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Posts tagged “Google”

Updated 12:24 p.m. today

Time Warner Cable to offer faster Internet service in Raleigh

Time Warner Cable, which is facing increasing competition in the Raleigh market from AT&T's forthcoming fiber network, says it will offer faster Internet and additional entertainment "enhancements" in 2015.

Time Warner Cable worker checks network Time Warner Cable worker checks network

3:27 p.m. yesterday

Lenovo's top exec hails 'month of milestones' in growth

Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing hails results for Lenovo after research reports in PC, smartphone and table markets show continued sales growth. And Yang expects even more in months still to come as his "PC-Plus" strategy sweeps forward.

""YY" - Yang Yuanqing - keeps growing Lenovo ""YY" - Yang Yuanqing - keeps growing Lenovo

Updated 3:26 p.m. Tuesday

Report: Motorola Mobility sales surging ahead of Lenovo deal close

Is Lenovo acquiring Motorola Mobility at just the right time? Technology news site The Information reports that the Google smartphone division Lenovo is hoping to acquire for $2.9 billion is in the midst of a sales boom. So is Lenovo about to strike gold again as it did when it bought IBM's PC division almost a decade ago?

Lenovo touts Motorola's heritage Lenovo touts Motorola's heritage

11:43 a.m. Monday

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Economic growth Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters.

Updated July 24

Lenovo launching 'smart glasses' in partnership with NY firm

Lenovo, which recently filed for patent coverage of a Google Glass-like device, is partnering with New York-based Vuzix Corporation to launch "smart glasses." The devices will be sold first in China.

Vuzix M100 smart glasses Vuzix M100 smart glasses

Updated July 21

Premium Lock AT&T already seeking permits for rollout of ultrafast network

Don't be surprised if you are a Triangle resident - even in Durham, a non-AT&T market in the old telco days - and you see an AT&T crew touting "Gigapower" logos on shirts or trucks in the near future. The telecommunications giant is wasting no time in rolling out a fiber-optic network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. With all six cities involved now on board, AT&T is moving fast - the old Ma Bell knows that Google could be a threat. So, too, is RST Fiber which has already targeted Wake Forest for testing. Watch out, folks, fiber is coming quickly.

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July 18

Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

Google        Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.

Updated July 17

Carrboro, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

Fiber optic network            The Town of Carrboro and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. All six city governments involved have now signed on to the AT&T plan.

July 16

Yahoo earnings fall; N.C. Solar Center's new name; Novartis-Google 'Glass' contacts; Cree expands; Sling's new devices

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Yahoo takes a hit; N.C. Solar Center gets a new name; Novartis teams with Google for "Glass" contacts; Cree adds space; Sling's new devices.

July 9

Lumberton nonprofit among 5 charities chosen by Google to create for Glass

Miles to a Cure was chosen from among 1,300 proposals. The Lumberton nonprofit gets a pair of Google Glasses and a $25,000 grant plus support from developers.

Glasses of future? How 'Glass' looks to wearer Glasses of future? How 'Glass' looks to wearer

July 7

Is 'right to be forgotten' leading to Internet censorship?

Google        Google must comply with a May ruling from the European Union's top court that enables citizens to ask for the removal of embarrassing personal information that pops up on a search of their names. Among links to vanish were stories on a soccer referee who resigned after a scandal in 2010, French office workers making post-it art, a couple having sex on a train and a lawyer facing a fraud trial.

July 7

Chinese government approves Lenovo-IBM server deal

A ministry in the Chinese government has granted its OK for the proposed $2.3 billion Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal. U.S. regulators are still examining the sale, which was announced in January and would affect 2,000 IBM workers in RTP.

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

July 3

Censorship claims as Google cuts search results

Google At least three British media, including the Guardian newspaper and public broadcaster BBC, say they have been notified by Google that links to some of their articles were removed from search results in Europe.

Updated July 2

Google adds more musical choices with Songza deal

Google        Google is fine-tuning its digital music strategy with the acquisition of Songza, a service that creates soundtracks tailored for people's changing moods. Apple and Amazon recently beefed up their own music arsenals.

July 1

Premium Lock Review: Google's Android Wear is about simplifying future

In its first iteration, Google's Android Wear software for computerized wristwatches isn't so much about innovation as it is an effort at simplification. Available in two smartwatches out within the next week, Android Wear is rather limited in what it can do. Even last year's smartwatches do some things that Android Wear can't. But ...

Google Android Wear Google Android Wear

July 1

Premium Lock Google loses at Supreme Court; Facebook's FbStart picks 500 apps developers; Google shutting Orkut; Red Hat's OpenStack addition; parking app won't shut down

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's Street View loses at Supreme Court; Facebook kicks off FbStart for apps developers; Google shutting down first social network effort; Red Hat to offer OpenStack certification; and a parking app in San Francisco won't obey order to shut down.

June 27

Premium Lock Consumer group: Google must allow U.S. users to be 'forgotten'

Google        Opinion: Google on Thursday began removing some search results in Europe under the recently court-upheld "right to be forgotten." The Internet giant should offer U.S. users the same basic right to privacy.

June 26

Premium Lock New apps-builder with roots in Durham targets Android

ExitEvent ExitEvent takes a look at app builder Rheti, which debuted this week in conjunction with the Google I/O conference. The startup is based in Durham with roots in Miami and Guatemala City.

June 26

Premium Lock China firms turn on IBM, EMC; Cree-Walgreens deal; Google removing some results; Nortel bankruptcy update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Chinese firms are turning away from IBM, Oracle and EMC; Cree makes a deal with Walgreens; Google begins removing some search results in Europe; and Nortel's bankruptcy case drags on.

June 25

Premium Lock With 1 billion users, Google's Android takes aim at wearables, cars

As the Internet giant's Android operating system stretches into cars, homes and smartwatches, this year's annual confab will expand on its usual focus on smartphones and tablets. Google gave more details about Android Wear, a version of the operating system customized for wearable gadgets such as smartwatches and introduced Android Auto, which has been tailored to work with cars.

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