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The FCC in a 3-2 vote on Thursday overrode North Carolina law, granting The City of Wilson to expand its Greenlight broadband service beyond the city's jurisdiction. Here's the ruling in full detail.
FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler dismissed criticism of taking action to override North Carolina law on municipal broadband networks: "As they say in North Carolina, that dog won't hunt." Thus, the City of Wilson gains the right to expand its fiber network. But the issue is far from settled. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is already fighting back. Plus: "This issue is headed for the courts," says a technology think-tank executive.
In a blog post on Friday, Internet giant Google reversed a change in policy about pornography that it had only announced on Tuesday. "A ton of feedback" triggered the reversal. Here's what Google had to say at Google Blogger.
Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world as Mr. Spock on Star Trek fame, he also left his mark on science itself.
Google's new headquarters will mix work space with hiking and biking trails, all under a kind of biosphere dome.
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
There's been a great deal of discussion about the "net neutrality" vote at the FCC. So what are the details included in the commission's 3-2 vote on Thursday to regulate the Internet? Here are the key provisions as provided by the FCC.
Lenovo's website is fully accessible after being knocked offline for several hours Wednesday following a hack attack. Lenovo vows to tighten security and to find out what happened but won't discuss what all hackers - allegedly from Lizard Squad - did.
Wracked by the "Superfish" adware debacle last week, ensuing criticism worldwide and then hacked earlier this week, Lenovo on Friday issued a public "promise" to deliver "a cleaner, safer PC." Plus, it is offering free service to a McAfee security service.
Despite all the bad weather Tuesday night, a big and enthusiastic crowd turned out for a seminar on crowdfunding in North Carolina. Veteran entrepreneur and investor Bill Warner provides an inside report exclusively for WRAL TechWire.
Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. The Associated Press offers a look at what "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next
In today's Bulldog wrapup of business and technology news: Google places ads in Android apps store; Uber strikes a deal with hotel chain; Cempra looks for big 2015; Nickelodeon's new app; WhatsApp suspended in Brazil.
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has cut the compensation package for CEO Andrew Witty a second straight year. This time, it's much larger: 46 percent. Plus, GSK is shaking up its board with a new chair assuming control earlier than planned and two members not standing for election.