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(CIX: WRAL30)  1,097.75  down arrow-2.14  (-0.19 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: Apple)  97.67  up arrow+0.64  (0.66 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: QUINTILES)  54.99  up arrow+0.15  (0.27 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(OP: BASF SE)  108.28  down arrow-2.3  (-2.08 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: BioCryst)  11.76  down arrow-0.41  (-3.37 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: BioDelivery)  12.81  up arrow+0.2  (1.59 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: CEMP)  9.41  down arrow-0.01  (-0.11 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: Cisco Systems)  25.97  up arrow+0.14  (0.54 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: Cree)  48.02  down arrow-0.53  (-1.09 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: DARA)  1.38  down arrow-0.03  (-2.13 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: EMC CORPORATION)  29.20  up arrow+0.31  (1.07 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: Extreme Networks)  4.79  down arrow-0.16  (-3.23 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: FB)  75.19  up arrow+0.21  (0.28 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: GLAXOSMITHKLINE)  48.60  down arrow-1.48  (-2.96 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: GOOG)  589.02  down arrow-4.33  (-0.73 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: IBM)  194.40  down arrow-0.84  (-0.43 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: LH)  106.06  down arrow-0.04  (-0.04 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(OP: Lenovo Group)  27.73  down arrow-0.15  (-0.54 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: MRK)  58.15  down arrow-0.06  (-0.1 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: Microsoft Corp)  44.50  up arrow+0.1  (0.23 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: NTAP)  38.13  up arrow+0.01  (0.03 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  88.41  down arrow-0.72  (-0.81 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(OP: Novozymes A/S)  50.38  down arrow-0.25  (-0.49 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: PFIZER)  30.19  down arrow-0.15  (-0.49 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: Pozen)  7.86  down arrow-0.06  (-0.76 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NY: RED HAT)  56.68  up arrow+0.3  (0.53 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: BBRY)  10.27  down arrow-0.11  (-1.06 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: Salix)  132.22  down arrow-0.04  (-0.03 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
(NQ: SQI)  15.03  down arrow-0.2  (-1.31 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Jul 25 2014
July 22

Comcast earns beat street; TW Cable deal progressing; Verizon earns soar

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast on Tuesday beat Street estimates for earnings with high-speed Internet customer growth leading the way; meanwhile, Comcast updates Time Warner acquisition; in other news, Verizon earnings soar.

July 22

Apple's 80M big smartphone order; new GE jobs in N.C.; Netflix soars; Verizon FiOS upgrade; Yahoo buys apps firm

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple reportedly is ordering up to 80 million large-screen iPhones; GE adds jobs in Mebane; Netflix hits 50M subscribers; Verizon ups its FiOS service; and Yahoo buys apps firm Flurry.

Updated July 21

Facebook enters Wi-Fi space in Rutherford County Schools

The Broadband Report    The Broadband Report: The Town of Forest City, Rutherford County Schools, PANGAEA Internet, and Facebook are launching a pilot program to bring free Wi-Fi to local students.

Updated July 21

Premium Lock AT&T already seeking permits for rollout of ultrafast network

Don't be surprised if you are a Triangle resident - even in Durham, a non-AT&T market in the old telco days - and you see an AT&T crew touting "Gigapower" logos on shirts or trucks in the near future. The telecommunications giant is wasting no time in rolling out a fiber-optic network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. With all six cities involved now on board, AT&T is moving fast - the old Ma Bell knows that Google could be a threat. So, too, is RST Fiber which has already targeted Wake Forest for testing. Watch out, folks, fiber is coming quickly.

AT&T touts its GigaPower   AT&T touts its GigaPower

Updated July 18

Premium Lock With cities on board, N.C. Next Generation Network is rolling toward first big deployment target

When the Town of Carrboro inked its agreement with AT&T for deployment of a fiber network, the North Carolina Next Generation Network's goal of bringing ultrafast Internet service took a huge step toward network workout. The next big date: Oct. 1 as NCNGN and partners identify where they want AT&T to provide free net access. But Google Fiber remains an option. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated July 17

Carrboro, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

Fiber optic network            The Town of Carrboro and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. All six city governments involved have now signed on to the AT&T plan.

July 16

Sling Media unveils two devices for out-of-home TV

The new SlingTV is identical to the Slingbox 500 currently on the market, but with new software to recommend things to watch. On the living-room TV, you can see scores and stats for games currently on TV, along with a guide to what's exciting at the moment, such as a team making a comeback. The new software will also give you more information on movies and TV shows.

Sling's SlingTV  Sling's SlingTV

July 14

Premium Lock USA leads the way in global fixed, mobile network rankings

In terms of subscriber numbers, all ultra-fast broadband architectures combined, the United States is by far the global leader with 62.5 million subscribers at the end of 2013, compared to 42.4 million for China and 27 million for Japan, according to analysis by IDATE and the DigiWorld Institute.

IDATE World FTTx market (June 2014) IDATE World FTTx market (June 2014)

July 14

FCC moves forward with E-Rate reforms

The Broadband Report    The Broadband Report: The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted along party lines to begin to transition E-Rate, the country's largest educational technology subsidy program.

June 30

Premium Lock Report: N.C. not even in top 10 for U.S. broadband

Broadband technology firm Akamai's new report on global and U.S. broadband availability documents North Carolina's need for faster broadband service. The Tar Heel state isn't even in the top 10 - and the U.S. ranks seventh globally. But take heart, Americans, we are only 1 percentage point behind Latvia! As for 4K TV - well, our networks have a long way to go.

Google Fiber network to "hut" to home Google Fiber network to "hut" to home

June 30

Wheeler submits E-Rate proposal to FCC

The Broadband Report    The Broadband Report: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated an E-Rate Modernization Proposal to his fellow commissioners with heavy focus on closing the Wi-Fi gap in schools.

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Supreme Court: Aereo a cable company, not hardware provider

The broadcasters told the court, and the majority of the justices agreed, that Aereo's "competitors pay for the rights to retransmit 'live TV' to the public -- as they must to avoid liability for copyright infringement -- while Aereo does not."

Aereo's pitch  Aereo's pitch

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Chapel Hill, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

Fiber optic network            Chapel Hill and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. Five of six city governments involved have now signed on to the AT&T plan.

June 25

Premium Lock AT&T says DirecTV deal could slow future price hikes

AT&T wants DirecTV   AT&T's CEO told Congress Tuesday that his company's purchase of DirecTV will help slow increases in programming prices, but won't lead to a decrease in prices.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock MCNC names its CFO as interim chief executive officer

MCNC MCNC continues a search for a permanent replacement to succeed Joe Freddoso, who has stepped down after seven years on the job. Chief Financial Officer Pat Moody takes over on an interim basis.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock AT&T-DirecTV merger; Bell and Howell spinoff; IBM analytics at Wimbledon; Facebook vs. Cisco; parking app blocked;

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog wrapup of technology news: AT&T goes to Congress to pitch DirecTV deal; Triangle firm Bell and Howell spins off a software operation; IBM analyzes Wimbledon; Facebook switch a threat to Cisco?; San Francisco says "no" to parking space app.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock MCNC's departing CEO leaves a statewide network legacy - with perhaps more fiber to come

Joe Freddoso's own "salute" to North Carolina may continue well after his formal departure date of June 30 after some seven years on the job. Before leaving, Freddoso wrapped up paperwork for a possible $20 million addition to high-speed bandwidth efforts across various parts of the state.

The New NCREN The New NCREN

June 23

Premium Lock 'We can't run a school without broadband'

The Broadband Report    The Broadband Report: Northside High School senior Brooke Johnson provides an interesting perspective on technology and broadband connectivity in the classroom by talking with educators and her peers in eastern North Carolina.

June 20

Premium Lock Google's wireless broadband play; BlackBerry in black; Apple's smarthwatch; $1.2M loss for Scynexis; Twitter exec shuffle

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Google acquires wireless broadband startup with gigabit speed capability; BlackBerry reports a profit; Triangle drug firm Scynexis reports a loss; Apple's smartwatch plans advance; and Twitter shuffles executive roles.

Updated June 18

Premium Lock Raleigh, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

The City of Raleigh and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network in Raleigh. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative.

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