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Posts tagged “Google”

Updated 9:05 a.m. yesterday

Lenovo launching 'smart glasses' in partnership with NY firm

Lenovo, which recently filed for patent coverage of a Google Glass-like device, is partnering with New York-based Vuzix Corporation to launch "smart glasses." The devices will be sold first in China.

Vuzix M100 smart glasses Vuzix M100 smart glasses

Updated 6:00 a.m. Monday

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

July 18

Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

Google        Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.

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

Yahoo earnings fall; N.C. Solar Center's new name; Novartis-Google 'Glass' contacts; Cree expands; Sling's new devices

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Yahoo takes a hit; N.C. Solar Center gets a new name; Novartis teams with Google for "Glass" contacts; Cree adds space; Sling's new devices.

July 9

Lumberton nonprofit among 5 charities chosen by Google to create for Glass

Miles to a Cure was chosen from among 1,300 proposals. The Lumberton nonprofit gets a pair of Google Glasses and a $25,000 grant plus support from developers.

Glasses of future? How 'Glass' looks to wearer Glasses of future? How 'Glass' looks to wearer

July 7

Is 'right to be forgotten' leading to Internet censorship?

Google        Google must comply with a May ruling from the European Union's top court that enables citizens to ask for the removal of embarrassing personal information that pops up on a search of their names. Among links to vanish were stories on a soccer referee who resigned after a scandal in 2010, French office workers making post-it art, a couple having sex on a train and a lawyer facing a fraud trial.

July 7

Chinese government approves Lenovo-IBM server deal

A ministry in the Chinese government has granted its OK for the proposed $2.3 billion Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal. U.S. regulators are still examining the sale, which was announced in January and would affect 2,000 IBM workers in RTP.

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

July 3

Censorship claims as Google cuts search results

Google At least three British media, including the Guardian newspaper and public broadcaster BBC, say they have been notified by Google that links to some of their articles were removed from search results in Europe.

Updated July 2

Google adds more musical choices with Songza deal

Google        Google is fine-tuning its digital music strategy with the acquisition of Songza, a service that creates soundtracks tailored for people's changing moods. Apple and Amazon recently beefed up their own music arsenals.

July 1

Review: Google's Android Wear is about simplifying future

In its first iteration, Google's Android Wear software for computerized wristwatches isn't so much about innovation as it is an effort at simplification. Available in two smartwatches out within the next week, Android Wear is rather limited in what it can do. Even last year's smartwatches do some things that Android Wear can't. But ...

Google Android Wear Google Android Wear

July 1

Google loses at Supreme Court; Facebook's FbStart picks 500 apps developers; Google shutting Orkut; Red Hat's OpenStack addition; parking app won't shut down

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's Street View loses at Supreme Court; Facebook kicks off FbStart for apps developers; Google shutting down first social network effort; Red Hat to offer OpenStack certification; and a parking app in San Francisco won't obey order to shut down.

June 27

Consumer group: Google must allow U.S. users to be 'forgotten'

Google        Opinion: Google on Thursday began removing some search results in Europe under the recently court-upheld "right to be forgotten." The Internet giant should offer U.S. users the same basic right to privacy.

June 26

New apps-builder with roots in Durham targets Android

ExitEvent ExitEvent takes a look at app builder Rheti, which debuted this week in conjunction with the Google I/O conference. The startup is based in Durham with roots in Miami and Guatemala City.

June 26

China firms turn on IBM, EMC; Cree-Walgreens deal; Google removing some results; Nortel bankruptcy update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Chinese firms are turning away from IBM, Oracle and EMC; Cree makes a deal with Walgreens; Google begins removing some search results in Europe; and Nortel's bankruptcy case drags on.

June 25

Premium Lock With 1 billion users, Google's Android takes aim at wearables, cars

As the Internet giant's Android operating system stretches into cars, homes and smartwatches, this year's annual confab will expand on its usual focus on smartphones and tablets. Google gave more details about Android Wear, a version of the operating system customized for wearable gadgets such as smartwatches and introduced Android Auto, which has been tailored to work with cars.

Eyes on Google  Eyes on Google

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.

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Lenovo seeks patent for device similar to Google's Glass

In a patent application filed last December and published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Lenovo says it has created a unique "electronic device and sound capturing method." But it sure looks a lot like Google Glass.

A drawing of the device in Lenovo's patent application A drawing of the device in Lenovo's patent application

June 25

Premium Lock Google's demo day: Smart home gadgets, wearables, and more

Google        An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.

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.

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