Posts tagged “Google”

Updated May 18

Premium Lock Lenovo teams with Google for truly mobile virtual reality (+ video)

Lenovo makes headlines at Google's annual tech product demonstration with news that it is working with Google and HTC Vive to develop what the partners are calling a truly mobile virtual reality headset.

May 15

Judge orders Uber not to use technology taken from Waymo

Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh   A federal judge has ordered Uber not to use technology that a key executive downloaded before he left Waymo, the autonomous car company that was spun off from Google. But he refused to order a halt to Uber's self-driving program, as requested by Waymo.

May 10

Google: We generate $2.38B in business across NC

Google Google says it is driving $2.38 billion worth of economic activity across North Carolina while working with thousands of website publishers and providing free advertising to non-profits. That's nearly triple the impact Google first reported in 2009.

May 8

Premium Lock Buffett, Munger: We missed on Google + Video: Why Buffett sold IBM shares

Listening to Warren Buffett never gets old to the thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders who filled an arena Saturday to listen to the billionaire investor at the company's annual meeting. But they did hear some doubts about Buffett's and partner Charlie Munger's wisdom on tech stocks.

Tags: IBM, Google, Apple
Updated May 3

Microsoft takes aim at Google with laptop, slim Windows (+ video)

The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard. Microsoft says the new laptop will have up to 14.5 hours of battery life, compared with 12 hours for the MacBook Air. The Surface Laptop will come out on June 15.

Updated April 27

NC Biz Wire, PACES team, Google Fiber advocate land WRAL TechWire Editor's Choice Awards

A UNC-Chapel Hill team of aspiring business journalists led by a veteran reporter and editor, three of the people who are among the major reasons why crowdfunding is now the law in North Carolina, and a pointman for Google Fiber's efforts to bring broadband to underserved communities are the recipients of WRAL TechWire's Editor Choice Awards.

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Updated April 20

Premium Lock What's behind the SEVC name change to Fusion Conference?

Triangle-based TechMedia has renamed its Southeast Venture Conference to the Fusion Conference, with the first event flying under the new name set for June 7-8, 2017 in Washington, DC. WRAL Techwire conducted a question and answer session with Eric Gregg, who heads TechMedia with partner Scott Hedrick, to talk about the name change and the first Fusion event in June.

Fusion Conference banner on Times Square, NYC. Fusion Conference banner on Times Square, NYC.

April 18

Premium Lock The new Google Earth: New tools for exploration (+ video)

Google Earth is getting a revival, with the 3-D mapping service becoming more of a tool for adventure and exploration. Plus: Watch a video update.

April 12

Premium Lock Report: Apple dominating 'contactless' pay - but don't forget Paypal

Trying out Apple Pay More than 500 million people will be using "contactless" payment systems within the next five years as growth surges by more than 50 percent, says a new report. Apple is the dominant provider - but don't forget Paypal.

Updated April 11

Premium Lock Google Fiber expands Triangle service to Brier Creek

Google Fiber in Triangle Google Fiber is expanding its ultra-fast Internet and entertainment network in the Triangle, now taking service orders in the Brier Creek area of northwest Raleigh near Raleigh Durham International Airport.

April 11

Premium Lock Google refutes charges, says there is no gender pay gap

Google The company said it conducts "rigorous analyses" that its pay practices are gender-blind and found "no gender pay gap" in 52 major job categories it analyzed last year. Google added that analysts who calculate suggested pay don't have access to employees' gender data.

April 7

Premium Lock Google expands 'fact check' conclusions in news searches

Google Google will expand the use of "fact check" tags in its search results -- the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories.

Updated March 24

Premium Lock Google Fiber: We've reached nearly 500K people in Triangle with programs, events

Google Fiber may be available only in limited areas of the Triangle but its community reach is close to 500,000 "unique" participants and visitors, the company says in a report. Plus, 366 people have been helped to bridge the "digital divide."

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