Posts tagged “Google”

Updated April 20

Premium Lock What's behind the SEVC name change to Fusion Conference?

Triangle-based TechMedia has renamed its Southeast Venture Conference to the Fusion Conference, with the first event flying under the new name set for June 7-8, 2017 in Washington, DC. WRAL Techwire conducted a question and answer session with Eric Gregg, who heads TechMedia with partner Scott Hedrick, to talk about the name change and the first Fusion event in June.

Fusion Conference banner on Times Square, NYC. Fusion Conference banner on Times Square, NYC.

April 18

The new Google Earth: New tools for exploration (+ video)

Google Earth is getting a revival, with the 3-D mapping service becoming more of a tool for adventure and exploration. Plus: Watch a video update.

April 12

Premium Lock Report: Apple dominating 'contactless' pay - but don't forget Paypal

Trying out Apple Pay More than 500 million people will be using "contactless" payment systems within the next five years as growth surges by more than 50 percent, says a new report. Apple is the dominant provider - but don't forget Paypal.

Updated April 11

Google Fiber expands Triangle service to Brier Creek

Google Fiber in Triangle Google Fiber is expanding its ultra-fast Internet and entertainment network in the Triangle, now taking service orders in the Brier Creek area of northwest Raleigh near Raleigh Durham International Airport.

April 11

Google refutes charges, says there is no gender pay gap

Google The company said it conducts "rigorous analyses" that its pay practices are gender-blind and found "no gender pay gap" in 52 major job categories it analyzed last year. Google added that analysts who calculate suggested pay don't have access to employees' gender data.

April 7

Google expands 'fact check' conclusions in news searches

Google Google will expand the use of "fact check" tags in its search results -- the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories.

Updated March 24

Premium Lock Google Fiber: We've reached nearly 500K people in Triangle with programs, events

Google Fiber may be available only in limited areas of the Triangle but its community reach is close to 500,000 "unique" participants and visitors, the company says in a report. Plus, 366 people have been helped to bridge the "digital divide."

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March 21

Premium Lock Watch out, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM: Google Cloud an emerging threat (+ video)

Analysis: Google has evolved drastically over the past year. Not only have the productivity applications for business been rebranded and brought together with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio under a cohesive business unit in Google Cloud and leadership under Senior Vice President Diane Greene, but the resulting business has substantially furthered its messaging as well. Here's the first of a two-part report.

Updated March 15

Premium Lock Google to host free workshop to help get Durham businesses online

ecommerce          Google is partnering with Durham Mayor Bill Bell to host a free workshop designed to help Durham businesses get online with a website.

March 14

Premium Lock Facebook, Instagram join data surveillance ban

Facebook  Facebook and Instagram are prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance. This includes using such data to monitor activists and protesters.

Updated February 16

Premium Lock Despite big changes, Google Fiber says it's 'here to stay in Triangle'

Google Fiber is reaching out to assure Triangle customers - and potential ones - that the company is "here to stay in the Triangle." GF issued the statement Wednesday afternoon following a report of major changes within the company.

Google Fiber's customer/service center in Raleigh Google Fiber's customer/service center in Raleigh

Updated February 1

Premium Lock Google Fiber expands to North Hills, opening service center in Raleigh

Google Fiber begins offering ultra-fast Internet and TV service in Raleigh's North Hills as of Wednesday. Plus. GF is opening a customer and retail center in Downtown Raleigh while also preparing to provide service to The Oaks community.

February 1

Premium Lock Recruiting firm: Google dominates in talent poaching

Help wanted         Research from talent recruiting firm Talentful shows that Google dominates other high-tech firms when it comes to poaching talent. Microsoft is its biggest target, Talentful says.

January 31

Premium Lock Google Fiber expanding high-speed Webpass Internet service

Google Fiber, which recently paused its nation-wide expansion plans, is adding new markets again. But this time it's through high-speed point-to-point service called Webpass. No word on RTP expansion at this point, but gigabit Internet could be coming to a building near you for $60 a month.

January 27

Premium Lock Google launches person-based initiatives to best Facebook in the $210B digital ad industry

Google's New Logo Analysis: Google is knitting together an array of media and technology assets to provide a unified view of the consumer at an individual level. In doing so, Google is borrowing a page from Facebook's people-based playbook.

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