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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Internet service providers and trade groups, including AT&T and Verizon, will get their day in court in December to argue against so-called "net neutrality" rules imposed by the FCC earlier this year.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, has been in control of all-important domain names since 1998 and is crucial to governing the global Internet. Now, ICANN has formally filed a proposal on transfer of ICANN's control from the U.S. government to a global community. If you have concerns or comments, now is the time to speak up.
AT&T is unveiling a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services as it seeks to broaden its offerings following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV about a week ago.
In a new court brief, Internet providers including AT&T, CenturyLink and several trade groups are refusing to give up their fight against Internet regulation as a utility that the FCC imposed earlier this year. AT&T made concessions to FCC demands to win approval for its DirecTV buy, but the brief shows lingering concern about what the FCC is doing.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter's slow user growth hurts; Yelp financials trigger share drop; CommScope sales fall from a year ago; and the Triangle Cleantech cluster adds a new member.
Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
Cisco is selling its set-top business - a $10 billion deal the company made for Scientific Atlanta a decade ago - for $600 million. It's also making more organizational changes internally as UNC graduate Chuck Robbins prepares to take over as CEO.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV. But there are conditions.
AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. AT&T is also offering its U-verse entertainment network.
AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network.
- US stocks drop; mixed jobs report clouds rate outlook
- US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
- White-collar, tech salaries expected to increase next year
- Institute for Emerging Issues picks 5 NC cities for economic development program
- Toyota to invest $50M in car-tech research at Stanford, MIT