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Posts tagged “Google”

Updated 6:31 a.m. today

Google Fiber, Triangle Literacy Council team to target 'Digital Inclusion'

Google Fiber Google Fiber, which is the process of building an ultra high-speed Internet network in the Triangle, is teaming with the Triangle Literacy Council to launch a mobile computing lab. Google Fiber also will fund a fellowship for its "digital inclusion" effort to help more people utilize the Internet.

3:03 p.m. Tuesday

Prostitute guilty in Google exec death; Apple updates Macs; Allscripts cuts Raleigh jobs; anti-Muslim video back online; Alibaba's apology

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A prostitute pleads guilty in the death of a Google executive; Apple updates some of its Macs; Allscripts is cutting jobs in Raleigh; an anti-Muslim video is back online at YouTube; and Alibaba's founder apologizes for counterfeit goods.

Updated 1:37 p.m. Monday

Court backs Apple vs Samsung; Google wins free-speech case; Royalty Exchange woes; IBM claims no NC tax credits; startup rethinks awards

Bulldog In our latest Bulldog wrapup of technology news: An appeals court backs Apple in its suit against Samsung; Google prevails in free speech case; startuo Royalty Exchange eyes sale or possible shutdown; IBM claims no tax credits in N.C.; and a Triangle startup rethinks awards.

May 16

Rules must change for driverless cars

The cutting-edge technology is driving the Department of Motor Vehicles to re-write the rules of the road to catch up

Tags: Google
May 15

Facebook joins Google, Microsoft in push for better contractor pay, benefits

Facebook  "Taking these steps is the right thing to do for our business and our community," says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. "Women, because they comprise about two-thirds of minimum wage workers nationally, are particularly affected by wage adjustments. Research also shows that providing adequate benefits contributes to a happier and ultimately more productive workforce."

May 12

Consumer group demands Google to disclose driverless-car accident data

A driverless Google car Consumer Watchdog, a California-based group, is calling on Google to release data about accidents involving its driverless cars. The Associated Press reported Monday about several accidents on public highways in California.

Tags: Google
Updated May 8

Syngenta tells Monsanto no; PRA income up; Fitbit's IPO; Yelp for sale?; Google's Seoul startups; Pandora wins suit

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Syngenta rejects Monsanto buyout offer; PRA International income surges; Fitbit files for $100 million IPO; is Yelp for sale?; Google launches startup campus in South Korea; and Pandora wins suit against songwriters.

Updated May 7

Hospira layoffs start in July; PowerSecure shares surge; mobile search now No. 1; drones can spray crops; Netflix vs. AT&T deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Layoffs at Hospira's plant in Clayton will begin in July; PowerSecure shares surge after earnings report; mobile search tops PC search for first time; drones can now spray crops; and Netfix says the FCC should oppose the AT&T-DirecTV deal.

May 5

Google tractor-beams Star Wars universe into Knowledge Graph

Star Wars action ​Star Wars fans no longer have to search their feelings to discover the truth. They can just Google it.

May 5

NCRC's Higgs promoted; Google's 'Project Fi' goal; Comcast net subscribers top cable; cause of SurveyMonkey CEO's death; Uber driver's car seized

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Clyde Higgs has been promoted to oversee operations of the North Carolina research Campus as well as Castle & Cooke N.C.; Google's 'Project Fi' is designed to drive traffic; Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers; SurveyMoneky CEO died of head trauma; car of Uber driver seized.

April 28

Google launches $162M for European digital media fund, offers apology

Google                 Google says it will give European publishers 150 million euros ($162.33 million) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news online. A top executive also offered an apology for "some mistakes" in dealing with European publishers in the past.

April 24

Google lavishes chairman Schmidt with $109 million pay package

Eric Schmidt   Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Schmidt also pocketed a $1.25 million salary, a $6 million bonus and perks valued at nearly $1 million. His total pay last year soared by more than five-fold from 2013 when his Google compensation was valued at $19.3 million.

Tags: Google
Updated April 23

Google launches own wireless service for $20 a month - or less

Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices. Sprint and T-Mobile are its partners. Customers will be charged only for the data they used. Like Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, Google's service is a blend of cellular and Wi-Fi technology.

Updated April 21

Premium Lock Google at Loch Ness, Wearality names CEO, ELF featured

Bulldog In this edition of the Bulldog roundup of tech news: Google makes it possible for you to hunt for the Loch Ness monster from your computer; Wearality names CEO; Parade Magazine features Durham's ELF in its Earth Day issue; Apple's NC land purchase, NephroGenix raising more cash.

April 17

Premium Lock Apple Watches delay; Duke's solar at Lejeune; Slack raises $160M; WikiLeaks' Sony hack archive; Etsy stock soars; Yahoo-Microsoft deal

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The U.K. Telegraph reports Apple Watches won't be in stores for weeks; Duke's solar project at Camp LeJeune wins OK; Slack, a red-hot collaboration startup, raises $160 million; WikiLeaks creates archive of Sony hack documents; Etsy's shares soar after IPO; and Yahoo is sticking with Microsoft.

April 16

Premium Lock European Union alleges Google's abuses hurt consumers, innovation

EU vs. Google  The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its power to squeeze out rivals who might have something better to offer.

Updated April 15

Premium Lock European Union files antitrust charges against Google

Google                 The European Union's competition chief is filing an antitrust complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet searches and is opening a probe into its Android mobile system.

April 9

Premium Lock YouTube to give viewers ad-free option for monthly fee

YouTube  YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads. On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter to its most-popular content creators asking them to sign off on new contract terms to allow for the change

April 8

Premium Lock IBM Bluemix boosts NASA hackathon; Microsoft-Google patent case; HondaJet world tour; nCino's new client; Informatica goes private

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: IBM's Bluemix to help in NASA app hackathon; Microsoft and Google square off in a crucial patent battle; HondaJet preps for world tour; Wilmington's nCino lands a new client; and Informatica is going private in a deal worth over $5 billion.

April 7

Premium Lock Consumer groups attack YouTube Kids app as deceiving

YouTube  The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

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