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Posts tagged “Google”

12:35 p.m. yesterday

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 5:52 a.m. Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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.

June 2

Premium Lock Google delivers access to 'thousands of apps' via Fiber TV

If you watch TV over a fiber network, Google says its new Google Cast service provides a way to access thousands of apps "right on your TV screen."

Finding apps via Google Cast Finding apps via Google Cast

Updated June 2

Premium Lock Video: Elon Musk on humans to Mars, autonomous cars

Tech mogul Elon Musk says he plans to go into space himself, expects people on Mars within nine years, and sees Apple - not Google - as a competitor in autonomous cars.

June 1

Googling yourself? 'My Account' adding features, more privacy controls

In coming weeks, a shortcut to personal account information will appear at the top of Google's search results whenever logged-in users enter their own names in the query box. The feature is part of an update to the "My Account" hub that Google introduced a year ago to make it easier for people to manage the privacy and security controls on the internet company's services. Plus: Read Google's explanation.

Google My Account Google My Account

Updated June 1

Caldwell Co. buses to become Wi-Fi 'rolling study halls'

wifi Students in Caldwell County will soon have a chance to do their homework via Wi-Fi while riding on school buses. With the support of Google, the school district kicks off a pilot program, complete with a teacher on board for supervision.

Updated June 1

Premium Lock SciQuest being acquired for $509M; shares soar 33%

SciQuest, a Morrisville-based provider of e-procurement solutions, is being sold to a private equity firm in a deal valued at some $509 million. Shares soar 33 percent to match offered deal price. Meanwhile, seven law firms say they are looking into the sale.

What SciQuest does What SciQuest does

May 31

Premium Lock EU, tech giants to fight hate speech + The code of conduct, point by point

Internet  ‚ÄčThe European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world's biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online. Read the agreed-to "code of conduct," point by point.

May 30

Premium Lock Magic Leap turmoil; Gawker's billionaire backer; cellphone radiation study; NKorea hack?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google-backed Magic Leap sues ex-employees; Gawker has a big backer in dispute with Hulk Hogan, who has support from billionaire Pete Thiel; cellphone radiation is risky; North Korea suspected in bank hack.

May 27

Premium Lock Implant to fight addiction; Alibaba's woes; Google beats Oracle in Android suit; Microsoft-Facebook undersea cable

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FDA approves a drug-oozing stent to fight addiction; Alibaba won - and lost - a big friend in Washington; Google prevails over Oracle in big Android suit; and Microsoft teams with Facebook for an undersea cable project.

Addiction-Implant Addiction-Implant

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