Posts tagged “Google”

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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March 21

Premium Lock Watch out, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM: Google Cloud an emerging threat (+ video)

Analysis: Google has evolved drastically over the past year. Not only have the productivity applications for business been rebranded and brought together with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio under a cohesive business unit in Google Cloud and leadership under Senior Vice President Diane Greene, but the resulting business has substantially furthered its messaging as well. Here's the first of a two-part report.

Updated March 15

Premium Lock Google to host free workshop to help get Durham businesses online

ecommerce          Google is partnering with Durham Mayor Bill Bell to host a free workshop designed to help Durham businesses get online with a website.

March 14

Premium Lock Facebook, Instagram join data surveillance ban

Facebook  Facebook and Instagram are prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance. This includes using such data to monitor activists and protesters.

Updated February 16

Premium Lock Despite big changes, Google Fiber says it's 'here to stay in Triangle'

Google Fiber is reaching out to assure Triangle customers - and potential ones - that the company is "here to stay in the Triangle." GF issued the statement Wednesday afternoon following a report of major changes within the company.

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Updated February 1

Premium Lock Google Fiber expands to North Hills, opening service center in Raleigh

Google Fiber begins offering ultra-fast Internet and TV service in Raleigh's North Hills as of Wednesday. Plus. GF is opening a customer and retail center in Downtown Raleigh while also preparing to provide service to The Oaks community.

February 1

Premium Lock Recruiting firm: Google dominates in talent poaching

Help wanted         Research from talent recruiting firm Talentful shows that Google dominates other high-tech firms when it comes to poaching talent. Microsoft is its biggest target, Talentful says.

January 31

Premium Lock Google Fiber expanding high-speed Webpass Internet service

Google Fiber, which recently paused its nation-wide expansion plans, is adding new markets again. But this time it's through high-speed point-to-point service called Webpass. No word on RTP expansion at this point, but gigabit Internet could be coming to a building near you for $60 a month.

January 27

Premium Lock Google launches person-based initiatives to best Facebook in the $210B digital ad industry

Google's New Logo Analysis: Google is knitting together an array of media and technology assets to provide a unified view of the consumer at an individual level. In doing so, Google is borrowing a page from Facebook's people-based playbook.

January 27

Premium Lock Google ads, devices spell record $$$ for Alphabet but moonshots falter

Analysis: Google's advertising and device businesses powered record revenue and profits for Alphabet in 4Q16, reports Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

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January 20

Premium Lock Cost of progress: Gas, water lines cut, holes left behind in fiber installation

Cut water lines, no power, gas leaks - these are just some of the issues that homeowners across the Triangle have reported as more and more communities upgrade to offer faster internet speeds using fiber optic cable.

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December 30, 2016

Premium Lock Apple cutting iPhone production; Google Pixel has issues; editing tweets a bad idea?

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: Apple to cut iPhone production; Google's Pixel devices shutting down; editing tweets a bad idea?

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