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Google is expanding its Google Express online market and delivery service to North Carolina as well as several other southeastern states. Users have a choice of paying a fee per order or a monthly charge or an annual service fee.
The crowd had a lot of fun at the very first Google Exchange Pitch Day for Black Founder Entrepreneurs at the American Underground at Main in Durham last Friday. Encouraged to be focal and compete in sections for tee-shirts and other swag, the 250 or so present did so enthusiastically.
CareAcademy, a Boston-based startup providing online training to caregivers for seniors, won the $5,000 cash prize and $8,000 in computer equipment from Lenovo at the Google for Entrepreneurs Pitch Day Exchange Program for Black Founders. It was held at The American Underground at Main in Durham on Friday.
IBM, Google and several other tech industry leaders have formed an alliance seeking to boost data center server performance - and, in the future, PCs - as demand grows for processing power. They will take on Intel, which isn't a member.
AT&T leads the new "U.S. Investment Heroes of 2016" report that ranks non-financial companies by investment in the American economy. The top 25 is dominated by technology and energy companies with AT&T leading for the fourth consecutive year.
AT&T is adding 11 more metros to its fiber network, including Wilmington. It's also tossing the GigaPower brand in favor of a new name: AT&T Fiber.
Lenovo is getting ready to Tango, if you will, in the U.S. smartphone market. A Google exec says Lenovo is rolling out its Lenovo Phab2 Pro equipped with Google-developed Tango 3D augmented reality technology next month.
Google is making a greater commitment to hardware in unveiling new phones, a smart speaker and other gadgets. The products announced Tuesday also underscore Google's hope that by designing both hardware and the software - the way Apple has long done - products and features will work better, with little input needed from users. PLUS: Video of a Pixell demo and coverage from around the web.
It's official. Google Fiber has closed on its acquisition of Webpass, a provider of point-to-point wireless high-speed Internet access for multi-dweller and business buildings. As GF builds out in the Triangle, a planned hybrid fiber-wireless network could mean high-speed Internet as simple as plugging into a wall outlet. Don't forget, AT&T has its own "Air Gig" in development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.