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Posts tagged “Google”

6:04 a.m. yesterday

Google detaches YouTube from Google+

Google+ Google is taking another step back from its aggressive promotion of Google+, the ambitious social network it launched four years ago. In a blog post, Google said it is eliminating the need to have a Google+ account to create a YouTube channel or to share content.

Updated 3:08 p.m. Monday

Major firms sign carbon cutting pledge; monitor charges phones wirelessly; Square going public

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Top companies, including Apple and Google, sign pledge to cut carbon emissions; Samsung monitor will wireless charge phones; Apple Watch headed to Best Buy; Square files for IPO.

7:23 a.m. Monday

Major security flaw revealed in Android phones

Android Security researchers have revealed a security flaw in 95 percent of Android phones that could let hackers access them remotely via a text message without an owner knowing.

July 21

Tech giants keep spending big on lobbying in DC

Dollar sign      Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.

Updated July 21

AT&T kicks off ultra-fast Internet, U-verse in Durham, Greensboro

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. AT&T is also offering its U-verse entertainment network.

July 20

Google this: Shareholders revel in record one-day $65.1B windfall

​Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects.

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Updated July 20

AT&T formally launches ultra-fast Internet service in Durham

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network.

July 15

Duke Energy first in carbon emissions; Apple unfair to competition?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of Technology news: Duke Energy first in carbon emissions; FTC investigating Apple Music; Firefox offshoot gets $100M to challenge Apple and Google. Amazon Prime Day offers deals.

July 14

Android owners know security is critical but few act

Android Most consumers understand their Android smartphones may be vulnerable to security breaches, yet few take steps to protect them, says 360 Mobile Security Limited, which develops mobile antivirus applications. In its survey, conducted via social media channels, it found that while 90 percent of Android users rated security very important, nearly half don't even know if they're using a security app.

July 10

Google Fiber names Triangle Digital Inclusion Fellow

James Butts, Google Digital Inclusion Fellow Google Fiber has named 16 Digital Inclusion Fellows, one in each Google Fiber market, including literacy skills instructor James Butts in the Triangle. Butts will work the Triangle Literacy Council and the Kramden Institute to help design and implement programs to help adults learn digital skills.

July 2

Google apologizes for app tagging black people as 'gorillas'

Google                 Internet giant Google issued two apologies on Thursday after reports that a photo app identified some black people as "gorillas." Also Thursday, a Google subsidiary apologized for a role-playing game that included Nazi concentration camps.

Updated June 30

SAS to back female entrepreneurs through SoarTriangle sponsorship

SoarTriangle, the group recently formed to help female entrepreneurs negotiate the way to securing funding in order to grow their businesses, has landed another high-profile sponsor: SAS.

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Updated June 29

Google to add railroad crossing warnings to digital maps

Railroad Crossings-Google The federal agency that oversees railroads is asking digital mapping companies to alert users as they approach track crossings. Google agrees. In a blog post, the agency's acting administrator wrote that Google will stitch the locations of approximately 250,000 public and private crossings into its maps.

June 29

Google (and Red Hat) lose in Java copyright case vs. Oracle

Oracle The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets. Red Hat had allied itself with Google in the case.

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Google goes renewable for data center; anti-Uber strike; Monansto still wants Syngenta; new Verizon video service?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's new data center to be powered by renewable energy; taxi drivers go on strike in France over Uber; Monsanto won't give up on buying Syngenta; and Verizon hints at new video service.

June 24

Premium Lock Report: 'Cloud' services not necessarily cheaper than internal platforms

Is "cloud computing" cheaper than running information technology applications on your own internal resources? It's often touted that way, but a new report from Information Services Group says "cloud" is not always cheaper. WTW Insiders can access the details.

Pricing in the "cloud" Pricing in the "cloud"

Updated June 24

Premium Lock Regret that email? Google's Gmail offers 'cancel' option

e-mail    Saying "Oops!" after sending that email? An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button is now a standard safeguard in Google's Gmail as part of a settings change made this week.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock Monsanto eyes Bayer AG; Google's free music; Facebook value tops Wal-Mart; Netflix stock split; Amazon royalties

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Monsanto could look to buy Bayer AG if Syngenta bid fails; Google offers free music; Facebook is now worth more than Wal-Mart; Nextflix plans a big stock split; and Amazon changes royalties for authors.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Google Fiber is here: Construction begins across Triangle

After years of lobbying for Google Fiber then waiting for service once the Triangle was picked as a site, the news many Triangle residents and businesses have hoped for is official: Construction of a 5,700 mile fiber-optic high-speed Internet and entertainment network by Google is finally getting under way.

Google Fiber installation underway in Triangle Google Fiber installation underway in Triangle

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Exclusive: Google Fiber ready for Triangle competition, top exec says

Google Fiber formally disclosed launching the construction of its Triangle network today, but it's starting from behind. However, J. Erik Garr, the head of Google Fiber for the Triangle, says the company is ready to take on competition such as AT&T and Frontier, which have a big head start in the gigabit Internet market. He also talks about a wide number of issues in a Q&A with WRAL TechWire.

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