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Updated 9:45 a.m. yesterday

K4Connect lands $1.9M seed round for smart home tech

Scott Moody speaks out K4Connect, a Raleigh-based company that transforms community apartments and residences into smart homes, has raised $1.9 million in seed funding to launch its first product, K4 community.

Updated 7:08 a.m. yesterday

More than half of wireless operators plan WiFi hotspot ugrades

WBA By the end of next year, you should find it increasingly easy to make wireless calls over carrier-grade WiFi hotspots.More than half of wireless operators have plans to deploy carrier-grade WiFi and 80 percent also plan deployments of in the areas of Internet of things and machine to machine communication. So says the annual report on the state of the WiFi ecosystem by The Wireless Broadband Alliance.

October 8

Positive results for Envisia drug; Raleigh top place to start a career; most smartphones sold on installment

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Envisia gets positive trial results; Raleigh one of best spots in the world to start a career; nearly half of smartphones sold on installment plans.

October 8

Report names AT&T highest ranked wireless network in Durham

rootmetrics A new report from RootMetrics names AT&T the highest ranked local wireless network in Durham. Last August, AT&T shared the award with Verizon. Verizon was tops in Greensboro and Charlotte posted a three-way tie.

Updated October 7

FCC grants AT&T waiver allowing it to offer calling over WiFi

AT&T The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted AT&T's request for a waiver allowing it to proceed with its WiFi calling plans.

October 6

Premium Lock Operators will focus on connected devices in 2H15 to gain subscribers in the saturating smartphone market

Mobile carriers are struggling to generate wireless service revenue growth in the U.S. due to the ongoing pricing war and the saturating smartphone market. To offset declining service revenue, operators are focused on expanding their connected device offerings and increasing equipment revenue through unsubsidized device purchases, According to TBR's 2Q15 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark.

T-Mobile T-Mobile

October 5

Gardner headlines Startup Grind event, CEO Forum features Arianna Huffington, Sprint layoffs likely

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology stories: life science industry fuels hot Triangle real estate market; Startup Grind to host David Garner of Cofounders Capital; NC CEO Forum set for November; Sprint layoffs likely.

October 5

AT&T wants WiFi callling, says rivals offering it without FCC approval

AT&T                AT&T has asked the Federal Communications Commission to speed up approval of its waiver to offer WiFi calling on its network, saying T-Mobile and Sprint are already doing so without FCC approval.

September 22

Verizon, TWC phone, Internet outage affects 8 NC counties

Verizon   Phone and Internet service began returning Monday night to some customers of Verizon and Time Warner after an outage that lasted over six hours.

September 18

What does Google Fiber mean for Charlotte?

GigWOW event in Charlotte Zach Cardias takes a look at what Google Fiber will mean to the Charlotte market following the GigWOW event in the Queen Ciity Thursday.

September 16

Investor confidence low, but venture funding gains momentum

Deloitte United States investors rank the nation among the lowest in investor confidence in the "2015 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey" from Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). On the other hand, venture capital fund raising gained momentum and "There is much for U.S. venture investors to be excited about," says an NVCA exec.

August 31

Premium Lock Verizon model may be path to salvation for entertainment providers

The Broadband Report       Analysis: As recent earnings reports show quite clearly, the TV advertising model is at risk and needs to evolve, writes Seth Ulinski, senior analyst for advertising technology, at Technology Business Research. Is Verizon showing the way to survive with its deal to buy AOL?

August 28

Premium Lock 'Bold but reckless:' Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service

Sprint ​Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphoneservice in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T. An analyst calls the offer bold but reckless.

Updated August 28

Premium Lock AT&T, CenturyLink to use $42M in FCC funds for rural NC broadband expansion

Fiber optic network                     AT&T and CenturyLink are going to expand broadband Internet access to nearly 50,000 rural area homes and businesses over the next three years using some $42 million in funds provided by the Federal Communications Commission.

Updated August 18

Premium Lock US delays for a year plan to give up Internet control

The Broadband Report       The Department of Commerce on Monday said it was delaying by a year a plan to release control of the Internet. In a blog post, an executive with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration says the Internet "community" needs time "to complete" plans for the transition.

August 12

Premium Lock For investors, Google Alphabet spells R-I-S-K

Google Analysis: Google reorganized its portfolio on Aug. 10, shifting high-risk and noncore elements into a new holding company called Alphabet while retaining its core ad and attention-generation machine under the Google brand. The move is a crafty way to continue innovating while not being hammered for decelerating revenue and profit growth rates, as CEO Larry Page said, "Google is not a conventional company."

August 12

Premium Lock AT&T to Wall Street: Acquisitions mean 'we're a different company'

AT&T wants DirecTV     Randall Stephenson, chair and CEO of AT&T, is delivering an upbeat presentation to Wall Street analysts today. In a webconference set to begin at 10 a.m. EST, Stephenson will lay out reasons why he believes the company's recent acquisitions, including DirecTV, mean more growth.

Updated August 10

Premium Lock Raleigh ranks No. 10 in wireless service study; Durham 82nd, Fayetteville 45th

Wireless coverage survey A new survey from research firm Root Metrics shows Raleigh ranks No. 10 for overall wireless service among the nation's major metro areas. Durham, however, ranks well down the list at 82nd. Fayetteville comes in at No. 45 with Charlotte 32nd.

Updated August 10

Premium Lock Alcatel-Lucent showing new signs of life after restructuring

Alcatel Lucent Analysis: Alcatel-Lucent's restructuring leads to tangible improvements in cash flow and margins in 2Q15 despite weak spending by service providers, says Technology Business Research analyst Michael Soper. Alcatel-Lucent maintains an operation in Raleigh.

Updated August 5

Premium Lock Google's ultra-fast Internet service to expand to San Antonio

Google Fiber Google's ultra-fast Internet service is coming to San Antonio, the largest city yet to be promised the opportunity to accelerate the speed of their online access.

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