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Posts tagged “Google”

November 26

US officials signal move toward embracing self-driving cars

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.

Up close to a Google car Up close to a Google car

Updated November 24

Google to buy solar power from Duke Energy for NC data center

Solar energy      Google says it will voluntarily pay for renewable energy from a new Duke Energy solar farm to help power its big data center in the North Carolina city of Lenoir.

November 24

Google to offer mortgage shopping tool

Google New Logo Google has launched a partnership with Zillow and LendingTree to bolster its "Compare" shopping tool. The company is licensed to broker mortgages in California, and plans to expand to other states soon.

Tags: Google
November 20

Microsoft overhauls Bing for iPhone app to take on Google

Microsoft launches new version of Bing for iPhone, adds key functionality to improve user experience.

November 19

Google report: Perceptions of computer science reflect and reinforce stereotypes

Google-Gallup research report: an infographic Findings from a research report from Gallup and Google for Education show that current perceptions of computer science reflect and reinforce gender and racial stereotypes.

November 17

Google funds NC special needs programs

Students at Dillard Drive Middle School in Raleigh Google and surprised the entire student body at Dillard Drive Middle School today by fulfilling the funding request made by a special needs teacher. Google is also funding projects for more than 7,000 students across the state.

November 17

Google to reward "Local Guides" with perks like 1 TB of free data storage

Google announced additional perks for its Local Guides program through Google Maps. Perks include 1 TB of free data storage, which is normally $9.99 per month.

Tags: Google
November 16

Google quietly releases beta version of Chrome for iOS

Google New Logo Last week, Google quietly released a beta version of their new Chrome for iOS browser, including features that enable it to work with 3D touch technology in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Tags: Apple, Google
November 11

Google to bring virtual veteran's parade to Durham

American attitudes Google will film and record the #UnitedWeMarch parade in New York City today, and will host an event at the VA Medical Center in Durham on Friday to allow disabled veteran's to participate using virtual reality.

Tags: Google
November 10

Google Life Sciences teams up with American Heart Association in $50 million partnership

The American Heart Association and Google Life Sciences, a spinout of their parent company, are investing $50 million in a new initiative to address the challenges in preventing and curing coronary heart disease.

October 30

Premium Lock Google to combine Chrome OS with Android in 2017

Google Google is combining its Chrome OS software, which powers its Chromebooks, with Android, its smartphone operating system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Google plans to released the combined software in 2017.

Updated October 29

Premium Lock Top digital brands to attend Raleigh Internet Summit

Google, Uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft & IBM - literally a who's who of tech and digital headline the 100s of brands heading to Raleigh in November.

Updated October 22

Premium Lock CrowdTunes creates a new model for providing music in restaurants

Do you ever get nostalgic for those jukebox days when you plopped a nickel in a slot and played the tune you really wanted to hear? If you had run into Brandon Magsamen, CEO of Durham-based CrowdTunes, 14 years ago as a waiter at a Johnny Rocket's in Austin, Texas, he would have made change in nickels so you could do just that. Today, his startup company, which already nabbed 150 restaurant customers and 25,000 restaurant patron users, has a more sophisticated way to do the same thing.

Brandon Magsamen, CEO of CrowdTunes. Brandon Magsamen, CEO of CrowdTunes.

Updated October 14

Premium Lock Cary-based ProAxion developing a "check light for big machines"

When machines go down in a manufacturing facility, it's costly and all too often "When a machine breaks, you know when it happens," says Justin Rothwell, co-founder and CEO of ProAxion. The Cary-based company, just incorporated in September, is developing what it calls a "check engine light for big machines."

 "ProAxion Co-Founders Justin Rothwell (left) & Elliot Poger prior to first customer install" "ProAxion Co-Founders Justin Rothwell (left) & Elliot Poger prior to first customer install"

October 13

Premium Lock SAS world's 2nd best 'Great Place to Work'

SAS building Q at sunset SAS, the world's largest privately held software company, ranks No. 2 on the latest "Best Place to Work in the U.S." as reported by Fortune magazine. SAS also was second a year ago and has made the list each year since Fortune launched the program in 1998.

September 30

Premium Lock NC Data Centers Act extends tax benefits to multi-tenant facilities

Sentinel Data Centers The new North Carolina Data Centers Act, signed into law Wednesday morning extends the tax benefits available to single owners such as Google, Apple or Amazon to multi-tenant facilities where combined investment reaches $75 million.

September 24

Premium Lock IBM invents a new market combining Watson and services

To add needed corporate revenue and profit, IBM invented a new market by combining its Watson computing innovation with cloud, security and engagement services, and healthcare business expertise to form the IBM Watson Health business unit. IBM plans to resolve underlying complexity and inefficiencies in healthcare while promoting better security and regulatory compliance.TBR analysts on what it means.

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Tags: IBM, Google, Dell
September 4

Premium Lock Christmas in September: Smartwatches, other gadgets shine at big tech show

Lenovo and Lenovo's Motorola are far from alone in rolling out new tech gadgets galore this week at the biggest tech show in Europe. The IFA extravaganza has plenty of the latest toys, computers, smartwatches and cameras. Here's a look.

Virtual reality in Berlin Virtual reality in Berlin

Updated September 4

Premium Lock Judge OKs $415M settlement in high-tech 'no-poaching' jobs case

Dollar sign      A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple, Google, Intel and other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.

September 2

Premium Lock Google refines its logo in a first step toward Alphabet

Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet. Although this will be the sixth time that Google has changed its logo since Larry Page and Sergey Brin formed the company, this marks the most noticeable redesign since it dropped an exclamation point that appeared after its name until May 1999.

Google New Logo Google New Logo

Tags: Google
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