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Premium Lock Artifical Intelligence alliance: How the world's media reacts

Five of the biggest players in global high-tech have joined forces in creating the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. And reaction to the effort by the giants to alleviate public concern about the potential evils of AI as immediate.

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Updated September 23

Premium Lock AT&T-Google Fiber fiber fight gets nastier in utility pole case

AT&T GigaPower       Having lost a fight with the city of Nashville over hanging fiber on utility poles, AT&T has filed suit seeking to stop the so-called "One Touch" ordinance. A similar battle is being waged in Louisville.

Updated September 23

A Google Fellow's story: Bridging Triangle's digital divide

The Triangle Literacy Council, working with the Google Fiber Digital Inclusion fellowship program, is helping Triangle seniors master the Internet. Google Fiber Fellow James Butts takes readers inside this effort to help bridge the digital divide.

James Butts works with some cyber seniors James Butts works with some cyber seniors

September 21

Meet Allo: Google's smart messaging app (review, video, download info)

Google wants to add a middleman to your mobile chats - a personal virtual assistant who's not shy about interjecting itself into the conversation. The new Allo app promises to be "smart," sort of. Plus: Watch an introductory video and get download information.

Updated September 21

'AirGig:' AT&T testing power grid for multi-gigabit Internet (+ video)

AT&T says it is developing a wireless alternative to expensive, high-speed fiber networks that would utilize power lines to deliver high-speed Internet into your home. The communications giant says "Project AirGig" is a "breakthrough" - and the technology is patented.

Updated September 13

Google Fiber goes 'live' in Morrisville; more Triangle access coming

Google Fiber will begin taking orders for its ultra-fast Internet service Tuesday morning in Morrisville. It's the launch point for the network with more coverage across the Triangle expected to be announced shortly, the company says.

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Updated September 9

Premium Lock Nashville OKs Google Fiber-backed utility pole ordinance

The Broadband Report       The Nashville and Metro Council have given preliminary approval to an ordinance that Google Fiber says will accelerate deployment of fiber in the Tennessee city.

Updated September 2

Premium Lock Fiber war! Google Fiber to AT&T: 'Consumers want a choice'

Only hours after an AT&T executive ridiculed Google Fiber's challenges in rolling out a fiber network, GF responds with a blog of its own about the broadband battle currently underway in Nashville. GF is lobbying to speed up the permitting process for hanging fiber. GF also makes clear that consumers want "choice" among providers.

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September 1

Premium Lock AT&T execs mocks Google fiber: 'Pardon our dust'

AT&T GigaPower       AT&T's increasingly bitter fight with Google over competing fiber networks takes on a new, mocking tone as a top AT&T executive says in a blog post that broadband network building is "not for the faint of heart."

Updated August 26

Premium Lock Source: Google still investing heavily in fiber despite job cuts report

Google Fiber went "live" in parts of Charlotte earlier this week, reflecting the Internet giant's continuing commitment to its network despite acknowledged heavy losses. While the company isn't talking on the record about a report it's cutting 50 percent of the Google Fiber work force, WRAL TechWire is told that Google is still chasing what it sees as a huge market opportunity.

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August 17

Premium Lock Google Fiber names 2 Digital Inclusion fellows for Triangle

Digital Inclusion Fellowship Google Fiber and the Nonprofit Technology Network have named two recipients for their Digital Inclusion Fellowship program in the Triangle.

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Sources: Google Fiber still burying cable across Triangle

Despite reported delays elsewhere, Google Fiber is still on its way to RTP. Sources involved in Google Fiber's Triangle project say the digging and installing of cable continues in what the company boasts is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever taken in the Triangle. And it's not cheap.

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Updated August 12

Premium Lock Google Fiber: Network 'one of biggest infrastructure projects ever undertaken' in RTP

In response to a series of questions about Google Fiber's plans for the Triangle, a spokesperson doesn't have much to say. But the statement is an eye-opener. GF says its proposal to test the Triangle for high-speed wireless Internet access doesn't mean a lessening of its Triangle commitment. Google Fiber targets the Triangle as one of the metro areas where it is asking the FCC for permission to test a wireless system as a means to provide ultra-fast Internet service.

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Updated August 11

Premium Lock Google Fiber targets Triangle for ultra-fast wireless Internet tests

Google Fiber targets the Triangle as one of the metro areas where it is asking the FCC for permission to test a wireless system as a means to provide ultra-fast Internet service.

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Updated August 8

Premium Lock Google self-driving car exec quits; former Bell Labs' new life; cancer drug failure; Buffett's profits; FBI encryption dialogue

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: A top exec in Google's autonomous cars effort quits; there is new life for the old Bell Labs complex; a cancer drug fails in tests; Berkshire Hathaway profits soar; and the FBI director wants a dialog about encryption.

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