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Posts tagged “Google”

6:43 a.m. Thursday

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search

Mozilla Firefox Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.

Updated 6:41 a.m. Wednesday

AT&T, Cisco team for conferencing; IBM's new email collaboration; Google buys wind power; Nokia's comeback; Netflix expanding

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Cisco and AT&T team up for new conferencing product; IBM unveils 'cloud' email collaboration suite; Google buys wind power; Nokia launches comeback; and Netflix plans to expand.

6:17 a.m. Wednesday

WhatsApp encrypts text messages from beginning to end

Facebook  WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

Updated November 13

Comcast pushes Time Warner merger; nContact lands $20M; Salix CFO's severance deal; YouTube adds music subscriptions

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Comcast pushing "full steam" for Time Warner merger; RTP firm raises $20 million; Salix CFO gets severance package; and YouTube launches a subscription music service.

Updated November 11

TransEnterix exec leaves; Red Hat adds former GE exec to board; IBM sees big mobile shopping record; AT&T-Verizon on VoLTE; Google's $1B NASA deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: The COO at TransEnterix has resigned; Red Hat adds a woman to its board; IBM sees big mobile shopping season; AT&T and Verizon talk next-generation wireless voice service; and Google signs a $1 billion lease with NASA.

November 10

Google vs. Amazon: Which new tablet to buy?

New tablet computers from Amazon and Google both run on Google's Android operating system, but that doesn't mean they work the same. In the new Fire HDX 8.9, Amazon continues a practice of modifying Android extensively to drive you to Amazon services. Google Inc.'s new Nexus 9 offers as pure of an Android experience as you can get -- which means driving you to Google services.

Fire vs. Nexus Fire vs. Nexus

Updated November 5

Premium Lock A Starbucks offers Durham Bulls fans a preview of fast Wi-Fi to come

Come next spring, fans at Durham Bulls games can expect super Wi-Fi access powered at gigabit capacity from Frontier Networks. Capitol Broadcasting CEO Jim Goodmon has a vision for Wi-Fi powering just about everything fans want to do, expect hit fourth in the batting order. Maybe virtually? Well, anyway, a Starbucks in Kansas City shows what's coming to the Bull City. Here's a look.

Google's "community room" with gigabit access Google's "community room" with gigabit access

October 30

Premium Lock Mojo from Motorola: Lenovo's new branding challenge

In the name alone, Lenovo declares a new branding strategy from its many acquisitions over the years. "Motorola: A Lenovo Company." So declares the new logo unveiled Thursday as Lenovo formally closed on the $2.9 billion acquisition of the former Google Motorola Mobility. How times have changed since Lenovo bought IBM's PC business a decade ago.

Motorola's new Lenovo banner Motorola's new Lenovo banner

October 29

Google working on nanotechnology pill that searches for illnesses

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.

Google Research Google Research

October 27

Latest news on Apple Pay rejection, FCC spectrum, Golden Joysticks, Nest acquires Revolv, and the Queen Tweets

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: CVS and Rite Aid disable Apple Pay; FCC postpones spectrum auction to 2016; Dark Souls 2 wins Game of the Year at UK's Golden Joystick Awards; Google's Nest Acquires Smart Home Hub Startup Revolv; and the Queen of England sends her first royal tweet.

October 21

Premium Lock Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Google Mood Music Google Mood Music

Updated October 17

Premium Lock Big hiring binge helps drive down Google's earnings

Google           A big chunk of the higher expenses went toward bringing in more employees, mostly engineers, to supplement Google's already large brain trust. The 3,000 workers added in the third quarter nearly doubled from the roughly 1,600 employees hired at the same time last year.

October 17

Premium Lock Inside Google earnings: Monetizing mobile remains big challenge

Earnings    Analysis: Even as Google's total revenue continues to flourish - overall revenue climbed 20.1% year-to-year in 3Q14 to $16.5 billion - there are signs that it is struggling to adapt, ironically, to the increasingly mobile-first advertising environment it created, says analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research. So what's happening? Our Insiders get the detailed analysis.

Updated October 16

Premium Lock Google upstages Apple with new tablet, phone, streaming player

Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad. It's also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.

New Nexus smartphone  New Nexus smartphone

October 13

Premium Lock Latest news on net neutrality from Obama, FCC tax increase, Google and your health, Netflix hikes 4K fees and the new Skype

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Obama reiterates opposition to Internet fast lanes; FCC plans stealth Internet tax increase: The doctor will see you now -- through Google; Netflix hikes subscription price for 4K TV owners; and Microsoft updates Skype for Windows, Mac with new chat interface.

October 10

Premium Lock Tesla's autopilot; RTI's nuke disaster response plan; Apple is top brand; right to be forgotten in Japan; Symantec to split; Amazon's first store; Ichan wants Apple buyback

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Tesla's new model features auto-pilot, all-wheel drive; RTI unveils a nuclear disaster response program; Apple remains world's top brand; Google faces "right to be forgotten" in Japan; Symantec is going to split; Amazon to open brick-and-mortar store; and Carl Ichan wants another Apple share buyback.

Tags: Apple, Google, IBM, RTI
October 9

Premium Lock Google picks Cornelius as its NC 'eCity' award winner

ecommerce       Cornelius, which is just north of Charlotte and has a population of some 25,000 people, may not be on your list as a top "eCity" in N.C., but Internet giant Google likes what it sees taking place there in use of the Internet. And on Thursday, Cornelius received Google's "eCity of North Carolina" award.

Updated October 3

Premium Lock Google Fiber visits Triangle again, is looking for 2 'Community Impact Managers'

Google Fiber isn't expected to announce until year's end whether the Triangle will be one of its next markets,. But the Internet giant's representatives were in the Triangle again recently, examining what it calls "Digital Inclusion" programs designed to bring Internet benefits to everyone. Meanwhile, Google Fiber also continues to look for two "Community Impact Managers," one for Durham, the other for Raleigh. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.

Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks

October 3

Premium Lock Survey: Google Fiber not closing 'digital divide' in Kansas City

Just as Google Fiber posted a blog about its efforts to address "digital divide" issues, The Wall Street Journal publishes a story headlined: "Google Fiber Leaves a Digital Divide" with this subhead: "Survey Finds Few Low-Income Residents in Kansas City Subscribe to Superfast Service." But is this Google's fault? And what are the implications for the North Carolina Next Generation Network?

Hanging Google Fiber in Austin Hanging Google Fiber in Austin

Updated September 26

Premium Lock Washington Post hails Automated Inights; DirecTV-AT&T deal advances; FBI criticizes Apple, Google; drones win FAA OK

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Automated Insights gets big press for fantasy football program; DirecTV shareholders OK AT&T deal; the FBI criticizes new data protection of Apple and Google devices; and the FAA gives OK for use of drones in movie making.

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