Posts tagged “Google”
Emrise to shut down; Google hires female CFO; Dell hires Roary Read, Cisco exec; servers to heat homes; hack at Twitch
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Emrise Corp. in Durham sells a subsidiary, plans shutdown; Google hires a woman as next CFO; former Lenovo and Cisco execs land at Dell; servers to heat homes in a trial; and Twitch may have been hacked.
Cisco phone hack vulnerability; Google Glass not dead; gluten-free wheat; Square's biz fee; Ikea stops online mag in Russia
In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and biotech news: Cisco warns about a vulnerability in its Internet phones; Google's Eric Schmidt backs Glass; researchers to seek gluten-free wheat; Square's "Cash" app for businesses; and Ikea drops its online magazine in Russia over gay law concerns.
As Google expands into car insurance searches, an in-depth package from The Wall Street Journal cites a previously undisclosed FTC staff report documents how Google skewed search results to favor its own shopping, travel and other services.
Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor.
AT&T is expanding the markets in the Triangle where it is offering ultra-fast Internet service and at the same time is slashing prices to as low as $70 per month from the previous $120. Current AT&T customers also may see automatic increases in speed by March 31. Plus, AT&T is boosting Wi-Fi speeds.
Epic's grants; Microsoft-Google co-develop in Java; Red Hat's cloud Atomic Host; Google's wireless (Lenovo) phone and insurance move
In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology news: Epic Games awards its first grants from a $5 million pot; Microsoft and Google unveil co-development plans for Java; Red Hat launches a new operating system for Linux in the cloud; Google to offer one phone for wireless service and it's made by Lenovo's Motorola; Google begins offering car insurance quotes.
Time Warner Cable is reacting to ultra-fast Internet offerings from rivals AT&T and Frontier Communications as well as forthcoming service from Google Fiber by upgrading its entertainment network to all digital. TWC is tripling Internet speeds, but those fall well short of gigabit service through fiber.
A federal judge has tentatively approved a $415 million settlement in a major class action lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers who accused Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other tech companies of making an illegal agreement not to hire each other's employees.
High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona,, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo, Lenovo-owned Motorola and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.
Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen -- from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.
Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan. He says "you will see us announce it in the coming months."
In a blog post on Friday, Internet giant Google reversed a change in policy about pornography that it had only announced on Tuesday. "A ton of feedback" triggered the reversal. Here's what Google had to say at Google Blogger.
Google's new headquarters will mix work space with hiking and biking trails, all under a kind of biosphere dome.
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of business and technology news: Google places ads in Android apps store; Uber strikes a deal with hotel chain; Cempra looks for big 2015; Nickelodeon's new app; WhatsApp suspended in Brazil.