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Posts tagged “Google”

Updated October 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

September 25

Report: Motorola Mobility readies 'Shamu,' a huge 'phablet'

Google Motorola      Google Motorola Mobility, which is being bought by Lenovo for $2.9 billion, is nearing launch of a whale-sized smartphone/tablet combo nicknamed "Shamu," says news website 9to5 Google.

September 24

Premium Lock No Google Fiber news soon for RTP, but digging is furious in Austin

While Google Fiber mulls where to deploy its gigabit Internet network in coming months, its project in Austin, Texas, is well underway with machines burying cable and technicians stringing more fiber from utility poles. But what has WRAL TechWire been told about Google Fiber in the triangle? Our Insiders find out.

Drilling for fiber in Austin Drilling for fiber in Austin

September 23

Worried about your data? Ways to hide, secure it on phones

Apple, Google and other tech companies have been trying to depict themselves as trustworthy stewards of personal information following revelations that the National Security Agency has been snooping on emails and other communications as part of an effort to identify terrorists. Beyond setting up passcodes, some phones have additional tools for hiding or securing sensitive photos and documents stored on the phone, particularly if you need to lend or show your phone to someone.

How can you keep data safe? How can you keep data safe?

Updated September 19

Premium Lock Report: Ultrafast networks deliver jobs, economic growth

Gigabit Internet access is becoming a reality in the Triangle, and a first-of-its-kind report about the economic impact of ultrafast networks shows that communities where fiber-optic access is deployed are enjoying a "positive impact on economic activity."

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

Updated September 19

Premium Lock Do Apple, Google changes ensure privacy? National Law Journal says no

Before rushing out to buy your new iPhone 6 today, thinking changes in Apple's privacy policy will protect you from government snooping, you'd better think again. Same for Google changes. The government still has tools, warns The National Law Journal.

Digital Security Digital Security

September 12

Premium Lock Will Red Hat's ex-CTO come back to haunt Hatters in Google's 'cloud' play?

Tech news sites ZDnet and CRN say Brian Stevens, who quit as chief technology officer at Red Hat, will play a key role in his new job at Google in the Internet giant's "cloud computing" push. Red Hat is banking a good part of its future on the cloud, too.

Red Hat's open cloud solution vs. "closed" Red Hat's open cloud solution vs. "closed"

Updated September 9

Premium Lock Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten;' EU rejects antitrust settlement

Google           Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and privacy and freedom of information experts are holding the first of seven public sessions to help the company define a new "Right to be Forgotten" established by the European Union's top court and when it should take down search result links about citizens claiming information about them is irrelevant or obsolete.

September 5

Premium Lock Duke students eye XPrize; Tesla picks Nevada; CommScope's in-building advance; Yelp can manipulate results; Obama hires Google, Twitter execs

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of the latest technology news: Duke students aim for an Xprize; Tesla picks Nevada for huge battery plant; CommScope moves forward with new in-building wireless product; Yelp can manipulate results, judge rules; and President Obama hires Google, Twitter execs.

Updated September 5

Premium Lock Motorola unveils circular smartwatch, updates smartphones

Motorola, which is set to become part of Lenovo later this year, rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices. Motorola also is updating its smartphone lineup.

Motorola's new smartwatch  Motorola's new smartwatch

Updated September 5

Premium Lock FTC: Google to repay $19M in charges for kids' app purchases

FTC The government says Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.

September 3

Premium Lock Google, drug maker AbbVie invest $500M in health joint venture

Biotech Calico, a company created by Google last year, will manage a team of scientists who will work at a research-and-development lab in the San Francisco Bay Area. The precise location and size of the new lab hasn't been determined.

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