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Posts tagged “Google”

Updated 10:48 a.m. Tuesday

Red Hat ranks No. 26 on Forbes 'World's Most Innovative Companies' list

Red Hat         Innovation at Red Hat earns the Raleigh-based open source software and services firm the No. 26 spot on the 2015 Forbes "World's Most Innovative Companies" list. Who's No. 1? Tesla. There are a few other Triangle connections, too.

Updated 7:46 a.m. Tuesday

Bleak Monday for world's richest, including Goodnight

Jim Goodnight   Monday's maniacal trading led to huge losses around the world's stock exchanges - and billionaires along with the common folk took big hits. Among the top losers? Jim Goodnight of SAS, whose fortune dwindled by $377.5 million, according to Bloomberg News' estimates.

Updated 12:59 p.m. Monday

Bloomberg Billionaires: Goodnight loses $368M in a week

Jim Goodnight  CFOs and CEOs across America have complained about a stronger U.S. dollar creating "headwinds" this year. But another factor is hurting them big time now, both in the pocketbook and in doing business: The stock market plunge in China. Among those tech execs suffering big time is Jim Goodnight of SAS, according to Bloomberg news.

August 18

NC launches app for job seekers; Google's wireless router and a new cheap phone; Dish can't use credits for FCC bid; Darkcode guilty plea

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: North Carolina's Department of Commerce releases a new app for job seekers; Google launches a wireless router; Google also unveils a new, cheap smartphone; the FCC says Dish Network can't use credits in airwave auction; and a guilty plea in the marketplace.

August 14

Name game: The ABCs of Google's new name Alphabet

Google Most corporate naming experts say Google's decision to reorganize its businesses under a new holding company called "Alphabet" is close to letter perfect. Plus: Here's the complete blog from Larry Page about why Google made the changes.

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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 11

Vivek Wadhwa: Why Google's Alphabet reorganization is the right move

Vivek Wadhwa Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergei Brin, understand advancing technologies better than almost anyone else does. And they seem to have realized that dramatic change was needed in order to get their company to continue to be a technology leader. So they are trying another grand experiment: breaking Google into competitive pieces-before they are forced to do so for survival, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa.

Updated August 11

Google founders unveil new name, 'collection of companies'

Google                 In a blogpost Monday, Google CEO Larry Page detailed the change to the name of the publicly traded company from Google, which becomes a subsidiary alongside other ventures, to Alphabet Inc.

Tags: Google
Updated August 5

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.

July 31

Report: Google 'quietly' distributing new Google Glass

WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass Google Glass made quite a splash a year ago in the triangle with its first public demonstrations - and lots of media, including demos during WRAL TV's newscasts. Then Google pulled the wearable computers. Now they are coming back.

Updated July 31

14M PCs run Windows 10; SciQuest profitable; Quintiles investors selling $500M in shares; Google's 'no' to right-to-be-forgotten; LinkedIn tumbles

Bulldog Bulletin In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Microsoft says 14 million computers are running Windows 10; SciQuest turns a profit; Quintiles investors are selling $500 million in shares; Google says "no" to right-to-be-forgotten in France; and LinkedIn shares tumble despite good quarterly results.

July 28

Premium Lock Google detaches YouTube from Google+

Google+ Google is taking another step back from its aggressive promotion of Google+, the ambitious social network it launched four years ago. In a blog post, Google said it is eliminating the need to have a Google+ account to create a YouTube channel or to share content.

Updated July 27

Premium Lock Major firms sign carbon cutting pledge; monitor charges phones wirelessly; Square going public

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Top companies, including Apple and Google, sign pledge to cut carbon emissions; Samsung monitor will wireless charge phones; Apple Watch headed to Best Buy; Square files for IPO.

July 27

Premium Lock Major security flaw revealed in Android phones

Android Security researchers have revealed a security flaw in 95 percent of Android phones that could let hackers access them remotely via a text message without an owner knowing.

July 21

Premium Lock Tech giants keep spending big on lobbying in DC

Dollar sign      Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.

Updated July 21

Premium Lock AT&T kicks off ultra-fast Internet, U-verse in Durham, Greensboro

AT&T GigaPower    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.

July 20

Premium Lock Google this: Shareholders revel in record one-day $65.1B windfall

​Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects.

Google's stock soars Google's stock soars

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Updated July 20

Premium Lock AT&T formally launches ultra-fast Internet service in Durham

AT&T GigaPower    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.

July 15

Premium Lock Duke Energy first in carbon emissions; Apple unfair to competition?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of Technology news: Duke Energy first in carbon emissions; FTC investigating Apple Music; Firefox offshoot gets $100M to challenge Apple and Google. Amazon Prime Day offers deals.

July 14

Premium Lock Android owners know security is critical but few act

Android Most consumers understand their Android smartphones may be vulnerable to security breaches, yet few take steps to protect them, says 360 Mobile Security Limited, which develops mobile antivirus applications. In its survey, conducted via social media channels, it found that while 90 percent of Android users rated security very important, nearly half don't even know if they're using a security app.

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