spots in the Techstars Kansas City Accelerator. […]

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