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Posts tagged “Google”

Updated 8:47 p.m. Friday

Sources: Google commits to bringing fiber to Triangle

Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle, industry sources say, and construction could begin as early as April. A formal announcement might come as early as next week at Google events in Raleigh and Durham, but the company won't say what those events are about.

Google Fiber Google Fiber

Updated 7:32 a.m. Friday

Google's 'reserve the date' notice could mean fiber for Triangle

After years of lobbying now, Triangle residents and leaders may get their wish next week: Google Fiber. A "save the date" notice sent out by Google's Triangle media representatives promises news of some sort next week.

Google's "Save the date"  Google's "Save the date"

6:28 a.m. Wednesday

Google, Fidelity bet $1B on SpaceX, but there may be a problem

Elon Musk SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. Founded by Elon Musk, SpaceX also wants to deliver Internet access from space. But there could be a problem with the strategy.

12:05 p.m. Tuesday

Don't write off Google Glass, says Silicon Valley CEO, inventor, entrepreneur

Jon Fisher, the inventor and CEO of CrowdOptic and one of Google's first certified and only patented Glass developers, believes that there are no flaws with the current version of Glass. Rather, it was never meant for the consumer. CrowdOptic, has put Google Glass in operating rooms, ambulances, sports stadiums, and on field service technicians. He talks about Google's decision last week to pull back on GoogleGlass effective today for further development.

How CrowdOptric's technology works through wearables How CrowdOptric's technology works through wearables

January 16

Google Glass - embraced by the Triangle - getting a reboot

Google Glass, the wearable Internet-connected device that created quite a stir in the Triangle and led to local app developments such as one for fire fighters, is rebooting its program. The "Explorers" offering ends Jan. 19 and Glass is being made part of Google's secretive "X" labs.

WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass

January 16

High-tech workers could receive $5,200 each in 'poaching' deal

Information Technology      Eligible workers at Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe could receive an average of about $5,200 apiece as part of a proposed $415 million settlement in a law suit against Apple, Google and other tech firms who had formed a cartel to prevent workers leaving for better-paying jobs.

December 29, 2014

Traffic to Gmail from China cut; government regulators suspected

China Gmail Blocked Connections to Google Inc.'s popular email service have been blocked in China amid efforts by the government to limit access to the company's services.

December 24, 2014

Premium Lock Bankrupt Nortel's legacy - its patents - sold by consortium for $900M

Nortel A group led by Apple and Microsoft has sold about 4,000 technology patents once held by bankrupt Nortel to patent management company RPX Corp. for $900 million.

December 23, 2014

Premium Lock California puzzles over just how safe driverless cars really are

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.

Driverless cars testing Driverless cars testing

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Updated December 19, 2014

Premium Lock Humbug! Google delays fiber news until 'after the holidays'

Are you tired of reading about whether Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle? Apparently a lot of your are, based on a survey - albeit a small one - published Thursday. But guess what? You have to wait a while longer, says Google. No fiber present yet.

Google Fiber   Google Fiber

December 16, 2014

Premium Lock Does color affect you at work and what you buy?

Google              Google and other major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding.

December 11, 2014

Premium Lock 'Google Tax' triggers Google shutdown of Spanish news

Google              Google's decision to close Google News in Spain because of a law nicknamed the "Google Tax"requiring aggregators to pay news publishers for linking content also means that the publishers' content will vanish around the world.

Updated December 11, 2014

Premium Lock More diversity in tech industry not as easy as writing code

Representatives from Google, Apple, Facebook and more than other 20 other tech companies gather to talk about improving diversity. Wednesday's forum marked the first time that many have publicly addressed their lack of diversity since acknowledging the problem earlier this year in contrite blog posts accompanying the ethnic and gender breakdowns of their work forces.

Hour of Code Project Hour of Code Project

December 9, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Tuesday: Google Fiber, Ebola, RTP Startups and Cam Newton Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated December 2, 2014

Premium Lock Google Fiber creates NC company, paving legal way for possible network

Need more confirmation that Google really likes North Carolina and the Triangle for a Google Fiber network? The Internet giant has filed legal paperwork in N.C. for "Google Fiber North Carolina LLC." Google also eyes Charlotte as a possible site.

Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks

Updated December 2, 2014

Premium Lock Google Fiber launches in Austin - a preview of what's to come for RTP?

It's official now: Google Fiber is offering service in parts of Austin with plans ranging from $0 per month (that's not a typo) to $130 which includes TV services. Is this a preview of what the Triangle can expect should Google pick RTP for deployment?

December 1, 2014

Premium Lock Quintiles' new service package; Intel's buy; Samsung exec stays; BlackBerry's encryption deal; EU pressures Google

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: Quintiles bundles a series of services for drug firms; Intel buys PasswordBox; Samsung keeps mobile business chief; BlackBerry signs encryption deal with Germany; and the EU steps up pressure on Google.

Updated December 1, 2014

Premium Lock Google's latest big idea: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling.

Google's "spoon" helps people deal with tremors Google's "spoon" helps people deal with tremors

November 28, 2014

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed

Twitter Twitter says that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on and can opt out using settings on their phones. On iPhones, this setting is called "limit ad tracking." On Android phones, it's "opt out of interest-based ads."

November 20, 2014

Premium Lock Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search

Mozilla Firefox Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.

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