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In today's Bulldog technology roundup blog: A Bitcoin bank closes after being robbed; Facebook may buy a drone company; Roku steps up video-streaming fight with Google; and Dish takes the lead in offering Internet streaming.
The Internet giant says it already has met with Triangle, Charlotte and other officials in the 34 communities that are on its shortlist for deployment of Google Fiber networks. Deployment decisions could be made by the end of the year.
Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing steals the headlines at the Mobile World Congress by vowing to quickly turn around money-losing Motorola Mobility after its $2.9 billion deal with Google closes. However, Motorola Mobility makes its own news by announcing a new smartphone and shows some moxie with a smartwatch while deeming rival products as "extremely ugly."
Google has received inquiries from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the company's sales from advertising and mobile-phone unit Motorola Mobility. Lenovo is seeking to buy the group for $2.9 billion. Lenovo declined comment about the SEC inquiry.
Analysis: Google Fiber's stated interest in the Triangle and Charlotte is good news for the state. But is this the "holy grail" for North Carolina? Is access to gigabit service from Google and/or other providers in our urban areas enough? No. I would argue strongly that we are not the Gigabit state until affordable options for scalable broadband service expand into rural North Carolina. This isn't a "nice to have" anymore but a necessity.
ExitEvent and WRALTechWire will be cooperating in presenting news about the region's entrepreneurial sector. Today, entrepreneur Jivan Achreja offers his analysis on what Google Fiber could mean to the Triangle.
If Google Fiber were to pick the Research Triangle and Charlotte, the high-speed connectivity across the state would take quantum leaps. Don't forget the NC Next Generation Network is under development, MCNC's NCREN has a state-wide fiber backbone, and Time Warner Cable has Duke Net's highway. More projects might be coming - say from some giant like AT&T. Mix all these networks and you have the first "gigastate."
The Triangle area is on the list of metropolitan areas where Internet giant Google wants to deploy its "Google Fiber" broadband network for TV, Internet and other services. However, a final decision about deployment is contingent upon negotiations with various local government agencies.
The people spearheading the NCNGN project are pushing ahead with their own plans even as they welcome the news that a Google Fiber network could be headed to the Triangle. "This is great news for the region, but this is still preliminary and our efforts are still continuing," said Elise Kohn
From Google's selection of the Triangle as part of its Tech Hub network to demonstrating Google Glass here first to picking the Triangle as a possible site for Google Fiber, the Internet giant keeps intensifying its love affair with our region/ Why? In an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire, the head of Google's entrepreneur effort explains why.
In a blog post, a Google executive spells out what the Internet giant is looking for from metro areas such as the Triangle if it is to expand its Google Fiber network there.
Dennis Woodside, the Google exec chosen to rebuild Motorola after the Intrernet giant acquired the struggling company, is bolting his post for startup Dropbox. Will this hurt Lenovo as it prepares to take over the business in a $2.9 billion deal?
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, LinkedIn and Twitter published a joint statement and sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama and members of Congress. The coalition of tech firms, known as Reform Government Surveillance, urged changes that would include a government agreement not to collect bulk data from Internet communications.
Game over for 'Flappy Bird;' Google-Cisco patent deal; Google value tops Exxon; Yahoo-Yelp talks; LinkedIn falls; Pfizer blocks generic
In WRALTechWire's wrap up of technology and life science news: The developer of the wildly popular game "Flappy Bird" has pulled it; Google and Cisco strike a deal on patents; Google No. 2 most valuable company - for a while; Yahoo may partner with Yelp; LinkedIn shares fall; Pfizer wins court battle against generic Lyrica.
The owner of the world's largest search engine, has reached a settlement to end the European Union's three-year antitrust probe after it improved an offer to display results from rival search services. Google will dodge EU fines and any finding that it discriminated against competing sites, a year after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission dropped a similar investigation by saying Google was motivated more by innovation than by trying to stifle competition.
A Lenovo spokesperson won't talk about rumors that the world's No. 1 PC maker is negotiating some kind of deal for Sony's Vaio computer group, but investors are. Lenovo shares plunged 16 percent Tuesday in the wake of the Sony story and the $2.9 billion Google Motorola Mobility deal. Five analyst firms also downgraded the stock. Meanwhile, Lenovo did shed some light on that deal. In another clarification, Google is not parting with its own secretive "skunk works."
Lenovo has turned to national security insiders to win U.S. approval to buy Google's Motorola Mobility phone unit and IBM's low-end server business, people familiar with the two deals said. The deals announced over the past two weeks total more than $5 billion.
Lenovo employees call their boss "YY." That's easier to pronounce within the international company of multiple languages and cultures than "Yang Yuanqing." In the past week,Yang, who over the past nine years has become a household name in the world of computers and technology, has raised his own profile even higher as well as that of the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. In deals to buy a big part of IBM's server business (which includes some 2,000 RTP employees) and Google's Motorola Mobility smartphone business, he is taking the company from 33,000 to 44,000 employees, expanding annual revenues by nearly $10 billion (even though both business units to be acquired are ailing financially), and making Lenovo an instant player in the global smartphone and server markets. The moves are all part of his "PC Plus" strategy to migrate Lenovo away from reliance on PCs. Recent events have triggered a series of stories about him, including Bloomberg news and The Wall Street Journal. Says Bloomberg: "Yang Yuanqing is showing his global ambition." Indeed.