Not only is the FCC pushing back any new "net neutrality" guidelines but the chair warns that "big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out." That's hardly good news for backers of the N.C. Next Generation Network, which is to be built by AT&T. Fiber projects are already on hold at the telecom giant, and now the net neutrality debate is extending into sometime next year. What's this mean for NCNGN? Does this open the door for Google Fiber?
President Obama's changes in immigration don't go far enough to satisfy the high-tech sector, which has been demanding more visas. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists had sought broader changes as well.
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The "Internet of Things" is the big tech buzz word these days, but not to well-known entrepreneur Scott Moody. Speaking at a TechTalk event in Wilmington, the co-founder of personal security firm AuthenTec that was purchased by Apple says he is more concerned with the "Internet of You." Fellow entrepreneur Tanner Clayton writes about the event exclusively for WRAL TechWire.
Online streaming service Aereo, which at one time had the Triangle on its deployment list, says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.
Avalara, a venture capital-backed company focused on providing sales tax compliance solutions, is opening a new office in Durham and expanding its Triangle headcount by some 80 jobs. A local office will be moved to Durham from Raleigh.
Forbes' "America's Smartest Cities" report shows North Carolina has plenty of "smarts" outside of the Capital City. While Raleigh ranks No. 7 among the 51 largest cities, Wilmington actually scores better nationally at No. 5 overall among 380 metro areas. Asheville and Durham-Chapel Hill also crack the top 15.
Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is the top-rated provider of prepaid wireless services, says Consumer Reports in a new survey of cell-phone service providers.
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Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide.
Former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic, author and WRAL TechWire contributor Vivek Wadhwa weighs in on the Uber debate. and the rise of the "sharing economy." Despite recent controversies, Wadhwa says Uber may actually be doing humanity a service - by paving new digital trails.
Amnesty International says the tool released Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for rights activists and journalists but will be freely available to anybody who fears their computer is being used to monitor them.
Wilmington-based startup Next Glass moves from a successful beta test to full launch today with its widely publicized and much anticipated app designed to help wine and beer buyers find brands they will like - before opening any bottles. And the CEO is nervous but excited.
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is transforming the hardware-focused networking gear giant into what he wants to be the world's No. 1 "full IT" company. That means offering more services. And the executive leading that transition tells an investors conference how Cisco is creating a services-oriented workforce. Cisco has laid off thousands of workers over the past two years but has continued to hire in service-oriented areas and in new efforts such as its "Intercloud." So What did Edzard Overbeek have to say?
Joel Bourne, Jr., an award-winning reporter for National Geographic and a graduate of N.C. State, warns at the AgBio Summit that time is running out to prevent a food crisis by the year 2030. Food production must double but solutions are "on the shelf," he says. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the in-depth report for our Insider subscribers.
Chapel Hill-based biopharmaceutical firm Cempra will receive another $16 million in federal funding for additional research into developing antibiotics that could prevent young people from being affected in a bioterror attack.
Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.