Updated July 16, 2007

Premium Lock Digitalsmiths Names Veteran Video Executive as Its Chairman

Digitalsmiths Daniel O’Brien is brought on board to help startup make connections in video industry, Digitalsmiths CEO says. Company recently closed on $6M in venture funding.

June 26, 2007

Premium Lock The Google of Video? Digitalsmiths Closes on $6M

Ben Weinberger, left, and Matthew Berry Aurora Funds, Chrysalis Ventures, individuals back play of digital video search, demographic startup. Company recently relocated to Triangle from South Carolina.

June 14, 2007

Premium Lock Greensboro-Based Frontline Wireless Adds Former FCC Chair to Board

Frontline Wireless Company is seeking to build nationwide wireless broadband public safety network.

June 1, 2007

Premium Lock Municipal Broadband: Wasteful Spending at High Speed

John Locke Foundation Municipalities seem to be under the impression that their citizens will lack access to the Internet without government intervention. It’s one of the oddest misperceptions of reality I’ve ever seen.

May 31, 2007

Premium Lock Chapel Hill-Based Game Firm Signs Digital Distribution Deal

Merscom Merscom will offer three casual game titles globally with subscription, rental and buy options through Yummy Interactive.

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May 29, 2007

Premium Lock Airband Lands $12.5M in New Financing, to Expand Coverage in N.C.

 Provider of wireless broadband, other services to businesses will add staff. Company purchased assets from Windchannel last year.

Updated May 29, 2007

Premium Lock CT Communications Is Sold to Windstream in Deal Worth $585M

Windstream UPDATE: Concord, N.C.-based CT will become part of telecommunications firm that one was part of Alltel.

Updated May 11, 2007

Premium Lock Former Cisco Executive Is New CEO at MCNC

Joe Freddoso Joe Freddoso, who served for several years as a top executive at Cisco’s campus in RTP, will assume new role on July 1.

Updated May 11, 2007

Premium Lock Digital Divide Is No Myth, Especially in Rural Areas

Jane Smith Patterson In N.C., broadband is readily available to less than 70 percent of residents in 26 of 100 counties. In five of those, availability is less than 50 percent. General Assembly is debating legislation to help improve access to high-speed Internet services.

April 27, 2007

Premium Lock Allconnect Secures $15M in New Funding

AllConnect Georgia-based firm helps consumers compare service offerings such as cable, satellite TV, broadband access, plans new Web site.

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