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Posts tagged “Google”

July 21

Snapchat, YouTube, Google Maps top 3 Android phone resource hogs

Android Snapchat, YouTube and Google Maps are the top 3 apps most likely to drain Android device resources, according to The AVG Android App Performance and Trend Report H1 2016. Apps doing better are surprises.

July 20

Shaw University to offer CAPE at American Underground in Durham

Shaw University Raleigh -based Shaw University has entered a new strategic partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub, American Underground, Durham. It will be home to Shaw's adult degree program, CAPE (Center for Alternative Programs in Education.)

July 14

Microsoft cloud court fight; diverse emojis; Nintendo NES returns; EU-Google battle

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Microsoft wins a court fight over access to cloud data; more divers emojis are on their way; the classic Nintendo NES returns; and the EU steps up its fight with Google.

Updated July 14

Google-LinkedIn land deal; Amazon Prime Day hit; China hacks FDIC?; leukemea drug suit

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google, LinkedIn make a big land swap in Silicon Valley; Amazon's second Prime Day a bit hit; did China hack FDIC computers?; and Juno Therapeutics is sued over a leukemia drug trial.

Updated July 13

Premium Lock Google Fiber sign-ups begin in Charlotte; RTP next?

Google Fiber is inching ever closer to formal launch in Charlotte, announcing that it's now accepting sign-ups for individuals and businesses in one neighborhood. Plus, GF unveils business and other pricing plans.

Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City

Updated July 8

Premium Lock Google Fiber adds 'tech partners' to help businesses fiber-up

Google Fiber Tech Partner Plugging in an enterprise network to the fiber business highway is NOT a task for the weak at heart. But if your business doesn't have a full-time IT person, how do you capitalize on gigabit speeds? Google Fiber launches a new program it says will help.

Updated July 1

Yahoo CEO optimistic; Google Android update; Samsung unlocks phone; Windows update still free

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Yahoo's CEO remains optimistic; Google updates Android with Nougat; Samsung unlocks a new phone; and Windows 10 update is still free.

June 30

Rio VR Olympics; Nextflix focus on Asia content; new breast pump; Google Calendar outage

In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology news: NBC to offer Olympic content in virtual reality; Netflix to boost original content from Asia; startups look to redesign the breast pump; and Google Calendar suffers an outage.

New breast pump design New breast pump design

Updated June 29

Google's new tool shows how much it knows about you

A "My Activity" tool from Google "reaffirms Google knows basically everything about you," says website Android Police. Google says the site is designed to give users more control over their Internet accounts.

A sample of Google My Activity A sample of Google My Activity

June 23

Premium Lock Tech Links: IBM Watson medical imaging; Google, AT&T vs. FCC; Lenovo smartphone supply chain; Tencent gaming buy; good GSK drug news

High tech In today's Tech Links roundup of news impacting the Triangle: IBM forms a new Watson alliance for assessment of medical imaging - 2 reports; the FCC may budge on its cable box proposal after hearing opposition from AT&T and Google; Lenovo vows to revamp its supply chain to right smartphone business; Tencent, which owns a big part of Cary-based Epic Games, buys "Clash of Clans" creator; and GSK gets good news on a COPD combination therapy.

Updated June 22

Premium Lock Providers: 'Coming together,' engagement are keys to making NC broadband plan work

Reaction from Internet providers in North Carolina to the McCrory Administration's NC Broadband Report is still coming in. And early indications are that the private sector players will call for "coming together" as well as community engagement to make universal access a reality by 2021.

Just how fast is gigabit Internet? Just how fast is gigabit Internet?

Updated June 22

Premium Lock State Broadband Plan targets 'universal' high-speed access by 2021

Fiber optic network                     Recognizing that government at all levels can become partners rather than obstacles in deployment of broadband networks across the state, the McCrory administration unveils a "State Broadband Plan" that aims to provide "universal access" by 2021.

June 20

Premium Lock AT&T broadens reach of NC Next Generation Network

AT&T is expanding the reach of its fiber broadband network across North Carolina, and a key driver remains the North Carolina Next Generation Network. As part of its commitment to that project, AT&T provides free Internet access to a growing number of community centers and low income housing.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated June 16

Premium Lock Lawsuit raises questions about social media's role in terror

‚ÄčThe father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the companies provided "material support" to extremists in violation of the law.

Grief after Paris terror attacks Grief after Paris terror attacks

Updated June 10

Premium Lock Lenovo's new phone immerses users in 'augmented reality'

A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings -- such as the room's size and the presence of other people -- and potentially transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming.

Updated June 9

Premium Lock Lenovo's 3D augmented reality phone pushes new frontiers

Lenovo makes its sensor-filled augmented reality 3D phone official today. Think virtual reality without a headset. Jeff Meredith, the Lenovo exec pushing development of the device packing Google Tango project software, talks with WRAL TechWire about a device that he says "blows away" other smartphones.

June 7

Premium Lock Zuckerberg hack; new cancer clinical trial data base; inflatable space habitat; Google loses at high court

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Mark Zuckerberg's social media is hacked; Vice President Joe Biden unveils a new cancer clinical trial data base; an inflatable habitat opens at the International Space Station; and Google loses at the Supreme Court in class action suit case.

June 3

Premium Lock 'Rolling study halls:' Google sponsors Wi-Fi equipped school buses

Students in Caldwell County can now link to the Internet while riding school buses thanks to an initiative sponsored by Google. Call the buses "rolling study halls."

Cutting the "cord" for "rolling study halls" Cutting the "cord" for "rolling study halls"

Updated June 3

Premium Lock Are you a Grinder yet? Meet Startup Grind's RTP director + Learn about the program

From its launch in October of last year, Startup Grind Triangle has been putting on events for entrepreneurs featuring some of the best-known names in the Triangle's startup community. Attendees and supporters are known as "Grinders" - and they are growing in number here as well as internationally. To learn more about the Grinder community, WTW talks with its Triangle director.

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